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Old 11-02-2015, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Hey guys,

Hurt my back, so no snowboarding for me this winter. Looking for recommendation for winter activities in the mountains that are not snowboarding / skiing.

So far I have the following ideas:
1. Snowshoeing with the dogs
2. Hot springs (can only visit once or twice)
3. Dog sledding

Looking for more recommendations, and I bet others will benefit from the cool ideas we get here.



Thanks!
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Could you snowboard gentle pitches? Touring is where it's at for me. I had hip surgery a few years ago and can't ski moguls all day like I used to, but I love touring. It's all about the hike. I don't do anything too steep because I'm scared of avalanches, so anything that could slide is out. It means that the ski down is pretty gentle and in untouched powder.

Go get a split board and some skins.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:28 AM
 
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Cross country skiing?
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Snowmobiling, attending ice races, ice fishing, ice skating, zip lines.

Skiiing, toboggan, or tubing may be options of done on mild slopes. Otherwise, you may run a risk of hurting yourself further.
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