Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area has added an activity for non-skiers. New snowshoe tours offer mountain visitors a chance to tour the Medicine Bow National Forest.

"The Nordic trails are a great additiion to our facilities and offer our non-skiing guests another option when they come up with their families to ski," owner Aaron Maddox told OnTheSnow. "We aim to be a full service winter destination, and this was a big piece of that puzzle for us."

Guided snowshoe tours are scheduled every Saturday. The two-hour tours can accommodate children and adults, experienced snowshoers as well as neophytes. Two tours are offered-one at 10 a.m. and one at 1 p.m.

Participants should come prepared for hiking in winter weather, including wearing insulated waterproof boots. Dressing in layers allows participants to add or remove clothing as necessary. Snowshoers should also bring water and an optional snack.

The tours cost $15 for adults and $12 for teens and students. Snowshoe rentals and walking poles are included in tour rates. Skiers or snowboarders who have purchased a lift ticket for the day can participate in the tour for $10, including snowshoes. Those who bring their own snowshoes can participate for $10.

Reservations are required for the tours. Spaces on the guided tours can be reserved via the ticket office or in the retail shop.

The ski area is also offering a deal for students during College Spring Break Days. Skiers and snowboarders with valid college ID can get discounted lift tickets, food, and rentals March 12 through April 9.

More information. Or call 307-745-5750.


Snowy Range Sundance

Skiers and snowboarders ride the Sundance Lift at Snowy Range.