Winter Activities in and around Ouray County
Ouray Ice Skating Rink
Brown Bear Cabins are 3 miles from the Ice Rink.
The ice at the Ouray Ice Rink is created naturally by the cold night time temperatures of winter. Depending upon the weather, the rink is typically open from mid December until late February or early March - providing hours of fun. The rink is lit at night for the special experience of skating under the stars. The small warming hut provides shelter when needed, but most people stay warm simply from the activity of skating.
Bring your own skates, or you may rent ice skates at the Ouray Hot Springs Pool.
Every winter broomball and hockey leagues are formed for those who desire a little playful competition on the ice.
Lee's Ski Hill
Brown Bear Cabins are 4 miles from Lee's Ski Hill.
Located on 3rd Avenue near 4th Street, Lee's Ski Hill operates from noon to 5 PM on week-ends and Holidays, and after school during the week (from 3:30 to 5 PM). Skiers and snowboarders flock to Ouray's ski hill, especially after one of the famous San Juan Mountain storms leaves a wallop of new snow
Vinegar Hill - Sledding
Brown Bear Cabins are 4 miles from Vinegar Hill.
For more than 100 years the City of Ouray has closed a one block section of 5th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) to provide a place for the youth, and young at heart, to go sledding. This north facing hill is typically closed to vehicle traffic (but opened for sleds, tubes, and toboggans) from Mid-December to early March, depending upon winter conditions. Bring your own sleds, warm clothes, and enjoy an afternoon on this historic local sledding hill.
Ouray Hot Springs Pool
Brown Bear Cabins are 4 miles from the Pool.
This year-round hot springs, most noteworthy, has been operating since 1927. It is certainly large, holding 750,000 gallons of sulfur-free mineral water. Similarly, other great minerals also include iron, manganese, zinc, fluoride, and potassium.
The Park is open annually from mid December to late March.
for your stay. We are 5 miles from the Ice Park, just off of Hwy 550, quick and easy access.
Enjoy sitting by the gas fire table out back and enjoy the fresh mountain air. We have enough room for 8 guests!