As much as we love the fantastic ski resorts in our neck of the woods, there is so much more to Grand County, Colorado, than carving down fresh powder with dozens of other people. Furthermore, we realize that some travelers are interested in experiencing some of the other Colorado winter activities, and let us tell you, there are plenty! As we mentioned in our previous post, there is a vast assortment of things to do in Colorado during the winter months. Today we’d like to focus on activities that will help you avoid crowds and enjoy open space while immersing you in the winter splendor of Grand County, Colorado.
Get Away from It All: Grand County Vacation Rentals
Whether you want an adrenaline-pumping snowmobiling tour or a quiet alpine cross country skiing expedition, you’re going to need a place to stay. With an elite collection of Grand County vacation rentals, Resort Management Group is ready to provide you with both a home away from home and a basecamp for adventure. Why stay at a ski resort or hotel when you can have a private vacation home? Some of our favorites are covered here in one of our previous posts.
Colorado Winter Activities: More Than Just Skiing
For many people, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Colorado winter activities is skiing and snowboarding. As much as we appreciate those iconic winter sports, there is a lot more going on in The Centennial State than hitting the slopes. Planning your vacation highlights can sometimes be overwhelming, but having a broad idea of your options can go a long way in streamlining your planning process, as well as help you determine which vacation rental is right for you. As such, we’d like to give you a few ideas on things to do if you want to avoid crowds.
Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing
Sometimes overlooked, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are excellent winter sports for those who enjoy hiking. The alpine woodlands take on a new personality when covered in a layer of snow, creating a captivating world of discovery for those eager to learn what’s around the bend. Epic Mountain Sports in Winter Park has an extensive selection of high-quality winter sports rentals, including cross country skis and snowshoes. What’s more, groomed cross country skiing trails like the one at Fraser Valley Sports Complex are available for discovery.
Backcountry Skiing on the Berthoud Pass
Quite possibly the best backcountry skiing east of the Continental Divide, Berthoud Pass is a defunct ski area remnant and is reserved for only the most experienced riders. Berthoud Pass is an integral section of the Front Range and is the focal point of backcountry skiing in Grand County. We highly recommend taking a safety course before taking on this accessible yet volatile terrain.
Snowmobile Tours with Grand County Adventures
Grand County Adventures offers guided and unguided snowmobile tours that will get your adrenaline pumping while immersing you in the highlands. You’ll cruise by scenic vistas and sprawling panoramas as you explore Grand County and the Fraser Valley via hundreds of miles of trails and mountainside recreation areas. Snowmobiling in Colorado is something every winter enthusiast should experience!
Grand County Vacation Rentals and Things to Do in Colorado
Colorado winter activities don’t have to revolve around crowded resorts and stuffy hotel rooms. There is a lot of open space in our neck of the woods, and we’re happy to share it with those hoping to avoid large gatherings. One of our featured properties, Sunset Chalet, is the ideal location for tranquility and solitude. For more information about our other properties or to make a reservation, please visit us online or call 800-926-4386.