Lisa Leclair Waldorf's Blog Posts

Bring Your Valentine To Winter Park

It’s the holiday of all holidays – or not.  It’s also President’s Weekend, and in the mountains of Winter Park that means it’ll be a crowded and busy few days.  Visitors and

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A Nonskiers Guide To Winter Park Colorado

You’ve booked the family ski vacation, but you yourself don’t ski – what’s the non-skier to do?  Luckily for you, Winter Park Resort, located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and

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Selling A Home Or Condo Near Winter Park CO

It's hard to believe that 2015 is coming to a close.  However, when we look at all the available properties for sale in our wonderful Winter Park/Fraser Valley, we realize that it is in fact

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Halloween In The Fraser Valley

You never know the weather in the mountains this time of year, but there’s one thing that is for certain – Halloween weekend will be COLD!  It’s no reason to forgo your Trick or

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First Snowfall Of The Season

We were skeptical.  The snow was covering the Divide this morning on our way to school, but no way was it going to get to our 9,100 ft. elevation in the town of Winter Park as

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Condos In Winter Park Area Under 300K

The tips of the mountain tops are covered in the white fluffy snow, the mornings hover around a brisk 30 degrees and the days are gorgeous and warm into the 50s.  Welcome to fall in the

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Unique Property With Acreage In Tabernash

Here is your chance to own one of the most unique properties in the Winter Park area.  Rare parcel of 35+ acres sits just ten minutes from Fraser, twenty minutes to the Winter Park Ski Area and

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Studio Condo Along Fraser River In Winter Park FOR RENT

http://lisaleclaiwaldorf.realtywinterpark.com/property/60-15635-59-River-Unit-26-9-Winter-Park-CO-80482Whilst trying to sell this charming, top floor, the Seller is willing to rent this comfy

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Dont Overlook The One Bedroom Condos

Spring time in the Colorado Rocky Mountains can mean many things as you never know what you're going to get.  Take today for instance....it's currently snowing!  In the real estate

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A Mountain Investment

Some people dream of a mountain home, others try and make it a reality, and I like to think I’m here to help you with that realization.   You’ve been to Winter Park and Fraser a

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2016 Season Passes To Winter Park

On sale now!  Already?  As spring is here in the high country, most ski enthusiasts are thinking ahead to next ski season.  Winter Park Resort has announced that all 2015/2016 ski

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Spring In Granby Ranch

It's Spring time in the Rockies!The snow is still falling, but temperatures are rising and the days are longer.  Spring time in the Rockies has officially begun and there's cause for.

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Stagecoach Classic Nordic Tour Is Next Weekend

If you have ever been on nordic skis and enjoyed the peaceful winter glide, you should sign up for the Stagecoach tour (or race) next weekend starting at Devils Thumb Ranch.  I am a fair

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Take Advantage Of The Recent Snow

Tis the season!Get out there and ski or nordic or snowshoe or...We certainly have taken advantage of our recent snow falls up here in Grand County.  It's always a pleasant surprise when the

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Best Location In Bear Crossing

Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it!The town homes at Bear Crossing offer something for all.  This particular one, at 990 Bear Trail, is no exception.  Built in 2006 with top of

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Custom Log Cabin In Legacy Park Ranch

This custom built log cabin in Legacy Park Ranch  awaits you.  Located in a premier Granby neighborhood, just ten minutes from town, you won’t find a better retreat.  This

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4 Bar 4 Ranch Project

Every day, sometimes multiple times a day, I drive down the historic 4 Bar 4 road (known now as County Road 5), and pass by my favorite scene just outside my Stagecoach Meadows neighborhood. The old

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Fall Colors Are Still Here

I've been amazed at the colors here in Winter Park and Fraser this fall.  We've had such an unexpected Indian Summer, then it got cold and we saw snow on Byers Peak and the Divide for about a

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Work Where You Play

Where will YOU be come ski season this year?  With the passing of Labor Day, the cold mornings (think 28 degrees), the yellow and orange aspen leaves and those sporadic dustings of snow on the

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Ski Hike Ride And Love Granby Ranch

Remember when Sol Vista was called one of a number of things?  This hidden gem of family friendly ski mountain awaits you.  As we gear up for, dare I say, the winter ski season, you should

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Bike In Bike Out From Bear Crossing

Wow!  This is one fabulous property that you will not want to miss.  You've heard of ski in/ski out properties (which I'll note you can nordic in/out from here), but have you thought about

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Grand Lake Triathlon

Let the training begin!The first ever triathlons in our quaint little mountain town of Grand Lake, which sits above 8400', will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014.  Beyond the Horizon will

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Granby Ace Hardware Shredding Event

It's time to Spring Clean here in the Winter Park/Fraser Valley!We'll find ourselves with loads of paper this Saturday, June 7th out in Granby at their FREE shredding event sponsored by the Fraser

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What A Deal For Free Skiing In Winter Park

Extra!  Extra! Read all about it!Today is the last day to purchase your 2014/2015 Season Ski Pass at Winter Park Resort and take advantage of a FREE kids' ski season pass as well.  With

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Top 10 Bike Parks

Wow!  If you read one of my previous blogs on the Top Spots for Kids in the US and appreciated the fact that Winter Park was one of the tops on the list, you'll really appreciate the latest

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Stillwater Pass Area Home In The Woods

Have you ever ventured back into the Stillwater Pass area in Granby?  You are in for a real treat if you do.  Our favorite route is up Hwy 34 to CR 41 and back about 5 miles or so.  

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Top US Spots For Kids Is

Is what?According to Gogobot as seen on CNN, the number 2 spot in the US for kids is none other than our very own Winter Park Resort!Announced last week as part of Gogobot's Travelers'

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Amazing Value For Innsbruck Home

Looking for your next home in Grand County?  Look no further than this immaculate home in sought after Innsbruck in Granby.  You are close to everything here - basically down the road from

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What A Difference A Day Makes

Welcome to spring time in the Colorado Rockies!  This time change has been a bear, but I have to say that taking the kids out for a bike ride at 5:30 yesterday as the sun was still high in the

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Winter Park Outside The Box

Welcome to Spring Break month 2014 in the Winter Park and Fraser Valley!So, you're here for a week and due to our fabulous snow conditions (almost 300 inches this season!), your skiing and riding

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Welcome To Your New Mountain Home

Now may be the perfect time to purchase your new home in this fabulous location of Stillwater Estates near Grand Lake/Lake Granby.  The snow has been above average, the runoff for the spring

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Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Snow

Living in a ski town, I think the answer is a resounding NO!I do wonder about getting stuck at the top of the lift when the ski area gets over a foot at a time.  It is hard work to push

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Unique Green Built Mountain Cabin

Look no further!I feel the need to write about this amazing home in Tabernash.  It's not like anything that surrounds it and one of the best parts is how close it is to all Grand County has to

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Charming Mountain Chalet

Why rent this winter season when you can OWN?!  Located in Tabernash, just 10 minutes north of down town Winter Park in the Fraser Valley, this is a very unique opportunity for anyone looking

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No Government Shut Down Here

Although very frustrating to the traveler and adventure seeker this month, it didn’t take too long for Rocky Mountain National Park to open back up amidst the government shut down.  It

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Last Chance For Byers Peak

As we near the end of August, there’s a few things left on the summer calendar up here in Winter Park that must get accomplished.  One of them is hitting the top of our iconic mountain here

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Life All Around Us

Have you ever wondered about the wildlife that surrounds us up here in the High Country?  Like, where are they hiding when we don't see them?  I was running along one of my favorite trails

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An Overnight Hut Trip

Are you looking for something new to do this summer season in the high country?  How about a Family "Hut" Trip to Vagabond Ranch!  Vagabond Ranch is about 16 miles north of Granby,

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Spring Splash and Season Pass

It’s April and that means we’re nearing the close of yet another wonderful ski season.  Winter Parkhas received over 200 inches of snow and the Spring Meltdown has begun!  Join

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Get Your Tubing On with a Groupon

With only a limited number of days left to enjoy the fresh snow and spring like conditions at Winter Park Resort, it's time to get on up here and take advantage of some spring savings. Starting,

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Spring Ahead Sunday What

Spring Ahead What? It’s hard to believe that this Sunday we need to Spring Ahead already.  We’ve still got some snow storms moving in this March to get us through to closing day!

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Snow Ball Music Festival

Next week in the Winter Park and Fraser Valley, we will welcome the 2013 SnowBall Music Festival to our town!  This festival is the original outdoor winter music festival in North America,

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One Hundred Inches of Snow

Ever wonder what to do when the weather is so frigid cold and the Winter Park Ski Resort has over 100 inches of snow?  Get on out there and play of course!  I was talking to my kids the

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Tubing Riding Skiing on More Terrain Daily

Happy New Year from Winter Park and the Fraser Valley!  Wow, we’ve been feeling the love from the snow dances some residents of the valley have been doing.  Winter Park Ski Resort is

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What is Shoulder Season Anyways

It is officially October, and to many locals, that means it’s the start of shoulder season in the Winter Park and Fraser Valley.  It’s getting cold out, but there’s no snow.

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Do You Want To Fly

(by Amanda at Real Estate of Winter Park) ….or at least come as close as you can to flying?  I just did the new Zip Line located at Devil’s Thumb Ranch yesterday with my mother

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More Live Music in Winter Park this weekend!

Last weekend was full of fun with the 10th annual Winter Park Blues Festival sponsored in part by Real Estate of Winter Park.  This weekend, sandwiched in between that and the Winter Park Jazz

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Fire Ban Now In Effect in Grand County

The Grand County Commissioners met this past Tues and implemented fire restrictions throughout Grand County.  For details about this ban and what types of fire are prohibited, check out: 

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Schools out for summer

No more pencils, no more books...time to play, sleep in and get to higher elevations and cool off.  Have you explored Grand County in the summer with your kids?  There are so many great

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Summer In the Winter Park Fraser Valley

If you haven’t visited Winter Parkand the FraserValleyin the summertime, you are missing out!  The old saying goes “people come here for the winters, but end up staying for the

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Golf and ski in Winter Park this weekend

I've always wanted to ride my mountain bike the same day that I ski.  I COULD do that this weekend.  I could also golf this weekend after skiing (if I liked to golf).  Pole Creek

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Closing Weekend in Winter Park

Some fresh snow arrived just in time for Mary Jane’s closing day yesterday and that same storm should allow for a great last week at Winter Park Resort.  Head on up to enjoy closing day,

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Winter Park Area Sales by Lisa Leclair Waldorf

Happy April Fools Day!   I have some 1st quarter 2012 numbers in the Winter Park Area to share, and these are no joke.  The numbers look pretty good in my opinion when compared to Q1 in

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