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Winterfest Weekend at YMCA of the Rockies

Winterfest Weekend at YMCA of the Rockies

Over President’s Day weekend, YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center will host the inaugural Winterfest Weekend, a fresh take on their long-running Mountaineering Weekend. Nestled on more than 850 acres in Estes Park, CO, YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center is the perfect destination for affordable, approachable winter fun; and, from February 17-18, this new winter festival is designed to encourage people to spend more time outdoors – and learn new skills!

Throughout the weekend of snowy fun, guests can:

  • Learn about the Rocky Mountains in the winter and how climate change is impacting the seasons on a guided snow ecology hike
  • Take an Intro to Snowshoeing class, to learn about winter preparedness, different types of snowshoes and when to use them, and proper form while wearing snowshoes.
  • Pick up the basics of climbing, including knot tying, climbing form, and more during an indoor Climbing 101 session
  • Explore the property and the great outdoors with a winter-themed scavenger hunt
  • Enjoy other Winterfest activities, including ice skating, ice cream making, snowball capture the flag, a snowman-building contest, and more.
  • For the full schedule, click here

Accommodations range from cozy, private cabins that sleep up to five people to hotel-style lodge rooms; and most Winterfest Weekend activities are included with a stay. Guests can also participate in several on-site, seasonal activities outside of the event – including sledding, roller skating, indoor swimming and more. And the town of Estes Park itself is a must-visit winter destination – with stunning winter vistas, local boutique shops, and charming restaurants. 

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Mile High Mamas
Author: Mile High Mamas

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