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 | Bold Living in the Work of the Incarnation

As we celebrate “God with us” we will focus on both His earthly arrival in history and His continuing presence through us today. Sessions include Incarnation’s: Initiation, Imprint (in the disciple), Imperative (for the disciple), and Impact (through the disciple).  Our goal is to be propelled to serve boldly through His powerful residence in and call on our lives.

SPEAKER | LTC Tom Schmidt, USA (RET) 


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More about Tom Schmidt

Tom is the Director of Field Operations, Officers’ Christian Fellowship

Tom Schmidt was raised in a family of nine on a dairy farm in Kansas.  He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY graduating in 1970 with a commission in the Infantry.  He served for 25 years in command, staff, and instructor assignments ranging from platoon to Department of the Army level, retiring from active duty at the grade of LTC in 1995. He has Masters degrees from Purdue University and from the School of Advanced Military Studies. From 1995 to 1998 Tom was employed by SAIC, a technology application firm, as its Hampton Roads, VA regional manager.  In 1998 he joined the staff of Officers’ Christian Fellowship (OCF).  While commanding an infantry company in Germany in 1974, Tom’s and his wife Jean’s faith came alive through the ministry of a Chapel-sponsored neighborhood Bible study.  From that moment they resolved to serve Christ from within the military community and through the venue of a line officer.  They participated and served in Army Chapels and OCF ministries at every subsequent active duty station.  In 1998, upon the death of his friend and mentor Dr. George Kuykendall, Tom was called to be the OCF Staff Representative at Ft. Leavenworth coordinating than 50 weekly small group Bible study fellowships; conducting discipleship and leadership training; coordinating Chapel community special events and retreats; and supporting the lay-led outreach and growth ministries of the Chapel community.  He also provided oversight of and assistance to OCF leaders at military posts and bases in the Central US.  In January 2015 Tom assumed duties as OCF Director of Field Ministries to provide oversight and assistance to OCF Staff and lay-led fellowships worldwide, serve as the staff’s strategic planner, and implement the Fellowship’s Leader Development plan.  Tom and Jean have been married for 45 years.  They have three children and thirteen grandchildren.

TOPIC | Building up the Body of Christ

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


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.)