Village Talk

Four Ways to Have a Blast without a Ski Pass

Let sleighs, dogsleds, and snowmobiles do all the work.

By Bevin Wallace December 21, 2020 Published in the Winter/Spring 2020–2021 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine

Tour the grounds of a historic homestead in a horse-drawn sleigh: Bearcat Stables (970-376-4647, offers après-ski sleigh rides over the frozen countryside west of Edwards ($30/person) and sleigh rides with dinner at a historic and rustic homesteader’s cabin ($85/adult and $55/child, wine sold separately).

At historic Camp Hale, Nova Guides’ (719-486-2656, two-hour ($175/driver, $60/passenger) and half-day ($280/driver, $65/passenger, includes lunch) snowmobile tours for ages 9 and up include professional guides, equipment, and miles of spectacular views.

For a taste of the Iditarod, Mountain Musher (970-653-7877, provides the excitement of dogsledding on scenic, private trails near Wolcott ($225/person with two people per sled).

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