High-mountain ice rinks
Strap on your blades and glide across the ice at these slick resorts
No activity better defines winter than ice-skating. Some of the Rockies’ best ski resorts offer skating under the sun–or stars–as a genteel alternative to blasting down the ski slopes.These are some of our favorites.
Beaver Creek, Colorado. The lovely 9,750-square-foot BlackFamily Ice Rink, in the heart of elegant Beaver Creek Village, is resurfaced to a glossy smoothness every three hours. On some evenings the resort’s mascots–Pinecone the Bear, Reggie thePenguin, and Melvin the Moose–skate with youngsters. $2, $7 rentals. (970) 845-9090 or www.beavercreek.com.CP]
Keystone, Colorado. This 5-acre frozen lake is as immaculately maintained as a king-size skating rink. The resort puts on special activities such as hockey clinics, “glow bug skating” for kids, and ice shows. $6, $4 rentals. (800) 468-5004, (970) 496-4386, or www.keystoneresort.com.