SolVista Basin's Customer Loyalty pre-season rate season passes are now on sale. Season passes are available for all ages from Junior (ages 6-12), Adult (ages 13-60), Senior (ages 61-69), to Golden (ages 70+). The Family Pass includes two adults and one child with the option to add a pass at a discounted rate.

SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch believes that the simple elegance of the ski and snowboard experience is top priority for their guests. The resort just west of Winter Park Resort and 78 miles from Denver relies on its gentle terrain to provide the perfect environment for learning to ski or ride. Take advantage of pre-season pass prices until Dec. 15, or head to the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo Nov. 5-7 taking place at the Colorado Convention Center for special Family of Four, or 4-pak Expo-only deals.

"We always went as a group when we couldn't get a ride to Winter Park," says Georgie Weber who was born and raised in Granby. "It is pretty fast up and down, but we could spend all day there."

The resort's new Base Camp Lodge is a year-round meeting spot and full-service headquarters. Purchase tickets, sign up for ski school, or rent or buy the latest in equipment to optimize your skiing or riding potential. Base Camp Lodge allows you to watch your kids land their first 360 from the viewing deck, grab a gourmet coffee from Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, eat lunch in the dining hall, or enjoy a family meal at Seven Trails Grille.

The SolVista Basin Ski and Snowboard School at Granby Ranch claims to be one of the most laid back places to learn to ski or ride with its relaxed family-friendly environment. Their Guaranteed Smiles Program ensures a good snow experience.

Austrian born Harald Harb has revolutionized the learn-to-ski program with his Primary Movements Teaching System, now known as Direct Parallel. Harb's history as World Cup racer, Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Examiner and National Demonstration Team member has convinced many programs that his teaching system enables beginners to learn to ski quickly and easily.

Round out a SolVista experience with an evening of night skiing and/or tubing. Grand County's only night skiing is open every Saturday from 5 to 8 pm. throughout the season, starting Dec. 26.  A skiing and tubing combo rate is available.