Family Winter Mountaineering And Backcountry Weekend
March 3 – March 5, 2017
At YMCA of the Rockies, we let nature inspire our family fitness. That’s why this winter, we’ll be hosting our second annual “Family Winter Mountaineering and Backcountry Weekend!” Bordered on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park is the perfect place to mountaineer with your family into the national park.
We’ll be hosting family snowshoe hikes, backcountry ski meet ups, outdoor winter survival trainings, winter ecology hikes and much more. We’ll have guest speakers, excursions for every level of experience, and demos by popular mountaineering equipment brands such as LOWA, Montbell, and much more!
No registration required for YMCA of the Rockies Lodging Guests! Make your lodging reservations for the Family Mountaineering Weekend here.
Not lodging with us? Day pass required for admission to weekend activities.
Day Pass fee of $20 per person age 13+ for Non-YMCA of the Rockies Members
Tentative Schedule: (subject to change)
Friday night kick off: Guests on property are welcome to join us for a meet and greet Friday evening. Enjoy some refreshments and a short film to get you in the spirit of the weekend!
Educational and informational sessions: Gather for educational sessions this morning! Spend time honing in on skills like beacon search, search and rescue, and mountaineering skills. Enjoy meeting other families at our meet ups, chat about the weekend or your next adventure! Sessions will be an hour and a half long.
Child activities: Story time, child yoga, hot chocolate mixers will be available throughout the morning.
Family Programs: Enjoy what the YMCA of the Rockies has to offer! Programs will be running throughout the afternoon. Enjoy some time at the Craft and Design Center, rent some ice skates, or take a dip in our indoor pool.
Vendor Hall: Starting at 3:00 our Vendor Hall will be open. Retailers like will be sharing their new products for 2017. Bring your tote bag and be ready to go home with swag! Raffle will be every hour throughout the vendor hall.
Keynote Speaker: TBD Stay tuned!
Excursions: Get out with your family or enjoy testing your limits on a snowshoe hike! Morning excursions will be available for all levels of adventure.