A great way to combat winter blues is to get out and be active in the snow.  In fact, there are so many fun activities for all ages and skill levels in Durango, and with 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s hard to find an excuse not to get outside and enjoy a beautiful winter day.

The possibilities are endless with easy access to Durango Mountain Resort for alpine skiing and snowboarding, cross country and snow shoe trails, ice skating and hockey the Chapman Hill Ice Rink, sledding, and so much more.

Cross Country skiing around Vallecito Lake is free and full of spectacular views.  The trails are maintained by a group volunteers who provide the community with a groomed trail system all around the lake.  Another great place to cc ski is the Nordic Center a Durango Mountain resort. They offer ski and snow shoe rentals and lessons.  A trail pass for an adult is only $15 a day.

My family went sledding a Lime Creek on New Year’s Day.  It was well worth the 30 minute drive up past Durango Mountain Resort.  We had a blast with fantastic sledding and snow shoe options for the whole family.

 Sledding at Lime Creek

Sledding at Lime Creek

Dala Mountain Park is my favorite place in town to snowshoe and it’s dog friendly!  There is a good loop that hooks up to the Sailing Hawks/Animas Mountain trail head.

 Hike at Dala Mountain Park

Hike at Dala Mountain Park

 

I hope you are enjoying the winter as much as I am.  I would love for you to share your favorite winter activities with me.  Also, if you are considering relocating to the Durango area, check out some of these links and see why Durango is the place to find your dream home in a place that matches your lifestyle.