Denver Winter Activities

Denver really knows how to celebrate winter!  While there are amazing ski slopes just outside the city, there are many other things to do in Denver in winter, too.  From sleigh rides to musical performances, Denver has a lot to offer: Mile High SnowFest This winter sports festival runs from January 22-February 2, 2015 and teams up with Denver restaurants, bars, and clubs to keep you entertained all week.  Don’t forget to stop by the Art of Winter, which showcases ski and snowboard art, and Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks, a concert that takes place at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Parks If you want to stay closer to downtown Denver, then choose from one of over 200 city parks and test out your snowshoes or cross-country skis.  On the other hand, a mountain park outside downtown Denver could be just what you’re looking for.  You could even journey out to Lookout Mountain and visit Buffalo Bill’s grave for a historic adventure. Sleigh Rides Adults and kids alike will certainly enjoy a cheerful sleigh ride in the Denver area.  Not too far outside the city, just 90 minutes away, Two Below Zero offers evening draft mule sleigh rides.  This sleigh ride will take you to a back country camp where you and your family or friends will feast on a three-course meal in a heated tent and enjoy a concert by country western singer David Peel. Symphony After all of those outdoor Denver winter activities, warm up to the Colorado Symphony and hear some fantastic music.  The Colorado Symphony has a special New Year’s Eve concert coming up on the 31st called A Night in Vienna, which will feature waltzes and marches.  Don’t despair if you aren’t able to make it to this concert, though!  There are plenty of other concerts coming up, such as performances of popular film scores by the composer Danny Elfman. Whether you like skiing or not, Denver makes for the perfect winter vacation location.  These things to do in Denver in winter are sure to keep you busy during your stay in the Mile High City!
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