Optional Adventures for your Colorado winter vacation

In addition to all the winter activities at the ranch, we can also set you up with brand new experiences like dog sledding, and powder cat skiing through our great outfitters! 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 a good night’s sleep. Lessons and equipment can easily arranged. For more information on ticket and lesson pricing visit www.steamboat.com.

Dog Sledding

Everyone should try dog sledding at least once. It’s one of those experiences our guests invariably want to write home about. You will actually drive these highly-trained Huskies yourself on a scenic groomed trail. The trip is around 2 hours, and there are two people per sled, so you take turns driving at the mid-way mark. Be prepared for a little effort and a lot of adventure!


Take a spin on our high performance snow machines up to the Continental Divide. Drive yourself or share a machine with a partner as one of our 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. The trip last 2 hours, and covers a lot of terrain from following the Elk River up the valley and ending up with scenic views of the surrounding mountains. We have noticed that children don’t tend to enjoy snowmobiling tours as much as they think they will, so we recommend this trip for just adults or teens who have a driver’s license.

Powder Cat Skiing

Heated 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.

Winter Fishing

Whether it’s fly fishing on a snowy river in Steamboat, or ice fishing in the middle of Steamboat Lake, we can arrange for a fishing experience whether you’re an avid angler or this is your first try at winter fishing.

Winter Driving School

Buckle up for some fun on a snowy driving track. The Bridgestone Winter Driving School offers 4 hour and all-day courses where you can learn how to handle winter driving safely. Have some fun sliding and slipping in a controlled environment, so when you get out on the road you don’t slide and slip when it matters!

Other Activities

And there’s more! Ice climbing and hot air ballooning can be arranged as well through our stable of trained outfitters in Steamboat Springs.