A snowy slope with evergreens near the top and the sun shining through the branches

Head to the Hills, Leadville!

Heather Lindh Blog

Isn’t it about time to start spending more time outside?

We hope you’ve had a great start to the New Year! We’re hoping to have more snow flying here in the high country so we can get out more on the slopes.

If you didn’t already know, Lake County is surrounded by amazing opportunities for alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, sledding, tubing, snowmobiling, snowball fights, and many other snow-related activities. We thought we’d point you toward a few fun areas to visit that aren’t too far from downtown Leadville.

A snowy slope with evergreens near the top and the sun shining through the branches


1. Ski Cooper 

You’ll never find manmade snow here — just freshly groomed powder and one of the oldest ski resorts in the U.S.

| 20mins from downtown Leadville

Photo of a sign indicating directions to various ski runs, with snowcapped mountains in the background

2. Vail Ski Resort

Legendary terrain, 5,289 skiable acres, and seven varied back bowls for those seeking more adventure!

| 40-50mins from downtown Leadville

Three skiers headed down a snowy slope with evergreens off in the background

3. Tennessee Pass Nordic Center

Enjoy the beauty of the mountains while classic skiing on over 25km of groomed trails, then head inside to sit by the fire and sip a hot chocolate!

| 20mins from downtown Leadville

Photo collage of skiers, a biker, and a snow cat out on the trails on a sunny day

4. Frisco Adventure Park Tubing Hill 

Bring the whole family and be a kid again! This crazy place has 1,200ft tubing lanes that you really just have to experience to understand. Bonkers!

| 40mins from downtown Leadville

Photo of a family of four sitting on blue tubes in a groomed snow chute

We truly hope you have a memorable time with us here in the mountains!
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