• Enjoy Snowmass After Dark

     
    POSTED March 21, 2017
     

There is still time to enjoy spring on the slopes and adventure in the mountains once the sun starts going down in Snowmass

>> A Moonlight Trek on snowshoes or cross-country skis follows a 1.2-mile loop under the moonshine from Snowmass Cross Country Center to Anderson Ranch Arts Center, stopping at stations along the way for hot cocoa with local firefighters, selfie breaks and more. Head down the hill for live music and a pasta dinner at Snowmass Club’s Black Saddle Bar and Grille. 

>> To truly appreciate alpenglow in the mountains, take a twilight dog sled ride through the Snowmass backcountry with Krabloonik, followed by dinner in a 100-year-old, gas-lit log cabin restaurant.

>> At the ski area, ride a snowcat to Lynn Britt Cabin for live music and a gourmet dinner on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Chuckwagon Dinners on Wednesdays.

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.

 

Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.

 

To say Wisconsin is having a moment would be an understatement. A statewide renaissance resulting in plenty of new developments, impressive renovations and entrepreneurial ventures has been years in the making and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.