YAMPATIKA WINTER 2021/2022

Our winter programs are set! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page for our special events. All events that require registration can be found on our Program Calendar (upper right corner of the page) anytime for more details and to register.

Private Programs may be scheduled throughout the year. Below is a button for winter time Private Program requests

 

PUBLIC WINTER PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

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Mountain Side Snowshoe Tour

Wednesdays  December 15th- March 11th

10 AM – 12 PM; AGES 16+ $20 including snowshoe rentals,  registration required.

The Steamboat Ski Touring Center is nestled between Fish Creek and the Steamboat Ski Resort a mere 2.5 miles from the base of the resort. The snowshoe offers gentle rolling hills with views, wildlife and is a fantastic morning activity to add to your visit to Steamboat.

Transportation: You are responsible for your own transportation PLAN AHEAD  this location is about 2 miles away from the base of the resort, most hotel shuttles will come to this location; if planning on taking a hotel shuttle double check beforehand they go to this location, the bus doesn’t have a stop very close by. Parking is free and plentiful on-site.

Fish Creek Fall’s Uranium Mine Trail Snowshoe Tour

Fridays December 17th – March 11th

10:00 AM – 1 PM, AGES 16+, FREE or $20 with a snowshoe rental; Registration required

Fish Creek Falls are a must-see destination, the Uranium Mine trail will give you sweeping views of the falls, canyon, ski resort, and surrounding mountains in one hike. A great way to stretch your legs from skiing/snowboarding or a perfect way to get out on the snow when you’re not a skier/border yourself.

Transportation: You are responsible for your own transportation please PLAN AHEAD- often local accommodations have shuttles that do not operate this early or will not drop off at the location, check beforehand. In town, you can use ride apps on your phone or GO alpine taxi. The local free bus system does NOT have a stop in this area.

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Howelsen Hill Snowshoe Tour

Saturdays December 18th – March 12th (no tour Christmas Day)

10 AM – 12 PM; AGES 16+ $25 including snowshoe rentals; registration required

Located in easy to access downtown this snowshoe tour features a chair lift to get the group up near the top of the hike (weather permitting lift use). The tour winds through multiple ecosystems full of signs of wildlife with an amazing view of the valley looking out towards the Steamboat Ski Resort.

Transportation: You are responsible for your own transportation PLAN AHEAD- sometimes local hotels have shuttles that do not operate this early, secure your transportation plans as soon as possible. There is a local bus stop .5 miles from the meeting location, check City of Steamboat bus transit to plan.

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Winter Wander, Discover Snowshoeing

Saturdays  January 8th- March 12th

11 AM – 11:45 AM snowshoe, hot coco open house until 12:30 PM; ALL AGES $10 includes snowshoes, registration required.

Looking for easy terrain, something that everyone in the family can do, maybe you have never snowshoed and want an easy first experience? This snowshoe program is for you! Legacy Ranch is nestled on a historic ranch, we will explore our flat meadow for animal tracks and uncover snowy secrets. This snowshoe has no elevation gain but has fantastic views of the Yampa Valley mountains. There is indoor space close by the whole time if anyone needs to warm up or has little ones that want to read winter-themed books while the rest of the family is out.
 
 
Transportation: You are responsible for your own transportation please PLAN AHEAD- often local accommodations have shuttles that do not operate this early or will not drop off at the location, check beforehand. In town, you can use ride apps on your phone or GO alpine taxi. The local free bus system does NOT have a stop in this area. There is a bus stop nearby, however, the only walking access is along the highway with no sidewalk (not recommended).

Ski with a Naturalist!

Tuesdays AND Thursdays December 14th – March 10th 

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM;  ALL AGES, FREE, NO RSVP NEEDED- just show up!

Mere steps away from the top of the Gondola you can be taken down green run “Why Not” to see old bear dens and claw marks, the best places to see porcupines, snow cameras, learn about Elk, Moose and see colorful birds up close.

Meeting Location: Mount Werner Ski Area, at the large trail map sign at the top of the “Why Not” trail (across the field at the top of the Gondola).

Cost: FREE thanks to the Steamboat Ski Resort Corporation  – lift ticket NOT included, no rental equipment available 

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Monthly Special Programs

Registration is required for all follow the links for each date below or go to our program calendar

Moonlight Snowshoe Tour- on the full moon
December 18th January 17th February 16th

Snowshoe through History w/ The Tread of Pioneers Museum
January 19th and March 16th

Winter Landscape Photography w/ Morning Light Photography
Fish Creek Falls- February 10th – Historic Legacy Ranch March 3rd

Moonlight Snowshoe on Rabbit Ears Pass– a special location for our full moon tours
March 18th

Back Country Film Festival

Save the date! February 19th

More details to come.

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