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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.


Cabin Reservations for Winter/Spring Open October 7!

Cabin Reservations for Winter/Spring Open Oct 7!

GENERAL PUBLIC CABIN BOOKINGS Non-members can book cabins starting October 7, 2015 for dates ranging from 12/1/15 to 5/31/16. ONLINE: Starting at 12:01 AM (MT) PHONE: 888-613-9622 Starting at 7:00 AM (MT) Become a member and book your cabin earlier! Learn more at Please note that we have the following minimum night stays in cabins, lodge rooms, and yurts at Snow Mountain Ranch: Cabins: 12/18/15 – 1/2/16: 4 night minimum stay 1/8/16 – 2/6/16: 2 night minimum stay on weekends 2/12/16 – 2/14/16: 3 night minimum stay 2/19/16 – 4/2/16: 2 night minimum stay on weekends Lodge Rooms: 12/26/15 – 1/2/16: 2 night minimum stay 1/15/16 – 1/17/16: 2 night minimum stay 2/12/16 …

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In this month’s Outdoor Education Blog, we will profile some of our Outdoor Education Instructors from this fall season. Snow Mountain Ranch’s Outdoor Education Program hosted nearly 700 students from all over Colorado. It was a very successful season, and the teachers and chaperones had some very nice things to say about our high-quality instructors. These students engaged in various ecology and geology classes, teambuilding, and adventure activities like zip-line, high ropes course, and rock climbing. Ana Cassaro, a native of Brazil, has wanted to be a biologist for many years, but has learned a lot through our Outdoor Education Training. “As someone that has always wanted to be a …

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October Outdoor Education Blog

on Oct 1st, 2015

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Winter in the Rocky Mountains is unforgettable and that’s why we love winter at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. Being nestled on three sides by the Rocky Mountain National Park, sharing our grounds with herds of elk, experiencing a truly white Christmas and telling stories by the fireplace – winter is the coziest here. Although there are several reasons to love winter in the Rockies, we’ve got our favorite top 10 reasons why this winter is a great time to stay at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park: Reason 1: Snowshoeing Snowshoeing is one of our favorite activities at YMCA of the Rockies. Not only do we have …

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Top 5 Reasons to Stay in Estes Park This Winter

on Sep 29th, 2015

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Steve Petersen, Snow Mountain Ranch Chaplain We sat down with our Chaplain, Steve Petersen, to ask him about his favorite spots at Snow Mountain Ranch to take a load off, sit back, relax and reflect. When you’re looking for a place to connect with your spiritual self a bit deeper or just need a place to become inspired, take it from Steve and visit these top five places: 1. The Waterfall: The waterfall is a beautiful place to sit and pray or have a discussion with friends about God.  Several things contribute to its number one status; 1) sights, the trees, rocks, and water combine to create a beautiful spot, 2) …

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Top 5 Places at Snow Mountain Ranch for Spiritual Reflection

on Aug 25th, 2015

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Guest blog post by Kristin Schell. Sometimes we’re called to take a few steps out the door and into the front yard to offer love and hospitality in the neighborhood. And then sometimes we’re called to take a giant leap to a neighborhood on the other side of the world. For me, setting the table with a cross-cultural friendship looks like going to Russia. Twenty-five years ago I participated in a cultural exchange program to Irkutsk, Siberia. I never dreamed I would go back, but in just a few weeks, Tony and I, along with our oldest son, Will, will travel to Russia with a group from the YMCA of the …

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To Russia with Love

on Aug 14th, 2015

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