Just outside of Steamboat Springs, home of the world famous Steamboat Ski Resort, you’ll find a quiet escape where you can experience winter at 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 after 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.
Below you may explore the various activities offered throughout the winter season. Please keep in mind that most of these activities are weather dependent, so the options may vary depending on the snow conditions. You can look at sample schedules at the bottom of this page.
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!SEE MORE
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