Skiing, Fishing, Creating and Climbing! Improve or discover a new pastime by leaning on those with expertise in their sport or craft. Whether you’re adding to an existing skill set or are a complete novice, pack these teachable moments into your Glenwood Springs vacation plans.
Add a new experience to your Glenwood Springs vacation. A trip away from home provides an ideal opportunity to pursue novelty activities or enhance your current skills. With their wealth of knowledge, teachers and guides provide learners with value-added experiences. Whether it’s carving turns, tying flies or painting landscapes, Glenwood’s mentors make practicing new-to-you activities entertaining and engaging.
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Skiing and Riding.
With 700 acres of skiable terrain, half of which is designated beginner and intermediate, Sunlight Mountain Resort is famous for its family-friendly atmosphere. The vibe is laid-back and easy-going, perfect conditions for the ups and downs of learning to ski or ride. Sunlight’s group lessons are a great way to begin. Not only are you matched with a top-notch instructor, you also get the benefit of learning from others in your class. Sunlight offers 2-hour and 4-hour group lessons for both kids and adults that begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily.
At the confluence of two rivers and with proximity to Gold Medal designated waters, Glenwood Springs is the epicenter of Colorado river and stream fishing. Fishing guides and outfitters have decades of experience on these waterways and know all the best fishing holes. No experience? No problem. Begin with classroom instruction and dry land practice, then head to the river to give the real thing a try. For those with some fly-fishing background, get tips on how to cast farther, tie a variety of knots or expand your entomology knowledge. Glenwood’s fishing experts offer a learning options that include group lessons, wading experiences and float trips.
Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Permission granted to channel your inner artist. Even if you’ve only ever drawn stick figures and doodles, Create! Art & Essence in Glenwood Springs invites you to have fun, socialize and let your imagination loose. Professional artists will give you all the tips, tricks and tools you need to make wall-worthy artwork. The studio offers a full calendar that includes family classes, open paint studio, wine and paint, date night and a kid’s canvas club. Inspiration awaits. Add a creative element to your Glenwood Springs getaway at Create! Art & Essence.
For anyone who has dreamed of going vertical, Glenwood Climbing Guides are the local experts who will help you summit new heights. They know the area better than anyone. In fact, the most popular climbs in the area were established by owner Mike Schneiter, who, along with his team, has led the way in maintaining trails, bridges and climbing routes in Rifle Mountain Park and Glenwood Canyon. In addition to individualized lessons, Glenwood Climbing Guides has a history of offering fun, insightful instruction like a Gym to Crag Clinic to introduce people to rock climbing, ice climbing classes for beginners through advanced and even workshops on the psychological aspects of vertical ascents.