Winter Event Guide 2022/23

The snow is falling here at the Ranch, so we’re diving into the winter festivities! We’ve hand-picked our favorite upcoming winter events, so mark your calendars and plan ahead for a dreamy winter getaway packed with plenty to do!


Special Events


Thanksgiving at the Ranch | November 23-26

When you stay at the Ranch over the holidays, enjoy daily festivities for the whole crew. From gratitude or candlelight yoga to wine and chocolate pairings and family movies, there’s a little something for everyone. Book your stay now to join in on the fun.

Opening Day: Devil’s Thumb Ranch Nordic Trails | November 24

This year, we’re especially thankful for all this early-season snow, because that means we can open up our award-winning cross-country ski trails on Thanksgiving Day!

Tommelfest | December 10

A keg tossin’, glogg sippin’ good time! We’re kicking off the winter season with a Nordic festival featuring free cross-country ski clinics, tasty food, and fun activities for the whole family.

Rocky Mountain Yule Celebration | December 10

Deck yourself out in your festive finery and dance the night away that this winter gala benefiting water conservation. The enchanting eventing will feature live music, dinner, and a silent auction with proceeds going to Headwaters River Journey Museum 501c 3 and other local water conservation education initiatives.

Christmas at the Ranch | December 16-29

We have breakfast with Santa, gingerbread house building, decadent dinners, and more on our list this year! Book your stay now to join in on the fun.

NYE at the Ranch | December 31

Toast to the new year with live music, mixology lessons, a photo booth, and more! Book your NYE stay now!

Fraser Fire and Ice Festival | February 11

Fireworks, a bonfire, snow sculptures, and hot chocolate make this a must-do this winter!


Recurring Favorites

Private Tours of Rocky Mountain National Park | Tuesdays

Tromp through the snow with guide and historian Dave Lively to experience the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park blanketed in snow and hear the remarkable stories that will bring deeper understanding and appreciation for these awe-inspiring mountains.

Mountaintop AprÈs | Thurs – Sat

Ride the gondola up to a breathtaking sunset (plus drinks and bites) Thursdays – Saturdays from 4-7pm starting Dec. 15th (except Dec. 24) at Winter Park Resort.

Nighttime Skiing Colorado Full Moon Tour

Full Moon Ski Tour | January 7, February 4, & March 4

Hit the trails under the glow of a full moon for this unique and spectacular guided event.


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