The winter blues settle in when people get sick of staying indoors, watching the same reruns, and knitting tiny mittens for their house centipedes. Get back to nature and out of that teeming lair of insects with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a two-day snowshoe rental for people two from Mountain Chalet (a $40 value).
Since 1968, Mountain Chalet has been outfitting trailblazers of all ages with the gear needed to conquer the great outdoors. A duo of wintry adventurers can strap on snow-sneakers and snatch up a pair of poles for two days of traversing the scenic trails of the Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak region, where snowy conditions are ideal for setting up lucrative italian-ice stands. Sage staff members stand by to fit customers with the proper shoe size and instruct them in basic snow-strolling techniques. After employees advise them on the best routes to avoid encounters with pushy yetis peddling haphazard toboggans, customers are ready to scale such trails as the Stanley Canyon or the Garden of the Gods. Stock up on wintry gear in Mountain Chalet's outdoor-equipment shop with an outstanding array of gloves, hats, and other survival trappings.
Downtown Colorado Springs
226 N Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903