Skiing

                   AT Skiing

Downhill Skiing

Is there downhill skiing in Estes Park?    Eldora Ski Resort is a beautiful 47 mile drive to the south on Hwy 7 - the Peak to Peak National Scenic Byway, about an hour and 15 minutes away from Estes.  IKON Season Pass holders get unlimited access at Eldora, and the mountain caters to families and kids with ski rentals, lessons, groomed slopes and lighting for night skiing.
Eldora is in Boulder's back yard (21 miles west of Boulder in Nederland).  When you visit Estes Park and ski at Eldora, you can avoid the I-70 ski traffic and ski with the locals!

For skiing where you earn your turns, Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park offer some incredible mountain terrain. 

Hidden Valley

Did you know that 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, that lets you drive over the 12,000 ft Continental Divide in the summer, 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.

Skiing Snowshoeing Hidden Valley

Although no skiing is allowed in the tubing/sledding area at Hidden Valley, AT skiers can pass through on their way up.  There is ample parking, restrooms, and a warming hut at Hidden Valley.

Backcountry / AT Skiing

Ready for a new winter challenge?  Whether you are an expert heading out on your own, or 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.

In January 2017 a self-service Avalanche Beacon Training Park was added at Hidden Valley so skiers can practice their beacon locating skills before heading out.

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 fun of spring turns down to the rocks at the bottom.

Cross Country Skiing
The West Side of the Park and the Kawuneechee Valley is generally flatter with more snow, and thus better for cross country skiing.  Rangers lead 1.5 hour Winter Ski Programs from Dec. 30 - Jan. 27 (call for program times & dates) .  Reservations required up to one week in advance (970-627-3471 from 8-4:30 daily).  Bring your own ski equipment.

On the East Side of the Park, the high scenic trails we hike in the summer are used by backcountry skiers in the winter. Sprague Lake and Bear Lake areas in Rocky Mountain National Park are the easiest & most popular winter trails. Shops in town offer lessons, guided tours and rental equipment.

Estes Park is open year-round to welcome skiers and snowshoers...

10 Skiing Found

Escape to Estes Park & our cozy cabins featuring private hot tubs & woodburning fireplaces.  Enjoy the serenity and winter majesty of Rocky ALL Winter long thru May 16,2019.  Weeknight special rates Sun - Thursday for only $149/ night PLUS we throw in snowshoes for the duration of your stay.*(Excludes Holidays) **Dogs allowed in select cabins for $25/night.  Castle Mountain Lodge on Fall River Details

Midweek Soak and Snowshoe Special
1520 Fall River Road
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.383069 -105.550332
8967

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 cabin-suites are located well off the road among seventeen acres of pine and aspen, perfect for relaxing after your hiking, snowshoeing, or back-country skiing adventures.  Streamside on Fall River Details

Various Lodging Specials & Promotions Available
1260 Fall River Rd.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.381347 -105.54465
8928

Come enjoy the comforts of our one bedroom cabins with wood burning fireplaces and breathtaking panoramic views Sunday - Thursday nights ALL WINTER LONG through May 16, 2019 for $119/night *(excludes Holidays).  We throw in free use of snowshoes for the duration of your stay.  See what winter in Rocky has to offer!  800-835-8439.   McGregor Mountain Lodge Details

Perfect Rocky Mountain Midweek Escape
2815 Fall River Road
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.400602 -105.575379
9016

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.  If you're coming to enjoy winter activities like skiing and snowshoeing, please call us for your winter fun in the park specials.  Della Terra Mountain Chateau Details

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

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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Come ski during the day & warm up by the fire at night. Triple Double Deal - $400 incl tax - 2 ski passes to Eldora Ski Resort, 2 nights for 2ppl in a queen bed cabin, 3rd night free! Call for info on other deals - Friends & Family Deal, extra people or more ski passes. Cabins equipped w/ full kitchens, fireplaces, cable TV, wifi, & decks to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. 1-4 bdrm cabins. Sleep 2-16 people. Valhalla Resort Details

Ski & Stay Specials!
2185 Eagle Cliff Rd.
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3580772 -105.5632562
8984

For your Special Someone - Two-bedroom, two-bath premium cabins with full kitchens, gas fireplaces, patios, gas & charcoal grills, and three year-round outdoor hot tubs. 33% off for 2 people, 2 night min through May 10.  Rams Horn Village Resort Details

Winter Romance in the Rockies
1565 Colorado Highway 66
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3630147 -105.5502296
10360

Fall River provides a beautiful backdrop for our lodging resort. After your hiking, snowshoeing or back-country skiing adventure, spend an intimate evening in a luxurious Spa Suite or relax in a spacious 1 Bedroom Suite. Enjoy sounds of the river from your private cabin/condo deck. All the conveniences of home in each suite.  Boulder Brook on Fall River Details

Call us for our current specials and Relax by the River!
1900 Fall River Road
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.386923 -105.557371
8915
Kaiyote Tours

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

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

All Your Mountain Adventures Under One Roof: hiking, rock climbing, fishing, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, and more...

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