There are many activities in Vail for those looking for more than just downhill skiing and snowboarding. The opportunities are endless for those who love the outdoors and are looking to explore. From Snowmobiling Tours at Sage Outdoor Adventures to Nordic Skiing at the Vail Golf Course, Vail has lots of different family-friendly activities, promising an enjoyable time! Here are our top 5 things to do in Vail and Beaver Creek, off the mountain:
Explore Colorado’s 6,000 acre backcountry and admire the beautiful Rocky Mountains with snowmobile tours from Sage Outdoor Adventures. Offering three tour options lead by expert snowmobile tour guides, this can be a short outing or a full-day adventure! Whether unfamiliar with snowmobiling or already advanced, this is the perfect chance to experience the Vail Valley’s exquisite natural beauty firsthand.
Who hasn’t dreamt of dog sledding at one point in their life? Vail is the perfect place to make that dream a reality! Located just up the street from the snowmobiling tours only 10 miles from Beaver Creek Resort, Mountain Musher’s friendly (and cute!) Siberian Huskies will take you through an enchanting journey that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. This is a likely family favorite and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Ice Skating at Arrabelle at Vail Square
Ice skating is classic, guaranteed fun. Alderhorf Ice Rink is located in the heart of Vail Square, providing the ideal winter wonderland. If you’re looking for a city-like feel with surrounding action, Vail Square is the place for you. After a few rounds around the rink, relax with hot cocoa around an open fire and delight in everything Vail.
Nordic Skiing at the Vail Golf Course
Vail Nordic Center offers off-the-mountain fun for all ages and abilities. With the level of difficulty in the explorer’s control, Nordic skiing can be a powerful workout or a serene excursion. With 17km to travel, you can rent skis and grab local pro athlete Mia Stockdale for a guided tour and lesson, or and head out on your own. After your trip, visit the restaurant at the Vail Golf Course for tasty homemade soups, muffins, and cookies that are waiting for you.
Tubing in Minturn
Tubing is upgraded sledding! Minturn will provide a day of fun that will make you want to go back as soon as you can. With a lift to take you back to the top off the hill, there’s no need to walk up to get the next awesome ride. When you get to the top of the multi-lane hill, ride down solo or race your friends and family! Tubing is a safe AND exciting time ensuring many laughs and smiles. Afterward, stop in at the Minturn Saloon for a delicious, family-friendly atmosphere and Ameri-Mexican fare.