Winter Bucket List
by Danielle Meltz, Student Blogger
With the weather cooling down, most outdoor activities are coming to a close and some college students may be on the hunt for inexpensive winter activities. After being in Colorado for two years, here’s my winter activity bucket list on a budget.
Nothing makes me think of winter more than ice skating, and luckily I have two affordable options for you. The first, which is the cheaper and easier of the two, would be the ice rink at the rec center. Not the most magical, but at $2 for rental skates it’s a pretty convenient daytime event. The second option is Winterskate in Louisville. Ice skating outdoors in the winter time makes the twenty minute drive from campus and $7 for a ticket and rental skates worth it.
As someone who didn’t grow up around snow, I’ve never actually been sledding. But this is the year for me. You can go tubing or sledding while you’re at a ski resort such as Keystone for a little extra money, or you can join me in my makeshift sledding experience.
From cardboard to cushions here are some suggestions on homemade sleds. And if you want a good place to go, the incline at Chautauqua is supposed to be a pretty good spot.
Escaping the cold into a warm art museum where you can spend hours looking at local art work is always on my winter bucket list. For a free and nearby art museum, check out the CU Art Museum on campus. Their exhibitions are always changing, so you might have this on your bucket-list more than once this year.
Now this I’ve never done, but have always wanted to. Your love for hiking doesn’t have to end just because winter started. You can rent snowshoes at Fleet Feet for about $15 a day and $32 a weekend. You can pretty much snowshoe anywhere you like including Keystone, Estes Park, and Steamboat. Rocky Mountain National Park even has maps to show you where the dozens of trails you can explore. If you’re a first timer like me, here are some beginner snowshoeing tips.
The CU Theatre and Dance Department has a show this year called ‘A Broadway Christmas Carol.’ With tickets less than $25, this is a local and cost-efficient way to get you into the winter spirit. Since I try to see one CU play a semester, I’ve been eyeing this one for a while and can’t wait for the show to open.
There’s a ton of winter bucket-list activities to do in Colorado, so what’s on yours? Whatever you might fancy, winter is coming and so are some of the best activities Colorado has to offer.Share on Facebook