FAQ at Mountain Air Ranch
Why do people choose nude recreation?
Nude recreation embraces the joy of living and experiencing nature in the most natural way possible. To relax and be nude is to let yourself be totally free. Although we enjoy clothing-free activities in appropriate settings, we also choose to wear clothes when practical. Nudists respect each other’s individuality. Our own self-esteem is enhanced by our ability to accept ourselves as we really are. We find it easy to accept others regardless of physical size, shape, or body condition. Moreover, social class distinctions, often indicated by clothing, disappear.
Relaxation, stress relief, positive body image, and increasing self-esteem are just a few of the reasons people choose the nudist lifestyle.
What are the benefits of nude recreation?
Self-esteem is enhanced in the nudist world, where body acceptance is the norm. The conversation seems to come easier. Many reports the “time warp” phenomenon. A one-day respite spent clothes-free seems to relax people more than an entire weekend elsewhere. Without clothes, stress seems to melt away.
Is nude recreation an accepted mainstream activity?
The answer to this question is a resounding YES!
As reported in USA TODAY, The Yankelovich National Travel Monitor is one of the most respected polls in the travel industry. The 2006 edition of that poll found that 15% of adult Americans would consider a resort that offers a nude recreation experience or a clothing-optional beach experience either extremely or a very desirable part of a vacation.
In the January 17, 2003 edition of The Wall St. Journal, a front-page story in the Marketplace section noted that nude recreation in North America has grown to a $400 million industry. The article explained that clothes-free offerings run the gamut from upscale venues with plush townhouses and room service to rustic rural retreats, to cruises on some of the world’s most popular cruise lines.
The Roper Organization has reported that some 54 million Americans have skinny-dipped in mixed company. For people who want to recapture the freedom and innocence of that experience, Mountain Air Ranch offers a relaxing, down to earth, casual environment
What are the characteristics of Mountain Air Ranch?
The atmosphere at Mountain Air Ranch is wholesome and friendly. People who enjoy nude recreation distinguish between nudity and sex and keep the two in their proper perspectives. We are careful about who enters our facility and if anyone seems to be there for the wrong reason, they will be asked to leave.
Club activities often include sports and events much like any resort. You’ll enjoy swimming, walking, paddle tennis, bocce, hiking, volleyball, shuffleboard, cycling, an exercise area, a children’s playground and children’s playroom, themed parties, special meal events, and the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people, diverse in age, profession, and culture.
What kind of people will I find at Mountain Air Ranch?
You’ll find a cross-section of society, with people representing all colors, religions, occupations, body types, age groups, and income brackets. Without clothes, however, it’s less likely you’ll know a bank president from a bus driver.
Will I feel self-conscious?
Most first-timers adjust to social nudity in a matter of minutes and discover it’s not nearly as big a deal as they thought it would be. Some feel self-conscious before they undress since they’re likely to be the only ones not nude.
What about our kids?
Children are natural nudists and quickly take to it like ducks take to water. Mountain Air Ranch welcomes children and encourages families to join. You’ll find activities and facilities for your kids to enjoy – and they’ll thank you for taking them along.
Do I have to be naked all the time?
While many people prefer to go nude 24 hours a day, others find it more practical to dress in the evenings when it gets cooler, for meals, or for some sports activities. Our only areas that require total nudity are when you are in the pool and in the hot tub.
How will I feel if I’m not in the greatest physical shape?
You’ll feel right at home. Our club reflects society at large, with people of all shapes and sizes.
Do men get visibly excited?
Not often. A nudist club is far less sexually charged than places where bikinis, thongs, or other provocative clothing, are worn. On the rare occasion where this occurs, simply don a towel, turn over, or take a quick dip in the pool.
What about nudism and religion?
Nudists find nothing inconsistent between nude recreation and their convictions. You’ll find all faiths—and people of no faith—represented at nudist resorts. Most nudists of faith find that enjoying the great outdoors in their natural state draws them closer to their Creator.
What if we receive unwelcome advances?
This rarely happens. If it does, simply report it to resort management and steps will be taken to ensure it does not happen again. Everyone should feel comfortable. Behavior requiring an apology is not tolerated.
How can I make my wife / significant other more comfortable about trying it?
It helps to understand that Mountain Air Ranch activities are family-oriented. Few people of either sex —or anywhere else for that matter—are “perfect 10s” or look like size-2 actresses. You may find the pages on the AANR (American Association for Nude Recreation) website (aanr.com) about Family Values and Nudism From A Women’s Perspective useful resources.
Will my picture be taken, or my privacy compromised?
Mountain Air Ranch understands that privacy is paramount to our members and their families. There is never any requirement to be publicly identified or consent to have one’s picture taken. The one exception is if one applies for membership, this process requires a current photo, written application, six signatures from Membership Committee members, and a copy of one’s driver’s license or ID.
Photo identification is required for admission to Mountain Air Ranch, along with other measures to ensure guest security. And just for your peace of mind, the tasteful images that appear on our website have been taken with the written permission of the subject(s) depicted.
What will my first visit to Mountain Air Ranch be like?
Mountain Air Ranch provides a friendly, stress-free atmosphere that you’d expect from a club where people enjoy social recreation with their family and friends.
What facilities are offered?
Mountain Air Ranch has the following facilities: swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, children’s playground, children’s playroom, exercise area, bocce court, paddle tennis courts, shuffleboard court, hiking trails, volleyball courts, community kitchen, lodging and camping.
Are pets allowed?
Yes, pets are allowed. Normal Jefferson County Animal Control Regulations apply. Please refer to the Mountain Air Ranch Pet Policy on our website under “Etiquette.”
Are rooms and campgrounds available?
Yes, Mountain Air Ranch has a Tent Meadow for tenting, an RV Meadow complete with water and electric hook up as well as a dump station, and rooms for rent. Please visit either “Accommodations” or “Rate Sheet” on our website for rates. Reservations are recommended as the number of rooms and RV sites is limited.
How much does it cost to visit?
Your first visit is free if you live within 90 miles of Mountain Air Ranch. We recommend calling to schedule a visit time so we can arrange a tour. Normal grounds fees apply after the first visit. Please refer to the “Daily Grounds Fees” and “Visiting and Membership” on the “Rate Sheet” on our website.
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is allowed in designated areas. Consistent with Colorado law, Marijuana may not be smoked openly and publicly or in a manner that endangers others anywhere on the properties of Mountain Air Ranch. Please refer to the Mountain Air Ranch Smoking Policy on our website under “Etiquette.”
Here are some tips for preparing for your first visit:
Plan Ahead, Call Ahead. We always suggest you call to schedule your first visit so that we can arrange a tour to show you the club facilities and answer questions you may have.
As in any public place, underage drinking and the use of controlled substances are prohibited.
Pack Less! What to pack? A light travel bag containing two towels per person (polite nudist etiquette means that you always carry your own towel to sit or lounge on and a second one for the pool), sunblock, any athletic equipment and shoes you’ll need, toiletries, and a cover-up for chilly days/nights or when you’ve had too much sun. Leave your camera at home. Like most clubs, photography at Mountain Air Ranch is only allowed by club authorized photographers and only with written consent of the subjects.
Plan to Go Nude! We allow visitors to remain clothed while touring the club as a first timer, however, we do expect guests to be “clothed when practical, nude when appropriate.” Visitors, as well as members, are required to conduct themselves in a manner that would be considered acceptable at any other public social gathering. There will be people of all ages and backgrounds – families, couples, children, young and old – and they will all have one thing in common…they decided to participate in nude recreation.
As a first-timer, please make this important observation, even though you might anticipate it, a nude environment does not have any special sexual connotation.
The benefits of nude recreation are based on acceptance of self and respecting the individuality and freedom of others. Experience life clothes free and you liberate your mind and body. You rediscover the joy you knew as a child… the spirit deep inside you.