Off Ranch Add-ons
We can hook you up with brand new experiences like dog sledding and powder cat skiing! If the thrill of cross country skiing is not thrilling enough here are some off-ranch activities to fulfill your adventurous or curious spirit. These activities can be arranged at an additional cost.
Steamboat Ski Resort
See for yourself why the Steamboat Ski Area is such a popular place to visit. And despite the popularity, the lift lines never seem to be that long. We’ll pack you a lunch and take you in right to the Gondola (about a 45 minute drive) so you can spend a full day skiing or snowboarding. Then we pick you up to return to the ranch for a soothing hot tub, delicious dinner and some evening entertainment. Lessons and equipment can easily arranged. For more information on ticket and lesson pricing visit www.steamboat.com.
Everyone should try dog sledding at least once. It’s one of those experiences our guests invariably want to write home about. You actually drive these highly-trained Huskies yourself on a scenic groomed trail. The dogs can sense a rookie, but once on the trail, they get into it and there’s nothing quite like it. The trip is around 2 hours, and there are two people per sled so you can take turns driving at the mid-way mark. If you are driving, there is some work involved helping drive the dogs.
Drive up to the Continental Divide or just take a spin for a few hours. Our well-equipped outfitter has the latest machines and is ready to take you on a great ride. Drive yourself or share a machine with a partner as a trained guide leads you in and out of the trees and open meadows. The snowmobile trips take place away from the ranch so the noise wont bother our guests who are staying behind for peace and quiet. Trip lengths vary from 2 hours to all-day. We recommend the 2 hour ride for first timers.
Powder Cat Skiing
Our Outfitter’s snow cats are ready to take you and your crew deep into the powder of Northern Colorado, where the skiing is epic and the snow is the best in the world. You will get to ski or snowboard in some of the deepest, driest and most consistent snowfall in all of the Rocky Mountains. You’ll look forward to returning to the ranch at the end of the day for a soak in your hot tub and a well deserved dinner in the Lodge.
And there’s more! Ice climbing, hot air ballooning and winter fly fishing can be arranged as well through our stable of trained outfitters in Steamboat Springs.