Women’s Winter Adventure Retreat

Get ready for a long weekend full of fun, friendship and adventure in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

Over the weekend experience a variety of winter activities under the backdrop of towering snowcapped peaks including snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowbiking through peaceful pine forests and glistening meadows of sparkling powder fine snow.

Our basecamp will be at the FREIGHT complex in historic Leadville, Colorado.

January 27th- 29th, 2023

Our expert local guides have planned a long weekend full of adventurous activities for all levels. Please see our sample itinerary below to get a feel for what the trip will entail. Offerings are subject to change depending on weather and availability but our goal is to provide action packed days with as many activities as you’d like to participate in with free time to unwind and/or explore the ranch!


Sample itinerary: 


9am: Group carpool meetup outside of Denver metro (tba)

11am: Check-in and meet and greet over lunch, then head out for a scenic snowshoe hike.

Friday evening: Dinner followed by campfire smore’s, hot chocolate or adult beverages.


Morning: We will split the group for a half day of fat biking or cross country skiing (lesson + guided outing and split based on your experience level)

Fat biking is an exciting sport appropriate for all levels. Imagine the feeling of floating along on white fluffy snow, without worrying about rocks, roots and the more technical elements of traditional mountain biking. Go further and see more during this exhilarating experience!

The Colorado Mountain College and Mineral Belt trail system boasts miles of beginner to advanced trails through a winter wonderland of towering pines and open fields with sweeping views of the surrounding snow capped peaks.

Saturday afternoon/evening:

You will be free to explore the town and grab lunch on your own followed by some exhilarating tubing. We will enjoy a group dinner at the historic Silver Dollar Saloon!

There might be the opportunity to join a ghost + historic tour of Leadville, the Tabor opera house and other noteworthy sites, tba!


We will split the group for a half day of fat biking or cross country skiing (lesson + guided outing and split based on your experience level) before heading back home after an action packed weekend with new friends!

The retreat will officially end at 1pm on Sunday. You will be free to grab lunch in town own your own afterwards.

*If you are traveling from out of state we recommend arriving to Denver on Thursday and either staying in the front range area or driving up to stay on Thursday evening in Leadville. We can provide hotel recommendations. And then booking a flight after 6pm on Sunday or Monday and either staying another night in Leadville or closer to Denver on Sunday evening.

Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is for anyone and everyone. No previous experience necessary for any of the activities, all fitness levels welcome. Our hikes, rides and cross country skiing outings will be designed to accommodate all paces, we will stop frequently for water/snack breaks and to take in the scenery and plenty of pictures of course! (Isn’t that what it’s all about anyways?). All activities are optional with alternatives available.


  • 2 nights lodging
  • Continental breakfasts, Lunch + Dinner Friday, Dinner Saturday
  • All activities, rentals and equipment
  • Digital photo album
  • Experiences and friendships to last a lifetime!

Does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Transportation from Denver/airport (we can help arrange)
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tipping your guides
  • Travel/cancellation insurance (we highly recommend getting this and can provide recommendations. It will cover the deposit and any other costs if something arises and you can no longer attend)
  • Anything else not listed under “What’s Included”

About FREIGHT and our accommodations:

Built in 1884, Leadville’s train depot has been converted to a community gathering space and wedding venue. FREIGHT is situated in the shadow of Mt. Elbert, Colorado’s highest fourteener and within walking distance of downtown Leadville. A passenger train still puffs by the window every afternoon.

The renovations include the build out of 13 tiny home cabins with an exterior of recycled metal and luxury on the inside. Each cabin is named after one of Leadville’s sex workers. Leadville was built by determined individuals experimenting in frontier community, a history of bodies, but usually its the gunslingers, miners, trappers and cowboys who are recognized.

These women were workers with entrepreneurial grit, with the ability to survive in rugged conditions. They were here before us. They lived through the boom and bust of an early mining settlement and carved out an economy for the oldest profession. From the madams who ran parlour houses to the hurdy gurdy girls that frequented saloons and doubled as musicians and performers, we see women who pushed the social fabric and helped shape Leadville.

FREIGHT is a women-led organization and the founders are lovers of history.

Rooms include:

  • Private individual bathrooms with showers
  • Kitchenette
  • Wifi
  • Small curated library of records, tapes, cds, and books

$1400 private room, $1100 shared room Spots are limited

Discounts/payment options:

  • L2S members save an additional $50 off total retreat cost.
  • MTB Club members save $25 off total retreat cost
  • L2S + MTB club members save $75!
  • $25 credit will be applied on final invoice for those who can bring their own cross country skis
  • $45 credit will be applied on final invoice for those who can bring their own fatbike

—–> Pay the $500 deposit now to secure your spot! Final invoices will be sent out 30-60 days prior to the retreat. You can also do a monthly payment plan, contact lifes2shortfitness@gmail.com to get this setup.