Winter Experiences

Ski Cooper and Copper Mountain

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Cross-country Ski on the mineral belt

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Backcountry skiing
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Here is a link to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, which has information on snow forecasts and observations throughout the state:

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Fat Tire biking

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Snowmobiling

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ATVs/UTVs with Snow Tracks

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Sledding and Tubing

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There are two places in Leadville that you can sled and tube for free:

  • Ski Cooper – free tubes
  • Dutch Henry hill – either bring your own tubes or they have tube rentals only on Sat & Sun

Relax in the nearby Hot Springs

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Cottonwood and Mt. Princeton Hot Springs are about 40 miles south of Leadville

Ice Skating

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At 30,000 square feet, the Huck Finn Ice Rink in Leadville is one of the largest man-made rinks in Colorado! The facility features skate rentals, a snack bar, a warming hut, and a great sound system. The ice rink is open from December to March, weather permitting. Skate rentals are available.

Chicago Ridge Snow Cat Excursions and back country skiing

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Dog Sledding

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Click here to see Winter Hawk's website

Click here to see Alpine Adventures website

Ice Fishing

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Every February, hundreds of ice fishermen from around the state descend upon Leadville for the annual Twin Lakes Fishing Derby hosted by the Leadville Rod and Gun Club. With cash and prizes at stake, it’s become quite the exciting event!

Twin Lakes isn’t the only place to find exceptional ice fishing. Other popular lakes include Turquoise Lake and Clear Creek Reservoir. For a more secluded ice fishing experience, check out Hayden Meadows or Crystal Lakes.

Big Game hunting

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In and around Leadville, hunters have easy access to GMU 48 and GMU 49, where pronghorn, moose, elk, deer, and small game, like dusky grouse, snowshoe hares, and ptarmigans, are found. The GMUs around Leadville are 80% public lands, which means there’s plenty of space for everyone.

Visit the Historic Mine Museum

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Watch the unique sport of Ski Joring in March

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Snow Scuplture

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Check out the Snow Sculpture Competition in Breckenridge in January

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Explore the Ice Castles in Dillon

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Dig a snow cave or make an igloo

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Sit by our woodstove fireplace and drink some hot cider

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