Welcome to Snow Mountain Ranch! We are glad you are joining us!
Snow Mountain Ranch is in its first stage of reopening after the COVID-19 crisis and we look forward to sharing our wide-open spaces, mountain views and fresh air with you! For your health and safety, we are making decisions about our operations based on our local and state health agency orders and guidelines. As a result, the guest experience at YMCA of the Rockies will be a little different this year.
As the COVID-19 situation develops and new recommendations and health orders are implemented, our processes and procedures are also changing in response. We are working hard to make sure your stay here is restful, relaxing and safe. Please be patient with us as we adjust to the new way of doing things.
GUEST SAFETY GUIDELINES AND PRACTICES
Consistent with Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Public Health Order 20-28 Safer at Home, YMCA of the Rockies is committed to protecting the health of our staff and our guests.
Current orders require the use of face coverings inside any business. This includes all buildings at Snow Mountain Ranch with the exception of your lodging unit. Please review our guidelines for when you should wear a mask on Snow Mountain Ranch property. We also request guests follow appropriate social distancing practices, maintaining a six-foot distance from other guests and staff. We encourage guests to bring their own hand sanitizer and use it after contact with high-touch areas.
YMCA of the Rockies staff members are following social distancing requirements, wearing face coverings and gloves as mandated, telecommuting whenever possible, practicing appropriate personal hygiene, and passing a daily temperature and symptom assessment.
YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch is committed to the health and safety of our guests and staff and has enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures. These cleaning protocols are recommended by the CDC and state and local public health officials.
All staff members are required to wear masks when working within 6-feet of others, and guests are required to wear masks when entering buildings or when in outdoor situations where a 6-foot distance is not possible. All staff members must pass a health screening before reporting to their shifts each day.
All public areas of YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch buildings are deeply sanitized on a regular basis using hospital-grade EPA approved agents and virus eliminating chemicals. High-touch areas are sanitized multiple times per day with CDC-recommended cleaning materials.
ARRIVAL/ CHECK-IN/ CHECK-OUT
You will receive a pre-arrival email allowing you to complete part of the registration process online. Please make every effort to submit this information prior to arriving at Snow Mountain Ranch, allowing us to minimize the time needed to complete your paperwork in person. Upon arrival, one member of your party may enter the Administration building to complete check-in process.
Every adult in your party will be required to sign a Guest Assumption of Risk Waiver. You may download it now and print and sign it to reduce the time spent checking in.
If possible, bring your own pen and be sure to wear your face mask. One-way traffic into and out of the building has been established. Please follow the signs.
For your safety, we are taking extra precautions to clean and disinfect your rooms before arrival. In order to minimize the possibility of spreading COVID-19 between our staff and guests, once you check into your lodging, our Housekeeping staff will not re-enter your room until you checkout. We will provide stations in each of the lodges where guests can exchange towels and pick up supplies. Guests can also go directly to our Linen Exchange center located in the Guest Coin Laundry.
When you check out, please leave your keys inside your lodge room, cabin or yurt. You will receive an email with a copy of your final folio. Do not go to the front desk unless you have an issue that cannot be resolved over the phone.
Be sure to check your pre-arrival emails and this webpage for the most current, specific information as your date of arrival gets closer. This page will be updated regularly as new information, processes and procedures are available.
PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
We suggest bringing board games, card games, and other activities from home to keep in your cabin during your stay.
Masks are required at all activities.
Please view our Activity Guide. If you’re participating in the climbing wall, please stop by the Program office prior to your activity to complete a waiver.
- Socially distanced outdoor spaces, including single picnic tables
- Mini Golf – Check out equipment at the Programs building
- Outdoor Volleyball-Check out equipment at the Programs building
- Tennis-Check out equipment at the Programs building
- Disc golf-Check out equipment at the Programs building
- Trails for hiking and biking (bike shop closed as of September 27)
- Take & Make Craft Kits
- Craft Shop-Limited capacity
- Photo & Video Scavenger Hunt
- Snow Mountain Stables
- Rowley Homestead
- Playgrounds-not sanitized – use at your own discretion
- Dog Park
- Pool (capacity of 20 people – click here for more information)
- Family Programs
- Archery *
- Climbing *
**Starred activities require registration. Please sign up here or visit Programs when you arrive for more information.
- Program/activity areas where gathering can occur
- Lobbies and Common Areas
- Zip Line
- Summer tubing hill
- Fire Rings
To get the latest information on the status of Rocky Mountain National Park, visit the Park’s website.
Below are the activities currently scheduled to be open for the winter season. This list is subject to change depending on state and local public health orders.
- Nordic Center
- Ice Skating
- Dog Sledding
- Sleigh Rides
- Fat Tire Bikes
- Roller Skating
- Craft Shop
- Family Programs
Snow Mountain Ranch is selling Day Passes for the fall season.
Due to current wildfire danger, Grand County entered a Stage 2 Fire Ban on August 13, 2020. This could affect your stay with us at Snow Mountain Ranch, and we want to make sure you are informed about any changes to your trip.
Due to the extreme dry and warm conditions, YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch has issued a ban on all wood-burning fires (indoor & outdoor) and charcoal grills. Currently no wood-burning fires are allowed in cabin fireplaces. This ban is in place until further notice.
For more information on these restrictions CLICK HERE.
FOOD AND DINING
- The Schlessman Commons is open to dining.
- Grocery delivery available through The Grocery Guys
- Restaurants in the area are gradually opening to guests and many are offering take-out options.
The Schlessman Commons
Breakfast 7:00 AM -9:00 AM
Lunch 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Dinner 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Pizza may be ordered online between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
Orders: To place an order, please use our online ordering system.
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE ORDERING
You may also place orders by calling Ext. 1701.
Food must be picked up at the Schlessman Commons by 7:30 PM.
Snow Mountain Ranch is now accepting reservations for reunion cabins in accordance with current Grand County Public Health Orders. Snow Mountain Ranch will take the steps below to ensure we are following all county guidance:
- Related groups of up to 50 people are allowed in reunion cabins depending on cabin size. To learn more, call 800-777-9622.
- We will honor the intent of safer at home and encourage guests to secure lodging for their same household
- We will limit access to multi-room cabins to single family groups such as reunions or life celebrations
- We will provide clear instruction and cleaning supplies to ensure common areas are disinfected multiple times a day
- We will encourage the family groups to stay together as much as possible while at Snow Mountain Ranch
For food, retail and activities, please pay using the following options, a credit card/debit card, allowing us to easily charge it to your room or use cash to purchase a YMCA gift card from the front desk to use at food/activity outlets. Cash will not be accepted unless used to purchase a gift card to use throughout your stay.
Wi-Fi AND CELL SERVICE
Wi-Fi is provided in each of the cabins and lodges. Internet upgrades through the use of a Mi-Fi device are available for a fee if additional bandwidth beyond basic Wi-Fi is needed, please request upon arrival. Cell service varies by carrier, cell service can be limited depending on your location on property. Please note you are in a mountain area and cell service can be limited throughout the Grand County area.