How No Ski Resort Means You Can Have More Adventures this Winter
in Rocky Mountain National Park
Estes Park draws adventurers! We have no ski resort and we like it that way. Actually, it’s one of our favorite parts. We are authentic, explorative and want to share the other winter mountain experience – the path less traveled. Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park can be unforgettable!
1. You can ski fresh powder all day.
Why ski the exact same slope as everyone else? You won’t ever have to hunt for fresh powder or dodge others in Rocky Mountain National Park! It’s a place where you can still blaze your own trail.
2. You can explore.
Summer trails transform, providing completely different winter paths and snowy landscapes. The mountains and valleys are for you to discover or rediscover in winter. (Don’t forget your Topo map).
3. You can have better photos.
Another great bonus, with zero stress and no lines, your selfies will look even better! You can create dynamic adventure photos that your friends cannot repeat. Best of all, no need to fear the photo bombers in the back country.
4. You can relish the journey.
Instead of traffic to remember the trip, you can opt for a warm leisurely bus tour to explore winter’s nature and wildlife in the park. Or take a new route on one of the scenic byways.
5. You can do more and spend less.
You may only get in 10 runs at a ski resort. In Rocky Mountain National Park, you can ski, sled, snowmobile or snowshoe your heart out with minimal cost. A day park pass will cost you $20 and rentals if need be are $10-20. Then, you can relax with a cup of coffee at Inkwell & Brew or warm up with some fine whiskey at Elkins Whiskey. All for less than a day at the slopes.
6. No alpine start necessary.
No need to try to beat the crowds or the sunrise to drive to the mountains. Stay in Estes Park at Fall River Village and your mountain playground in Rocky Mountain National Park is only 4 miles away.
7. You don’t have to be a skier to enjoy the mountains.
The Rocky Mountain experience is defined by mild to wild adventures. You can hike, sled, snowshoe, cross-country ski, ice skate, go ice fishing, learn to ice climb or even ride a snowcat. You can create your own adventure or find a guide for any level.