Snowshoeing in Vail is an easy way to see some of the most beautiful parts of Vail in the winter. Escape the hustle of bustle and step into the quiet of nature as you explore and discover the snowy trails. These are our favorite snowshoe experiences:
1. The Vail Nordic Center: When snow blankets the Vail Golf Club, it becomes the full-service Vail Nordic Center, where you can snowshoe on 10 kilometers of scenic trails. Rentals are available.
2. Walking Mountains Discover Center atop Vail Mountain: Although the aspen leaves are gone, and many animals migrate or hibernate during the winter months, Walking Mountains Science Center’s free snowshoe hikes are the perfect way to discover nature’s resilience! Whether you are looking to explore the quiet, snowy Colorado backcountry or looking to escape the busy ski slopes, our free snowshoe hikes are perfect for curious visitors and locals alike. Our Family Snowshoe Exploration introduces your little ones to North America’s first sport, snowshoeing! Our naturalists will take you on a gentle walk and introduce the family to winter nature on the mountain. Evening snowshoe tours are a unique way to meet the amazing natural characters of Vail Mountain that become more perceptible after the skiers leave.
3. Walking Mountains in Avon: Offers guided backcountry snowshoe excursions with a naturalist guide each Tuesday and Thursday into the White River National Forest! Perfect for those seeking a tranquil winter experience far from the ski slopes, these hikes offer the perfect introduction to winter backcountry exploration.
4. The Krueger Family Shamrock Shuffle: This 5K and 10K race and the kids’ 1K fun run will celebrate all things green in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day! The snowshoe event takes place on the Vail Nordic Center trails and includes race categories for snowshoes and Yaktrax, as well as a non-prize-eligible running shoe category.