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Winter Family Activities in Vail

Adventure Ridge

From tubing to a trampoline to snowshoing to kids' snowmobiling, Adventure Ridge has an abundance of kids' activities. For more information about this excellent Vail family activity center, visit here or call (970) 476-9090

The Crystal Grotto at Beaver Creek

Come witness North America's ONLY performing arts center created from ice! The igloo seats approximately 125 people and guests can listen to beautiful music performed on ice instruments. Shows are on holiday Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Beaver Creek Lift Ticket Office 970-754-5200

Horseback Riding

Ride through newly fallen snow and gain an opportunity to view wildlife such as deer, elk, and eagles during a winter horseback ride. Whether you are a beginner or looking for a more advanced tour, choose from a variety of ride times sure to meet your needs. This is a unique Vail winter activity and is very popular. We recommend reservations.

Ice Skating

Visit the outdoor skating rink donned with firepits at Vail Square in Lionshead Village. Another option is the Dobson Ice Arena which is an indoor skating rink open year-round.

Nature at Night

Meet at the Discovery Center for a family-oriented nature experience with fun activities for children! Each week there will be a different themed program.

Segway Tours

After a very successful summer season, Sage Outdoor Adventures is offering Segway tours in the winter! Whether you choose an unguided rental or a guided tour, the Segway is the greenest and most technologically advanced transportation in the world. At dusk, glide quietly through the snow covered streets and enjoy spectacular building and tree lights during the "Vail Lights" tour. Sage Outdoor Adventures 970-476-3700

Wildlife Tours

Tour Eagle County in a comfortable 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Your private naturalist guide will focus on your individual interests and introduce you to local hot spots to best view wildlife upclose. Regular winter sightings include elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, bald eagles, golden eagles, and much more. 970-827-5363

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