Here at The Residence Club, wintertime centers on getting outside and pursuing adventure. When the Wasatch is covered in a blanket of snow, members don’t think about what’s hiding underneath — they’re too busy taking advantage of all the new activities made possible this time of year. Here’s a little taste of what’s in store at the Ranch this season, from fat biking along 20+ miles of trails to heli-skiing in Utah’s stoke-worthy backcountry.
1. Nordic Skiing
Nordic skiing may not include the high speeds and steep declines of downhill skiing, but that doesn’t make it any less adrenaline-pumping. The Residence Club members have access to Victory Ranch’s privately groomed trails that offer a stunning setting to glide across our snow-blanketed landscape, as well as our crew of instructors via White Pine Touring to learn the basics of this beloved sport.
2. Fat Biking in the Backcountry
Mountain biking is a year-round sport at Victory Ranch, thanks to a fleet of fat tire bikes, outfitted with oversized tires designed for traction and control on unstable, soft ground such as snow. Strap on a helmet and set out on one of several adventurous paths — including ones along the River Trail, the Nordic Tracks and the Kamloop Trail.
3. Alpine Skiing
Lucky for us at the Ranch, two of the world’s best ski resorts are just minutes from our doorstep. The Residence Club members spend countless hours on the slopes at Deer Valley and Park City each year, experiencing legendary slopes and some of the “Best Snow on Earth.” Members also have exclusive access to Victory Ranch’s private lodge on Main Street, right at the base of the Town Lift. Stop in after the slopes to warm up, grab some food and drinks and unwind.
In the warmer months, adrenaline-seeking residents explore the backcountry in one of our 4×4 Polaris Rangers. When the snow starts sticking, they trade in four wheels for a set of tracks for a just-as-thrilling snowmobiling excursion. Adults can hop on a top-of-the-line Ski-Doo Expedition 600, while younger thrill-seekers have access to Polaris 120cc Kid Snowmobiles and a kid track located at the Ranch. For an added adventure, book a session at our 5-Stand shooting range and ride your way over on the Ski-Doo.
Victory Ranch has teamed up with Powderbird, Utah’s premier heli-skiing company, to offer members exclusive access to the most coveted, private ski experience right at their doorstep this season. Get picked up from The Post with a group of up to eight people and embark on a day of unforgettable backcountry adventure tailored specifically to your desires with the help of Powderbird’s expert guides. And after shredding Utah’s most sought-after snow? Jet back to the Ranch for aprés ski lunch and drinks. Welcome to a whole new level of adventure.
6. Full Moon Snowshoeing
You can’t have adventure at the Ranch without a fun adult twist. This winter, embark on a guided snowshoe hike to the golf course comfort station where you’ll watch the sunset alongside family and friends with a drink in hand — all followed by a walk illuminated by the full moon. This is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to experience the magic of the Ranch come sundown.