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Reviews for Ski Granby Ranch

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by: Brent - 11th January 2016

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  • 5Beginner
  • 4Intermediate
  • 3Expert
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 1Family Friendly
  • Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • 1Overall Value

Management and only One Lift Running

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Staying in Winter Park with my family, we thought it would be fun to drive 20 minutes away to Granby Ranch ski mountain, where we saw the prices were reasonable and they also had night skiing, thinking it would be a fun experience. Which it would've been, had the management been more cordial. My family of four got there at about 2:30, paid for our 1/2 day lift tickets (at $56 each) and our rentals (another $34 per person), then got on the slopes by 3:00. Unfortunately only 1 lift was operating, but since prices were reasonable, I didn't think too much about that. We were able to take two runs, and the lift stopped running at 4:00. We were informed that if we wanted to do night skiing, we needed to pay an additional $17 per person for lift tickets. When questioning why the management and/or employees didn't at least inform us that we should probably just wait until after 4:00 to pay for just the night skiing, they told us that technically they didn't need to let us know that fact. Apparently, everyone is just supposed to know this. Side note, we are not locals, we drove from Iowa for a nice family trip, and didn't know that night skiing is a completely different cost than the half day price. Our understanding was that if we paid for half day lift tickets, we were also able to use those for the night skiing. After arguing with management, we came to the conclusion that we just had to accept the fact that we had just paid $224 for going down the slopes twice, and now had to drop another $68 for night skiing. Had management been more cordial or even a little bit apologetic, rather than telling us it was our fault for not asking, I could have probably accepted that. In the end, we made the best of it, but due to the way we were treated, will not be going back. Unfortunate, as it could have been a great place to stay and ski for our next trip to Colorado.

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  • William Scroggin (7th March 2018)

    The best kept secret in Colorado. I love Winter Park, but when it’s time to kick back, relax, and almost have the...

  • Marcelo Costa (17th December 2017)

    First time on skis was at Granby Ranch. What a memorable experience! My friends and I had the most patient and knowledgeable...

  • carbuffett (22nd February 2017)

    Great place to take the family. Also, good place for beginners and intermediate skiers. Not the greastest resort for difficult technical terrain....

  • 5540381 (19th March 2016)

    Best ski resort for families! All runs come down to the same area so not all spread out. Always friendly people from...

  • braunviehjohn (19th January 2016)

    Great place to ski. This was our first time back on the slopes in 15 years. We had a blast. All the...

  • Brent (11th January 2016)

    Staying in Winter Park with my family, we thought it would be fun to drive 20 minutes away to Granby Ranch ski...

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