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“It’s almost as if we have a field reporter on the episode with our repeat guest and good friend Bryce Albright, the Executive Director of the Dude Ranchers’ Association, who is also a member of the COWGIRL Magazine 30 Under 30 program. While this will most likely not be Bryce’s last time on the podcast, we are excited to talk about what the Dude Ranchers’ Association is doing as they move into the winter season and what being named to the prestigious COWGIRL Magazine 30 Under 30 class was like for her.

“With fifteen ranches not even opening last year, all 93 got to open this year with most, if not all, seeing their most successful season in their history. The Dude Ranch industry is thriving and these resilient, time-tested ranches, some of which have been around for the nearly full 96 years of the association, many of them are stepping into a much needed time for a winter break and recharging.

“However, many ranches in the southern areas of Arizona and California are gearing up for the winter season and the opening of traveling to even new regions. Some of the Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana guests are transferring over to fall and winter activities as well – a much slower pace for guests than those that visit in the summer.

“A Dude Ranch in the winter time could be a great way to get away in the winter time for a break. A great time to unwind, relax, and really enjoy what the ranch has to offer in their quieter, more kid-less times of the year for guests. Places like Arizona are really nice to get away from the snow and ride in some great, big, outdoor country on horseback.”

Listen to Bryce’s episode here!

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