Snow Sports in Grand County, CO

Don't just do Rocky Mountain snow sports. Make it grand. Visit the Snowmobile Capital of Colorado, and while you're there, you can ski, snowshoe, dog sled, tube, take a sleigh ride, and more. Grand County. Even Grander than the name suggests.

Dog Sled Rides/Races

Ever wanted to race along a snowy trail feeling the power of a loyal team? Bring the whole family up to Grand County, Colorado for a truly exhilarating winter experience in dog sled racing and rides. Do you dream of yelling “Mush!” to your team of huskies in the blinding snow while on the trail of the Iditarod? Head over to Snow Mountain Ranch on Monday and Saturday mornings and live out a (scaled-down)…

Fat Bikes

Looking to shred the snow in a different way? Try out a fat bike—a specially designed bike with fat tires made just for snow. Fat biking is the perfect way to get a new perspective on some of your favorite Grand County trails. Fat biking only recently became popular, but these winter bikes were developed back in the 1980s. Now that the demand for this sport has risen, national fatbike-specific events.

Ice Fishing & Contests

Our famous lake trout don't hibernate, so get your fishing rods out and head to Grand County for some great ice fishing opportunities. Check out our annual contests, too!

Ice Skating

Explore local family-friendly ice skating rinks in Grand County for your next winter vacation.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Home to the legendary Winter Park Resort and the intimate Ski Granby Ranch, Grand County boasts some of Colorado's best skiing. Why? Well, let's just say that since we hug the Continental Divide, we get lots and lots of snow. Come explore our amazing terrain. Remote and stunning, Berthoud Pass is a popular backcountry area with numerous stunning trails to enjoy. Second Creek Trail is a short trail…

Sledding & Tubing

With thrills for children, teens and parents alike, sledding and tubing is a cherished winter pastime in Grand County. And with five favorite Grand County sledding and tubing destinations, your family can plan a whole trip around Colorado's "other downhill pastime!" Grand County sledding and tubing is ranked at the top of Rocky Mountain sledding experiences, and between the breathtaking views and…


Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced operator, the snowmobiling Colorado adventure you seek is here! Bring your own or rent a machine to navigate the scenic backcountry—there are outfitters and service shops throughout the county, and miles of terrain to explore on your own or with a guided tour. With residents trading their cars for snowmobiles in winter, more than 1,000 miles of snowmobiling…

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

From tracked and groomed meadow trails to steep backcountry climbs, Grand County, Colorado has a Nordic experience for skiers and snowshoers of every level. Several commercial centers and a multitude of backcountry sites give skiers and snowshoers plenty of options to choose from. Take a look at these trail recommendations to find out why Grand County is considered a premier destination for cross-country…

Winter Escapades

Looking for things to do in Colorado in the winter? Grand County has skiing, tubing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, dining, snowmobiling and more.

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