STAY ACTIVE INDOORS
21 N. Nevada Ave., 634-9099, climbcityrock.com
Part indoor climbing center, part gymnasium and part climbing school, this downtown Colorado Springs is great for climbers unwilling to venture out into the snow and ice. The highest climbing routes are 43 feet above the ground, and while you'll be secured with ropes, you will definitely feel gravity's pull. There's also yoga, fitness classes and a cafe. A day pass is $15 and equipment rental is extra.
MEMORIAL PARK RECREATION CENTER
280 S. Union Blvd., 385-5984, ppymca.org
The four outdoor swimming locations operated by the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region might be closed, but this indoor water park is sure to make the kids happy, with a waterslide and play area. There's also a hot tub and workout room. A day pass is $8 for adults and $6 for ages 3-17.
9230 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, 1-303-768-9000, skyventurecolorado.com
Go skydiving without ever stepping in a plane. A powerful wind tunnel creates the experience of flying, with instructors on-hand to ensure a safe takeoff and landing. Introductory flight packages start at $52 for 2 minutes of flight.
WOODWARD AT COPPER
Copper Mountain Resort, 509 Copper Road, Copper Mountain, 1-888-350-1544, woodwardatcopper.com
Why wait until the snow has fallen to brush up on skiing and snowboarding? Ski area Copper Mountain has a massive indoor facility where you can practice skiing and riding after the lifts close, ride a bike or skateboard on the indoor park or fly into the air on giant trampolines. Prices vary and lessons and classes are available.
BRECKENRIDGE RECREATION CENTER
880 Airport Road, Breckenridge, 1-970-453-1734, townofbreckenridge.com
For those ski trips when the kids are tired or cold, the city-owned Breckenridge Recreation Center on Airport Road offers two climbing walls, an indoor pool and slide, basketball, racquetball and tennis courts. Day passes are $15 for adults, $7.50 for kids.
R. SCOTT RAPPOLD, SRAPPOLD@GAZETTE.COM