Fun in The Snow

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Snow Mountain Ranch, near Winter Park, is a great place to have some fun all year round. There are endless activities that happen every single day.

Snow Mountain Ranch, near Winter Park, is a great place to have some fun all year round. There are endless activities that happen every single day. When you first drive in there is a building where you can get all the information for all the great activities. There is also a gift shop and a restaurant inside. The gift shop has a pretty big variety of things to buy and the restaurant has great food.

 

There are lots of activities including ice-skating, roller-skating, swimming, sledding, tubing, crafts, scavenger hunts, horseback riding and my favorite, sleigh rides. They are all so fun! Only $15 per person will buy you a daily pass to do all these activities except for horseback riding and the sleigh rides.
 

 

The sleigh rides are my favorite because of the horses. During the little stop to roast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate I interviewed my tour guide, Amy Steinhauer who works at Sombrero Stables. She told me that she has been working there since December 18, 2011 and, for such a short time, she is really good at it. Before you go make sure that you call ahead and make arrangements. The tour times are 12:00, 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 dinner ride and 7:00. During the break in the middle of the dinner ride, you get to eat steak, trout or chicken that was cooked over the fire. On all the other rides, you get to roast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate during the stop in the middle.

 

Snow Mountain Ranch is a great place to spend a day at or a great place to camp at for a few days. If you stay for only a day, you might not get everything in so it is a little better if you stay longer. Either way is still fun!
This is a great place for family fun. You will always be able to find some kind of new activity to do. Everyday there is something that was not there yesterday. For more information on Snow Mountain Ranch, go to www.ymcarockies.org/snow-mountain-ranch-winter-park-colorado.