Top Winter Activities for Kids in Telluride

Kids on a sled

Gorgeous Telluride, Colorado, offers some of the best skiing opportunities that can be found anywhere, and it’s a great winter vacation destination for the entire family. You will all enjoy the natural beauty of the area, and Telluride offers some amazing winter activities that are sure to put a smile on every child’s face.

Winter Fun for Kids

Whether you want to get out and play in that wonderful snow or find a place inside for winter fun, you are sure to enjoy some quality time playing with your children during your Telluride winter vacation. Relax and have a wonderful time at any or all of these great seasonal activities.


Child sledding in Telluride

Sledding down the perfect hill is often among your most cherished childhood memories, and your children can experience an awesome sledding experience during your visit. Firecracker Hill has made the sledding dreams of many children come true, and you’ll find it near the Telluride Town Park. You’ll also find a nice variety of sled rentals at the Nordic Center, and you can call 970-728-1144 for more information.

Ice Skating

You’ll find both indoor and outdoor ice-skating opportunities in the Telluride Town Park. At the Hanley Rink, you’ll find a refrigerated, NHL-size hockey rink that is completely enclosed. The outdoor ice-skating option is on a natural, non-refrigerated rink that is open seasonally from mid-December to mid-February, and there is a warming hut available to escape the cold temperatures.


In Telluride, children as young as age 2 can enjoy some safe, fun skiing time. Parents may feel free to hit the slopes while the children have some very special lessons at the Telluride Ski School, which is located at the Telluride Ski Resort. Groups are arranged by age to offer your child age- and skill-specific learning experiences. Lunch is included for all age categories, and you may call 970-728-7545 for more information.

Child skiing in Telluride
  • Cubs (Ages 2-4): In this introductory class, a personal ski instructor will teach your child about the sport through special games and some fun sliding-around time on their skis in a safe area. This age group is kept outside for no longer than one hour.
  • Otters (Ages 3-4): Beloved mascot, Olivia the Otter, helps your little ones enjoy their time in class. The ski instructor offers a valuable learning experience while encouraging fun in order to provide a positive experience.
  • Bears (Ages 5-6): With the help of the Morris the Bear mascot, this program is geared towards getting the children on the slopes for the perfect interactive learning experience. This involves a full day of learning to safely navigate the mountain.
  • Eagles Alpine (Ages 7-14): This program is for every skill level, and it’s designed to take your child to their next level of ability. Both skiing and snowboarding skills are taught by professionals.

Sleigh Rides

An amazing experience awaits you in Telluride in the form of an awesome sleigh pulled by two gorgeous Belgian draft horses that are known as Clyde and Frank. The sleigh can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people, and you can expect a wonderful ride as you dash through the woods and fields of snow. Reservations are required by calling 970-728-9611.

Have Fun With Us This Winter

Here at Telluride Vacation Rentals, we have a wonderful selection of luxury homes and condos that will comfortably accommodate your entire family and give your children plenty of room to play. Lock in your reservations today for one of our rentals that is near all of these wonderful winter activities for you to enjoy with your children.

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