Cross Country Skiing – YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch

Selfie at Snow Mountain Ranch
Snow Mountain Ranch makes me smile!

Dennis Ready to Ride Winter Park
Dennis at Winter Park

I dropped Dennis off at Winter Park resort and then I went Cross Country skiing at YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch. It was a fantastic day for skiing. I used mostly green wax with a tiny bit of blue extra.

On Pole Creek Trail
I headed out on Pole Creek Trail until I got to Keenan. My plan was to ski up Keenan and down Cranmer. I really love this loop; going down Cranmer is a blast!

Intersection of Keenan and Cranmer
Intersection of Keenan and Cranmer

View of James Peak Wilderness from Snow Mountain Ranch
From there, I skied to the overlook and enjoyed the view.

Snow Mountain Ranch Panorama
Hard to beat this view!

All in all, I skied for about 3 hours and covered around 7 miles. I kept my heart rate up the whole time, in accordance to the training program for my Ultra. It was nice to mix up the training with a cross country ski and give the knees a break.

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