FDRD is proud to partner with Vail Resorts and Copper Mountain Resort to provide free, on-hill cultural and natural history tours starting December 23rd and running through the end 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.
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!
When: January 13th, February 22nd, March 17th, April 8th
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.