As winter wraps its chill embrace around the Denver metro area, a host of exciting activities will invite you to break free from the confines of home and enjoy the seasonal charm of the cooler months. From snowy escapades to cultural delights, the Mile High City offers a diverse range of winter experiences. Read on to explore the winter wonderland awaiting you beyond your Shea Homes®  community doorstep.
Skiing and Snowboarding Excitement
Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a gateway to world-class skiing and snowboarding destinations. Grab your gear and hit the slopes at nearby resorts like Breckenridge, Keystone, or Winter Park, where powdery landscapes and thrilling descents await winter enthusiasts. As you carve through the pristine terrain, the breathtaking mountain vistas will accompany your turns, creating an exhilarating winter experience that perfectly captures the essence of each resort's mountainous charm.

Skiing and Snowboarding Mountains Getty Images

Arvada Winterfest
Transform your winter into a festive experience by exploring Arvada's Winterfest on February 24, 2024, at McIlvoy Park in Olde Town Arvada. It's a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the local culture and feel the pulse of the city during the colder months. This event offers seasonal delights for residents and visitors alike. From live ice sculpting to cultural performances and an ugly sweater pet parade contest, Winterfest provides the perfect opportunity for families and friends to come together. Indulge in delicious food trucks and brews — you can even partake in free carriage rides through Olde Town. You won't want to miss the magic of winter in this enchanting corner of Colorado!

Snowy Carriage Ride Getty Images

Scenic Trails for Winter Snowshoeing
Trade your hiking boots for snowshoes and explore Saint Mary's Glacier near Idaho Springs, which provides a peaceful and snowy retreat for those seeking a different kind of outdoor quest. Whether you're a seasoned snowshoer or a novice, this 1.6-mile out-and-back trail makes for a memorable and invigorating experience. Afterward, cap off your winter adventure by unwinding at the world-famous Indian Hot Springs, where unique geothermal caves, mineral water swimming pools, outdoor jacuzzis, indoor private baths, and a mud spa with mineral-rich clay await. By immersing yourself in the soothing warmth of these therapeutic waters, you'll find the perfect conclusion to your day of snowy exploration.

Snowshoeing Mountains Getty Images

Cultural Excursions at Museums
Winter is an ideal time to explore Denver's vibrant cultural scene. Visit world-renowned museums such as the Denver Art Museum or the Museum of Nature & Science. Delve into captivating exhibits, attend special events, and warm up indoors while immersing yourself in art, history, and science. Another entertaining cultural location to check out in the Mile High City is the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Attend a mesmerizing performance where a diverse array of world-class productions, from Broadway shows to thought-provoking plays, awaits to captivate audiences and add a touch of theatrical joy to your calendar.

Denver Art Museum Getty Images

Cripple Creek Ice Castles
Feel like heading out for a longer day trip? Embark on a winter journey beyond Denver to the enchanting Ice Castles in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Although it’s a drive from our south Denver communities, the experience that awaits is undoubtedly worth the trip. Marvel at the intricate ice sculptures and dazzling displays that transform this small town into a frozen wonderland. The Ice Castles offer a unique and magical adventure, creating a fairy-tale-like atmosphere with towering ice formations, illuminated tunnels, and frozen thrones. Don your warmest winter gear, embrace the chilly adventure, and prepare to be transported to a world of frosty enchantment that promises memories to last a lifetime.

Ice Castles Colorado Getty Images

Winter in the Denver Metro area is not a season to endure but a time to enjoy. Whether you're carving through snowy slopes, exploring festivals downtown, or immersing yourself in captivating ice castles, the Mile High City has something for everyone. Remember — with so many days of sunshine, Colorado offers plenty of temperate days all winter long. If you’re looking to find that perfect home in the Denver area, click here to schedule a tour!

0 Comment

Leave a Comment

*Required Fields

Thank you for submitting your comment!


Get the latest community news and Shea updates via email and text

*Required Fields


Keep an eye on your inbox for all the latest news and updates from Shea, including tips for buying a home, community info, and more.

Back to top

Contact Shea Homes

How Can We Help You?

Interest List


Receive news and email updates about communities you like.

Request a Tour


Request to schedule a tour with one of our representatives.

General Inquiries


Submit a request for information or leave a comment.

Service Request

Service Request

For current homeowners to contact customer care.