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10 Winter Weekend Getaway Moments for Families to Share

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Family getaway moments are the stuff that childhood memories are made of. During a Colorado weekend winter getaway at C Lazy U Ranch, days are filled with magic moments for kids that will crystallize into lifelong memories.

1. Feeding the Ranch Animals

After breakfast, each day on the ranch starts with the option to jump on the feed wagon and visit the horses in the meadow. Here’s a chance to get face-to-face with a herd of over 185 horses with our wrangles on the feed wagon.

2. Riding Horses in the Snow

At C Lazy U, horseback riding is a year-round activity. We believe there’s something magical about horse-drawn sleigh rides and horseback riding through snowy mountain scenery. Kids feel like they’re inside the pages of a storybook.

3. Making Snow Angels

Abundant fresh snow at C Lazy U sets the stage for all sorts of whimsical winter weekend snow-play. You’ll never run out of white stuff for building a family of snowmen, making snow angels, launching snowballs, or even constructing a fort.

4. Spinning Downhill on a Snow Tube

C Lazy U has built the ultimate snow tubing hill! A snowmobile tows riders up to the top. Add a twist to the push, and the tube will go spinning down. It’s a dizzying rush followed by a smooth finish in the flat landing area below.

5. Holding the Reins of a Dogsled

With special advance arrangements, C Lazy U can add the magic of this arctic tradition to your winter weekend getaway. Meet the team of adorable, well-trained Alaskan huskies and hold on as they take you for a dogsled ride of a lifetime.

6. Scoring a goal on the Open-Air Hockey Rink

An afternoon hockey game is a daily tradition in the wintertime here at the ranch. We have skates and sticks to lend to players of all ages, and even a Zamboni machine to keep the ice smooth and safe for all to use. The ice rink is also open for figure skating or just wobbling around on two blades in the Colorado sunshine.

7. Breaking fresh trails

Even in snowshoes, you still sink into truly fresh powder. For the aerobic workout of your life, try breaking fresh trails across the snowy landscape. Not only will you burn a ton of calories, but you’re likely to be rewarded by seeing wildlife that you won’t see from the beaten path…bringing us to our next moment:

8. Spotting Wildlife

C Lazy U sits on 8,500 acres of land – an alpine wilderness area that is home to an impressive amount of wildlife. During the winter months, guests have spotted moose, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, marmots, pikas, and many other critters prancing through the snow – who knows what you will spot when on the ranch!

9. Feasting in the Dining Room

A major highlight during a winter weekend getaway at the ranch is the gourmet dining! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the family dining room of the main lodge, where everyone comes together to enjoy the gourmet Colorado-inspired fare.

10. Warming up by the Fire

Whether it’s the crackling fire pit outside the main lodge or the cozy fireplaces inside the cabins, there’s always a fire roaring to warm up cold hands and cheeks after a day outside. That’s what the C Lazy U luxury dude ranch is all about – quality family time together in an atmosphere of cozy comfort.

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I recently went to C Lazy U with my husband, sister and son (age 7). We were there for 4 nights and it was truly one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. All of us had a blast doing things we've never done before: horseback riding, trap shooting, hatchet throwing, archery, bb gun shooting, feeding horses. Oh - and the zip lining was a blast.

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