10 great recommendations to enjoy winter sports in the USA (Part 2)

3. Rock climbing in Colorado

Located in a closed canyon in southwest Colorado, Ouray is one of the most dreamy Rocky Mountain towns in the state. Here, the mountain range extends right down to the village, home to a resort with pleasant hot springs and a unique winter sport: ice climbing. To try climbing the front of an icy waterfall, you must go to Ouray Ice Park, located a two-mile stretch of the Uncompahgre Gorge.

For the first time in its kind, the ice park is free and open to the public and attracts climbers from around the world. If you have never climbed before, an introductory lesson is required. San Juan Mountain Guides offers some different course options and pricing including all equipment.

4. Ice Biking in New York

Since debuting at the re-planned waterfront of Buffalo last December, ice biking has become a big hit. The ice bike is equipped with a stainless steel frame with blades, allowing cyclists to continuously surf along the ice in Canalside, a 33,000-square-foot frozen rink built on a replica of the Erie Canal already each run through Buffalo city center. This sport is purely home-grown because the bicycles are manufactured at a Buffalo-based company, General Welding and Fabricating, and they are considered the first public rental of this type in the United States.

5. Cosmic Tubing in New Hampshire

Want to immerse yourself in nature? Visit Granite Gorge Ski Area in New Hampshire on Saturday night. Here you can play Cosmic tubing from 18:00 to 21:00. Wear it warmly and spin down the slope inside the two-person pipe at a specially designed park. The mountain glows neon thanks to black lights, fluorescent lights, lighting, and even a disco ball while a DJ plays live music with the mountain sound system.