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Winter Naturalist Programs

Snowshoe activities will become available on December 1 or when snow conditions allow. Après activities will become available on December 1.

Snowshoe Adventures:

Group Snowshoe Tour:  Immerse yourself in this beautiful mountain landscape on a moderate snowshoe hike. This tour will invigorate your body, refresh your senses, soothe your soul and stimulate your mind while we explore and learn about this amazing ecosystem.          

            Every day of the winter from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Guests 12 years old and older welcome. Meet your guide at 10:15 in the fitness center located on the 4th floor of the resort.  Available at a cost of $40 per person.

Perfectly Paired Snowshoe Picnic:    Venture out on snowshoes to explore the forest on your way to historic Anderson’s Cabin. Once at the cabin, get cozy inside and enjoy a warm meal tailored to your tastes and food preferences. Finish the experience with a piping hot dessert cooked over the fire.

            Priced at $350 for up to 4 guests and $50 for each additional guest. Allow up to 2 1/2 hours.

Private Snowshoe Excursion:   Embark on the ultimate snowshoe adventure with this private tour adapted specifically to your fitness level, schedule and interests. Along the way, learn about this fascinating ecosystem or simply enjoy the quiet tranquility of the alpine forest. Upon return to hotel, enjoy a rejuvenating session at the spa’s oxygen bar.

            Priced at $200 for up to 4 guests and $40 for each additional guest. Allow up to 2 hours.

High Intensity Snowshoe Workout: Exercising at altitude, in the fresh mountain air is a great way to take your workout to the next level and make the most of the gorgeous scenery. This fitness experience begins with a 60 minute snowshoe workout followed by 30 minutes of stretching, and finishes with 15 minutes of rejuvenating oxygen and a healthy fresh pressed juice.

            Priced at $200 for up to 4 guests and $40 for each additional guest. Allow up to 2 hours.

Family Snowshoe Adventure: The whole family will fall in love with snowshoeing on this playful, interactive introduction to the sport!  After learning how to get around on top of the snow, travel through the forest on a search for animal tracks and signs, snap some amazing vacation photos, and end the adventure by playing in the snow.

            Priced at $200 for up to 4 guests and $40 for each additional guest. Allow up to 2 hours.

Stargazing Snowshoe Tour:   Nothing is more magical than venturing out on snowshoes to gaze up at the vibrant winter constellations and glowing Milky Way galaxy. On crisp clear evenings as well as snowy nights, there is a world of nocturnal beauty waiting to reveal itself to you. After 60 minutes of exploration, end the evening by relaxing in the Great Room with a warm cocktail included in the experience.

            Priced at $200 for up to 4 guests and $40 for each additional person. Allow up to 90 minutes.

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike:

            Watch the full moon rise while exploring the quiet slopes on snowshoes. This magical group experience is available on December 13, January 12, February 10, March 12 and April 10 at a cost of $40 per person.

For more information, or to make a reservation, please call (970) 343-1138.

Reservations are required for all snowshoe tours. Tours may be cancelled at the naturalist’s discretion if dangerous conditions are present. All tours meet at the fitness center, located on the fourth floor of the hotel unless other arrangements are made. A 20% service charge will be added to all tours. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled program will be subject to a cancellation of 50% of the total cost.


Après Naturalist Programs

The Rocky Mountain experience doesn’t end when the ski lifts close. Learn a new skill, meet other guests, and unwind with one of our unique après activities. If you are searching for something that better suits your schedule, private sessions can be accommodated.

Apres Ski Stretch Class:   Monday and Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Fitness Studio

            Relax and unwind after a day on the slopes in this calming stretch and meditation class. Using aromatherapy, sound therapy, and gentle stretches, this class will help loosen tight muscles and prepare your body and mind for your next adventure on the snow. Reservations are not required for this activity though space is limited; first come first served. This class is complimentary for hotel guests. A private one hour class can be booked at a cost of $200.

Cocoa and Cookies:    Saturday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Expresso 16 Coffee Shop

            Satisfy your sweet tooth while decorating decadent and delicious winter themed sugar cookies and enjoy a steaming mug of rich cocoa.

$20 per person includes a set of four sugar cookies and a warm mug of cocoa. Reservations are not required for this activity. Private cookie decorating is available at a cost of $120 for up to 4 guests and $20 for each additional guest.

Whiskey and Wood Burning:     Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Bachelor’s Lounge

            Enjoy a seasonal whiskey cocktail as you use a wood burning tool to etch a custom design into a set of rustic aspen wood coasters or a cutting board.

$50 per person includes a custom wood burning project and a seasonal whiskey cocktail. Available for guests 21 years of age and older. Reservations are required as space is limited. Private classes are available at a cost of $200 for up to 4 guests and $50 for each additional guest. Private classes may be extended to those under 21 years of age and include a “mocktail” for underage participants.

Lager and Leatherworking:  Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Bachelor’s Lounge

            Indulge in the spirit of the Wild West as you learn to stamp leather using a variety of lettering fonts and designs while enjoying a flight of Colorado microbrews.

$50 per person includes a custom leather working project and a flight of Colorado microbrew beers. Available for guests 21 years of age and older. Reservations are required as space is limited. Private classes are available at a cost of $200 for up to 4 guests and $50 for each additional guest. Private classes may be extended to those under 21 years of age and include a “mocktail” for underage participants.

For more information, or to make a reservation, please call (970) 343-1138.

A 20% service charge will be added to all paid programs. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled program will be subject to a cancellation of 50% of the total cost.