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The winter season is a magical time of the year to visit Colorado. It’s the perfect season for unique activities like dog-sledding, ice climbing, and snowshoeing. Here are 10 winter adventures you’ll find in Colorado that should be on your bucket list.

1. Ice Castles

Photo Credit: Ice Castles, A.J Mellor.Photo Credit: Ice Castles, A.J Mellor.

The Dillon Ice Castles offers a winter experience unlike any other in the state. The castles are built by ice artists in Dillon’s Town Park, featuring slides, fountains, tunnels, thrones, crawl spaces, and towers that dazzle with LED color-changing lights and music. Tickets normally sell out pretty fast, so be sure to grab them in advance. Get all the details here.

2. Ice Climbing

Photo Credit: frontpoint (iStock).

Dig your axes into frozen

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Park County’s weather can change very rapidly.  From sunshine one minute to blowing snow with no visibility in just a few minutes.  It is not unusual to get ground blizzards with winds up to 70+ mph.  Sometimes we experience a high travel volume as the highway is a designated alternate route during closures of I70.  Additionally watch for wildlife on the roads as we have a very large population of elk, deer, antelope and a growing moose population.   Be prepared for our tricky and sometimes dangerous winter driving conditions.  Always check before making the drive up. 


Below are a few tips that will help you to be a safer driver during the winter: Please note that 4 wheel drive vehicles do not stop faster on ice or snow than 2 wheel

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 Lots of folks ask... how do I check my place when away.

There are a few options:
For Power - Cheap Option - if you have a phone line buy a cheap answering machine. Call it, if it picks up then you have power. If it does not answer..... likely you do not have power.
Power & Temp - Land Line Freeze Alarm Remote Monitor, Calls you when power and or temps drop. MUST HAVE LAND LINE. With the battery back up it will call when power drops as well.
Power & Temp - Wifi Wifi - Use a Temp Stick it will email when temps drop to your setting. If it does not report then likely you do not have power. Many
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Well all you buyers and sellers, here we go again. The listing and early selling season is upon us. Listers should be calling to get scheduled for their listing time frame. You need to have your repairs done. You should start decluttering asap. If you need interior paint get-er-done. If you need exterior paint get it scheduled. Carpet in bad shape , replace it. It is truly important you put your best foot forward. Get the junk out of the yard! If you say( well just sell it as is) it  will cost you money and prospective buyers. If you are not able to get the property in shape then don’t blame the realtor for the pricing.  This is your investment, you have to get involved. If you just have a lot With “Stuff” on it, Evacuate the “Stuff”.

You buyers out

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The 30th Annual Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championship will be held in Historic Downtown Breckenridge January 20th – January 24th. 16 teams from around the World will be transforming 20-tons of ice into hand carved works of art.

Admission is free and the venue will include a Children’s Event, Fine Arts and Winter Holiday Celebration. Public Transportation and off-site parking is available. The event will close January 29th at 7:00 PM and all sculptures will be taken down.


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The enjoyment of the great outdoors is one of the main reasons we recreate – “to get away from it all”!! Snowmobile access to trails provides the opportunity to explore and enjoy the great outdoors.


  •          Snowmobile riders may find themselves in harsh weather conditions. Today’s snowmobile clothing is excellent at providing warmth and preventing wind and moisture from chilling a rider. Do not cut corners when purchasing your riding gear because it is your best protection against the elements. Be sure to select garments that do not absorb moisture, robbing you of body heat.
  •          Wear a helmet when snowmobiling. It is your head’s best protection in case of an accident. It is also the best protection from wind and
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Below are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter.

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase, and are in the market right now. More often than not, in many areas of the country, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy the same home.

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed for a normal housing market. This means in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in the

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Frozen in time Jefferson Lake

Have a look!!!!  You will not be disappointed, few people make it up to the lake in winter.

Jefferson Lake Recreation Area is a fee area managed by concessionaire located northwest of Jefferson off US Highway 285.  It is a popular area for camping, picnicking, fishing, and hiking.  There are a number of campgrounds available, but none are located directly on Jefferson Lake.  For backpacking and day hiking, the Colorado Trail passes through the area on its way to Georgia Pass and the Jefferson Lake and Jefferson Loop trails also offer day hikers options for long or short walks. 

Ice Fishing

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Going off the Beaten Path in Park County Colorado

Surrounded by National Forest

Park County is surrounded by San Isabel, and Pike National Forests, and there are lots of trails that you can go wheeling on, no matter what your level of experience is.  To see what the most famous trails in this area are, purchase or borrow the Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, written by Charles A. Wells, and Matt Peterson.  This is a great guide for wheeling in South Park.  In that publication, the Park County trails are in areas 3, 4, and 5.  The guide also categorizes the trails in green (easy), blue (moderate), and red (difficult).

 The green trails can be done in just an all-wheel drive vehicle!  You can get some great views and

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Lying beneath a starry canopy and drifting off to the sound of nature is just one draw to camping in Park County, Colorado.  Breathtaking natural beauty, few bugs, and the abundance of outdoor activities at your fingertips make Park County one of the most popular places to camp.  There are 29 Forest Service campgrounds in Park County, ranging from 7,900 feet to 12,000 feet in elevation.  Eleven Mile Reservoir State Park also has 324 developed campsites.  Tarryall Reservoir State Wildlife Area has many free campsites on a first- come first-served basis.  Whether you’re resting in a trailer, RV or tent, you can’t go wrong with a weekend near the water. 

Looking to sleep next to some 14ers?  On the western end of Park County sits the stunning Mosquito

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