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Need a Ride? Take Advantage of Local Transportation Options!

Whether you're in Grand County without a vehicle or would prefer hitching a ride, our rural community offers several options for local transit, trips to Denver, and rides to and from Denver International Airport. And we've put it all together in one place for you so you can plan your next mountain adventure or night out on the town!


Funded by sales tax revenue (local voters approved a 2% sales tax for transit and trails in late 2015); the towns of Winter Park, Fraser, and Granby; and federal grant monies, The Lift provides free local bus transportation on a 21-mile route that connects Winter Park Resort all the way to Granby. 

Be sure to check out their winter and summer…

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The Birdie Lounge in Downtown Fraser Brings Year-Round Golfing to Grand County

When the snow disappears each spring in Grand County, our mountain adventures don't come to an end: we just switch gears. We hang up our skis and dust off our bikes, rafts, paddle boards, and golf clubs. And the tell-tale sign that spring has officially sprung is when our four world-class golf courses start to open for the season. Our strong snowpack makes for epic winter adventure in the Fraser Valley, but we know that also means the wait for idyllic high-mountain golfing can take a little patience. 

That's where The Birdie Lounge comes in. Downtown Fraser's newest small business offers the opportunity to perfect your swing year-round. Their four state-of-the-art…

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Snowcat Skiing: Skip the Lift Lines and Experience the Beauty of Untouched Powder in the Backcountry 

Looking for a stash of untouched steep and deeps in the backcountry? Those covetable first tracks typically mean waking up early to snag a spot in the lift line on a powder day, "earning your turns" with uphill skiing at the resort, or hitting the backcountry to skin on Berthoud Pass. We're lucky enough to have another option right in our backyard: skip the lines and hikes and hop in a snowcat instead! Snowcats easily blaze trails and traverse harsh terrain, so what better way is there to reach those backcountry gold mines of pristine snow? "Cat skiing" even has a leg up on heli skiing. Those epic winter storms that powder day dreams are made of…

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Fraser's "The Drop" Offers Convenient, Year-Round Pay-As-You-Throw Trash + Free Recycling  

Whether you call Grand County home year-round or part-time, The Drop just might be the solution for your trash and recycling needs here in the Fraser Valley. The Fraser Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) program incentivizes recycling while also giving homeowners and visitors flexibility with waste disposal. We call that a win-win! If weekly trash pick up services through companies like Ranch Creek Waste, The Trash Company, and Waste Management aren't ideal for your situation, The Drop offers this welcome alternative. And by offering free single-stream recycling, they reduce quantities of trash going to the landfill AND save you money - the less you throw away and the…

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Uptripping Art Gallery Brings an Eclectic Mix of Modern Mountain Art, Furnishings, Clothes + More to the Fraser Valley

When you walk in the door, it's clear this isn't your run-of-the-mill art gallery. The funky, whimsical vibe makes a visit to Uptripping so much more than a shopping trip - we'd consider it more of an experience. Think of it as an art gallery meets eclectic boutique meets the-perfect-last-minute-gift stop. You'll find art from local artists, each with their unique style and take on modern mountain art, alongside original works by village chiefs from Kenya, children in Nepal, and at-risk women in Kyrgyzstan. Racks of artistically embroidered denim shirts, Free People fleece bib overalls, and colorful thick knit cardigans will…

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The Competition Center: Winter Park Resort's Year-Round Mountain Sports Club

One of the longest running sports clubs in the region, the Competition Center at Winter Park Resort goes big when it comes to developing young athletes. Originally founded as The Winter Park Ski Club in 1962, it was officially adopted under the resort's operations in 1982 as the Competition Center. Dedicated to helping youth and adults achieve their highest potential as athletes, people, and competitors, the Comp Center coaches and mentors snowboarders, skiers, and mountain bikers. Kids can start participating in the Comp Center at age 6, with the opportunity to grow their love of their sport through a training environment that focuses on the total athlete and enjoying the…

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Take the Ski Train to Skip the Traffic and Enjoy the Views on the Winter Park Express!

If you've skied Winter Park Resort and its Seven Territories, you know it lives up to the hype. A powder day on Vasquez Ridge is about as good as it gets, and the thousands of acres of terrain make it easy to find your own little slice of paradise on any given day on the mountain. The new six-person Pioneer Lift and its mid-loading station are icing on the cake!

Those already in-the-know that Winter Park is the place to ski and ride are likely also familiar with the potential traffic on I-70 as you make your way between Winter Park and the Front Range. If you're up against ski traffic, Colorado's only direct-from-Denver-to-lift ski train, the Winter Park…

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Where to Find Local Emergency, Urgent Care, Walk-in, Specialty, and Primary Care Services 

Whether you're a long-time local, just joined our community (welcome!), or are thinking about making a move to the mountains, you might find yourself in need of medical services here in Grand County. We are grateful for how our small, rural community's health care resources have expanded in the past few years as the area grows and more and more people call this place home. So even if you've lived here awhile, you might find that there is more available than the last time you checked! We've put together a list of local emergency, urgent, primary, and specialty care options in the Winter Park area, so you'll know your options when the time comes! 

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Grand County's Childcare Options: Full-Time, Drop-in, and Seasonal Classes/Programs 

If you have a young family and live in Grand County full-time, have a second-home, or vacation here, you'll likely be on the hunt for child care at some point. Whether you're looking for full-time care at an established daycare or preschool, needing a drop-in situation while you take a few turns at the ski area, hoping to get in on summer day camps, or ready to take advantage of local youth programming, we're confident you can find an option that suits your family's needs!

Full-Time Daycare + Preschool

As far as full or part-time infant, toddler, and preschool options, our county has established childcare facilities from Winter Park to Granby. All of the…

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Elevate Your Space Home + Office Organizing: The Go-To Professional Organizer for Creating Order and Optimizing Function in Your Grand County Home

Whether you've just closed on a new place in the Fraser Valley, are ready to move into your long-awaited custom-built home, or simply need to revamp your existing space, hiring a professional organizer can help create that zen space we all dream of, the one that equates itself with mountain living.

A retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life and place where we can soak in the beauty of nature, having a home in the Winter Park area means the outdoor playground that is the Rocky Mountains is quite literally out the back door. We live here so we can take advantage of nature and settle into a slower…

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