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Love is in the air this February, especially around Valentine’s Day. For those looking to escape for a romantic vacation in the mountains of Colorado, YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch is the place to be. Plan for snowy days filled with winter adventures with the one you love in an alpine landscape you won’t forget.

Nordic Skiing with Your Sweetheart

The Nordic Center at Snow Mountain Ranch has everything you need for the perfect day with your significant other. The full-service ski shop can set you up with the latest gear, rentals, passes, lessons, and more. Snow Mountain Ranch has 120 km of world-class terrain spread across 5,200 acres of mountain meadows, with trails appropriate for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers.

Never Nordic skied before? Take advantage of the Learn to Ski package: $50 for a day’s equipment rental, trail pass, and a one-hour group lesson. Want to brush up on your skills or ski with friends? Group lessons are a great way to get your ski legs under you for discounted rates. Visitors can also snowshoe along the trails.

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Skate skiing at Snow Mountain Ranch. Photo courtesy of YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch.

Romantic Sleigh Rides through the Winter Landscape

After a morning on the slopes, head to the Sombrero Stables, where you can take a horseback ride through forests and meadows amidst a stunning snow-covered mountain back drop. If you’d rather ride along in a horse-drawn sleigh, Snow Mountain Ranch has several options for your ideal evening. Choose between a simple hot cocoa sleigh ride or a full dinner sleigh ride. Dinner Sleigh Rides include a cozy 45-minute ride beneath the starry sky and a hot home-cooked Colorado meal to finish. Make the night even more intimate with a private sleigh ride for two. Sombrero Stables can coordinate champagne, flowers, and any other ideas you may have to make your ride unforgettable for that special someone.

For more adventure, give dog sledding a try. Choose from short, long, full moon, and group sledding adventures, depending on your ability and time allotment. Yell “Mush!” as you race along with the highly-trained team of 20 dogs through the mountain meadows of Snow Mountain Ranch.

Cozy Mountain Accommodations

Complete your Valentine’s Day getaway with the perfect spot to rest your head. Lodging options range from fully equipped vacation homes and lodges to cozy cabins and yurts. Whether you’re looking for a television, full kitchen and bath, cozy fireplaces or more of a rustic experience, Snow Mountain Ranch has an array of options for you to choose from. Don’t miss the lodging special: Two free breakfasts for each lodge room night booked.

If you can spend a little more time away, make more memories and save 25% when you spend three nights in a lodge room or four nights in a cabin.

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