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Best Outdoor Activities this Christmas 2018 in Summit County, Colorado

When you think of the holiday season, you think of warm crackling fires, the smell of pine, and cuddling with your favorite blanket while watching the snow fall. Here in Summit, we think about the sound of edges catching right before your board cuts through the air, the smell of freedom in the open mountain air, and the feeling of gearing up in all your favorite equipment. However, spending your holiday season in Summit County is more than just skiing and snowboarding.

This holiday season, don’t miss out on some of the most incredible mountain memories you will make. Summit county has adventures for everyone!

Frisco Adventure Park

winter adventure snow tubing

So, you’ve come to the mountains and you’re looking for something for the entire family to enjoy. Frisco Adventure Park has a multitude of excursions to try out. Snow Tubing is one of the most popular activities they have to offer. Anyone looking to have a unique time is sure to enjoy their 1200-foot tubing lanes and lift service up the hill. Check out there amazing deals online now and book today.

Snowshoeing

winter snow shoe adventure

Breckenridge is known for its amazing hikes and views in the summer. When the snow dumps down and fills those trails it easy to think hiking is out of the question. That’s not the case however, the Breckenridge Nordic Center has you covered. They offer guided hikes to give you a chance to learn more about the local foliage and wildlife while shuffling through the mountain side. Gear up with these guys and get out there, for availability call (970) 453-6855.

Sleigh rides

Sleigh ride winter wonderland adventure

Nothing says Christmas like taking a ride on Santa’s sleigh. Looking to do something a little more romantic or simply a great gift for someone? Horse drawn sleigh rides are the perfect nostalgia trip for any one of any age. There are several company’s that offer a beautiful sleigh ride here in Summit County. One of our favorites is 2 Below Zero in Frisco because they pair their rides with the delightful addition of hot cocoa.

Dog Sledding

Winter Dog Sled Adventure Colorado

Looking for a real rustic holiday experience? Going for a sled ride through the open valleys and hill sides with these pups is as rustic as it gets. There are a few companies that offer rides this winter season. Visit Good Times Adventures to learn more about a dog sledding trip. You can also book a kennel tour before your ride to meet these delightful dogs prior to your run.

Snow Mobiles

Snow Mobile Winter Adventure Colorado

What better way to really see the Rockies then tearing through them on a snowmobile tour. There are many companies that provide rentals with freshly groomed trails for miles. Explore these spectacular views this holiday season, and enjoy the thrill of zooming over the snow.

Ice Skating

Ice Skating Winter Adventure Colorado

The Stephen C. West Ice Arena offers a ton of activities between public skate sessions, drop in hockey sessions, hockey leagues for kids or adults, and learn to skate classes. Check out their schedule to see when each event is available.

Fat Biking

fat biking winter mountains adventure

Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or just a new activity for the day, don’t skip out on the fat biking. There is a vast amount of mountain bike trails throughout Summit County. This new hobby allows you to ride the trails all year round. There are rental shops in almost every town, making this a great activity to try no matter where your stay is.

When you are coming out to summit this winter season, don’t forget there’s more to do on a pow day then sending it on the slopes.

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