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WATCH: Crashes, laughs at Winter Park Resort’s Spring Splash

April 23, 2018 — Winter Park Resort brought back the Monster Energy Spring Splash on Sunday, the oldest tradition of its kind, on its 50th year. Crowds watched as skiers and riders struggled through obstacles on the Larry Sale trail race course then attempted to skim across an icy

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Ziggy Marley will headline new Switchback Music Festival in Winter Park, adding to more than 45 events this summer

April 3, 2018 — The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce announced the lineup for the 2018 Odell Brewing Summer Concert Series this week, featuring two completely new music festivals. Perhaps most exciting on the list is the brand new Switchback Music Festival on June 16 and 17,

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Miami String Quartet to warm up Grand County winter

February 6, 2018 — The Grand County Concert Series continues its 15th season with Miami String Quartet. Praised in The New York Times as having "everything one wants in a quartet: a rich, precisely balanced sound, a broad coloristic palette, real unity of interpretive purpose and seemingly unflagging energy,"

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will open for 2017-18 season on Friday, Oct. 13

October 10, 2017 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced today it will open for the 2017-18 ski and snowboard season on Friday, Oct. 13. The Black Mountain Express lift will start turning at 9 a.m., giving skiers and snowboarders access to the intermediate High Noon trail. Arapahoe Basin is

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New trail, 36th Chamber, opens at Trestle Bike Park (with video)

September 5, 2017 — Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park Resort unveiled a new trail this weekend. Deemed the 36th Chamber, the jumping trail brings another two and a half miles of hand built trail to the park. "It's a huge testament to our trail crews who have been

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Fee free camping has its costs

August 31, 2017 — There is no such thing as a free lunch, so the saying goes, and likewise no such thing as free camping; something visitors and recreators in Middle Park would do well to remember. Grand County is a camping mecca with abundant options for all experience

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Bret Michaels, Dee Snider rock crowds at Winter Park Music Festival (photos/video)

August 26, 2017 — Bret Michaels, Dee Snider and the Rick Lewis Project came to Winter Park this weekend to rock an electrified crowd of thousands at Hideaway Park for the Winter Park Music Festival. The festival started off early with the Rick Lewis Project, just after noon, and

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‘Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey’ at Mountainfilm in Aspen

August 26, 2017 — Fred Beckey, the elusive and mercurial climbing god, was too busy racking up first ascents throughout most of his legendary climbing career to slow down and let somebody make a movie about him. But 12 years ago, at age 83, the original “dirtbag” gave Colorado

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Fierce flips and a few fumbles at the Freeride Festival

August 1, 2017 — Winter Park flooded with visitors this weekend as the 11th annual Colorado Freeride Festival came and went, proving again to be one of Grand County's signature summer events. The festival took place at Winter Park Resort and officially kicked off Thursday, with guests gathering to

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Colorado Freeride Festival day 2 (photo gallery/video)

July 29, 2017 — Weather played the roll of killjoy at the Colorado Freeride Festival on Saturday, postponing the Maxxis Slopestyle Finals to Sunday, and closing down a number of other attractions. Despite the rainy conditions, visitors made the best of the day spectating the Intergalactic Pond Crossing and

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Colorado Freeride Festival kicks off (with photo gallery/video)

July 28, 2017 — Winter Park Resort was packed on Friday as the Colorado Freeride Festival kicked off, inviting guests from around the world to spectate amazing stunts, massive tricks and much more. "It's the biggest festival in the state and it's known very well around the world to

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Winter Park Half Marathon, 5K returns

July 27, 2017 — The annual Winter Park Half Marathon and 5K is returning for its fifth straight year Aug. 5th, which sends racers through a picturesque course of aspen trees and mountain views. The marathon acts as a major local fundraiser for the Shining Stars Foundation, a local

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Preserve your passion with ethical angling

July 27, 2017 — Grand County has some of the best fishing in the nation and now one new local entity, Ethical Angler, is working to ensure Middle Park stays lucky for generations to come. The rivers and streams of Grand County teem with brookies, brown and rainbow trout

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Adrenaline rush: Never Summer race returns to Grand County (with video)

July 25, 2017 — A test of both physical and mental endurance returned to Grand County last weekend. Over 100 people gathered at Granby Ranch over the weekend to take part in the second annual Never Summer Adventure Race. Racers gathered early Saturday and Sunday morning at the Granby

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Exploring the ‘new’ Middle Trail

July 20, 2017 — New trails are so exciting to explore because you never know what's around each bend. Your biking reactions are tested to see how fast you can downshift because you need to climb hard. Your balance is tested because the trail suddenly narrows and the ground

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Calendar: Going on in Grand

July 20, 2017 — TODAY High Country Conservatives — Meets at noon every Friday at Maverick's in Granby. SATURDAY, JULY 22 All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast – Fraser River Valley Lions Club — 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. in Winter Park. Come enjoy some delicious pancakes with your

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On top of the world: At Rocky Mountain National Park

July 18, 2017 — Drive just passed Grand Lake in Grand County and you're at the doorstep of 415 square miles of vast, unadulterated natural beauty. Welcome to Rocky Mountain National Park. Rocky Mountain National Park's acres encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road, which crests

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Relax in natural hot springs

July 18, 2017 — Thirty-five thousand feet below the surface of the earth, the heat of volcanic rock is released through countless fissures that spread out through the earth's crust. In Hot Sulphur Springs, there are seven natural springs flowing above the largest fissure that have been flowing constantly

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Grand County Rambler: Paving the way: Hiking on BLM lands

July 18, 2017 — Strolling through the woods and mountain meadows of Grand County is an experience like few others. There is an ethereal, almost religious, quality to the feelings imparted by wandering the hills and valleys of the high Rockies. Many who flock to Middle Park during summer

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Grand County Rambler: Off the beaten path in Tabernash hills

July 18, 2017 — If you're looking to check out the high country this weekend but don't want to spend your time on the trail in a queue consider checking out some of Grand County's less frequented trails and wilderness areas. Just a short ways northeast of Tabernash are

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