The Winter Rescue Team in Grand County is a group of expert winter recreationalists and professionals who train and work closely with Grand County SAR. While several members of the team are also members of GCSAR, many are not. The team works under the direction of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and Grand County Search and Rescue.
When GCSAR is called to a rescue high in the mountains during the winter, the SAR Officer-in-Charge requests dispatch to call out the Winter Rescue Team. A Hasty Team responds directly while other members assist GCSAR in loading the team’s rescue equipment which is stored at the Grand County Emergency Operations Center.
During the winter months, GCSAR keeps tracks on one if its Polaris Rangers. Two snowmobiles are also stored at the EOC.