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A woman skiing | Source: Getty Images
A woman skiing | Source: Getty Images

Can You Go Skiing in Colombia? — All You Need to Know

Milla Sigaba
Jan 27, 2024
05:30 A.M.
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Skiing is an activity beloved by many, and enthusiasts will be happy to know that there are countries worldwide that make for the perfect skiing location — from Switzerland to Japan. However, can you go skiing in Colombia?

From keeping you fit to giving you breathtaking angles of stunning views, it is not hard to understand why people worldwide, from all backgrounds, love skiing so much.

Skiiers are also spoilt for choice when it comes to renowned skiing resorts worldwide — from Vermont to France and Japan. However, continue reading to find out if Colombia makes the list of countries where you can go skiing.

A man skiing | Source: Getty Images

A man skiing | Source: Getty Images

Can You Go Skiing in Colombia?

In the mid-20th century, skiing was quite prominent in Colombia, especially on the glacier of Nevado del Ruiz, where snow was quite extensive. Back then, snowing on the glacier could last for 15 days or more, making skiing conditions quite good.

However, the skiing scene in Colombia has become virtually non-existent over the years. Colombian glaciers have become relics atop their mountains, requiring protection by humanity.

This has seen skiing become an uncommon practice and even dangerous. It is still possible but very limited on the southwest side of Nevado del Ruiz.

The snowy peak of Tolima in Colombia | Source: Getty Images

The snowy peak of Tolima in Colombia | Source: Getty Images

Other Things to Do in Colombia

Although Colombia is not an ideal location for skiing, it still offers many other tourist attractions. This country's Caribbean coastline is a literal paradise, which you experience during clear-blue water snorkeling and diving on the tropical island of Providencia.

If you're looking to immerse yourself in nature fully, one thing you can do in Colombia is hike in Tayrona National Park. Lastly, a must when looking for things to do in Colombia is visiting Cali, the World Capital of Salsa, where you can swing your hips all night.

Unfortunately for skiing enthusiasts who would have loved to experience gliding through the Colombian snow, you'll be hard-pressed to come across skiing in this South American country. However, that shouldn't stop you from experiencing all the other fun activities Colombia has to offer.

If you're planning a trip to the Spanish-speaking country and happen to be traveling with a little one, make the journey easier with any of these six travel bags for moms.

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