Winter Wildlife Adaptations | Guided Snowshoe Program

Snowshoeing at Bogus Basin

Today’s Guided Snowshoe Program…

Winter Wildlife Adaptations

Insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals have evolved various adaptations to survive the stresses of winter in the Rocky Mountains. During this relaxing snowshoe walk we will discuss many of the adaptations that include hibernation, migration, flocking, enduring, communal nesting, daily torpor, and others. This program is one of the many FREE Guided Snowshoe Programs offered this winter. Participants must have snowshoes and a valid trail pass to join the program. Snowshoe rentals and trail passes can be purchased at the Frontier Point Lodge. Maximum of 12 people per program. Don’t forget to follow us on social media and sign up for our e-blast to keep up with all of the mountain offerings and events.

When & Where

March 16 @ 1:30 PM 3:30 PM

This 2-hour outing will meet at the Frontier Point Lodge at the above-stated time and will cover 1.5 miles or less at a very casual pace. Be sure to wear appropriate winter clothing and boots. Water and sunscreen are highly recommended. Remember to swing by the Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse for some food before or after the program!

Free Ages +16

How to Register

To sign up for this or any of our awesome Guided Snowshoe Programs, please send an email to indicating the program you wish to register for, date, and the number of people in your group. Requests received less than 24 hrs. prior to the outing may not receive a response.

Meet your Guide!

Hit the trail with Ray Vizgirdas, retired Wildlife Biologist and lifelong Naturalist for this installment of our Guided Snowshoe Program series. With over three decades of experience working for state and federal agencies, Ray knows a thing or two about the outdoors (he has literally authored guidebooks about the flora at Bogus Basin!). On select Saturday afternoons, Ray will cover a new topic relevant to the time of year. Whether it’s winter animal adaptations or emergency snow shelters, you’re bound to learn a thing or two on your outing.