You and your snowfriend will have a choice of three tours: the 4:30 sunset tour (offered seven days a week) and the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. tours (Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Whichever one you pick, a First Aid–certified guide will lead you down adventurous, ungroomed trails and treat you to awe-inspiring views of seven different mountain ranges. The low guest-to-guide ratio (typically 5:1) ensures that you won't get lost and have to fall back on the tauntaun-gutting survival skills you learned from watching Discovery Channel.
Year-Round Outdoor Adventure! With an array of exciting activities both in the summer and in the winter, we specialize in making your Colorado experience a true taste of what Colorado is all about. Our certified guides are waiting to give you the thrill of a lifetime!
The Elkhead Mountains offer a calm respite from the crowded trails found along many Steamboat Springs–area mountain ranges. The drivers at Elkhorn Adventure Tours take full advantage of the open space, bounding across the landscape in a fleet of open-top Call of Duty–model Jeep Wranglers. The off-roaders lead half-day and full-day tours throughout the scenic backcountry, filled with sights of natural vegetation and wildlife such as elk and antelope. During longer tours, guests pause to enjoy a packed picnic lunch or sandwich as they debate the logistics of creating a second Mount Rushmore featuring only Baldwin brothers.
Beth and Jim Trammell started 5280 Gymnastics to share their love of gymnastics with students young and old, novice and expert, casual and competitive. They assembled an elite team of coaches that trained Olympic gymnast Sasha Artemev and placed graduates on the gymnastics teams at Stanford University, into officer's education at West Point, and onto the diving team at Northwestern University. Under this refined tutelage, the two USA Gymnastics teams that regularly train within 5280's confines took home awards at regional, state, and national levels of competition.
The owners and coaches recognize that not everyone desires to train for peak levels of gymnastics competition, and so the range of classes encompasses plenty of other options, including casual, confidence-inspiring play for tots and free running and parkour classes for older students. During the summer, daily camps keep kids busy during sunny hours with athletic games and arts-and-crafts projects such as building a balance beam out of popsicle sticks.
As memory cards replaced film reels, many photographers—both professional and amateur—felt befuddled by the new technology. That's where Digital Photo Academy stepped in. Since 2007, the business has facilitated workshops that explore all aspects of digital imagery, from operating cameras and uploading digital files to editing images and airbrushing realistic mustaches. Seasoned professionals lead the courses, helping understudies hone their use of light, framing, and timing. Students furnish their own cameras, and can tote along any ancillary equipment such as tripods, laptops, and flashes that relate to the course at hand.
The toned tutors of Genesee Mountain Fitness embrace an inclusive approach to wellness, welcoming cyclists, weight lifters, Zumba mavens, and senior citizens alike to their plentiful group classes. The gym's fully stocked weight room and towering edifice of cardio equipment is available 24 hours a day, so shadowboxers may gear up to face the perils of sunshine. Students strengthen and flex cores in Pilates and yoga classes, and seniors pursue gentle yoga stretch classes and range-of-motion exercises through SilverSneakers sessions. For an additional fee, the credential-laden instructors present Pilates reformer classes (three introductory sessions $175 for members) and one-on-one personal training ($70 for a single session) for an extra hand in cracking the fabled health-nut.