Will you be in Colorado this winter? Do you NOT ski? Have no fear. Colorado is a winter wonderland offering plenty of fun activities that don’t require a chairlift, a pair of poles, or a snowboard.

Check out these activities and before you know it, you’ll fall in love with Colorado’s winters.


Combine the thrill of a high-speed ride with snowy alpine scenery and you’ve just discovered why snowmobiling is so popular in Colorado. With more than 3,000 miles of snowmobiling trails throughout the state, you won’t have trouble finding a place to rent a fleet and take a snowmobile ride in Colorado.

Book a snowmobile tour with KODI Rafting. 


Winter weather + ziplining + snow cats = ultimate Colorado!

Relax and enjoy the views in cozy comfort as you are transported almost 1,000 vertical feet in a Snow Coach to the first zip line departure deck. Look for possible wildlife as the driver points out areas of interest and gives commentary about the history of the area.

Book a winter zip line trip with KODI Rafting


All you need is an incline and some snow to enjoy this classic activity. Sledding isn’t just for kids. People of any age love going fast and taking daring jumps.

Ice Skating

Colorado is filled with mountain lakes, which means there are lots of opportunities for ice skating each winter. There are also numerous indoor rinks scattered across the state with open skate times.

Hot Springs

When it’s snowing, it’s the perfect time to take a dip. Yep, that’s right. Our famous hot springs are filled with delectably warm water and are ideal for watching the snow fall.

Ice Fishing

Fishing season doesn’t have to end just because the lakes freeze up. Drill a hole, set up a tent, and wait to bait a big one. If you don’t have the necessary equipment, most equipment is available to rent near popular ice fishing spots.


Snowshoeing is simply hiking… on snow! The difference, however, are the majestic white landscapes that come with snowfall. There’s nothing quite like the serenity of a snow-covered Colorado forest.

Dog Sledding

Take your animal-loving friends and family members on a dog sledding trip. These mountain dogs love pulling you across vast, snowy landscapes with stellar views all around.

Ice Climbing

This activity is for the adventurous looking to step out of their comfort zone. Make it to the top of an ice-filled gorge and you’ll feel like a true badass.

Train Rides

Colorado offers several historical train rides, many of which operate throughout the winter. These tourist trains are especially popular during the holidays when Santa is known to jump aboard and hand out small treats.