Healthy Living at the Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA

Feb 26, 2020

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Colorado is consistently ranked as the healthiest state in America, and Grand County’s residents and visitors take pride in maintaining that reputation. The area’s many amenities and natural resources make leading a healthy lifestyle fun and convenient. When searching for year-round outdoor activities near Winter Park, most people rely on their local YMCA to offer programs that are fun for the whole family. The YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch is unlike any YMCA in the country. While it shares the same family values of the YMCA organization, this branch is surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery, thick forests, and ample luxury homes for sale in Grand County Co. Here are just a few reasons why healthy-living enthusiasts love their Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA.


Cross-Country Skiing


Cross-country skiing is an excellent way to tone and strengthen your body while burning calories. This form of exercise is so effective that manufacturers design fitness equipment to mimic the motions of cross-country skiers. Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA has miles of cross-country ski trails that are located minutes from some of the best luxury homes for sale in Winter Park Co.




Not everyone in your party likes to ski. That’s not a problem if you live in one of the mountain homes in Grand County, CO!   Residents regularly pack up the family and head to Snow Mountain Ranch for a day of tubing. The young and the young at heart take turns sliding down the property’s Tube Hill and hiking back up the snow-covered hill for more fun. While tubing is usually considered a winter activity, Snow Mountain Ranch outfitted Tube Hill to accommodate summer tubing as well. This is a distinct feature that’s only available at a few places around the country.




Besides getting your heart racing from sheer excitement, ziplining at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA also involves a climb up a 35-foot ladder to begin the ride of your life. All that exercise is worth the effort as you soar for 600 feet among the trees. This is an outdoor activity that you can experience after touring some amazing homes for sale in Winter Park, CO during non-winter months.

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Snow Mountain Ranch has some of the best trails in the area for day hiking. Choose one based on your scenic interests and desired level of difficulty. The Waterfall Trail at Snow Mountain Ranch is a moderate hike that covers 2.5 miles of summer foliage, wildlife, and a waterfall.



Horseback Riding


Although some luxury homes in Winter Park Co come with stables, not all do! If you’re a horse lover, don’t despair. You can experience Grand County’s sunny skies and open spaces on horseback any time with Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch. Sombrero Stables is open all year and offers horseback riding, wagon rides, and sleigh rides as the weather permits. An hour or two riding horseback helps you to strengthen your back and core muscles and improve your posture.

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The Wrap Up


Long-time residents also love Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA for its accommodations that are perfect when homes are overflowing with visiting friends and family. Cabins on the 5,000-acre property come with kitchens that allow guests to prepare their own healthy meals just the way they like them. However, it’s common knowledge that visiting family and friends often want to settle in this special alpine wonderland. If you or a loved one wants to see the latest inventory of luxury homes for sale in Grand County Co, contact Melinda V. Lee of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty – Grand County, CO for a consultation.

mlee@livsothebysrealty.com  |  970-281-2646




Melinda V Lee | LIV Sotheby's International Realty Grand County/ Winter Park

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