Pollinator Month Workshop: Get the Buzz on Bees

Carmen Weiland, Queen Bee of Honey Operations and Master Beekeeper at Knapp Ranch joins us to talk about bees, and what makes them so important in our high alpine environment. This workshop provides an opportunity for hands-on learning and is appropriate for all ages. Includes honey tasting and a chance to learn all about what makes bees so special.

Join us at the Education Center -Rooftop Terrace

$10; Free for members and volunteers

Self-Guided Snowshoe

Explore the winter wonderland of the Gardens at your own pace and discover the adaptations of plants and animals that allow them to survive in Vail’s freezing temperatures and snow.

Bring your own snowshoes or rent a pair with poles from the Education Center for $5.

Guided Snowshoe: Tree Trail

Snowshoe on garden trails with a naturalist from Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. This beginner guided tour turns your eyes up to the trees and their importance in the mountain ecosystem. Explore the local environment and discover alpine plant and animal adaptations. Warm up afterward in the Education Center and enjoy our permanent and rotating exhibits. Advance registration required to guarantee your spot. Includes snowshoe and pole rental.

Tour groups will be limited to 10 people. Meet your guide at the Education Center.

Ford Park Parking Lot -2 hours free
Vail Village Parking Structure -1 hour free
In-town bus: Orange, Blue or Yellow to Ford Park or Golden Peak bus stops

Tips to prepare for your snowshoe:

  • Check the weather report and wear appropriate clothing for the conditions
  • Consider wearing base layers, warm socks, waterproof insulated boots, gloves, hat, snow or weatherproof pants
  • Bring a water bottle
  • Plan where you are going to park or which bus you will take. Allow time to walk to the Education Center in Ford Park.
  • No need to print out your ticket, we have a list of RSVP’s

Ticket Policy:
All ticket sales are final
No refunds
No exchanges

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