Vista Verde Guest Ranch

Vista Verde’s ski program offers something for everyone.

Vista Verde Guest Ranch is a luxury guest ranch located just north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In the wintertime, the ranch turns into a snowy playground for cross country skiing, backcountry touring, snowshoeing, horseback riding, sleigh rides and more. For track and skate skiers, we groom roughly 15k through open meadows up up hillsides for views of the Continental Divide. The backcountry tours are personalized to your ability and fitness level as well as desires for that day. 

Trails Open for Season

* subject to change based on weather


Our most popular lesson is an intro to backcountry skiing, as our guided backcounty ski tours are so popular at Vista Verde, and we have so much terrain to explore!


Classic, skate, and backcountry touring gear as well as snowshoes are included in your ranch stay.

And More


Our Cabins and Lodge rooms are authentic log structures, to be sure, in keeping with our Northwest Colorado locale. But rustic stops at the front door. Our guests tell us our lodging is much more modern, elegantly furnished and spacious than they have experienced on other ranch vacations or anticipated even after taking our detailed Virtual Tour.

Private cabins, master suites, divine linens, spa robes, complementary snacks and beverages … even your own hot tub. You might be out in the woods, but there’s no need to give up the comforts of home!


Our professionally trained chefs are adept at every offering from checkered tablecloth cookouts to white tablecloth fine dining, from cowboy coffee to crème brulee, and from what pleases the kids to what satisfies mom. Our dining experience strikes the balance between ranchy and fancy. We mix it up so some meals are casual and served family style while others are more formal, multi-course dining events. What is the same is the high level of attention to quality, freshness and creativity.

Special Activities

Vista Verde has recently added Snoga events! Join us for a snowshoe hike to Homestead cabin for Yoga in front of a warm fire.

Get out on the ice for some great fishing opportunities. Enjoy our heated shelter, hot cocoa or coffee and underwater camera to watch fish.

Activites + Amenities

  • Nordic Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Fat Biking
  • Backcountry Access
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Tubing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Lessons
  • Lodging
  • Food Service
  • Restaurant
  • Private hot tub at each cabin
  • Airport transfers to/from the Hayden (HDN) airport
  • Swimming Pool

Kids Corner


Kids, Tweens & Teens Programs

Ages 6+

The goal of our kids, tweens, and teens programs is to provide a safe, engaging program that lures kids in, but also allows families to take time to enjoy activities together. 

More Details about Kids, Tweens & Teens Programs

Map + Directions

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