Downhill Skiing in Colorado at a Private Ski Resort

Activities


Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

Winter

Downhill Skiing

Skiing

Your Private Mountain

in Colorado

Private Skiing. You read that correctly. Our mountain is your mountain. We limit the “crowd”. Three Forks Mountain, blanketed by hundreds of inches of snow every year, boasts 1,100 vertical feet with 20 runs for every level. Its natural cruisers, bumps, steeps, open meadows, and majestic tree lines make for a world-class experience. During the design phase, former Olympians “tested” the mountain for us — and it left them breathless and begging for more. While some might consider snowboarding a hybrid of skiing and skateboarding, at Three Forks Ranch we just call it awesome.

But the real game changer? Snowcats - our heated snowcats will whisk you to the summit in no time.
No lifts, no lines, no hassle. It’s your private mountain to conquer.

Healthy Benefits

Improves muscle sensation

Strengthens bones and joints

Boosts your myocardial function

Increases cardiovascular endurance

Strengthens lower body muscles

Improves balance and core strength

Promotes deep sleep

Improves flexibility

Skiing

It’s a tremendous and intense workout that has beneficial consequences for the whole body and a balancing effect on the mind. It improves proprioception, cardiovascular health, muscle strength and mood. You have to be bold but relaxed, fast but sure, and prepared but free. It’s a pleasure hit that will stay with you for long after the skis are retired for the night. And you will sleep like a baby, and be fresh for the new day’s adventures.

Snowboarding

Snowboarding

No Lines, No Waiting

While some might consider snowboarding a hybrid of skiing and skateboarding, at Three Forks Ranch we just call it awesome.

Snowcats take you up the mountain and unleash you to explore at your heart’s content. Choose one – or all – of eight Olympian-approved runs, or carve your own amongst miles of untouched powder.

Then do it again. Come down, and the snowcat is ready to bring you right back up again.

At Three Forks, there are no lines and no waiting. You’re free to snowboard as much as you want at your own pace and on your own time.

Grab your board. We’ll take care of the rest.

Snowboarding

Strap on a board and enjoy the thrill of carving out a new path in the fresh powder snow. Snowboarding is an adrenaline producing sport that has multiple positive health outcomes. It enhances cardiovascular fitness by getting your heart pumping faster and increases cardiovascular and respiratory endurance. As a result, it scorches those calories. Due to its nature of rapidly changing direction and speed, it greatly improves flexibility and muscle strength. It truly is a whole-body workout. It can be very tempting to curl up by a fire all day in winter, don’t give in to the bear in you, get out there, breathe in the fresh, cool mountain air and take a leap.

A Private Mountain
Waiting to be Conquered

Expert Ski Instructors

Whether this is your first time on the trail or you're looking to take your skills to the next level, our expert ski instructors are here to help you improve. All of our instructors have years of experience and extensive knowledge of Three Forks Mountain. They'll ensure you have a memorable experience, whether you want to stay on the main path or venture off onto a few hidden gem trails.

Our instructors are comfortable teaching at any skill level and they'll take the time to understand your preferences before lessons begin. Their passion for skiing is evident throughout every interaction with guests. You'll leave your session with new knowledge and increased confidence in your skiing abilities.

Why Three Forks Ranch?

At Three Forks Ranch, we pride ourselves on creating unforgettable guest experiences. Whether you book your trip to experience the rush of downhill skiing and snowboarding or you opt for more low-key activities during your time here, we'll ensure that your visit to Three Forks Ranch will be spectacular. Our private ski mountains in Colorado allow you to rush down the slopes again and again without worry of lines or other skiers obstructing your way.

Check out these additional reasons to choose our luxury ski resort in Colorado for your skiing and snowboarding vacation:

  • We ensure our guides have training and experience in all the activities we offer, making them a great resource to learn about which activities you enjoy most.
  • All staff have years of experience and use their knowledge to offer comprehensive lessons at your current skill level.
  • With over a decade of world-class service, our instructors can offer advice on various topics related to skiing and snowboarding, such as choosing the best boot or offering tips on your technique.
  • Three Forks offers 200,000 acres of unspoiled Rocky Mountain landscape with immediate access to Little Snake River. We strive to give every guest an immersive outdoor experience.

A Truly All-Inclusive Ski Resort

At Three Forks Ranch, when we say all-inclusive, we really mean it. Some of the amenities we offer all guests during their stay with us include:

  • Luxury lodging.
  • Fresh, chef-prepared meals and the option for specialty meals.
  • Access to our selection of premium and house spirits.
  • Outdoor activities.
  • Access to our expert guides.
  • Indoor wellness activities, fitness classes and wellness coaches.
  • Spa treatments.
  • Roundtrip transportation from the Steamboat Springs regional airport or the Dixon, Wyoming, private airport.
  • The Executive Health Program from the Mayo Clinic.

As part of our promise to provide guests with a one-of-a-kind experience, once you enter our resort, you will find everything you need within the Three Forks grounds. Our secluded ski resort includes food and lodging at our one flat rate, so you won't have any hidden fees or surprises. To make your stay even more relaxing, we are also a gratuity-free resort. Our guides, concierges, chefs and staff look forward to providing exceptional service due to their passion for Three Forks.

Rest and Relax After a Day on the Slopes

After a day on the slopes, you may find that you want to spend some time relaxing. At Three Forks Ranch, we proudly offer guests the opportunity to indulge in Roaring Forks Spa. Our 6,000-square-foot spa is a tranquil oasis from the stressors of daily life and will allow you to spend a moment relaxing before you head back out on the mountain or try a new activity.

Roaring Fork Spa contains a hot tub, steam room and a studio gym to enable guests to relax and unwind. Our expert estheticians and massage therapists also provide select services for a much-needed moment of pampering:

Experience Our Luxury Ski Resort in Colorado for Yourself Today

As one of the best private ski resorts in Colorado, you'll find everything you need and more for an unforgettable stay. We strive to create a personalized experience for all our guests and offer numerous activities based on your skill level and interest.

Treat yourself to a luxurious three, five or seven-day vacation at our resort and

book your stay today!


  • 3D Archery


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Sporting Clays


    SUMMER - FALL

  • South Fork Shooting Complex


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Horseback Riding


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Hiking


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Mountain Biking


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Wildlife Tours


    SUMMER - FALL - WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Fly Fishing


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

  • Ice Fishing


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Cross-Country Skiing


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Snowmobiling


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Snowshoeing


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Tubing


    WINTER - OUTDOOR

  • Wellness Essentials


    SUMMER - FALL - WINTER - INDOOR - OUTDOOR

  • Spa Services


    SUMMER - FALL - WINTER - INDOOR

  • Wellness and Fitness Activities


    SUMMER - FALL - WINTER - INDOOR - OUTDOOR

  • Healthy Dining/Cooking


    SUMMER - FALL - WINTER - INDOOR

  • Shopping in Steamboat


    SUMMER - FALL - WINTER - INDOOR - OUTDOOR

  • Hunting


    SUMMER - FALL - OUTDOOR

All Activities

Activities

Fly Fishing

AMERICA'S FINEST TROUT STREAM is here, waiting for you. On our pristine Little Snake River, catching a perfect cutthroat, tiger, brown, or rainbow trout is just one cast away.

We pride ourselves on offering guests expert guiding and instruction for all our outdoor and wellness activities.

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Ice Fishing

If you can dream it, you can likely do it here at Three Forks Ranch — and ice fishing is no exception. Originally just a hobby of some of our winter guides, guest interest inspired us to offer this thrilling activity throughout the season. We’re happy to accommodate your deepest fishing desires — even in the deepest of winter.

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The South Fork Shooting Complex

The South Fork Shooting Complex is located in an amazing setting under a covered shooting house that offers fun, rain or shine. It has rifle targets from 50 to 1000 yards and an exciting and interactive handgun range. We provide a variety of rifles and handguns and give our guests a comprehensive lesson in the operation and safe use of firearms, from our professional and knowledgeable guide staff. It’s a fantastic way to be introduced to the shooting sports for beginners and a challenge for the seasoned shooter.

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Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

Your Private Mountain in Colorado

Private Skiing. You read that correctly. Our mountain is your mountain. We limit the “crowd”. Three Forks Mountain, blanketed by hundreds of inches of snow every year, boasts 1,100 vertical feet with 20 runs for every level. Its natural cruisers, bumps, steeps, open meadows, and majestic tree lines make for a world-class experience. During the design phase, former Olympians “tested” the mountain for us — and it left them breathless and begging for more.

While some might consider snowboarding a hybrid of skiing and skateboarding, at Three Forks Ranch we just call it awesome. But the real game changer? Snowcats - our heated snowcats will whisk you to the summit in no time. No lifts, no lines, no hassle. It’s your private mountain to conquer.

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3D Archery

Our Antler Ridge 3D Archery Course has 13 stations, which are an easy walk along the trail from the instruction station, where you can learn archery for the first time or hone your skills with our expert guides. The course was designed and constructed by Three Forks guides, so it’s especially customized for the ultimate ranch experience. We offer compound bows and recurve bows — and plenty of arrows.

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Sporting Clays

Nestled in a picturesque Aspen valley, the Elk Ridge Sporting Clays course offers 12 shooting stations designed for the novice to expert. When your guides have fine-tuned your shooting, and you have a sufficiently bolstered ego from training on the Boone and Crockett Course, your personal guide will give you a tour through the 50-shot or 100-shot Pope and Young course to test and strengthen your abilities.

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Snowmobiling

If there ever was five-star snowmobiling, this is it. Thousands of private acres, no crowds, many miles of guided trails and acre after acre of pristine powder. Our guests love taking a snowmobile tour to Godfather Lake, where they enjoy ice fishing, a hearty cooler lunch, and steaming hot chocolate. It’s a unique experience that really represents the best of Three Forks. All rides are privately guided, using environmentally-sound, four-cycle snowmobiles.

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Tubing

Lodge & Spa guests consistently rank Thrill Hill, our tubing hill, as a favorite winter experience. As you fly down the slope in an inflated tube, you’ll scream like banshees — without fail, no matter whether you are 22 or 72. The best part? You don’t have to trudge back to the top! We drive you and your tube up the incline on a snowmobile. Pro tip: for the ultimate bonding experience, create a circle of tubes, hold on tight to your neighbors’ handles, and let the guides push you over the edge!

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Horseback Riding

It’s your turn to take the reins. Three Forks Ranch has a fine complement of horses for your riding pleasure no matter your level of experience. Trail riding is always an option, and our miles of scenic trails offer insider-only access to this stunning part of the country. Our wranglers take you off the beaten path to show you our Ranch’s hidden treasures — stunning natural beauty, rich historical detail, and vistas that will linger in your mind’s eye for years to come.

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Mountain Biking

Whether you crave the rush of speeding down the mountainside on your bike, or you prefer a quiet afternoon cruise to spot flora, fauna, and wildlife, a ride with one of our experienced guides is sure to show you a side of Three Forks Ranch that you can only get on two non-motorized wheels. We offer wide open roads for the novice and experienced alike. If it’s exercise you’re craving, you have plenty of road to conquer. If it’s a relaxing afternoon you desire, we can do that, too. Remember, you choose your adventure here at Three Forks Ranch!

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Hiking

Perhaps the best way to experience the natural beauty of Three Forks is on foot. A guided hike, completely personalized to your abilities and goals, enables you to step back in time at the historic homesteads of South Fork Road, hear elk bugling during their late summer mating season, and scan stunning 360-degree views with no human development in sight.

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Hunting

Surrounded on three sides by National Forest, Three Forks Ranch offers our hunters more than 50,000 acres of epic scenery, unmatched exclusivity, and healthy big-game herds of elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope.

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