It's Lovely Weather For A Sleigh Ride
The Vermont hills are alive with stunning views from a Trapp Family Lodge sleigh ride. (Trapp Family Lodge)
With all the snow piling up across the country, we may just have to use sleighs to get to the mountains. The classic winter experience is a must-do for a chance to enjoy another side of your favorite resort, many with perks like hot chocolate or dinner as part of the adventure.
You might feel the urge to start singing tunes from "The Sound of Music" on a horse-drawn sleigh ride at the storied Trapp Family Lodge, where the von Trapps still run the resort. Children and adults are welcome to enjoy the Northern Vermont scenery at this Austrian-inspired lodge.
For a twist on the traditional group or private sleigh ride, Colorado’s Nordic Sleigh Rides, just a few miles from Breckenridge, offers the dinner theater sleigh ride, where a hearty dinner and theater show awaits at the end of your horse drawn winter sleigh ride to a recreated gold mining camp.
Cozy up under a blanket and let the Colorado night sky light your way to a delicious meal at one of Steamboat’s sleigh ride dinners. For the younger or adventurous set, at the Yee-Haw Tubng and Sleigh Ride Dinner at Saddleback Ranch, hit the tubing hill and then cuddle up for a 30 minute horse drawn sleigh ride to the Double Dollar Lodge for dinner.
Enjoy the classic experience of riding among surrounding fields and within wooded trails in a horse-driven sleigh at New Hampshire’s King Pine. Warm up by an outdoor fire before and after your ride, enjoy provided hot cocoa and listen to traditional tales and stories told by a local storyteller.
A sleigh ride to Sun Valley’s Trail Creek Cabin for dinner has traditionally been one of the most memorable and fun Sun Valley winter experiences for the whole family. The ride is available Wednesdays through Sundays and nightly during Christmas holiday and President’s Week. Private bookings are also available.