Ranch2Ranch is this Weekend!

Ranch2Ranch is this Weekend!

It feels like we are in the depths of winter, and since it’s late arrival, winter has proven to be steadfast and true to stereotypical seasonal expectations. We have not seen any large accumulations of snow, but consistently cold temperatures and occasional small...
Grand Nordic Corner – February 4, 2022

Grand Nordic Corner – February 4, 2022

We did it last year in the middle of a pandemic!  Grand Nordic’s 8th Annual Ranch2Ranch Nordic Trek in 2021 was definitely as safe as it could be. Participants were spread out in half hour slots both days.  Sending those people out into the wind and driving snow...
Nordic Tracks January 26, 2022

Nordic Tracks January 26, 2022

Winter Park Competition Center and Snow Mountain Ranch Host Successful Junior National Qualifier He took a lot longer than usual to arrive, but now that he is here, Old Man Winter has been strong and steady! The thick white blanket that was laid upon the landscape at...
Grand Nordic Corner January 20, 2022

Grand Nordic Corner January 20, 2022

Things are starting to get back to normal finally.  Getting two months of snow in about two weeks just buried everyone.  Our county services and business services were short-staffed anyway and often tempers ran short.  But locals mainly stayed home and got down to...
Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed!

Interested in volunteering this winter? We are looking for volunteers to help from January 20-22, 2022 during the Junior National Qualifying Races at Snow Mountain Ranch. Volunteer sign-in and sign-out will occur at the Leggett Building at Snow Mountain Ranch. To...
XC Backcountry Report January 12

XC Backcountry Report January 12

Loads of snow and high winds have created a dangerous snowpack in the local mountains. This slope at the Second Creek Headwall last weekend is testament to the potential size and hazards that are out there. Photo by Kim Headberg. Cold Temps Keep Trails Firm The onset...
Grand Nordic Corner January 6, 2022

Grand Nordic Corner January 6, 2022

Wow, the storms have not disappointed!  We got two months of snow in less than two weeks and it’s still coming.  The words of the day are PATIENCE and KINDNESS.  Grand County is short of workers anyway and whoever is out there is trying their best to get a job done. ...
XC Backcountry Report December 29

XC Backcountry Report December 29

Atmospheric River of Moisture Brings Relief to Snow-Starved Trails What a difference a storm makes! While the first day of Winter reflected the dearth of moisture that Colorado has been experiencing through the fall, what meteorologists are calling an ‘Atmospheric...
Nordic Tracks January 26, 2022

Grand Nordic Corner December 24, 2021

Earlier this month, I hoped the weather forecasters would be correct and Friday would bring the expected 6-8 inches – we were not disappointed.  Now after another long series of sunny bluebird days, I am praying again for the holiday forecast to not...
XC Backcountry Report December 15

XC Backcountry Report December 15

Last week’s storm blessed many of the Colorado mountain communities, but left the Fraser Valley continuing to want more. While Crested Butte, Aspen, Steamboat and others were reveling in double digit snowfalls, we were bracing against howling winds, sideways...