Gaylord Rockies Resort is now celebrating the wonders of winter.  Guests are invited to experience a memorable family vacation by evoking the charm of the chilliest of seasons during the resort’s annual Winterfest. In the peak of Colorado’s frosty winter, guests can take part in arctic-inspired, family-friendly fun from January 8 through Feb. 27, 2022.

Discover fun for the whole family as you step outside and skate or tube across the ice, explore the resort on a Jack Frost-themed scavenger hunt and embrace the winter chill by taking a dip in the heated indoor and outdoor pool at Arapahoe Springs Water Park.


Weekly events and activities include: 

  • Glacier Point: An outdoor adventure area featuring snow tubing, ice skating, snow merry-go-round, snowdrift mini-golf and ice bumper cars.
  • Snow Park: Glacier Point celebrates everything snow and ice. Kids (and kids at heart) will enjoy building a snowman, making snow angels or just playing in the snow.
  • Winter Art Studio: Let your inner artist come to life while creating winter-inspired arts and crafts.
  • Jack Frost’s Frigid Finds Scavenger Hunt: Find frosty fun around every turn in Jack Frost’s Frigid Finds Scavenger Hunt. Search high and low for clues throughout the resort to find answers to an array of polar puzzles.
  • LIGHT!: Inspired by the high gusts across the Mile High City, LIGHT! is an artistic take on the wind and its effect on the landscapes of Colorado. The beauty is revealed in the ever-changing art formed by the influence and power of nature’s fury.
  • Campfire & S’mores: Gather by the fire with friends and family and toast ooey-gooey s’mores under the stars.
  • Family Movies: Grab some snacks and spend the evening watching family-friendly movies.
  • Frost’s Poolside Meltdown: Shake off the Colorado snow and defrost with your winter host and enjoy games and fun at Arapahoe Springs.
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop®: Bring imagination to life with Build-A-Bear Workshop®! Experience the Make-Your-Own fun by adding stuffing and taking part in our one-of-a-kind Heart Ceremony. Personalize furry friends with outfits, accessories, sounds, and scents.
  • Live Animal Encounters: In partnership with Nature’s Educators, learn about wildlife and develop a healthy respect and understanding of all animals.
  • Wildlife Rescue presented by bubly™: This virtual experience guides guests to track down endangered species and help ensure they’re monitored for their protection. The adventure highlights indigenous animals and, with the magic of augmented reality, brings them to life before your eyes!


Also available, for those desiring a relaxing and rejuvenating winter escape is Relâche Spa. Guests can drift into a state of tranquility while enjoying Winter Wellness massage, facial and pedicure treatments with the benefits of eucalyptus, known to be high in antioxidants to promote relaxation and reduce pain. Treatments include Restful Ritual to calm the skin while boosting the immune system, a Circadian Eucalyptus Facial allowing guests to enjoy an immune-enhancing customized facial and Winter Wonderland for guests to pamper their hands and feet this winter season.


Overnight packages are available featuring special guest room rates, event tickets and resort credit. For more information about Winterfest events at Gaylord Rockies, or to book an overnight stay, packages or tickets, guests may visit