Horseback Ride and Ski at Home Ranch in Colorado

November 5, 2016

From horseback riding in the snow to taking a morning sleigh ride to feed the horses, winter fun in Colorado at The Home Ranch.

Horseback riding in the snow is a dream for many travelers and with the nearly 300 inches of snow The Home Ranch receives each winter, you have plenty of powder through which to romp. Located 18 miles north of the Western town of Steamboat Springs in the stunning Elk River Valley, The Home Ranch is a Relais & Chateaux dude ranch, an elite collection of gourmet restaurants, boutique hotels, resorts and villas, meaning this ranch experience combines the great outdoors with luxury. Steamboat Springs, often called Ski Town USA, has produced over 70 winter Olympians and the 2010 Nordic Combined Silver Medal Team, making it a great place to learn to ski on a cross-country ski vacation or for more advanced skiers.

Check out the below photos of Home Ranch in the winter and get excited to get active in the snow!

Home Ranch horseback riding winter colorado

Riding through powdery snow! Home Ranch maintains some winter trails for horseback riding and year-round, guests have plenty of trails from which to choose. The Home Ranch takes guests riding in the vast Routt National Forest, which totals over 1.1 million acres.

Home Ranch winter horses Colorado

Guests at The Home Ranch can join morning sleigh rides to feed the ranch's herd of around one-hundred horses, many of whom have been raised on the ranch. 

Short video on riding in the winter.

Home Ranch cross country ski Colorado winter

Home Ranch has 20 miles of private cross-country, skate, and snowshoe trails. Guests can ski into the national forest as well. 

Home ranch ski wine colorado

At the end of the day, travelers can join together for gourmet meals, a soak in their private hot tub or a robust red wine in the great outdoors.

Home Ranch meals Colorado

The Home Ranch's haute mountain cuisine has been praised by Bon Apetit, Gourmet and Food and Wine magazines. Guests swap stories from the day while feasting on cuisine from executive chef Clyde Nelson in a cozy, comfortable setting.

Learn more about horseback riding and winter vacations at The Home Ranch.

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Topics: Colorado, Dude Ranch, Home Ranch, Horse Riding in the Snow, Horseback Riding in the Snow, Relais & Chateaux Dude Ranch, The Home Ranch, Winter Horseback Riding, Winter Sleigh Rides