There is all sorts of winter fun at Snow Mountain Ranch.
Cabins ranging from 2-5 bedrooms, hotel-style lodge rooms and yurts. For groups and reunions, we offer large retreat cabins that sleep up to 42 people. Complimentary Nordic ski and snowshoe trail passes, along with ice skating, sledding and tubing are included in your stay. Guests staying in lodge rooms receive two complimentary breakfasts.
Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center, located just 12 miles north of Winter Park, is open daily and offers more than 100km of groomed well-marked trails for beginner to expert cross country skiers, and has 15km of snowshoe specific trails. Passes are complimentary to YMCA of the Rockies members and overnight guests. Adult trail pass $20, child (6-12) $10, 5 and younger free.
There is an ice skating rink near the Nordic Center. Skate rental is free for members and overnight guests. Rentals included in day pass purchase for non-members and non-overnight guests. $20 per adult (13+), $10 per child, free for children under five.
Experience the thrill with 16 Alaskan Huskies at Snow Mountain Ranch. On Thursdays and Saturdays, come for a presentation about the sport, followed by a two mile ride through open meadows that offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains. On Fridays, special advanced trips with an extra dose of adrenaline are offered for visitors who have completed the two mile ride. Advance reservations are required.
Snow Mountain Ranch has its own fat bike rental fleet and more than 40km of dedicated trails perfect for the big-wheel enthusiasts! This year, Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center will hold a progressive fat bike race series with distances from 10k to 40k over more than three races.
Let the experts at Snow Mountain Ranch take you on a guided complimentary snowshoe tour of some of their most scenic breathtaking locations like the historic Rowley Homestead of the Waterfall Trail. Round up the whole family for this free adventure. There’s even hot chocolate and s’mores! Snow Mountain Ranch has snowshoe equipment for rent at the Nordic Center.
Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch offers you a choice of hot cocoa sleigh rides with a campfire stop for cocoa and marshmallows, or dinner sleigh rides complete with a home-cooked Colorado meal, served in an indoor, heated, western dining hall. Private one-horse open sleighs also available. Experienced guides can take you on an hour horseback trail ride (ages eight and older) into the winter mountain countryside. Ask about lead-around pony rides for the little cowpoke! Reservations required. 970-887-1999, www.sombrero.com.