Ranchers Herd At High Country Inn

From Winter Park Manifest

“‘When I first came to Fraser from Sweden it was 1916. The ninth of February. It was very cold. If I had enough money I’d have gone right back home,’ Ivor Florquist told the crowd of about 85 people who attended the Grand County Historical Association’s annual meeting and dinner at the High Country Inn last Sunday night. Young people and newcomers listened to early ranchers of Grand County, some of whom have been here for more than 50 years…”

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Mountain Women Are A Natural Resource

From Winter Park Manifest, October 17, 1980

“‘I see the Fraser Valley Women’s Resource Center at a crossroads. I think it will be exciting, whichever way we go. The biggest need we have now is new blood. A membership meeting has been planned for November so we can get some new people involved…'”

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Winter Park’s Blueprint for the Future

From Alpenglow Magazine

“In the late 70’s, the Winter Park Ski Area, which had alway depended on its Denver day-skier market, got its first big plug by the national ski magazines. Said one ski writer, ‘‘If Winter Park were a restaurant, it’d be called ‘Joe’s Eats,’” and when the article went on to describe friendly downhome atmosphere and good skiing, the ski area was on its way to becoming the destination resort area it was aiming for with the development of the Mary Jane.

The Town of Winter Park, which had just been incorporated from the village of Hideaway Park, did not earn the same regard, however, by the national media. Described in the same article as ‘‘a fairly uninspired strip along Highway 40,’’ Winter Park has been working ever since on turning the haphazard strip-city development, which might have occurred in response to the ski area’s rapid gvowth into an inspired and controlled growth, which would interface with the ski area expansion and avoid some of the pitfalls experienced by other mountain resort communities.

Now, eight years later…”

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Happy Rails to You

From Powder Magazine

“Skiers on Winter Park’s slopes stop to watch a miniature train scene below. Soot-caked black engines roar out of a hole in the Continental Divide and then rail past the ski area. All except for an unusual chain of yellow coaches. Barely outside the tunnel, it heaves a sigh of cinder and smoke, sets it edge on rail and stops.

The Moffat Tunnel can be seen from almost anywhere on the front face of the Winter Park mountain. A steady stream of rail traffic appears to be eaten-up and spit-out by this curious orifice in the face of the mountain. The sight of colored boxcars strung like a candy necklace, followed by the roar of black chains of coal cars stops even the most intent snowplowing skier to stare in amazement…”

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Pioneer Spirits

From Alpenglow Magazine

“Colorado women have climbed a long way since the pioneer days of the 19th and the early 20th centuries.

Take early-day female mountain climbers. They certainly had the right stuff although you wouldn’t have known it from the conventions of the day. They were not supposed to climb without me, who they were expected to follow behind. And they were expected to follow behind. And they were expected to dress “porperly” for their ascents–in skirts and corsets!”
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