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Located near Winter Park, Rocky Mountain National Park & Grand Lake, Snow Mountain Ranch offers a wholesome environment where friends, families & groups enjoy a tranquil setting, more activities than anywhere else & quality time together.

You can fill your day and nights at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA with our programs and activities. Every season brings fun and excitement for the entire family. Whether you are looking for adventure or a relaxing stroll, we can set you on your way.

Our Mission: YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  We will accomplish this by serving conferences of a religious, educational, or recreational nature; providing unifying experiences for families; offering traditional summer camping experiences for boys and girls; and serving our staff with leadership opportunities and productive work experiences.


Events at YMCA of the Rockies & Estes Park

Snow Mountain Ranch Stampede: 42k Skate Race/Classic Race

Races and Special Events for the 2015-2016 Winter Season Coming Soon! Snow Mountain Stampede March 5, 2016 Freestyle 10K, 21K, 42K Classic 10K, 21K, 42K Start times: 42K Classic 9:30am, 21K Classic 9:40am, 42K Skate 10:00am, 21K Skate 10:10am, 10K Skate and Classic 10:20am. Awards: 1-3 Overall in each event.  1-2 in each age group class. Age groups are as follows: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39,40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.  If you place in an event overall you will not qualify for an age group award. Post Race Barbecue:  Each paid entry will include one ticket for the post race lunch at the Skinny Ski Cafe.   Register with …

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Recently, YMCA of the Rockies –Camp Chief Ouray leaders Kathy Stanish and Matthew Sullivan teamed up with Middle Park High School teacher Jack Dugwyler to bring the Youth in Government program to six local students from Middle Park High School (MPHS) in Granby, CO. Youth in Government is a YMCA of Metropolitan Denver-sponsored event that gives students first-hand knowledge of how government works. According to the Denver YMCA website, “for three months every year, students learn about the state’s democratic system, and how laws and government shape people’s lives. They explore all major aspects of state government, filling roles as politicians, lobbyists, attorneys, and journalists.” Rachel Sloan, State Director of …

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Youth in Government – Middle Park High School and YMCA of the Rockies

on Dec 2nd, 2015

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If you can walk, you can snowshoe!  Snowshoeing is a great way to explore Estes Park Center and our neighbor, Rocky Mountain National Park, when the snow starts accumulating.  Our Program Department offers snowshoe rentals in the Sweet Memorial Program Building for $10 per day for adults (ages 13+) and $5 per day for children 12 and younger; learn more here. For trails that don’t have enough snow for snowshoeing, but are still hard packed and icy, we also offer microspikes for the same price as snowshoe rentals; microspikes provide great traction and safety on icy trails and are very useful in the early winter and spring. Our staff will …

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Snowshoeing at Estes Park Center

on Nov 17th, 2015

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We love holidays at YMCA of the Rockies! With Halloween around the corner, we wanted to offer up some really neat, last minute ideas for your costume! Instead of the typical Halloween characters, why not relate it to the history of the Rocky Mountain National Park? Here are a few historical characters to go as this year. They are sure to turn heads and get people asking you a lot of questions. Why not give someone a history lesson? Side not: These costumes are inherently hipster… but let’s be honest, these guys were cool before it was cool to be cool.  John Muir: He was an naturalist and early advocate of …

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Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas – Rocky Mountain Edition

on Oct 29th, 2015

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New Fat Bike Race Series, Skills Camps & Clinics, Winter Nordic Festival and Guided Snowshoe Tours will highlight the event-filled season This winter will mark the first full Nordic season for new Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Director Bill Pierce, and he’s wasted no time making huge strides in innovating the center’s winter programming, trail conditions and special events calendar. “The mission of the YMCA of the Rockies and Snow Mountain Ranch is to ‘put Christian Principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all’,” Pierce says. “I saw huge opportunity to incorporate all of those pillars, but especially ‘body’, …

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Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center to Open for Winter Season on November 14

on Oct 28th, 2015

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