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Winter in Colorado

Colorado. Say it and a great many people think "snow". And with good reason. Colorado snow is world famous - soft, fluffy, dry, incredible powder that falls in staggering amounts many years. You won't find ice runs here. Winter is the season when Fourteener Country's location really pays off. The surrounding high mountains offer some of the best snow conditions in the west. But wait... this area isn't called the "Banana Belt" for nothing. The same mountains that make Fourteener Country a winter sports paradise also protect the valleys below, making it both warmer and drier than surrounding areas.

Cross Country Skiing the Leadville Mineral Belt Trail

Cross Country Skiing

Cross country skiing is a fun way to enjoy the quiet splendor of winter while getting as much exercise as you could want. Fourteener country is home to hundreds of miles of cross country accessible te...  Details

Downhill Skiing

Winter fun awaits you at the relaxed, family friendly & well priced ski areas in Fourteener Country.  Everything is a bit more relaxed here including the local ski areas which provide amazing...  Details

Mount Princeton Hot Springs

Hot Springs - Swimming

Soaking in one of the area's natural hot springs after a day of playing in the snow can't be beat.    The Native Americans fiercely believed the hot springs nestled in the Rockies ...  Details

Hunting

Hunting is one of the most popular activities for Chaffee County visitors and locals. The natural beauty of the landscape, the abundance of wildlife, and easy access to extensive tracts of public land...  Details

Ice climbing

Ice Climbing

The Arkansas Valley is not known as an ice climbing destination; however, there are several areas where ice climbers can enjoy a quick ice bouldering session, an afternoon of single pitch ice climbing...  Details

Snow Cat skiing in Colorado

Snow Cat Skiing

Snowcat skiing is the best way to enjoy untouched, ungroomed, super deep powder with a group of friends! Far less expensive than heli skiing, snowcat skiing will take you to beautiful and remote place...  Details

Snowboarding

Snowboarders who crave floating through deep fresh powder while making bottomless turns under a blue-bird Colorado sky will have cheek cramps from smiling all day, because Fourteener Country is a powd...  Details

Snowmobiling in the deep Colorado powder

Snowmobiling

Snowmobile riders from across the country travel to Fourteener Country to experience some of the best and most consistent snow in the Rocky Mountains. With hundreds of miles of groomed trails and even...  Details

Snowshoes

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is one of the lowest impact, least expensive, and easiest to learn winter sport. If you can walk you can snowshoe!   The Arkansas Valley is home to hundreds of miles of snowshoe acc...  Details

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