Winter Activities


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!



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

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 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.



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!



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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We offer weekly classes through the winter.  Call the office to reserve your spot!
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Other Activities Near By –

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!

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

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