Featuring Olympians Jim “Moose” Barrows and Chad Fleischer
Learn “the ropes” of the slopes in our exclusive, private playground. Get hands-on instruction from Olympic skiing legends Moose Barrows and Chad Fleischer as the expert instructors demonstrate the art of skiing in pristine powder. Then, maneuver the mountain at your own pace while taking in stunning views of the Sierra Madres. With more than 22 runs, 1,100 vertical feet, no lift lines or waiting, our mountain offers the perfect terrain for beginners.
At the end of each day, rest and rejuvenate in the lap of luxury at The Lodge and Spa at Three Forks Ranch.
- (4) four-night minimum stay in a Deluxe Guest room, double occupancy
- (1) Spa Treatment per person
- Gift: (1) customized Marmot jacket per guest
About “Moose”: Steamboat-native Jim “Moose” Barrows began ski jumping at the tender age of five. In 1965, he qualified for the U.S. Ski Team and competed in the World Championships in Portillo, Chile. Three years later, Moose was awarded a scholarship which provided him with his first pair of new Alpine skis. From there he qualified for the Rocky Mountain Division to the Junior National Championships. He soon became the nation’s premier four-event skier, winning several NCAA skimeister titles and was tagged “Moose” by his CU coach, Bob Beattie, who helped him perfect his skills.
In 1967, he finished third in the First World Cup Downhill race ever held in the United States and finished the seventh in FIS World Downhill’s ranking. Then, physical setbacks from a substantial injury sustained at the Olympics in 1968 led Jim to take a break from skiing to pursue a degree in business from the University of Denver. In 1971, he returned to the slopes to compete in the Pro Tour, and he finished third overall in 1972. He has since coached junior skiers and the U.S. Men’s Downhill Team. Jim also devotes much of his time to promoting skiing and started a scholarship fund to provide junior skiers in the Yampa Valley with the means to train.
About Chad: Chad Fleischer is a ten-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team. He was a member of the 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympic Teams and has competed on five World Championship Teams (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2001.) Chad is a two-time U.S. National DH skiing Champion and Silver Medalist in the World Cup Finals DH in Sierra Nevada, Spain. His Best World Championship performance was on home turf in 1999 in Beaver Creek, Colo., where he finished 6th in the Super G – just 0.16 of a second from the gold.
He was the recipient of the “Skier of the Year” Award by Ski Racing Magazine in 1999 and has graced the cover of Men’s Health’s 2002 Olympic style issue. After retiring from Chad became involved in television work where he has hosted numerous shows, including LL Bean’s Guide to the Outdoors, This Happened to Me and OLN’s Winter Sports Week.
He has also hosted corporate ski outings and motivational talks for Ernst & Young, VISA, Sprint, Chevrolet, Pepsi, TAG Heuer, Rolex, Vail, Beaver Creek, Sony and more. Chad can also be seen on television as co-host and analyst for World Cup Alpine Ski Racing coverage for NBC Universal television. He is the owner and founder of Fleischer Sport, which has three locations in Steamboat Springs, Colo.
The Lodge and Spa at Three Forks Ranch rates include lodging; all meals; house wines and liquors; evening cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres; in-room refrigerator stocked with your preference of beer, wine and snacks; unlimited use of exercise room, steam rooms, pool and hot tubs; silver platter coffee service each morning; Wi-Fi, internet connections and long-distance phone calls; in-room iPads for personal use; twice daily maid service; all recreation equipment; afternoon tea; evening turndown service; round-trip transportation from Hayden, Colorado, or Dixon, Wyoming, airports to Three Forks Ranch; valet laundry services; and use of our business center. Not included: a la carte activities, additional spa treatments, sales taxes, 15% service charge or incidentals (i.e. gift shop).