Winter Sports Retreat 2018-03-22T21:08:38+00:00

Winter Sports Retreat

Celebrate the Christmas season in a spectacular Colorado winter wonderland.

The Christmas season is a wonderful time to experience meaningful spiritual teaching and the joy of the season at Spring Canyon. Winter Sports Retreat takes place in two sessions, lasting one week each, over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Winter sports, such as snow tubing, sledding, downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing, are unique elements of Spring Canyon’s WSR. Nearby hot springs and cozy settings provide relaxing backdrops for this winter retreat.

During WSR, your days will be open to explore the vast array of Colorado winter adventures, and evening programming will take place nightly in the rustic accommodations of Spring Canyon’s main lodge, Hartley Holmes. Each week will feature a different speaker and adults can expect dynamic seminars and small group sessions. Age-specific programs for children, youth, and teens provide lasting memories and exciting experiences for the whole family. Additional daily childcare may also be available.

Spring Canyon is located between Monarch and Copper Ski Mountains, and discount passes are available. You can engage most winter sports on our property, and guided activities are also available.

Experience the wonder of a Christmas in Colorado together.

2017 Winter Sports Retreat Schedule

TOPIC | Spiritual Warfare

Jesus came into the world to destroy Satan’s work (I Jn 3:8), and to set captives free (Luke 4:18). One important characteristic of Kingdom ministry is the process of teaching believers to be aware of the enemy’s tactics (I Peter 1:13-16; 5:8,9) the provisions Christ has made for us. This seminar will look at spiritual warfare and what Christian’s need to do prepare their hearts and minds.

SPEAKER | Chaplain Jim Ellis, PhD, CDR, U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps (ret.)

GUEST AMBASSADORS | Steve and Angie Norman, Director of Facilities & Maintenance at Spring Canyon.

More about Jim Ellis

Jim is a retired Navy Chaplain. He serves as Pastor of Counseling and Congregational Care at Redemption Church in Peoria, AZ. Jim also serves with ACCTS and has traveled a great deal teaching in many parts of the world. He has been married to Shirley for 39 years and they have 3 grown daughters and one son in law. Jim earned his M.Div. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.

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TOPIC | Building Up the Body of Christ: Studies in the Book of Nehemiah

Nehemiah was a “transformational leader” who was able to inspire God’s people to accomplish more than they ever dreamed possible. But Nehemiah’s ultimate goal was not the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls; it was the renewing of God’s people. As we explore the book of Nehemiah this week, we’ll discover some of the crucial ways God builds up and renews His people, and how He uses godly leaders in the process.

SPEAKER |  Pastor John Waldrop

GUEST AMBASSADOR | Col Scott and Kristi Frickenstein, USAF (Ret).

More about John Waldrop

John has served in pastoral ministry in Ukraine, Czech Republic, and Turkey, where he currently serves as pastor of the Union Church of Istanbul. His M.Div. and Th.M. are from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Esther, have five children.

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Winter Sports Retreat Rates

Adults/Teens (13+) Youth (6-12) Child (3-5) Toddler (0-2)
$658 plus tax $395 plus tax $198 plus tax Free
  • All rates are per person and include lodging and meals.
  • Rates do not include taxes.
  • Discounts are available.
Registration Fee

A non-refundable deposit of $165 will be due at the time of registration.

Cancellation Policy

You are able to cancel your reservation at any time. However, your deposit of $165 is non-refundable. Additional penalties may apply if your cancellation occurs within 30 days of your arrival. If you are canceling your reservation because of military orders, your deposit and all funds paid will be returned to you in full.

  • 10%: Company grade discount (O1-O3)
  • 20%: Enlisted and military student discount (Enlisted Members, Midshipmen, Cadets and other Undergraduate College Students.)
  • 5%: Deployed service member discount (For families of currently deployed or recently-returned (within 6 months) service members.)