4 Fun Denver Winter Activities in 2023

The recent snowfall in Denver in late October gave us a glimpse into the winter months ahead. Even though the snow has melted and temperatures have temporarily risen, there’s a hint of more snowfall in the air.

Soon, we will be embracing the cold, enjoying the snow, and making the most of the chilly season. And the best part? You don’t have to travel in traffic to mountain towns like Breck and Vail for a taste of winter magic. There are some fun local wintery adventures, both new and old, very close to and in the Mile High City.

1. Rooftop ‘Ice’ Skating at Pindustry On Ice, Greenwood Village:

Get ready to experience winter fun with a view on top of Pindustry’s 2,400 sq. ft. SkyDeck in Greenwood Village! This winter, the Denver metro area will witness the grand opening of rooftop ice skating at Pindustry On Ice on November 24. Picture yourself gliding on their synthetic ‘ice-skating’ rink with epic mountain views as your backdrop. For just $15 per hour of skating and skate rentals available for $5, you can enjoy the feeling of real ice skating while relishing themed food and drinks, including delightful treats like winter-themed cocktails and s’mores.

After you are done ice skating, you can head down to the main level for duck pin bowling, arcade games, cocktails, and more! This is a great place to bring your RMFlex workout buddies, a date, or family! Pindustry is only about a 14-24 minute drive from Rocky Mountain Flex.

Also, they are hosting their grand opening party on November 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring a silent disco, snow machine, 360-degree photo booth, hot chocolate bar, ice luge, and more. Remember to dress up in your best 80s-themed winter gear to win a day Ski Pass to A-Basin!

Address: 7939 E Arapahoe Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80112

Website: https://www.thepindustry.com/pindustryonice

2. Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park Presented by Southwest:

For more classic winter fun, head to the Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park, a beloved tradition in the Mile High City since 2009. Skyline Park is at the heart of

Denver’s downtown located between 15th and 18th streets along Arapahoe Street. With skyline views, this outdoor ice skating rink offers complimentary skating if you bring your own ice skates. Otherwise, skate rentals for adults are $11 and $9 for kids 12 and under. Opening day is on Monday, November 20th, 2023 at 5 p.m. and runs through February, depending on the weather. So bring your family and friends for a fantastic day or evening of ice skating, surrounded by festive decorations and the urban spirit of downtown Denver.

Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to ice skate there during the 2023 and 2024 winter seasons because the city is planning to fully update Skyline Park. It will be closed for renovations from November 2025 through the end of 2026 to make it even better than ever!

Address: Located in Skyline at 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO 80202

Website: https://www.winterindenver.com/rink

3. Colorado’s Newest Ski Area, Hoedown Hill near Fort Collins:

Exciting news for Denver skiers and snowboarders! Hoedown Hill is Windsor, CO’s newest ski area about 14 miles southeast of Fort Collins. The hill is located at the highest point of Windsor at Raindance National Golf Course and is set to open its slopes fully by Christmas 2023. This unique year-round activity center boasts skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and snow tubing opportunities in the winter season. While the hill offers about 120 feet of vertical gain, it features runs ranging from green to black, two terrain parks, and even nighttime skiing. Forget traditional lifts; Hoedown Hill will have four moving carpets instead of gondolas. Hoedown Hill is claiming that Windsor will be the home of the longest tubing hill in America. Without traffic, it’s only an hour’s drive from RMFlex. Not bad for a close skiing and snowboarding option near Denver!

And that’s not all – in the summer, get ready for mountain biking, hiking, ziplining, and concerts for a fun-filled experience throughout the year.

Address: 1781 RainDance National, Windsor, CO 80550

Website: https://hoedownhill.com/

4. Echo Mountain in Idaho Springs:

Nestled just 35 miles from Rocky Mountain Flex in downtown Denver, Echo Mountain has 60 acres of skiable area. It offers a diverse winter experience suitable for everyone, from advanced beginners to seasoned veterans. This mostly intermediate mountain invites you to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and tubing under the starlit sky, offering a unique and authentic Colorado experience. With night skiing, a full rental fleet (including gear and clothing), and a brand-new tubing hill, Echo Mountain guarantees a day filled with fun. So, check the snow report, gear up, and hit the slopes for an exhilarating adventure close to home.

Address: 19285 CO-103, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 

Website: https://echomtn.com/

Rocky Mountain Flex Fitness members know how to work hard but they also know how to play hard. That is especially true once the colder months roll in. Embrace the winter wonders of Denver and its surrounding areas. Whether you’re gliding on rooftop ‘ice,’ twirling on downtown rinks, shredding down the slopes of Hoedown Hill, or enjoying Echo Mountain, these activities promise endless fun. 

If you’re in need of some ski and snowboard pre-ride conditioning, check out some of these exercises that you can do in our indoor 20 yard turf training area or talk to one of our skilled personal trainers

In the meantime, stay active, stay warm, and most importantly, have a blast exploring these winter activities close to Denver!

If you are not yet a gym member of RMFlex and are looking for a gym in Denver to call “home”, then sign up for our 7-Day trial pass to come check out our newly expanded gym facility.

If you are local to Denver, we would love for you to come take a look and try out the gym! Sign up for our 7-Day trial pass to see if RMFlex is a good fit for you!