New husky puppies at Snow Mountain Ranch

A month-old husky puppy opens their eyes to the world. Guests at YMCA-Snow Mountain Ranch can meet the six new puppies. Each weekend beginning Sept. 9, for guests to play with dog sled team members.
Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA/Courtesy Photo

YMCA of the Rockies-Snow Mountain Ranch welcomed six adorable puppies to their sled dog team – Opal, Onyx, Jasper, Jade, Zircon and Granite.

One of the YMCA’s dog sled team members named Cinder is the proud mom of the puppies, who were born on Aug. 5. Cinder was one of the pups from the 2020 litter.

The new puppies are beginning to explore the world with bright blue eyes.  

“The month-old pups are adorable and when not sleeping, they are starting to show their unique puppy personalities,” YMCA wrote in a news release.  

Keeping with the dog sled team naming tradition, the past three litters were themed; this litter’s unique name theme is stones and gems. The six siblings will be trained as dog sled competitors, ready to race in the fall/winter of 2024.

Guests at Snow Mountain Ranch have plenty of chances to meet Cinder and her new family. On Sept. 9, the puppies made their debut at the “Hanging with the Huskies” event. This weekly weekend activity lets guests meet and play with the four-legged members of the dog sled team.

Guest and the huskies can hang in the three-acre dog park each Saturday from 9-9:45 a.m., then 10-10:45 a.m.

Guests can experience dog sled training on Saturdays beginning in October and November. In December, guests can take a dog sledding excursion through Snow Mountain Ranch’s winter landscape.

Reservations are required for all dog sled adventures. Please visit or call 970-887-2152 to book an adventure with the dog team.

Cinder welcomed her new puppies Opal, Onyx, Jasper, Jade, Zircon and Granite. The puppies do a lot of sleeping, and are just starting to explore the ranch.
Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA/Courtesy Photo
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