Darby, Montana – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Triple Creek Ranch, Montana’s all-inclusive hideaway resort, announces new programs for 2012. Whether seeking a romantic getaway, the thrill of mountain adventure, or an authentic cowboy experience, Triple Creek Ranch guests will have their choice of fun new activities or the comfort of familiar pastimes.
Set amidst the forested Bitterroot Mountains in Western Montana, Triple Creek Ranch offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a luxury experience surrounded by natural beauty and America’s cowboy culture. In 2012, Triple Creek Ranch is launching a series of activities including skijoring, archery, dog-sledding and team penning.
• Skijoring (Winter / Spring)
Originally a means of Siberian and Nordic winter transportation, equestrian skijoring has evolved into a competitive sport in Montana. Skiers are drawn by mounted horses through snowy meadows and forest trails creating an experience that merges snow skiing with the feel of water skiing. Triple Creek Ranch’s version focuses more on fun than competition and is tailored to skill level. (Price: included)
• Dog Sledding (Winter)
The image of a team of sled dogs mushing along blue-tinted, snowy ridges with silent, shrouded mountains in the background pulls at the heartstrings of the romantic outdoorsman. Ten-time Iditarod Race finisher and mushing guide, Jessie Royer, will instruct and guide guests in this distinctly winter activity. (Price: $325 per sled, single person; $355 per sled, two people)
• Archery (Year Round)
Guests may test their skill and accuracy while participating in a memorable activity that evokes images of the history and lore of Montana’s colorful past. (Price: included)
• Team Penning (Year Round)
In the real-world lives of cowgirls and cowboys, cows and calves must be sorted and penned; it’s a fact of ranch life. Team penning on horseback is a fast-paced, hands-on, timed event, where a team of guests/cowhands separate individual calves from the herd and move those calves to their separate pens. All levels of horsemanship welcome. (Price: $150 per person)
• Klicks for Chicks 2012 (November 1-5; 8-12 and 15-19)
In November 2011, Triple Creek Ranch successfully hosted the 2nd annual Klicks for Chicks, an all-female equestrian adventure. In 2011, Klicks for Chicks benefited the “Summit for Parkinson’s,” a Montana based non-profit and sister-organization to the Brian Grant Foundation, dedicated to raising awareness, educating and inspiring those with Parkinson’s Disease. The event raised a total of $2,816 and the program’s popularity has led to an extended event in 2012. Created and led by Triple Creek Ranch owner Barbara Barrett, Klicks for Chicks is a unique Triple Creek Ranch event, drawing hardy women from around the world. In 2012, Triple Creek Ranch plans to run three Klicks for Chicks events in November. (Price: Included)