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Holiday Magic at Snow Mountain Ranch

November 11, 2021

Experience holiday magic in the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch!

Experience holiday magic in the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch! Cut down your Christmas tree right on our property then enjoy the cozy winter wonderland on at the Snow Mountain Ranch library.
Make it a holiday getaway! Book your lodging online or call a reservation agent at 888- 613- 9622.

Christmas Tree Cutting Experience

Gather your loved ones and set out on an adventure through the Snow Mountain Ranch forest to find the perfect Christmas tree. All you have to bring is your Christmas spirit, we’ll provide the rest! Come cut down your Christmas tree with us any day of the week starting November 26, 2021 through December 20, 2021! Just visit the Program building, present your ticket, and pick up all the tools you need to cut down your perfect Christmas tree. Snow Mountain Ranch will provide hand saws and twine so you can cut down your tree, you must strap it to your car yourself. You’re welcome to bring your own tools, however chainsaws and other electric tools are prohibited. 

Cozy Winter Wonderland

Immerse yourself in the coziness of winter every weekend starting Thanksgiving weekend through December with the Cozy Winter Wonderland at the Snow Mountain Ranch Library. This special event will take place from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Sundays starting Thanksgiving weekend through December.. The Cozy Winter Wonderland event will include holiday blanket crafts, hot cocoa and hot apple cider, and a holiday story time. 

Holiday Crafts

Make-your-own holiday cheer this year at Snow Mountain Ranch with daily holiday crafts offered at the Craft Shop! 

Holiday Photo Scavenger Hunt

Take an adventure around the Snow Mountain Ranch property and get in the holiday spirit with the holiday photo scavenger hunt! This program is available every day during December. Visit the Program building to get the special game code to start completing your holiday missions.

Reindeer Games at the Kiva 

We’ve got Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and…wait…not those reindeer! Join us at the Kiva every Saturday in December at 10 a.m. to play the Snow Mountain Ranch Reindeer Games! We will have games like the reindeer ring toss, reindeer relay races, and more!

Build-Your-Own Gingerbread House

We’ll bring the tools, you bring the creativity! Get decorating and test your architectural skills by building your very own gingerbread house! Meet in the Day Camp Building at 10 a.m. each Sunday morning through the month of December to participate. 

Cross-Country Candy Canes

What’s better than cross-country skiing? Candy canes! What happened when you combine them? Holiday magic. Every Friday through Sunday in December, stop by the Nordic Center on your way to hit the trails and pick up a refreshing candy cane to enjoy while you take breaks during your ski. **
** Trail use weather dependent. 

Holiday Movie Nights

Make sure to catch the showing of some of your favorite holiday movies every Thursday through December 23, 2021 at 7 p.m. in the Day Camp Building!

Gift Wrapping Service

We all love giving gifts, but sometimes wrapping them can be a challenge. Let us help you give the perfect gift with our gift wrapping service! Stop by the Program Office daily from November 26 through December 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and let us beautifully wrap your gifts for you!

Winter Sleigh Rides

Over the river and through the woods… or at least through the Snow Mountain Ranch property! The 45-minute to an hour sleigh ride is a winding journey through the Rocky Mountains. Glide past snow-frosted pines and scenic mountain vistas. This affordable excursion is the perfect outing for the whole family to get in the holiday spirit! Book your ride through Snow Mountain Stables through their website, or by calling 970-509-9089. **
** This activity is weather-dependent. Sleigh rides can only run if snow allows.

Santa Present Delivery

For those guests spending Christmas with us, we have a special surprise for your kids! Beginning at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Santa Clause and his elves will make their way through the property and deliver presents! If you would like your family to be included in this gift-delivery, make sure to sign up at the Program Office by 5 p.m. on December 23.

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