The snow is falling, and the resorts have begun to open their doors and their slopes. The tell-tale signs of winter are here, and what better way to enjoy the season than on a scenic sleigh ride? It is the perfect activity for weddings, families, romantic couples and weary skiers. With resorts all over the nation offering the very best of this timeless tradition, it may be hard to decide where to start. Below is a list of five scenic sleigh rides across the United States to help you capture your postcard perfect moment.
Snowed Inn Sleigh Company, Park City, Utah
Breathe the mountain air and enjoy Utah's famous powder. Located at the Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah, Snowed Inn Sleigh Company offers two different sleigh rides to enjoy. Pulled by two draft horses and seating ten to 12 people, you can choose a 30-minute ride that takes you around the resort and offers stunning views of the mountains and the old mining town of Park City, or you can choose the dinner ride which is a 20-minute ride to the dinner destination and a 20-minute ride back.The entire trip will take about two hours. Reservations are required for both rides.
Snowed Inn Sleigh Company
Toll free: 866-647-3310
Breckenridge Sleigh Rides, Breckenridge, Colorado
Enjoy the craftsmanship and care of Breckenridge Sleigh Rides. Located in Breckenridge, Colorado, Breckenridge Sleigh Rides offer three unique rides in this exquisite Colorado resort town--the dinner ride, the hot chocolate ride and the exclusive ride. All three feature elegant carriages and beautiful Percheron and Belgian horses. If romance is on your mind, this company offers a beautiful and intimate sleigh ride perfect for proposing to that special someone. Reservations are required, so make yours early!
Breckenridge Sleigh Rides
Mountain Valley Farm, Waitsfield, Vermont
Experience the very best of Vermont and make your next Christmas or wedding a white one! Mountain Valley Farms specializes in horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides and is uniquely positioned to give you the best views of Vermont's' Mad River Valley and Green Mountains. Take in all this resort has to offer and visit their barn and party rooms or enjoy the crisp air on cross-country skis.
Mountain Valley Farm
1719 Common Road
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Bogus Creek Outfitters, Boise, Idaho
Get carried back in time with Bogus Creek Outfitters. Located just outside of Boise, Idaho, Bogus Creek Outfitters provides a unique sleigh ride and dinner experience. Your ride will take you through exquisite scenery to your dinner destination where you will be met with live entertainment and a three-course gourmet meal. There are two sleigh rides nightly, and each dinner can accommodate up to 56 guests. Prepaid reservations are required.
Bogus Creek Outfitters
208-887-7880 or toll free 1-888-264-8727.
Borge's Sleigh Rides, Stateline, Nevada
Participate in a Lake Tahoe tradition. Family owned and operated for more thanr 30 years, Borges Sleigh Rides in Lake Tahoe, Nevada take you on an exciting ride in one of five different handcrafted sleighs. The sleighs range in size from a cozy two-seater to a party-sized 20 seater. Blankets are provided to keep you snugly and warm. Choose a 30-minute or hour-long ride, but either way, don't forget to take your camera to capture the memories and the views.
Borge's Sleigh Rides
P.O. Box 5905
Stateline, Nevada 89449
775-588-2953 or 800-726-RIDE