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Snow Shoeing

This information is compiled to assist guests who rent our Condo at the Zephyr Mountain Lodge.  If you've arrived at this page as a result of a web search on Snow Shoe, we hope you benefit from the information.  And if you need lodging, thank you for considering us.

An ideal way to see the beauty and solitude of the backcountry is on a pair of snowshoes.  The technique is similar to walking an d the sport can be enjoyed by all ages.  Today's snowshoes are lightweight, easy -to-use and provide wonderful flotation for easiest travel over fresh snow.  Bindings hold the front of the boot meaning you wear your own shoes and walk normally.  While you can snowshoe anywhere there is snow, it's easiest to stay on market trails. 

Snowshoe Outfitters in Grand County

Winter Park Resort Tour Center
970-726-1616 or toll free 1-800-977-9195.
0 miles from the Zephyr Mountain Lodge
Winter Park Tour center offers daytime guided snowshoe tours at 10:30 and 1:30 [call to double check the time].   These tours start with a ride up the lift so your are spared the exertion.  Prices start at $25 and include rental. Equipment can be rented at the lodge.  Guests with their own equipment are welcome to snowshoe on their own.  For a special treat try snowshoeing on a full moon night.

Devils Thumb Ranch
970-726-8231 or toll free 1-800-933-4339
10 miles from the Zephyr Mountain Lodge
Devils thumb is a guest ranch on nearly 6 square miles.  Snowshoe on 20Km of groomed trails.  Equipment rentals are available at the lodge.  A trail pass is $15 to $20.

Snow Mountain Ranch / YMCA of the Rockies
15 miles from the Zephyr Mountain Lodge
Guided snowshoe hikes and rentals on 100Km of gentle trails -- 20Km specifically reserved for snowshoers.

SolVista Golf and Ski Ranch
970-887-3384 or toll free 1-888-766-9245
20 miles from the Zephyr Mountain Lodge
Snowshoe enthusiasts will appreciate the SolVista trail system of 40Km.  Equipment may be rented at the SolVista Vase lodge.

Grand Lake Touring Center
37 miles from Zephyr Mountain Lodge
A wide variety of terrain is waiting including forests and meadows.  Relax afterwards in restaurant and lounge.

Rocky Mountain National Park
38 miles from Zephyr Mountain Lodge
Highway 34 is closed near the park entrance.  Enthusiasts may snowshoe along the roadway and across various meadowlands.  Some trails are packed by virtue of usage.  You almost always catch glimpses of winter animal habitat.  Ranger lead snowshoe programs are available Sundays leaving from the Kawuneeche Visitors Center.  Call for details.

Sport Shops in Winter Park and Fraser that rent Snowshoes

Alpine Sun -- 726-5107
Beavers Sports Shop -- 726-1092
Christy Sports Outlet -- 726-8960
Christy Sports  726-8873
Powder Tools  726-1151
Ski 4 Less  726-0510
Ski Depot 726-8055
Ski Depot at Iron Horse 726-4703
Ski Depot at Vintage 726-8800

More URL's to visit
Snowshoeing 101 gorp.away.com
Snowshoeing and kids gorp.away.com
Snowshoeing buying essentials gorp.away.com
Up to date snow conditions at nordic and cross country centers: www.onthesnow.com

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