Colorado’s Winter Wonderland

Just outside of Steamboat Springs, home of the world famous Steamboat Ski Resort, you’ll find a quiet escape where you can experience winter as its best.

Your all-inclusive winter vacation at Vista Verde combines the amenities of a luxury Colorado resort with the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of a ranch vacation.  Hideout in a cozy log cabin with private hot tub and enjoy delicious, freshly prepared meals in between adventures out in the snow.  At Vista Verde you can count on small guest counts, personal service and warm Western hospitality.

Christmas and New Year’s weeks are perfect for families looking for a unique way to celebrate the holidays.  Then, we shift into our adult-only vacation times from early January until mid-February.  When President’s Day weekend rolls around, the kid’s program kicks back into gear and we’re open for families from then, through our March spring break weeks.  The ranch closes for the season late-March when the snow starts to melt away.

So, how are you going to plan your time at Vista Verde?  You tell us what you want to do each day. Your day, your way! All you have to do is choose from our many winter activities below, and then our guides will take it from there with instruction, equipment and adventure.

Skiing
Skiing

A Cross Country skiing vacation at Vista Verde means you can try a variety of styles of Nordic skiing from classic to skate to back country.

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Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing

The joy of snowshoeing is getting out and soaking up the backcountry without having to worry about technique or form.

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Horse Program
Horse Program

Whether you are coming with the focus of our top notch riding program or just want to ride a little to take a break from skiing, we’ll get you in the saddle, having fun and learning!

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Fat Biking
Fat Biking

These fat tire bicycles allow you to ride around on the packed trails and experience a sport that has previously been not accessible in the winter months here in Colorado.

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Kids Program
Kids Program

Families and dude ranch vacations go hand in hand. But the fun doesn’t stop when the aspens lose their leaves! At Vista Verde, our reputation for an excellent kid’s program continues in the winter months.

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Snow Tubing
Snow Tubing

All the fun of tubing, with a snowmobile ride back up the hill!

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Sleigh Rides
Sleigh Rides

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

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Yoga
Yoga

It’s an active vacation, and our all-levels yoga classes allow you to stretch out any sore muscles while you relax and unwind.

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Photography
Photography

Are you frustrated that your pictures aren’t turning out as well as you’d like? Do you have a new camera that you don’t understand how to use? Would you like to be able to take better nature pictures?

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CULINARY CLASSES
CULINARY CLASSES

Learn from the best chefs around! Our chefs will share their best tips in a weekly cooking class as well as a wine tasting.

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MASSAGE
MASSAGE

Let go of the city stress with a relaxing massage under the watchful hands of our talented therapist.

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OPTIONAL ADVENTURES
OPTIONAL ADVENTURES

Off-ranch adventures such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, skiing at the Steamboat Ski Resort, and more.

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What does a typical week look like at Vista Verde in Winter?