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Furry Instagram star visits Snow Mountain Ranch

Recently, Snow Mountain Ranch had the privilege of hosting an adorable dog named Ollie. You should know, Ollie isn’t your average dog—Ollie is the star of the Instagram account @explorewithollie, where he and his owner, Stephen Martin, document their outdoor adventures throughout Colorado and beyond, showcasing their love for an active outdoor lifestyle to their nearly 19,000 followers.

Ollie came to Snow Mountain Ranch to accompany Stephen, a freelance photographer who was doing a promotional shoot for SMR. Throughout their time here, Ollie enjoyed everything a dog could!

Upon his arrival Ollie checked into one of our pet-friendly cabins where he quickly made himself at home, snuggling up in bed and getting some rest before tackling the next day.

Ollie is a model, and his time at Snow Mountain Ranch was filled with picture taking and sun bathing—all in the name of fun!

Ollie and Stephen started their day at the dog park, home of the Hanging with Huskies program. Here, Ollie let loose and ran around, having some fun before he got to work.

From there, Ollie went on a hike to the waterfall, a hidden gem of Snow Mountain Ranch. Ollie enjoyed being able to hike on the trails at Snow Mountain Ranch, while Stephen captured the moments on his camera.

After his hike, Ollie took to the summer tubing hill. While dogs are not allowed down the hill, Ollie enjoyed watching Stephen and his new friends have fun sliding around.

The tubing hill wasn’t the only place Ollie made new friends. During an archery session, Ollie met Jaidison, another Instragramer who is the star of @modeling_with_downs, an account showcasing Jaidison’s love for life and advocacy for those with Down Syndrome. Follow his account to learn more about his inspiring journey!

Ollie looked on as Jaidison and his family tested their archery skills. Ollie would have joined, but his lack of opposable thumbs made it too hard!

Ollie had a great time working with Stephen at Snow Mountain Ranch and documenting their experiences.

“Bark bark woof, bark bark ruff woof,” said Ollie, which roughly translates to, “I had a wonderful time at Snow Mountain Ranch. I love how pet-friendly it is and I hope to be back soon!”

To learn more about Ollie and Stephen’s adventures follow @explorewithollie on Instagram and make sure to stay on the lookout – they’re always on the go! You never know, you may just find them next to you on the trail!

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