Granby Ranch is a family-owned resort that is comprised of two mountains; each of which offers different terrain. The East side is designed for intermediate and beginner skiers while the West side has more challenging blue and black runs. You can look out on the Continental Divide from Silver Creek. Skiers of all ability levels enjoy the uncrowded slopes and varied terrain. Unconventional, but amazingly effective lessons, are available here.
The ski resort is located 90 miles west of Denver. You will need to rent a car from Denver International Airport or the Denver area to get to this resort. There are a few airports that are slightly closer to Granby, including the Eagle County Regional Airport and Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
Granby Ranch ski area receives 120 inches of snow per year on its 406 skiable acres. Snowmaking covers 65 acres. The base elevation is 8,202 feet and the summit 9,202 feet with 1,000 feet of vertical. Total number of trails is 38.
There are terrain park progression sessions and clinics. Night skiing is available, which includes free hot chocolate and homemade cookies at the firepit while the slopes are being groomed by the snowcats. The resort also features two Nordic trail networks on the East Mountain and at the golf course. These can be used by cross-country skiers and snowshoers.
Children ages 5 and under can ski for free, and those 80 and older only pay $15. Private and group ski and snowboard lessons are available as well as rentals. During the summer, there is live music at the base of Milestone Lift, and you can go hiking and biking on the mountain. Other activities include fishing and golfing.