snow near Colorado Springs?

Oct 29th, 2005, 01:56 PM
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snow near Colorado Springs?

How far and where, from Colorado Springs, do we need to go to show the grandkids snow and let them try sledding??
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Oct 29th, 2005, 05:44 PM
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Depends on the time of year and even that's unpredictible. We've had snow as late as July, but we've also had a complete lack of snow in the dead of winter, so it's hard to say. The higher you go, the better your chances, so I'd suggest you head for the hills - go up Highway 24 heading west. You might encounter snow in the Woodland Park area, which is about a 45 minute drive west of CS, but then again, it all depends on the weather gods.

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Oct 29th, 2005, 07:52 PM
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Head toward the nearest ski area.
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Nov 1st, 2005, 12:05 PM
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Thanks. I've heard of Woodland Park. And we will be in Colorado Springs the week before Christmas.
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Nov 1st, 2005, 05:02 PM
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Woodland Park's weather does not vary significantly from Colorado. It's higher in altitude so the snow may last a little longer but they don't keep snow on the ground unless it's a particularly harsh winter.

Today is the first day of November and it was 61 degrees at my house just outside of Colorado Springs.

I recommend Breckenridge - about a 3 hour drive. There is a great park with a fantastic sledding hill. I believe you take Adams St. off of the mainstreet. You'll go left if you're coming from W-470 or right if took Hwy. 24 from the Springs. You'll go about 3 blocks and the road will "T". Go right and you'll dead-end at the park.

Does anyone know if there is sledding at Loveland Basin or near Idaho Springs.

December isn't generally a big snow month in Colorado Springs but, if you get lucky, you'll be able to find some sledding around town. Just ask around.
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Nov 2nd, 2005, 12:54 AM
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We had snow driving over the Independence pass on our way to Aspen on September 26 2002.Paul
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