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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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.