Winter Sports

Choose from the following to find a site: Velocity Basin


The San Juan Mountains offer many backcountry winter activities; however, visitors to the backcountry should exercise extreme caution. 

Know Before You Go 

The San Juan National Forest may seem like a winter wonderland, but venturing into the backcountry in winter takes experience and skill. 


CAIC winter logo

Colorado Avalance Information Center website: Always check current snow and weather conditions before heading into the backcountry.


Winter Recreation Tips

Winter Recreation Tips: Follow these recommendations to stay safe this winter.


Resources to Help Plan Your Adventure

Looking to snowshoe, ski, snowmoblile? Or maybe take the kids sledding? Check out our excellent resources below to help you decide where to explore and enjoy the San Juan Mountains this winter.

San Juan National Forest Winter Trail Information and Maps

Partner Websites

visit durango

Information on all winter activities throughout San Juan Mountains

mancos chamber of commerce

Information on winter activities in the Mancos / Dolores region.

Visit pagosa springs

Information on all winter activities in the Pagosa Springs region


Areas & Activities