Winter Park Highlands Association
Winter Park Highlands Association is a voluntary association offering membership to all property owners in Winter Park Highlands, Tabernash, Colorado. Your membership supports WPHA in providing valuable services and making our community a better place to live. Every property owner in the Highlands faces challenges that arise from living in the mountains, from clearing snow in the winter to protecting our properties from fire danger in the summer. Facing such challenges on our own can be daunting. Being a member of the Association allows each of us to benefit from collective strength. Join us and be a part of the future of the Highlands!
CISTERN #2 IS UNDERWAY--WE NEED YOUR HELP
Installation of our first fire hydrant with its own underground water cistern is complete. Work on Cistern #2 is underway with receipt of a second grant from BLM. See our Firewise page for details.
CHECK OUT OUR INTERACTIVE MAP OF WPH
CompassData, owned by WPH resident Brant Howard, has created a magnificent interactive map of the Highlands that can be viewed using Google Earth. An explanation of how to access the map can be found on our Maps page.
WPHA MEMBERSHIP IS AVAILABLE TO
NON-HIGHLANDS PROPERTY OWNERS
Membership as an Honorary Associate Member is available to property owners outside of Winter Park Highlands. See our Community News page for details.
ORDINANCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL BLIGHT
See our Community News page to learn more about Grand County's Ordinance on environmental blight prevention and see how it might affect you.
USE PAYPAL FOR DUES AND DONATIONS
See our Dues and Donations page for information and for our autofill membership application forms. NOTE: 2015 dues will increase to $120 for developed lots, $60 for vacant lots--our first increase in nearly 10 years! Pay before January 1 and pay only $100/developed or $50/vacant.
MAP OF THE HIGHLANDS AVAILABLE TO BUY
We hope you have found useful the maps of Grand County and Winter Park Highlands on our Maps page. Now you can purchase a copy of the color-coded map of the Highlands. See our Maps page for details.
NEWS ON ACCESS TO GRANBY RANCH TRAILS
Please check our Red Gate Access page for an update on emergency and recreational access to Granby Ranch trails along CR 8514 through the Red Gate. Also, please note that parking along the Baer/Schwartz driveway at the top of Lions Lane is no longer available.
ASSOCIATION DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE TO ALL
Financial documents, board meeting minutes, and annual meeting minutes are now available without restriction on our Documents page.
FOUR NEW DIRECTORS, NEW TREASURER
Four new directors joined our board for the 2014-2015 term, replacing two directors whose terms expired and two who resigned for personal reasons. See Our Board for details.
NEW DATA ON WPH AND WPHA
NEW See our Members Only page for information on Highlands property owners culled from the Grand County Assessor's website. Then see our Statistics and Charts page for charts that provide interesting information on the Winter Park Highlands subdivision and Winter Park Highlands Association.
PLANNING TO BUILD OR REMODEL?
The Architectural Control Committee is available to help you navigate the Winter Park Highlands Covenants so you may complete your project without a hitch. Don't hesitate to reach out to them. See our Building Plans page.
BURN PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
Grand County Division of Natural Resources begins issuing open burn permits in the fall (usually late November). These permits are valid for an entire burn season and expire on April 1st. If you have questions or for more information, please call the DNR office at (970) 887-0745.
The general conditions of the permit are as follows:
1. Approval must be given by the Division of Natural Resources for ignition on a DAILY BASIS during the burn season.
2. Inspection of piles may be required by the Division.
3. The burn area must be attended at all times while flames are present.
4. Permit must be on-site with the individual supervising the burn.
5. Hazardous or toxic materials cannot be burned in an open burn pile - only untreated wood is permitted in a burn pile.
6. It is recommended that pile sizes not be larger than 10x10x10 or 37 cubic yards. If any pile is larger than the recommended size the permit will cost $50.00 for the season.
7. Piles and material in piles should be dried for minimum one year prior to ignition.
8. Stumps and/or dirt are not allowed in open burn piles and piles containing dirt/stumps are not permitted.
9. HOA regulations take primacy over county regulations.
10. Failure to meet any of these conditions shall render the burn permit null and void and enforcement
action by Grand County and possibly the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment may result.
11. Burn season will close over the Christmas/New Year Holiday.
The Grand County Open Burn Program and Slash Pile Burning Guidelines can be found here.
NEED SNOWPLOWING HELP?
We've canvassed our membership for suggestions about operators who offer snowplowing services in the Highlands. See the list on our Services page. This list is for information purposes only. WPHA does not endorse any of the operators on the list.