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2017 - 2018 SKI WITH A RANGER


Ski with a Ranger:

“Learn while you Turn”

FDRD is proud to partner with Vail Resorts, Copper Mountain Resort, and new this year Arapahoe Basin, to provide free, on-hill cultural and natural history tours starting December 22nd and running through the 31st of March. Our trained Ski Rangers will lead participants down a beginner/intermediate run, stopping periodically to discuss topics from local flora and fauna to geography and history. These one-hour tours require participants to have a valid lift ticket, intermediate skiing or riding ability and a desire to learn — no pre-registration required. Bring family and friends to learn while you turn on these free, unique mountain tours.

  • Breckenridge Resort: Every Friday from 11:00am-Noon; meet at the top of the Independence Chair on Peak 7
  • Keystone Resort: Every Friday from 11:00am-Noon; meet at the Keytop Overlook Deck
  • Copper Mountain Resort: Every Friday and Saturday from 11:00am-Noon; meet at the top of the Timberline Express Lift
  • Arapahoe Basin: Every Friday from 10:00am-11:00am; meet at the Mountain Goat Plaza

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Ever heard of the word “Subnivean”?

Subnivean means life under the snow and there’s plenty of it going on here in Summit County! Come join a guest naturalist to explore the wonders of the natural world in the seemingly silent winter, while taking in spectacular views of our iconic mountain landscape. Our leisurely paced snowshoe tours are lead by local experts and guest naturalists. Tours are FREE and snowshoes are provided as needed. All you need is warm clothing, water, snacks, and of course your sense of wonder! 

2018 Guided Snowshoe Tours: January 18th, February 6th, March 23rd, April 5th

To sign up for our winter snowshoe hikes, click on the event in our calendar. Specific hike locations will be announced approximately two days prior to the hike via email to registered participants. This gives the naturalist the flexibility to choose a hiking location based on weather and snow conditions. All hikes will be located within Summit County on 'beginner friendly' trails. 


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Summer 2018 Educational Hike Series will be announced in Spring 2018...stay tuned!

To sign up for our summer educational hikes, click on the event in our calendar. Please note that some hike locations will be announced at a later date.