**I am back to work full-time and was so disappointed that I couldn’t make it to the preview of Snow Mountain Ranch. I was thrilled when Laurie, from Guessing all the Way, agreed to write a post for Two Kids! Thank you, Laurie!
I often try to decide if I love living in Colorado more for the winters or the summers. They both have equal opportunities for exploring the great outdoors, both have the same beautiful blue sky and the scenery is beautiful regardless of the time of year. For those three reasons alone, it makes it impossible for me to choose.
One of the things I love most about the winter months however, is going up to the mountains for some tubing fun. Being from Texas, I have never quite gotten the hang of the ski slopes. (Though I have given it the old Texas try a few times.) I do love the snow though and enjoy activities that allow me time to play in it. Tubing is definitely one of the things that I missed during the summer months in Colorado, so I was more than excited to learn about Snow Mountain Ranch’s grand opening of their “Summer Tubing Hill.”
Snow Mountain Ranch is part of the YMCA of the Rockies, a place designed to bring families together in fun and unique ways. The newest way they are working to do this is with their “Summer Tubing Hill” designed for ages 3 and up. A first of its kind in Colorado, this tubing hill brings the excitement of winter tubing to the spring, summer and fall months. It’s a perfect way to enjoy one of the best parts of winter without the cold temperatures and bulky clothes.
The kids and I were all three a little intimidated before our first trip down the hill. Since it was our first experience with anything of this nature, we were not sure what to expect. Made of a material called Snowflex®, the slope looks like an actual snow tubing slope. The top of the hill has a fairly steep slant that gradually turns into several rolling hills. Once we took our first ride down the slope, we were hooked. My daughter and I had to ride connected together in separate tubes due to her age, while my son who is 7 took off on his own tube. My favorite part of the slope was the gentle sprays of water mist from the sides of the slope. It was just enough mist to be refreshing on a hot summer day.
Kudos to Snow Mountain Ranch for continuing to hold true to their mission of providing unifying experiences for families. We can’t wait to have another visit when dad can come along too.
If you are looking for a fun way to wrap up summer with the family, visit the Snow Mountain Ranch website for lodging and camping information.