Snow is lightly falling, cocoa is ready on the stove, and your warmest winter layers keep you cozy… It’s that magical time of year! Heading to the mountains in wintertime can be the perfect getaway in a season that makes us feel like staying inside is the only option. Especially this year, we have all spent so much time cooped up. As this winter approaches, spend more time outdoors and take advantage of winter sports to help those chilly months feel not just bearable but enjoyable! Where better to spend wintry time outdoors than Colorado? Plan your getaway now!
Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, CO offers its guests amazing, well-kept trails for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, and fat tire biking in the spring and summer. Snowshoeing is a relaxing and low-stress way to hike safely through snow. For those who want to try something new, or a little more challenging, give Nordic skiing a shot. Also known as cross-country skiing, Nordic skiing is when the toe is affixed to the ski and allows the heel to move. Hone your skills on beautifully scenic trails. Snow Mountain Ranch boasts approximately 75 miles of trails for skiers and snowshoers alike. Beginning skiers can stick to the comfortable loops near the Nordic Center itself. Nordic skiers that are looking for a challenge have the option of lengthier trails and harder terrain.
Snow Mountain Ranch is located just a 1.5 hours drive from Denver, making it a perfect weekend destination. It is also accessible by daily Amtrak service. With flexible rental times and lessons, you can take the whole family and everyone can get what they want. Equipment half day rental begins at 1 PM, so you can sleep in, have a relaxing morning, and still get the most out of your vacation. Early riser? Great! Try out some individual lessons, group lessons (maximum of 6 people), and make sure to fuel up for your long day with some lunch at the Skinny Ski Cafe. Bring the kids along and enroll them in the Children’s Learn to Ski Program, which ends in a Nordic ski festival. Snow Mountain Ranch has even more to offer! Guests are able to try out ice skating, tubing, dog sledding and sleigh rides. Some skiers in your group might be looking for more challenging terrain. In that case, guests will also have access to Winter Park, Mary Jane, and Granby Ranch downhill skiing sites.
Think about it: Crisp mountain air and fresh snow. Amazing mountain views. Space to clear your mind. Finding true joy in the cold. Try out Nordic skiing, or one of their many other activities, at Snow Mountain Ranch now! Experience a winter wonderland like never before and book your trip for this upcoming season.
We are all trying to travel safely right now, and Snow Mountain Ranch is taking that safety seriously. The Ranch has a thorough description of their Covid-19 precautions here. It will open Thanksgiving weekend for winter operation.