What’s happening in Glenwood
Winter on the mountain
When frost settles in and snow starts to fall, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers families a fun way to beat the winter doldrums—Winter on the Mountain.
Visitors hop on a tram for a scenic ride to the top of Iron Mountain before taking in a display of more than a half-million lights, a 24-foot animated Christmas tree, and other holiday displays. Families can snuggle together around outdoor fire pits while roasting s’mores and sipping hot cocoa.
Winter on the Mountain also entertains families with thrill rides such as an illuminated alpine coaster and the Soaring Eagle zip ride. A daily or multi-day pass also gives unlimited visits to the 4-D motion theater and laser tag arena, plus tours through the historic Glenwood Caverns and Fairy Caves.
Pass options are:
$39 for two single-day passes ($78 value)
$78 for four single-day passes ($156 value)
Winter on the Mountain is closed Mondays through Thursdays, except Nov. 21–30 and Dec. 19 through Jan. 4. It is also closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27) and Christmas Day (Dec. 25). Some rides and attractions are subject to availability and weather.
Hot Springs sale
The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool’s Sport Shop’s biggest sale of the year is planned Black Friday.
The post-Thanksgiving Day sale includes 40 percent off select merchandise and 60 percent off sale rack items. The Sport Shop will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28 with the sale continuing through closing time at 8 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 30.
Ski, Swim and Stay
The Hot Springs Lodge is also offering a Ski, Swim and Stay package.
Ski or board at Sunlight Mountain Resort for the day and then soak tired muscles in the World’s Largest Hot Springs Pool. One kid (12 and under) per paying adult will receive free lift ticket.
The package is available Dec. 6, 2014 through April 5, 2015. There are no free kid’s ski lift tickets during blackout dates: Dec. 25 through Jan. 5.
Sunlight Mountain is a mid-scale ski hill for beginners, intermediates, and experts with diverse terrain. A restaurant base restaurant and bar and ski school programs are available. All runs lead to one base.
The package includes:
Lodging in your choice of accommodations
Full hot breakfast served at the poolside Grill
Unlimited hot springs pool access with stay
One Sunlight Mountain lift ticket per night (per adult)
One free lift ticket for kids,12 and under, per night (per paying adult)
Transportation to and from mountain (set times)
Glenwood Vaudeville Review Holiday Show will be running from Nov. 28 through Jan. 3 at 915 Grand Avenue.
Doors open Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
During the holiday season there is an additional 6:30 p.m. Sunday show and added shows on Christmas and New Years Eve.
Call 970-945-9699 for more information.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will host a shopping kickoff event on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Colorado Mountain College/Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Visitor Center, located at 802 Grand Avenue in downtown Glenwood Springs.
Sweet ColoraDough is co-sponsoring the event and will provide complimentary coffee and doughnuts. The Glenwood Springs Chamber will be doing drawings throughout the morning and will give away twenty-five $25 American Express gift cards to encourage shopping at small businesses that day.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 970-945-6589.