New Snow!

I love it when the weather man is right!  They predicted between 4 and 8 inches of fresh powder yesterday and we received it!  It has made everyone a little happier on the last day of 2009.  The ranch is covered in fresh white blanket of snow.  There is really no way to truly describe the beauty of a snow tipped pine tree. Randy has just set off in the groomer to set new track.  I will let you know what it’s like, I am hoping to get out for a quick tour around the upper meadow this afternoon.  Mike … Continued

Winter Wonderland

It’s a beautiful day here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I just finished feeding our horses with our team of Percherons- Bob and Bill.  While out feeding, my mind wandered to some special times I have had driving during the holidays. The first that comes to mind is 15 years ago when my daughters were about 6 and 8.  It was Christmas day and my help was sick.  Casey, Laura and I went out to the stack with Kate and Ada, my team of mules, and we all loaded the sleigh.  My girls had to work hard to move those … Continued

2009 – 2010 Season Underway

We began our 2009 – 2010 winter season last week and all is going well.  The lodge is decorated for Christmas, the cabins and lodge are edged in white lights and the trails are groomed. The kids that are here this week are busy building snow forts, drinking hot chocolate, feeding the herd and putting puzzles together between activities.  But most importantly they are awaiting Christmas eve and the next visit of Santa Claus.  Christmas eve and day will be filled with plenty of food, activities and family time. Share this:

Winter Storm Advisory until Monday!

Yahoo!  that is the best news we’ve heard in a long time! After two weeks of temperatures near zero, a winter storm advisory means warmth!  It has to be about 10 degrees for it to snow; our best snow tends to fall between 15 and 20 degrees.  It is currently about 25. After receiving about 8 inches of snow yesterday, we woke to find another 8 to 10 had fallen overnight and it was STILL snowing!  They are predicting 4 to 8 to fall today and tonight, but we’ve already received 4 and it’s still falling!  The snow is light … Continued

Cleveland Winners Announced

Eric and Selina attended the grand opening of a new Orvis store in Cleveland last month.  We couldn’t beleive how many folks turned out for the event.  We met some amazing folks and are looking forward to seeing them again. After returning home and finally getting back in the grove, we are proud to announce the winners of the drawing. Kathy Krane – Winner -  five night stay for two this winter Tom Allen – Runner up – 50% off a stay for two this winter Debbie Hampton – Runner up – 50% off a stay for two this winter Please … Continued

It’s Snowing!

The staff have all been practicing their snow dances and it worked!  It began snowing in the early hours of Sunday and is predicted to continue through the week.  We are all very excited to see a fresh blanket of snow on the ground. We began our 2009/10 season yesterday with our first ever Pilates & Cross Country skiing retreat.  We had about 10 women from Steamboat attend, who were all hoping it was longer.  We are looking forward to the 6 day retreat that will be help January 9 – 14, as well as getting the groomer getting out … Continued