Family Mountaineering & Backcountry Weekend
- YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center
- March 3, 2017 - March 5, 2017
- Recurring daily
- Location: 2515 Tunnel Rd, YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center, CO
- Phone: 970-586-3341
- Price: Free for guests staying at YMCA of the Rockies. $20 for off-grounds admission
Join us for the second annual winter Family Mountaineering & Backcountry weekend March 3 - 5, 2017, designed to give families the skills they need to enjoy Colorado's mountains year-round. The weekend will include a variety of hands-on activities and courses, including backcountry skiing, winter survival skills, tips for hiking with children, as well as the option to demo some of the best mountaineering equipment on the market. In addition, listen in on key-note speakers presenting on a variety of outdoor topics. The weekend will include more than a dozen courses and workshops for families of all ages and skill levels. These range from avalanche safety and beacon training, to snow painting and igloo making. Participants can decide which workshops to attend based on their interests, and skilled experts will guide them.
All activities at the Mountaineering Weekend are free to YMCA of the Rockies guests. One of Colorado's largest outdoor gear stores, Estes Park Mountain Shop, is the primary sponsor for the weekend, and additional sponsors include Strider Bikes, LOWA, among many others.
Guests can register for the Winter Mountaineering Weekend by visiting www.ymcarockies.org and indicating "Mountaineering" in the comments box. YMCA's Super Value rates are valid for lodge rooms, private cabins and family reunion cabins. Families can participate in the weekend for as low as $79 per night for a lodge room or $99 per night for a two-bedroom cabin.