5 Top Glenwood Springs Winter Activities

Sunny ski day at Sunlight Mountain Resort

5 Top Glenwood Springs Winter Activities

We’re predicting another amazing winter in Glenwood Springs. As temperatures begin to steadily drop and snow accumulates in Colorado’s high country, now is the time to create your own Glenwood Springs winter bucket list. Peruse the list, pick your favorites and start checking them off!

With so much to do in the ski and hot springs town, there’s no time like the present to begin planning your Glenwood Springs bucket list of wintertime activities. Here’s a short list to get you started:

  1. No Glenwood Springs winter bucket list is complete without a soak at Iron Mountain Hot SpringsExtreme Excitement. Topping the bucket list is skiing and snowboarding at Sunlight Mountain Resort. The ski area vibe is a throwback to a simpler time when the sport was family inclusive, it was easy to meet up with friends for lunch and lift tickets didn’t cost as much as a round-trip flight to Europe. The hometown resort boasts 72 trails and 730 acres of terrain. Depending on ability, take it easy on Ute, a green run that’s one of the longest in the state; intermediates can rip the moguls on Joslin; and experts defy the steeps on the double black diamond runs of the East Ridge.
  2. Take it Easy. After a day on the slopes bring it home with a soak at Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Après ski begins with muscle soothing immersion in hot springs pools with views of the Colorado River. Over-21’s can sip cocktails or draft beer available from the Sopris Café and everyone can partake in the café’s scrumptious menu items and thirst-quenching non-alcoholic beverages. Iron Mountain Hot Springs boasts a chlorinated family pool and 16 soaking pools, each a different size and temperature. For a bucket list challenge, explore them all and find your favorite.
  3. Glenwood Vaudeville Revue performersComedy Cure. Laughter really is the best medicine and after the last 18 months of pandemic pandemonium, a rib-tickling night out is just what the doctor ordered. Glenwood Vaudeville Revue is the place for outstanding evening entertainment. The Vaudeville’s new winter show opens on Nov. 19 and features a professional cast of talent. Be prepared to be razzle-dazzled for two hours of side-splitting hilarity that includes skits, songs, dance numbers and more. The venue also features dinner entrees from Glenwood Springs’ restaurants and a full bar.
  4. Lights On! Flip the switch on dark winter evenings with a light-bright fun night out at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Each season beginning in November, the mountain-top theme park hosts Winter on the Mountain. Bundle up and ride the Glenwood Gondola to the park entrance where the fun begins. Marvel at dazzling lighting displays and make s’mores over firepits. During the kick-off event on Nov. 20, park goers can visit with Santa and the Coca Cola bear, listen to live music by the Colorado Currys and see a light show choreographed to holiday music.
  5. Melt Aways. Those candies that dissolve in sugary goodness on your tongue have nothing on the delicious spa treatments offered in Glenwood Springs. The hot springs town is legendary for its variety of spa services. Whether you choose warm stone, deep tissue, Watsu or CBD-enhanced massage, all are guaranteed to melt away stress leaving you feeling refreshed and relaxed. During the busy holiday season, appointments book up quickly, so consider making your spa reservations at the same time you book your Glenwood Springs lodging.

When it comes to fun, your winter bucket list begins in Glenwood Springs. Learn more and make plans to visit Iron Mountain Hot Springs today!

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Karin Gamba

Karin Gamba has been writing professionally for the travel and tourism markets for nearly two decades. She has promoted a wide array of travel products that include destination towns, vacation resorts, golf courses, ski areas, spas, hotels, restaurants and countless visitor attractions. Karin especially loves writing about her hometown of Glenwood Springs.

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