As larger ski resorts around the state of Colorado get more crowded with each passing year, locals are starting to seek out options that don’t mean 45 minute lift lines and fighting endless traffic on I-70. Granby Ranch is exactly that – pristine slopes minus the crowds.

Though it’s smaller than most resorts around the state, Granby Ranch makes up for its size in personality. Granby Ranch offers 1,000 feet of vertical drop that’s serviced by 6 lifts spanning two peaks—perfect terrain for families and beginners, while advanced tree glades will satisfy the skilled skier. It’s nestled in a valley known for collecting a huge amount of sunlight and stunning views. The convenience of luxury slope-side lodging, dining, a lodge, and a well-equipped rental shop make this the perfect place for a quiet family vacation, an easy romantic getaway, or somewhere to just get away from it all.

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Ski Granby Ranch.
Ski Granby Ranch - OutThere Colorado
This family friendly resort has terrain for all ability levels, and the uncrowded slopes are perfect for kids gaining confidence on their skis.

The OutThere Colorado team ventured to Grand County a couple of weeks ago to check out this charming spot. What we found was a hidden gem—one that won’t stay hidden for long.

We were so psyched to be able to ski Opening Day! It was snowing when we arrived the night before, and we could see that snowcats grooming the trails for the next morning. Newly waxed skis, fresh corduroy groomers, and a bluebird day forecast… Nothing better! We settled into our ski-in, ski-out condo for a good night’s sleep before hitting the slopes bright and early.

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‘s beautiful, slope side property Base Camp One.
Ski Granby Ranch - OutThere Colorado
Base Camp One, ‘s premier lodging option at the base of Granby Ranch.

The OutThere crew spent the morning getting to know the mountain and shooting a ton of 360 degree footage. Sophie Goodman, OutThere Colorado’s Content Marketing Manager, had a blast throwing down some edgy turns!

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Ski patrol and local skiers repping OutThere Colorado on Opening Day at Granby Ranch.
Ski Granby Ranch - OutThere Colorado
Kinco mittens and gloves are a ski instructor’s best kept secret. Your hands will never be cold again!

After a morning on the hill skiing in negative degree weather, the team needed a warm lunch to rejuvenate. The… was such a welcome respite. Sometimes all you need is a fire, some pizza, and a hot tea to get you ready to head back out there.

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Lodge at the base of Ski Granby Ranch houses the gear rental shop and the Granby Ranch Grill, a cozy and delicious après-ski spot.

We continued to explore the mountain in the afternoon, venturing through the kid’s adventure zone, the terrain park, and an awesome tree run we found by accident!

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Granby Ranch is the perfect place to learn how to ski and snowboard. Kids and adults learn basic skiing technique at Granby Ranch’s Magic Carpet beginner’s area.

Just as none of us had been to Granby Ranch before, we had also never been to the town of Granby so we decided to check it out for dinner. The picturesque ranching town main street was decked out for the holidays.

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Maverick’s Grille, Granby, Colorado.

OutThere Colorado is now a fan of Granby Ranch. We can’t wait for our next trip to Grand County. See you out there!

Special thanks to Resort Management Group for putting us up while we were in town!

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