Looking for a powder paradise? Well, look no further. Nestled in the heart of the Bighorn Mountains, Sheridan, Wyoming is a haven for all sorts of winter activities. Whether you’re drawn to the thrill of snow sports, the tranquility of snowy trails, or simply the allure of a crackling fireplace in a historic lodge, Sheridan in winter promises moments of enchantment and unforgettable memories.
Winter is the perfect season to bring the whole family to Sheridan. While the temperatures may be cold, the welcome is always warm. Take the kids sledding at The Bowl or the Trail End State Historic Site, where the rushes of adrenaline will sure to tucker them out. Or, sit behind the glass at a Sheridan Hawks hockey game, where the energy levels are unmatched.
Sheridan’s WYO Winter Rodeo comes to town on February 10, 2024, and is something you won’t want to miss. Considered Wyoming’s wildest winter event, attendees at Sheridan County Fairgrounds can expect competitive Skijoring and vendors selling delicious treats. The popular event is perfect for the whole family, and exemplifies the charming winter spirit of Sheridan.
If you are looking for a little more thrill, the mountains of Sheridan are sure to impress. In the Northern Bighorn Mountains, Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area offers 3 lifts, 23 runs, and 1,000 feet of vertical rise on 225 acres for downhill or cross country skiing and snowboarding. Other activities to enjoy in the area include fat biking, nordic and snowshoe trails, backpacking, and snowmobiling through Wyoming’s finest powder.
Once you are ready to warm up, there are plenty of restaurants, breweries, shops, and places to stay in Sheridan. Downtown Sheridan, off Broadway and Main Street, you can expect to find everything from cozy cafes and upscale dining experiences. Antique shops, specialty stores and boutiques call out to the shopaholics, while comfortable inns await your slumber. For a more rustic experience of Sheridan, cabins and retreats are also a great place to call home for the night.