To burn some more energy once you’re off the slopes head to the Avon Recreation Center. It has a gym and offers fitness classes, but the real highlight is the aquatic center. The pool has a 140-foot water slide, lazy river, in-pool climbing wall, diving well, and hot tub. www.avon.org; 970-748-4060
A glowstick-lit ski parade complete with fireworks.
Every Thursday, the Beaver Creek ski school has a glow stick-lighted ski parade down the Haymeadow while the ski patrol sets off fireworks from higher up on the mountain. Intermediate skiers and above can participate while lower-level skiers can watch and roast marshmallows outside McCoys Café. www.beavercreek.com
Take a break from the slopes and enjoy a day of dog sledding during your vacation to Beaver Creek or Vail.
The six-mile, two-hour-long dogsled ride at Mountain Musher is located about 10 miles outside of Beaver Creek, and takes place on all of their own private trails. Dog sledders don’t have to share the path with snowmobiles or other vehicles, making this tour a peaceful ride through the trees. Children over four-years-old are allowed to ride on the two-person sleds. Wolcott, Colorado | 970.653.7877 | mountainmusher.com
Bundle up and enjoy a winter trail ride in Wolcott, Colorado.
Take a trail ride at 4 Eagle Ranch, in Wolcott, Colorado, any season of the year. Open seven days a week in the summer, and Monday through Saturday during the rest of the year, children and parents can enjoy scenery of the Sawatch Range, Castle Peak, and Red and White Mountain on horseback. The ranch is located 23 miles from Vail and 16 miles from Beaver Creek. Wolcott, Colorado | 970.926.1234 | tripleg.net