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Your Guide to Group Retreats

November 08, 2021

YMCA of the Rockies properties boast acres of wide-open space with activities, meeting space, and lodging.

Plan your group retreat at YMCA of the Rockies! Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch offer unsurpassed views and year-round access to the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Both YMCA of the Rockies locations offer the best in affordable lodging, amenities and activities, along with beautiful meeting spaces, full conference services, buffet-style meals and catering. Lodging options include hotel-style lodge rooms and large retreat cabins. Whichever location you choose to visit, our staff will make your group feel like you are at home and part of our YMCA of the Rockies family.

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With more than 5,100 acres near Winter Park, Colorado, Snow Mountain Ranch is a unique reunion and group destination in the Rocky Mountains. Outdoor chapels and pavilions offer group gathering space where participants will enjoy fresh air and inspiring views. Indoor meeting spaces suit most group sizes and needs. Some of our larger meeting spaces include: 

  • Indian Peaks Lodge: Accommodates up to 315 
  • Schlessman Commons: Comfortably seats 200 

Available group activities:

  • Campfire rings
  • Canoeing *
  • Climbing wall
  • Craft shop
  • Dog sledding *
  • Guided hikes 
  • Challenge courses *
  • Zip line *
  • Ice skating *
  • Indoor pool session
  • …and more!

*Starred activities are seasonal and weather dependant.

Click here for the Snow Mountain Ranch Group Planning Guide.


Estes Park Center is adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park. It offers plenty of space to gather—indoor and out— with outdoor chapels, fire rings, athletic fields and amphitheaters. Included meeting rooms accommodate anywhere from 15 to 450 people. If your group requires more space, we offer the following options:  

  • Ruesch Auditorium:* Fixed tiered seating for 800 
  • Assembly Hall:* Seats 1,300 
  • Longhouse* Seats 2,500

* Additional fee. Guaranteed booking.

Available group activities:

  • Archery
  • Campfire rings *
  • Climbing wall
  • Family fun night
  • Guided hikes 
  • High ropes course *
  • Night walk
  • Orientation & Icebreakers
  • Roller skating
  • …and more!

*Starred activities are seasonal and weather dependant.

Click here for the Estes Park Center Group Planning Guide

Assigned Categories: Estes Park Center, Snow Mountain Ranch

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