Winter is Coming! Game of Thrones reference? Maybe. However, if you live in Colorado, you’re not as concerned about GOT as you are about ski season! My friends and I have already planned 3 weekends to go up to the mountains. It’s something I do: planning. I plan my summer in February, and my winter in September. That being said, here are some things you should look into if you’re coming to Colorado:
- Snow Shoeing. To me, snow shoeing is the best of both worlds; exercise and outdoors. Seriously, do you know how many calories you can burn snow shoeing? 1,000 per hour!!! Besides that, there is the fact that a slow pace in the crisp mountain air is what Instagram pictures are made of. Plus there is usually a beer with my name all over it down the mountain.
- Beer. Speaking of beer, and I don’t wanna seem like a lush, but beer drinking is the best in the winter so it’s gotta be on the list. Think about it. When is it most popular to gather for beer? That’s right…in the summer. So why not enjoy your friends and family in a more intimate setting?
- Rocky Mountain National Park. This place never gets old. Have you seen the park in the winter? Stunning. Also, I feel like people are less inclined to visit national parks in the colder months. And I get it, it’s cold. However, there is nothing like the rockies with snow capped mountains. And if you strap those snow shoes on in will warm up real quick.
- Fly Fishing. This seems like an odd addition, right? But the thing is, in places like Buena Vista there is a term called “The Banana Belt.” Definition: A banana belt is any segment of a larger geographic region that enjoys warmer weather conditions than the region as a whole, especially in the wintertime. That means you can fly fish year round, which is a great option if you’re not a skiier.
- Mountain Towns. Breckenridge, Vail, Frisco to name a few. These mountain/ski towns are an outdoor paradise in the winter. There are an abundance of activities happening during winter time including; ice castles, ice skating, snow mobiles, shopping, spas, sledding, hiking, and much more. I sort of feel like I’m in a Hallmark Christmas movie when I walk the streets of these towns, and Lacy Chabert is in it!