Skiing

Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park offer many opportunities to enjoy the sport of skiing in a simplified way. If you want to get back to the basics, you can experience the thrill of Rocky Mountain splendor on skis. 

Backcountry / AT Skiing

Ready for a new winter challenge?  Whether you are an expert heading out on your own, and new to backcountry skiing and want to book a guided trip, Rocky Mountain National Park is known worldwide for some of the best and most authentic backcountry skiing and boarding available.  Local outfitters rent gear, provide avalanche training and offer guided excursions. 

Alpine Touring Gear, mountain guides, and advice on ice climbing can be found at local shops.  Find out more at rockymountainnationalpark.com.

From 1955-1991 Hidden Valley was a ski resort operated inside Rocky Mountain National Park.  The lifts have been removed, nature is slowly taking over, but what is left are runs for knowledgeable backcountry enthusiasts.  Trail Ridge Road cuts through the middle of the old area.  The lower area below Trail Ridge Road has beginner/intermediate terrain, and above is the steeper terrain.  BUT there is no avalanche control and no ski patrol, so you need the proper gear & knowledge to stay safe.  Avalanche danger is real on these slopes.  Base elevation - 9500 ft.  Vertical about 2,000 ft.

Adventurous skiers have spring skiing fun on the north side of Sundance Mountain or on Andrews Glacier. There are no lifts, no groomed slopes. Look for their tracks when you drive up Old Fall River Road in the summer and imagine the thrill of zooming down to the rocks at the bottom.

Downhill Skiing
Drive an hour south on the Peak to Peak National Scenic Byway to Eldora Ski Resort to find a full-service ski resort with ski rentals, lessons, groomed slopes and lighting for some night-time skiing.  Eldora is in Boulder's back yard, and is a local favorite.

Cross Country Skiing
The high scenic trails we hike in the summer are used by cross country skiers in the winter. Sprague Lake and Bear Lake areas in the National Park are the most popular. Shops in town offer lessons, guided tours and rental skis.

 We are open year-round to welcome skiers...

Cuddle up for a quiet fireside getaway. Venture forth on a snowshoe trek. Go sledding in the mountains. Watch the elk, deer and bighorn sheep that move down into our neighborhood in the wintertime. Browse the shops in town. Click the gotroom? icon above to see great off-season rates for cottages, suites and vacation homes on the river bordering Rocky Mountain National Park.  Details

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1520 Fall River Road
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.383069 -105.550332
8967

Combine Cross Country Skiing & a SnowCat ride!  Estes Park's only Private SnowCat Adventure!  Scenic groomed cross country ski trails in breathtaking backcountry near panoramic Twin Sisters Mountain.  Extend your stay & experience our private mountain lodge as home base.  Customize for any adventure appetite - daylight, moonlight, or overnight!  Meals can be included with your package - we have it all, just ask!

Experience Winter in Panoramic & Adventurous Backcountry While Staying Warm
5229 Little Valley Dr.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.303692 -105.493296
9700

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Winter Activities package - we are offering snowshoes with your rental for $4/day and Eldora ski passes for $40/day.  Limited availabilities and offer is limited to supplies on hand.  Details

Lodging + Activities Package
2185 Eagle Cliff Rd.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3580772 -105.5632562
9936

Stay two nights, get the third night free! Hot tub cabins and cozy suites right in the trees. Full kitchens, fireplaces, wildlife. Hike from your front door. Free snowshoe rental. Don't ski? Come see Estes Park!  Details

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2115 Fall River Rd
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.392757 -105.561862
9011

Nestled between the cool clear waters of Fall River & the granite peak of Old Man Mountain, Streamside is one of Rocky Mountains' most unique resorts. Nineteen luxury cabinsuites are located well off the road among seventeen acres of pine and aspen.  Details

See Lodging Specials at: www.StreamsideOnFallRiver.com/SS-Packages.HTML
1260 Fall River Rd.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.381347 -105.54465
8928

Stay two nights, get the third night free (October 15 through May 21). Hot tub units, Jacuzzi suites, riverside condos. Full kitchens, fireplaces, wildlife, great views. Come see the beauty of Estes Park in winter!  Details

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2760 Fall River Road
Estes-Park
CO
80517
USA
40.398998 -105.574332
9003

Welcome to the very romantic world of Della Terra. We offer 14 luxury suites with fireplaces, waterfalls, large soaking bathtubs, private balconies w/ hot tubs, spa facilities, & much more.  Reserve any 2 consecutive nights, weekdays (Sun-Thu) $165 - $215; weekends (Fri-Sat) $195 - $245.  Valid 11/1/2013 through 4/30/2014 (excluding holidays).  Reservations must be made online.  Details

Winter Online Chateau Special
3501 Fall River Rd
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.4037325 -105.5871953
9095

Panoramic mountain views and richly-appointed condos await you!  Relax in spacious, modern one- two- and three-bedroom units with hot tubs, kitchens, fireplaces, and free Wi-Fi.  Restaurant, lounge, and the historic Marys Lake Lodge just steps away.  Details

Spectacular Mountain and Lake Views!
2625 Marys Lake Road
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.337987 -105.531771
9397

Stay two nights, get the third night free! Hot tub cabins and cozy cottages all with a beautiful mountain view. Full kitchens, fireplaces, wildlife. Close to everything. Don't ski? Come see Estes Park!  Details

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891 Moraine Avenue
Estes-Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3652503 -105.5438894
9007

Estes Park Mountain Shop

All Your Mountain Adventures Under One Roof

2050 Big Thompson Ave.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3772059 -105.5216651
9718

Kaiyote Tours

Birds & Adventure - Hiking, Backpacking, Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing

PO Box 4301
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3772059 -105.5216651
9760