The clock is ticking toward the holidays and you have yet to wrap a gift for that one person on your list. How about giving the gift of a Wyoming winter experience? It checks all the boxes: An experience is thoughtful, gives time together with loved ones (or a much-needed break), supports local business, and can arrive in an inbox before the stroke of midnight on the eve of the holidays. What are these magical gifts, you ask? Read below for 17 unique ideas.


Winter Cabin Vee Bar Guest Ranch

1. A Wyoming Winter Cabin Staycation

Whether you rough it in the woods or go for the all-inclusive amenities, there is a cabin getaway with your name on it here in southeastern Wyoming. Get cozy and prop up your feet with a deck of cards and the ones who matter most.



2. A Snowmobile Guide Trip or Day Rental

Whether it's your first time sledding or you are a seasoned mountain expert, nothing beats scheduling an outing blasting through the snow on a bluebird Wyoming day. Our outfitters have everything you need to get you started, warm, and up on the mountain.



3. Ski or Snowshoe Rentals for a day or weekend

Try a new hobby or introduce your loved ones to one of your favorites, with nordic skis, snowshoes, snowboards, downhill skis, and skate skis at Laramie's Fast Haus Ski & Bike, Laramie's Basecamp, or Westgate Sports.



Black Diamond Snowy Range Ski Area
4. Holiday lift tickets to Snowy Range Ski Area

Book a weekend of lift tickets and make it a getaway experience up at Snowy Range Ski. With lessons, free parking, and easy access, it's no wonder people are skipping the lines and skyrocketing prices to the south.



5. Laramie Spa Day with a Manicure and Pedicure

Treat yourself! Gift cards to a local spa are always a win, or schedule the activity ahead to remove the guesswork.



winter weekend itinerary

6. Movie night

Snag a gift certificate at WyoMovies Laramie or Regal Fox Cinemas, or book tickets ahead to your favorite headliner for a fantastic movie night, complete with snacks.



Asian Food Laramie Wyoming

7. Gift certificates to your favorite Laramie restaurants

Our tasty eats are Guy Fieri Approved and can warm you on any winter day. Give the gift of an excuse to splurge on dessert and appetizers too!



8. Artsy Classes

Laramie is full of talented artists running art studios offering up activities and classes, like Science Loves Art, Art & Soul Pottery, and Pop-Up Paint Party. For a longer experience, look at classes from Siren Studios at the Laramie Plains Civic Center, where you can learn to throw clay pottery.



UW Berry Center9. A Museum Date

There are a number of museums in Laramie ranging from free to inexpensive, for everything from a wild west experience or a deep dive into the prehistoric. The museums are one of our favorite things about living in a western University town.


10. An entry for the annual Hattie Fishing Derby from West Laramie Fly Store 

This is a gift that can pay off for your favorite ice-fishing aficionado, in the form of fantastic cash grand prizes! Join them in their ice hut with a heater and brews for the full weekend experience this January.


11. A yoga class or membership from Hot Power Yoga or Seek Yoga Studio

Heat up those joints in winter with hot yoga or relax with traditional yoga flow classes at Seek.


Four people roasting smores over a campfire.

12. An annual day use or camping permit to Wyoming State Parks or the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest

These are the gifts that keep giving year-round! Print someone their pass and they'll have free parking for a weekend activity outdoors at any time. Plus they offer up early bird discounts on your pass this time of year!


13. Family Fun Activities

You can fill a full day with family-friendly fun here in Laramie! A night of bowling at Laramie Lanes is fun for the whole crew. Book an escape room at All Points West or time at LEAP Ninja Warrior Fitness to round out a full day of activities.


14. Crafty Classes

Lori at Cowgirl Yarn is always scheduling fun events and classes for your yarnies, or hit up Quilt Essentials for your favorite quilter of the family.


15. Event tickets

There are always events happening in Laramie. Gift tickets to an upcoming musician, University performance, or planetarium show. Teenage Bottlerocket, anyone?



Ice Skating at Ice & Events Center

16. Ice skating at Laramie Ice & Event Center

Skate rentals, hockey, and public ice time are a family favorite, as well as the perfect winter date.



Boutique Shopping at Poppy's in Laramie

17. Gift Certificates from their favorite shops

Take the guesswork out of the gift and give a gift certificate! As a bonus, Downtown Laramie offers gift certificates to any shop in downtown, so you don't even have to choose the store.



Make the most of the holidays when you give the gift of winter memories full of Wyoming experiences.