San Juan Mountain Getaway Seasonal Activities
The San Juan Mountains and surrounding regional areas offer a wide variety of seasonal activities. From relaxing site-seeing tours to 14er summit ski adventures – the Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride region has something for everyone.
Winter in this region can be a relaxing time of the year with a multitude of hot springs choices to soak in, rejuvenating spa services to immerse yourself in and cozy accommodations to curl up next fireplace in with your favorite book, hot beverage and the breathtaking winter scenery outside.
For a more adventurous experience, take a walk on the Colorado winter wild side with these action-packed adventures.
Our Front Desk Team would be happy to assist you with booking your next adventure!
TELLURIDE SKI RESORT DOWNHILL SKIING
If you are looking to experience world class skiing, you have arrived. Telluride Ski Resort, named one of the top 5 ski resorts in the country, offers a wide variety of diverse terrain sure to please every skill level. Take a fee-based round trip shuttle and enjoy the scenic drive to and from the ski resort. While visiting Telluride ride the free gondola that takes visitors between Mountain Village and the town of Historic Telluride.
Inquire with our Front Desk Team about discounted Telluride Ski Resort lift tickets with the purchase of any Winter Ski Package.
San Juan regional mountains offer spectacular Nordic ski trails with breathtaking views. Groomed and non-groomed trails are available with all difficulty levels.
Just above the town of Ridgway, Top of the Pines recreational area provides beginner to intermediate Nordic Trails with amazing views of the San Juan Gateway and Sneffels Mountain range.
Ouray, just an eight minute drive from Chipeta Resort, offers several kilometers of groomed trails maintained by the Ouray Nordic Council.
Ironton, located eight miles South of Ouray with gentle valley terrain, offers beginner and intermediate trails.
Closer to Montrose, the Dave Wood Cross Country Ski Trail offers beginner to intermediate trails.
SILVERTON MOUNTAIN AND OUTBACK TERRAIN
Back Country skiing is the perfect activity for outdoor winter enthusiasts. combining downhill skiing with the physical challenge of traversing to 12,000 plus feet elevation either hiking or traveling via helicopter.
For the extreme skiing enthusiast, Silverton Mountain offers guided skiing and snowboarding with elevations between 10,400 to 12,300 feet. Small groups of skiers are guided through up to five runs per day. Heli-skiing and Unguided skiing are available during the ski season. Please contact Silverton Mountain for more details.
Silverton Mountain requires reservations Thursday through Sunday, December through April.
Ranked one of the most popular ice climbing parks in the world, Ouray Ice Park and surrounding mountains provide a wide variety of ice falls for all experience levels. Ouray Ice Park has designed and built an Ice Climbing Kids College for children, as well.
Competitors and spectators worldwide travel to the San Juan region, every January, to be a part of some of the world’s best ice climbing competitions at the Annual Ouray Ice Festival.
To learn more about the Ouray Ice Park please click here.
If you are interested in ice climbing instruction or guiding please click here to visit San Juan Mountain Guides.
Our Front Desk Team would be happy to assist you with the perfect Ice Festival Getaway.
Ouray County boasts epic snow shoe trails just above Ridgway at Top of the Pines Park, south of Ouray near Ironton and the Uncompahgre River Trail. These beautiful scenic areas take on a quiet charm in the winter, perfect for a snow shoeing adventure.
Ask our Front Desk Team about our Snow shoeing excursions.
Snow Shoes rentals are available for rent or purchase at Ouray Mountain Sports.
2019 SKIJORING COMPETITION WEEKEND
This year’s highly anticipated 3rd Annual San Juan Skijoring Competition will bring competitors from all over the country to compete. Races begin on Saturday. January 12 at high noon and conclude Sunday, January 13, 2019, in the afternoon.
This year’s competition combines western horsemanship and racing, along with solemn and obstacle course ski racing techniques and a whole lot of fire in your belly! The race consists of an adrenaline packed 15 – 20 seconds where a skier is pulled behind a horse reaching speeds up to 40 miles per hour while maneuvering through various obstacles and up to 20 gates.
Bring the family, bring your friends for a weekend full of fun and action-packed competition.
This year, Chipeta Resort will offer a Skijoring Weekend package for spectators that includes a 30% lodging accommodations savings, based on a two-night minimum stay, full breakfast each morning, weekend event tickets, a $50 gift certificate to our on-site Four Corners Restaurant and a drink token good for one complimentary beer or wine, per guest, the night of the Welcome Reception at Chipeta Resort.
Two nights or more 30% savings
Weekend event tickets
$50 Four Corners Restaurant gift card
1 complimentary San Juan Skijoring Welcome reception drink token, per guest