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YMCA Wins Good Housekeeping Magazine Award!

April 13, 2023

We are proud to announce our accolade from Good Housekeeping Magazine! 

YMCA of the Rockies announced today that both of its Colorado mountain properties - Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch - have been recognized in Good Housekeeping’s 2023 Family Travel Awards.

Good Housekeeping recognizes winners based on attributes important to family travel such as convenience, value, service, quality, safety, innovation, and inclusion. Analysts visited cities, resorts and local attractions to provide first-hand feedback on their experiences and surveyed responses from over 3,000 consumers who have taken recent trips to share their favorite vacation experiences.

YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center was named Best Activity-Filled Mountain Stay by Good Housekeeping. Located at the gateway of the treasured Rocky Mountain National Park, the property was recognized for its free family programming, guided nature walks and hikes, rock climbing, arts and craft center, and affordable lodgings starting at $89 per night. Additional family-friendly activities located on-site include archery, creating keepsakes in the craft center, playing miniature golf or tennis, roller skating, indoor swimming, and more.

Snow Mountain Ranch, located on 5,000 acres outside of Winter Park, Colorado, was recognized as Family Fun Mountain for its “winter wonderland” atmosphere featuring “incredible dog-sledding experience plus Nordic skiing, sleigh rides, snowshoeing and ice skating.” Summer activities highlighted included the popular tubing hill, children’s fishing hole, and zip line course. In addition to hotel-style lodge rooms and larger cabins, Snow Mountain Ranch’s yurt village was also highlighted, available to guests from June through October.

The full list of Good Housekeeping’s 2023 Family Travel Awards can be found at

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