Things to Do in Denver in Winter

Spend the Season at Union Station

There are so many things to do in Denver in the winter — whether you want to stay in downtown Denver to experience all of our favorite annual holiday events, or enjoy a skiing adventure in the mountains, let The Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station be your guide to the best of the season!

"Must-Do" Denver Union Station Holiday Events

The Grand Illumination
See the lighting of our extravagant Christmas tree on November 29, 2019.
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Santa at the Station
For the first four Sundays in December (December 1 - December 22),
visit with Santa in The Great Hall.
10:00am - 4:00pm

New Years Eve Party
Our party on December 31 in the Great Hall sells out year after year –
see why for yourself and ring in 2020 at Denver Union Station
9:00pm - 1:00am

Head to The Mountains for Skiing!

With numerous means of transportation and several Colorado ski resorts within a 1-2 hour drive from The Crawford Hotel, getting to the mountains from downtown Denver has never been easier! Avoid the stress of driving and instead ride the Winter Park Express Ski Train or The Snowstang Shuttle Bus, regularly leaving directly from Denver Union Station. Depart the hotel at 7:00am and hit the slopes by 9:00am at any of the following local ski resorts. The Crawford Hotel is one of the most convenient Denver hotels for visitors wanting to work and play in the city and break away to the Rocky Mountains for a day of powder!

Our Favorite Ski Resorts

Winter Park Ski Resort
85 minutes - 66 miles from The Crawford Hotel. Take the Winter Park Express Ski Train direct to/from Denver Union Station!
(970) 726-1564

Loveland Ski Area
1 hour - 56 miles from The Crawford Hotel. Take The Snowstang Shuttle Bus directly to/from Loveland Ski Area at Denver Union Station!
(303) 569-3203

Eldora Mountain Resort
75 minutes - 50 miles from The Crawford Hotel
(303) 440-8700

Copper Mountain Ski Resort
90 minutes - 78 miles from The Crawford Hotel
(866) 841-2481

Keystone Ski Resort
90 minutes - 75 miles from The Crawford Hotel
(800) 344-8878

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
90 minutes - 80 miles from The Crawford Hotel. Take The Snowstang Shuttle Bus directly to/from Arapahoe Basin at Denver Union Station!
(888) 272-7246

Breckenridge Ski Resort
95 minutes - 82 miles from The Crawford Hotel
(800) 789-7669

Vail Ski Resort
2 hours - 98 miles from The Crawford Hotel
(970) 754-0015