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Inside Granby Ranch

Operations updates, important announcements and more delivered by resort GM Jace Wirth.

Questions or comments? I’d love to hear. Send me a note at jwirth (@) granbyranch.com

 

5.25.22 – Summer 2022 Opening + Trail Forecast

The burst of energy around the offices must mean one thing: Summer season is upon us. This summer we’re adding Wednesdays to the mix, with lift-access available 10AM to 5PM Wednesday through Sunday. The Bluebird Bistro will be open those same days from 12PM to 9PM. The First Chair Cafe will not be open this summer.

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3.14.22 – Staff Powder 8’s Championship

Just a few weeks ago — we know, it’s been awhile since our last update — we held Granby Ranch’s first-ever staff-only Powder 8’s Championship.

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2.11.22 – New Dinner Menu in Bluebird

Today our award-winning F&B team is launching a new dinner menu in the Bluebird Bistro, available 7 days a week.

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2.11.22 – Local School Kids Programs

Though surrounded by awesome resorts, many of the children across East and West Grand don’t get a chance to ski — some for socioeconomic reasons. That’s why we’ve expanded our school programs this year, making a commitment to getting every kid in Grand County that wants to learn to ski on the hill.

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2.10.22 – Big Things in Ski & Ride School

Granby Ranch’s Ski & Ride School is on the verge of achieving something truly remarkable in the industry.

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2.3.22 – Life Between The Gates Episode 2

The World Pro Ski Tour has just released the second episode of their Life Between The Gates series, which gets you behind the scenes of the event, from Day 2 at Granby Ranch.

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1.29.22 – Desperado Face Groomed

The skiing at Granby Ranch just rose to a new level.

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1.27.22 – Uphill Access Updates

This is such a great time to break out the skins and get a little exercise in the outdoors. We hope you’re all tremendously excited for the incredible snow conditions that we’re seeing right now and we look forward to seeing you out on the hill!

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1.20.22 – Life In Between The Gates

The World Pro Ski Tour’s just released their documentary about Granby Ranch’s first professional ski race. Our ops teams did such an amazing job getting the track ready despite warm temperatures throughout the fall. The athletes are planning to come back next year as we shoot for the longest (and steepest) World Pro track on Desperado face!

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1.18.22 – Nordic Trails

The wait is over! We know it’s required a little patience for the unbelievably good Nordic skiing to setup at Granby Ranch.

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1.11.22 – Thank a GR Team Member

This past week at the mountain has allowed our team to rest and recuperate after quite a holiday season. Their accomplishments are numerous, including getting 100% of the mountain open and maintaining the operations of all of our resort services despite the many challenges posed by a rise in case counts here in Grand County.

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12.21.21 – Easy Money + Jackalope

With the successful World Pro Ski Tour event in our slopes team’s rearview and cold temperatures across Grand County, we have been able to focus our resources on Easy Money and Jackalope — the next trails to open over the next handful of days.

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12.14.21 – Buckhorn

Massive snow piles on Desperado have allowed the slopes team to shift their focus to Buckhorn, where we now have carriage guns lining the length of the run.

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12.10.21 – Getting Ready for Open

It’s an anxious but exciting team at the mountain as our teams push hard to complete remaining projects and prepare the mountain for guests.

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12.2.21 – Buckhorn/Desperado + Good Forecast

While we’ve completed High Roller, Rod’s Way, and East Ballroom (lower Easy Money) over the past few days, it’s been tough sledding for our snowmaking team.

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11.26.21 – West Ballroom and High Roller

A period of cold temps through Thanksgiving gave the slopes crew an opportunity to catch up on High Roller and move a handful of fan guns over to the West Ballroom.

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11.24.21 – New F&B Outlets

Our award-winning F&B team is adding a little more to their mix this winter.

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11.21.21 – Kicking Horse Snowmaking + More

After two weeks of unseasonably high ambient temperatures and abnormally high relative humidity stalled snowmaking, the team has been able to push hard over the last five days with the return of colder, drier air.

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11.19.21 – New Winch Cat

Christmas came early for the slopes team. A brand-spankin’ new Prinoth Bison-X winch cat arrived on the trailer this afternoon.

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11.18.21 – Introducing “Inside Granby Ranch”

About forthcoming episodic updates about the resort from GM Jace Wirth

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