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EVENTS

From Winterfest Weekends and Nordic Center events to summertime Artist-in-Residence Programs and fall festivals: There’s always something happening at YMCA of the Rockies! Be sure to check our Calendar of Events whenever you’re planning your day or your stay with us.

40th Annual Snow Mountain Ranch Stampede Race

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Join us on Saturday, March 9 Skate technique, 3km, 12.5km, 25km short course, 50km long course – Register here!

Sunday, March 10 Classic technique: 3km, 12.5km, 25km short course  – Register here!

Participate in the whole series and save 10% – Register here!

Nature Workshops for Adult Learners

Special Event

Our Nature Workshops cater to adult learners, providing an engaging and hands-on approach to exploring the wonders of the natural world in the beautiful setting of the Rocky Mountains.

Upcoming Workshops Include:
June 2-4, 2024 – Colorado Life Zones with Steve Johnson

June 19 -21, 2024 – Birds By Habitat with Debbie Bangs

July 8-10, 2024 – Rocky Mountain Wildflowers with Virginia Kent

July 22-24, 2024 – Geology of Rocky Mountain National Park with Harvey Haines

August 4-6, 2024 – On The Trails with Steve Johnson

August 12-14, 2024 – History of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Park Area with Larry Schneider

September 29- October 1, 2024 – Elk Ecology with Steve Johnson

October 7-9, 2024 – Astronomy at the YMCA with Dr. Robert Potter and Dr. Jim Gallt

November 25-26, 2024 – Winter Native Plants and Nature Wreaths with Megan Bach and Debbie Bangs

Questions? Call the Activity Office at 970-586-3341 x1104

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Spring Break at Estes Park Center

Join us this spring break for diverse programs such as photography hikes, outdoor painting, and poetry writing programs. Immerse yourself in a canvas of creativity, from capturing sunset hues in watercolors to nature collages. Break free from indoor constraints and join us for a memorable week of artistic exploration under the open sky, where nature is your endless muse!

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

With Estes Park Center perfectly situated as a basecamp for Rocky Mountain National Park — and Snow Mountain Ranch on the doorstep of one of the top ski resorts in North America — there are plenty of seasonal attractions for you to explore throughout the year.

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EVENTS FAQS

  • We carefully consider all special lodging requests, but we are unable to guarantee specific cabins or lodge rooms, the exact location of your accommodations, or fireplace type (wood vs. gas).

  • Cell service varies. At Estes Park Center AT&T/ T-Mobile have strong service. At Snow Mountain Ranch, Verizon has the best service. There is little-to-no cell service in Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • A group is considered to be someone who is interested in booking hotel-style lodging and private meeting space or a large retreat cabin. There are 6- and 8- bedroom cabins available. Estes Park Center also offers the historic Ranch House cabin and 17-bedroom Pattie Hyde Barclay cabin. To reserve smaller cabins, please call our Central Reservations Department at 888-613-9622.

  • If you are staying in lodge rooms, you are required to be on a meal plan. However, if you are staying in a retreat cabin, you are not required to be on a meal plan.

    Our meal plan consists of at least 2 meals per day in our cafeteria-style dining hall. All members of your group will need to be on the same meal plan.

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