Colorado offers an incredible array of recreation activities, that carry the tourism industry year-round. Best known for downhill skiing, Colorado offers many world class ski resorts that accumulate several feet of champagne powder each year. Backcountry hut systems throughout the state offer a winter wilderness experience. Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice climbing and snowshoeing are other popular winter activities.
Summer activities include hiking, road biking, camping, fishing, rock climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, whitewater rafting, kayaking and mountain biking. Colorado's vast terrain includes everything from deep canyons to high mountains for exciting recreational opportunities.