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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.  Register for current activities here. 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.

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Events at YMCA of the Rockies & Estes Park

Bear Grylls Survival Academy – 24hr Family Course

THE WORLD’S MOST RECOGNIZABLE FACE OF SURVIVAL AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURE BRINGS THE ULTIMATE IN SELF-RESCUE SKILLS, DELIVERED BY HIS HANDPICKED TEAM OF HIGHLY TRAINED EXPERTS, TO SNOW MOUNTAIN RANCH AGAIN THIS SUMMER. THIS IS A RARE CHANCE FOR LUCKY OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS AND FAMILIES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE TO BE TAUGHT BEAR’S EXTREME SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES ON ‘THE MOST CHALLENGING BUT EMPOWERING SURVIVAL COURSES ON THE PLANET.’ Techniques taught will include, how to build and light a fire, how to navigate by day and night with no map or compass, survival knife skills, stalking, making and setting traps and foraging for natural wild food. At the end of the first day you …

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On Wednesday, July 27th, 2016, International staff from all corners of the globe will gather on the Ruesch Auditorium porch for an evening of fun and cultural knowledge.  Staff members will have information tables where guests can learn more about their country’s culture, food, and customs.  The event will run from 5-7 PM with around 20 countries represented.  Don’t miss this great opportunity!  

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12th Annual International Fair

on Jul 20th, 2016

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As of this summer, there is a new addition to the Mootz Family Craft and Design Center at the Estes Park Center, a glass fusing section! Use colored glass to make bowls, wind chimes, plates, spoon rests, jewelry, and more! Teaching a basic introduction to glass fusing is Jo Lorimor, a professional artist. Lorimer spent the last 12 years teaching fused glass classes in La Penita, Mexico. This is her first time to the YMCA and we are glad to have her. Guests can assemble precut glass on their project, which is then fired in a kiln overnight. Different temperatures are used to fire the glass, ranging from 1380 to …

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New Glass Fusing at the Mootz Family Craft and Design Center

on Jun 10th, 2016

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Every year, thousands of people pass through the YMCA of the Rockies and Rocky Mountain National Park to explore all of the hikes the area has to offer. In Estes Park, several stores and the YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Sweet Memorial building sell trail tag patches with the names of hikes in the park. There are over 100 tags and over 350 miles of hiking. Something special that the YMCA of the Rockies offers is the Hiking Club Program. There are five different tiers to this program: 100, 250, 500, 750, and 1000 miles hiked. With each tier comes its own unique patch, specific to the YMCA …

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YMCA of the Rockies Mile Hiking Club

on Jun 1st, 2016

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The world’s most recognizable face of survival and outdoor adventure is bringing the ultimate class in self-rescue skills to Snow Mountain Ranch again this summer! This is a rare opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to learn Bear’s extreme survival techniques through “the most challenging but empowering survival courses on the planet.” Participants will learn improvised wilderness first aid, emergency shelter builds, harsh terrain navigation by day and night without a map or compass, rope skills for crossing difficult terrain, survival knife skills, fire lighting, foraging for food by setting snares and traps, and dynamic self rescue techniques in this intense, 24 hour course. Each adult course is limited to 12 participants, ages 18+. Each registration for …

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Bear Grylls Survival Academy

on May 13th, 2016

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