Winter Activities

ice-skating

Ice Skating

Is available mid-winter depending on temperatures.  The Ranch has some skates available for guest use, but is limited in sizes and quantities.  If you have a pair, bring them along!

SnowShoe

Snowshoeing

Avalanche Ranch is the perfect base camp for snowshoeing.  The Ranch provides a fleet of snowshoes for guest use either on site or to take with to near-by trailheads.  Within 5-15 minute car travel, there are at least 5 trailheads that feature easy to difficult terrain.  To name a few; Avalanche Creek, Coal Basin, McClure Pass…. All beautiful, Rocky Mountain hikes.  We also have a mile of trail on the Avalanche Ranch grounds for those looking to stretch their legs or take their kids on an adventure right out the cabin door.

cross-country-skiing

Cross Country Skiing

For cross-country enthusiasts there are both groomed and non-groomed venues for intermediate-advanced terrain.  Avalanche Creek, Coal Basin and McClure Pass are all beautiful areas for non-groomed access and are within a 5-15 minute drive.  The Spring Gulch Trail System is located 6 miles SW of Carbondale and offers more than 20 kilometers of groomed trails.  For Back-country skiers, Marble, 15 minutes South of Avalanche Ranch, offers unlimited back-country access.  Avalanche awareness and equipment is advised for ski adventures to Marble.

sledding

Sledding and Tubing

Sleds are provided on-site for all lodging guests to enjoy.  Depending on conditions our sledding hill is well established from December-February.

pools

Pools

Open around-the-clock for all lodging guests (closed Wednesday from 9am-4pm for cleaning), the 3 pools are located on site, a short walk from all cabins.  Temperatures range from 92-104 degrees and are the perfect place to decompress and enjoy the spectacular mountain views.  Family friendly!

massage

Massage

Massages at Avalanche Ranch are a great way to relax.  With our cabins and yoga barns it is easy to get away for an hour or two for a Thai, deep tissue, or sports massages, as well as Myofascial release and more!
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yoga

Yoga

We are proud to offer a regular schedule of weekly yoga classes, customized private sessions, and massage therapies for you.
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Other Activities Near By -


avalanche-outfitters

Sleigh Rides: Have a nice, relaxing day by taking a sleigh ride with beautiful Colorado views. [/column]

aspenDownhill Skiing and Snowboarding: Colorado has some of the best skiing in the world! With Aspen close by, a day skiing is easy and fun for the whole family!
nordic-skiing
Cross Country Skiing – Skate Ski: There are a number of groomed trails in the area but you just might want to do what the locals do, cut your own!
sunlightSnowmobiling: With great mountain terrain, take a day to go snowmobiling at Sunlight.
glenwood-cavernsCaves and Cavern Tours