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    53 views | YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch Visit Http:// or call 1-877-523-6933. YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch, a 5,000 acre recreational facility, is located in the Winter Park/Fraser Valley in Grand County, Colorado, only 67 miles west of Denver. It conveniently adjoins The Fairways at Pole Creek, a residential golf and recreation development sited on 1,000 acres with spectacular mountain vistas. The site for the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch was the result of then YMCA of the Rockies Board Member Wendel Ley’s leadership over 3 years in looking for the perfect, year-round site for another YMCA campus to compliment the existing YMCA Estes Park, Colorado site. When Wendel and his wife, Audrey, were introduced on a sunny, snow-covered February day to the 1,200 acre Just Ranch with its majestic mountain setting by the then elderly Mrs. Just, Wendel knew he was “close to heaven”. When Mrs. Just wouldn’t give Wendel an option on the ranch until the Board could assemble in July for their annual meeting, Wendel bought the Ranch on the spot. Check out With 40 years of land development experience in Houston, Texas, Wendel knew that even if the YMCA didn’t appreciate the spectacular views and easy location to Denver and Estes Park that he valued, he would love his Ranch in Colorado. Before the July meeting, he quickly took options on more than 6,000 acres surrounding the Just Ranch to be sure the YMCA had enough gorgeous land to consider for their new location. When the Board assembled in July, they fell in love with the majestic peaks surrounding the meadows and streams of the Valley and hired a land-planning firm to lay out their new YMCA campus. It was determined the Y needed about 5,000 acres and Wendel and his two partners bought the remainder of the optioned acres. The Just Ranch with Mrs. Just’s original log cabin home is today the heart of the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch acreage. Two decades later Wendel and his family ...