Winter in Westcliffe

Be as active as you want to be—seek adventure or get cozy.


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Westcliffe is known for our panoramic mountain views. So, you can imagine how majestic it looks with a dusting of snow over our jagged peaks. Take a stroll through our quaint downtown on a sunny winter day, and you might feel like you’ve been dropped into the scene of a Hallmark Christmas movie.

Not only is the backdrop ideal, so is the weather. Many newcomers are surprised to find winters in Westcliffe to be quite mild with our semi-arid, low-humidity climate.  

While snow falls on the valley floor, it usually doesn’t last long.

And yet, you can head up a mountain trail in minutes to play in the snow.

Colorado is, of course, known for skiing. And while Westcliffe isn’t a ski town, for those who enjoy the sport, it’s really the best of both worlds…

Easy access to world-class skiing and jaw-dropping mountain scenery–without the ski town prices (and crazy crowds!)

For more info on winter sports, check out our guide.

Just a few of the winter activities you can enjoy