Celebrate Winter in Ouray
With a blanket of snow and the twinkle of colorful lights, Ouray just exudes holiday spirit. We’re bundling up for another fantastic winter season and invite you to celebrate a peaceful and relaxing holiday season with us in the Switzerland of America.
During the early winter season let Ouray's WinterFest events be your cheery answer to holiday stress! Ouray is a relaxing, friendly and spirit-filled getaway from the stress of the holiday season. We are here for you with friendly shop owners, unique treasures for your loved ones, great treats, soothing sulfur free hot springs, soft beds, and unique winter culture and adventure for the whole family! Upcoming events include a solstice stargazing night, New Year’s Celebrations and Fireworks, Ice Rink Games and Soups & Toddies at the Ouray Ice Park. For full details on weekly events, click here.
Ouray has been a special destination of world travelers for more than 100 years. This small intimate community is nestled in some of the most rugged and towering peaks of the Rockies. Set at the narrow head of a valley at 7,792 feet and surrounded on three sides with 13,000 foot snowcapped peaks - Ouray is home to hundreds of miles of historic Jeep roads, sulfur-free hot springs with stunning views and the world-famous Ouray Ice Park.
Remarkably, two-thirds of Ouray's original Victorian structures, are still occupied, and have been lovingly restored in order to preserve their turn-of-the-century charm.