“Winter Feels Good” is the snowsports industry’s promotional slogan, and Winter Trails Day 2012 on Saturday, January 7, is designed to provide a no-cost and easy way to sample winter outdoor activities and an opportunity to try equipment on your own or go on a group tour. Problem is that in much of the country’s snowbelt, it doesn’t feel much like winter at all.
Here in Colorado where there is some snow in the high country, the show willl go on. Winter Trails Day activities have ebbed and flowed over the years, with more scheduled some years than others. The big event hosted by REI is snowshoe-only — no cross-country skiing. It takes place at Echo Lake along Colorado Hwy. 103 between Bergen Park and Idaho Springs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and features hundreds of demo snowshoes for adults and children, guided hikes, snow activities, outdoor gear displays and free giveaways. For more information, call 303-756-3100.