Less than an hour drive west of Laramie, the Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area, provides world-class skiing in the stunning alpine splendor of the Medicine Bow National Forest.
DOWNHILL SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
The Snowy Range is a gem of a resort that will quickly become your favorite place to ski or snowboard in Wyoming! Located at 3254 Highway 130 in the charming town of Centennial, just thirty-five miles west of Laramie, you won’t find any crowds here, just miles of beautiful skiing and lots of friendly faces.
With more than 250 acres of skiing, 245 inches of snow each year, two terrain parks and over two dozen trails suitable for beginners to experts, it’s easy to see why locals won’t ski anywhere else. Come join them at the best kept secret in Wyoming for family-friendly days of skiing that will leave you grinning long after the snow melts.
For more information about the Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area, call (307) 745-5750.
KIDS’ CORNER CHILDCARE
If you love to ski but your kids aren’t quite up for the challenge yet, let them experience them fun of the Kids Corner while you explore the slopes. Under the attentive care of experienced and licensed staff, your kids will be warm and safe while participating in interactive learning games. As you shiver on the chairlift, you may wish you could join them!
DELICIOUS FOOD, LOCALLY BREWED BEER AND TOP-NOTCH GEAR
Hours of snowy fun can build up a fierce appetite and blow out your gear. No need to trek all the way back to Laramie for supplies and food, we’ve got you covered! The Snowy Range Ski and Recreation Area has a variety of delicious restaurants and stores.
Happy Jack Cafe
With fresh soup, famous chili, mouth-watering burgers, kid-friendly hot dogs, piping hot pizza and nachos drenched with all the fixings, the Happy Jack Cafe has everything you hope for in classic ski resort cuisine, minus the exorbitant prices. The food and drinks here come at reasonable prices with exceptional service and will leave your whole family….happy.
Libby Creek Bar & Restaurant
For a taste of down-home Wyoming hospitality, step into the Libby Creek Bar and Restaurant after a day of fun on the slopes. Serving a variety of fresh food and an even wider variety of seasonal brews, vintage wines and carefully crafted cocktails, this is the après-ski hang out of choice for those wanting to bend an elbow with old pals and make new friends after a day of winter adventures.
Hole in the Wall Gift Shop
Not your average gift shop, the Hole in the Wall features a fabulous selection of everything you need to complete your winter Wyoming adventure and bring home something special for loved ones who couldn’t join you. Whether you forgot your sunscreen or lost your mittens, sat on your sunglasses or need a new pair of goggles, this store will outfit you in style for your day on the slopes. The wide variety of t-shirts, sweatshirts, and unique souvenirs won’t let you go home empty-handed!
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Address: 412 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY 82070Directions
Description: For mountain and road adventures, we carry bikes and accessories for entry level and advanced level cyclist. We are proud to carry top of the line climbing gear, snowboards, car racks, camping gear, and skateboards. Be sure to check out our manufacturer websites on the links provided. Stop by and experience high quality products and service.
Address: 716 S 6th St Laramie, WY 82070EmailDirections
Description: biking, hiking, climbing, and other outdoor activities 716 1/2 S 6th St. (Home Office)
Description: Found off of exit 323 on I-80 east of Laramie, Happy Jack is a wonderful area for hiking, camping, mountain biking, cross-county skiing, snow shoeing and even home to trails for horseback riding. Trails ranging from .4 miles to 3 miles, there is enough space here to spend a whole day enjoying nature. This is apart of the Medicine Bow National Forest and a small fee is required per vehicle per day.
Phone: (307) 745-2300
Activity Phone: (307) 745-2300
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during winter)EmailDirections
Description: The Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests provide year-round recreation opportunities for you. These activities include hiking, biking, camping, horseriding, OHV riding, fishing and hunting, just to name a few. Beautiful vistas await sightseers and photographers. The topography varies greatly within the national forests. Elevation ranges from 5,500 to 12,940 feet. Happy Jack, Vedauwoo, and the Snowy Range.
Address: 3254 Highway 130 Centennial WY 82055
Hours: Open November 25 - April 9Directions
Description: Snowy Range is nestled in the stunningly beautiful Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. This pristine setting is the perfect backdrop for a winter break. The four chairlifts-Sundance, Virginian, Pioneer and Chute and our Magic Carpet Surface Lift will move you up the mountain quickly and keep you skiing instead of standing. Beginner, intermediate, expert. Regardless of your personal level of proficiency, you’ll find the perfect ski or snowboard run, whether it’s a downhill screamer or a casual glide through tree-lined forests. Our 27 trails serve all skiing abilities.
Phone: (307) 745-3055
Activity Phone: 307-745-3055
Hours: Year RoundEmailDirections
Description: We are a year round Camp, Conference and Retreat Center located at the base of the Snowy Range; we offer hiking, rafting, tubing, Ropes/Challenge course, Archery, Mountain biking and we are minutes from the Snowy Range Ski Area. We offer yearly hunting camps as well as fishing and 4 wheel opportunities.
Address: 41.157432403, -105.376461354Directions
Description: 20 Miles east of Laramie, along I-80 are the towering rocks of Vedauwoo, an Arapaho word meaning “Earth Born”. It provides backdrops for picnics, sight-seeing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, fishing, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing. This is a fee area. Vedauwoo is best know for its varied rock climbing options. There are still many trails that offer amazing views and fresh air. Vedauwoo Glen Trail, Turtle Rock Trail and others range from under a mile to almost to three miles.