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UNSURE WHAT TO PACK FOR WINTER IN COLORADO? HOW TO DRESS FOR "LAID-BACK LUXURY"?

PLEASE SEE OUR GUIDE BELOW FOR PACKING TIPS PROVIDED BY THE RANCH, AS WELL AS INSPIRATION FOR WHAT "WESTERN-CHIC" AND DRESSING FOR A LUXURY RANCH COULD LOOK LIKE

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RANCH-SUGGESTED PACKING LIST FOR WINTER:

  • SNOW JACKET AND PANTS: you will probably do most of your activities in these, including horseback riding (remember that you do not generate very much heat when riding a horse, so you are only as warm as you start your ride)

  • INSULATED WINTER BOOTS you’ll be doing just about everything in these too. We say insulated preferred, because we can’t stress enough that you won’t be generating heat while riding, so insulated boots will be doing a little extra work for you!

    • Note- Uggs are very fashionable and most people love that they have the wonderful shearling lining, but their soles are SLICK, provide limited traction, thus making them impractical for walking around the ranch… and they aren’t water proof!

  • Fleece Jacket or Sweater

  • Beanie or Head Band: you will want to cover your ears.

  • Optionally, a Balaclava or Buff, and a scarf

  • Sunglasses

  • Swimsuit

  • GOGGLES: we provide complimentary shuttles to the 2 ski areas in the valley, but goggles are also a good idea for our hay meadow and downhill snowtubing.

  • WOOL LAYERS AND SOCKS: Wool keeps you warm, even when wet, and does, in fact, wick moisture from your body. We love SmartWool here at the ranch (because it doesn’t itch), but as long as it’s wool, you’re good. Be thinking especially about wool socks, they’ll help keep your toes warm while riding, and wool base layers.

    • Multiple layers are your best bet for staying warm- a great wool base layer, with fleece, flannel or down as a secondary layer (use down only if you’ll be covering it with a waterproof top layer), and then your ski clothing on top.

  • WATERPROOF SNOW GLOVES OR MITTENS: Fleece is only comfortable when it’s dry, and when your kids are rolling around in the snow, those fleece gloves won’t last. If you prefer something thinner to ride in, we recommend Burton’s glove liners, which provide some thickness and warmth, without the bulk of a ski or snowboard glove

  • SUNSCREEN if you have a preferred brand.

  • Downhill Skis or Snowboards (optional)
     

C LAZY U RANCH WILL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
  • A Limited Selection of Insulated Boots

  • Helmets

  • Sunscreen

  • Cross-country Skis

  • Hockey & Ice Skates

  • Snowshoes

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Hair Dryer

  • Iron & Ironing Board

Knowing what to pack for Colorado in the Winter can be stressful but do not worry – if you forget anything, the General Store has plenty of options!

DINNER ATTIRE

Dressing up at the ranch doesn’t require a sport coat, or a shopping for cowboy hats and giant belt buckles. although you may see one or two. It does typically require a blouse, a collared shirt and cozy boots for winter. Our guests have fun with western fashion and may often be seen in a dressy western shirt, crisp blue jeans and a handsome belt, but certainly not a must. Adult dinner attire has been described as “Western Chic” – men usually wear jeans or slacks, and a nice button down, and women wear ranch/western dressy skirts and tops, or dress jeans and dressy western-influenced tops or cozy and chic sweaters. Have a little fun with it– “cowboy-up” (and winterize) your cocktail attire! .

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A DAY IN THE LIFE
RANCH EDITION

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TAKE INSPIRATION FROM SOME OF THESE LOOKS YOU MAY SEE ON ANY GIVEN DAY ON THE RANCH. FROM STARTING THE DAY IN THE GYM OR HOT TUB TO WORDSHOP™ COZY.  FROM WINTER ACTIVITIES OR LOUNGING AROUND THE LODGE TO "WESTERN-CHIC" FOR DINNER AND EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN

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