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Colorado Towns Offer a Flurry of Fun for Winter

By M+E Staff

At destinations throughout the state, groups can expect new and unique experiences off the slopes this winter season. 

Beaver Creek Winter Wine Excursions offered by The Osprey at Beaver Creek, involve learning about the history of Beaver Creek and its unique natural environment during a guided 60- to 90-minute snowshoe adventure. Afterward, guests relax around a fire to taste charcuterie and wine pairings served by Executive Chef Ryan Murray.  

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park has added a new “Illusions of the Passed” theatrical séance, led by in-house illusionist Aidan Sinclair, who was featured on “America’s Got Talent.” The historic hotel also partners with REI Adventures to offer a special Outdoor School series such as campfire cooking and survival courses. 

Five hot springs destinations in the western part of Colorado—Chaffee County, Pagosa Springs, Ouray County, Glenwood Springs and Steamboat Springs—have formed the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop with 19 unique facilities. Each of these communities has a ski resort in town or nearby. 

The new Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience in Cañon City features a collection of interactive displays, full-scale dinosaur fossils and a multistory ropes course. 

Basecamp Hotels has brought a totally new approach and look to Boulder’s former Quality Inn Boulder Creek with 49 mountain-themed rooms, including a suite with green turf, a mural of Boulder’s Flatiron Mountains and four sunken twin beds. Basecamp Boulder also features an indoor climbing wall, deck with fire pit complete with make-your-own-s’mores kits (seasonal), and a lounge for groups to gather.