Ski Granby Ranch (formerly SolVista Basin)
Did you know, Granby Ranch is Colorado’s most family-friendly ski mountain. Located 90 minutes west of Denver and 15 minutes west of Winter Park, Ski Granby Ranch (formerly SolVista Basin) is a long-time family favorite for family-friendly runs and easy-to-navigate terrain. But Ski Granby Ranch is also home to a variety of expert terrain. Here’s what’s new and not-to miss on our mountain.
NEW in 2013
Challenging Trails: Look for exciting new black/expert trails on the West Mountain: Spyder’s Web trail, North Park Trail, Bounty Hunter Trail, and Dean’s Glade. A fourth trail, Serendipity, is located on the skier’s left off Sky Diver and drops into Dean’s Glade. These runs offer gladed skiing/riding and take advantage of the mountain’s favorable aspect and great conditions—a north/northeast exposure means the snow stays in terrific shape.
Terrain: Ski Granby Ranch offers multiple terrain parks, some tucked in the trees, and all serviced by our quad-speed lift. We craft cool, unexpected features from recycled materials and beetle kill pine, like the three new log jibs in Ted’s Secret Stash— a new log C-rail, 55-foot long A-frame, and T-post. There are new rails and bonks, including a plastic water tank bonk, metal spool, and barrel bonk. Trails and features aren’t the only thing new on the mountain.
Fun: Night skiing and tubing has extended its hours to both Fridays and Saturdays, 5 to 8 pm. In the Children’s Center, even little groms can join in the fun with our new snowboard rental fleet and lesson program that caters to kids ages three to five years. Don’t miss the new Saturday family movie nights (see dates) in the dining hall.
Behind the Scenes: Seven new energy efficient snowmaking guns are cranking out snow to pack the mountain for skiers and boarders of all ages.
This ski/ride season make sure you put Ski Granby Ranch on your list of places to visit and see why we’re considered a hidden gem in the Colorado Rockies.
Opening Day – December 12, 2012
Once in a Lifetime: The numerical date, 12/12/12 comes only once in a lifetime. To celebrate this once in a lifetime date, Granby Ranch offers $12 lift tickets to those dressed in their favorite costume, $12 Pizza, $12 Burgers and Beer and even $12 off a fifty dollar purchase in our retail store.