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Granby Ranch Uphill Access Policy

Updated January 27th, 2022

At Granby Ranch the safety of our guests and employees is of the upmost importance.

This concern for safety is a driving factor in all decisions regarding mountain access which includes all means of uphill travel. It is important to remember that any access and/or use of Granby Ranch trails is solely authorized by purchasing one of the products noted below, is a privilege and not a right, and may be revoked at any time, especially for failure to comply to this policy.

  1. Uphill access is only permitted on winter dates when the ski area is open. Dec 11th is first day available.
  2. Only season pass holders, lift pack holders, day lift ticket holders, or GRC homeowner pass holders are allowed uphill access.
  3. All uphill users must have completed a release of liability.
  4. Uphill use is only designated for snowshoeing, skiing (telemark or alpine), or splitboarding.
  5. Uphill access is only permitted between the hours of 7:00AM and 6:00PM.
    • Hours are subject to change as conditions and trail openings change throughout the season.
    • Users will be notified with signage and on the website if/when extended hours and trails are available.
  6. Uphill access is not permitted during night ski operations.
  7. Uphill access is strictly forbidden during winch cat operations.
  8. Sleds of any kind, including toboggans, snowmobiles, and any other sliding devices not mentioned are strictly prohibited.
  9. Child carrier packs and Thule Chariot or Burleys of all kinds are prohibited.
  10. Uphill users during ascent must stay on designated uphill trails, stay close to the treeline, and stay aware of downhill traffic. Downhill skiers and riders have the right of way.
  11. Designated trails for uphill as of 1/27/22 are as follows:
    • East Mountain
      • East Ballroom/Rod’s Way/High Roller
      • Easy Money
      • Jackalope/Prairie Dog
      • Home Again
    • West Mountain
      • South Forty
      • Speculator
      • Dragon Lady
      • Skydiver


Other Important Policies:

  • Uphill users may not enter closed trails, including trails that have not been opened for the current season. Closed trails and terrain may not be marked or signed from the bottom of the trail. This info is available at 970-557-4100.
  • Downhill travel: Upon skinning up, you may descend any trail that is open or, if prior to opening, was open for skiing the previous day. Remember, it is your responsibility to stay off closed trails.
  • Uphill users must not cross snowmaking lines at any time or interfere with snowmaking operations. This includes water hoses, air hoses, electrical lines, and machinery. These hoses and lines may be long, hard to see or buried, and are extremely dangerous. Snowmaking is very loud and standing next to snow makers could result in hearing impairment. It is good practice to stay 100 ft or more away from active snowmaking and grooming.
  • Reflective clothing and headlamp are encouraged.
  • Dogs under voice command are only allowed from 7:00AM to 8:00AM and 5:00PM to 6:00PM. Dogs are not allowed during operating hours or within 1 hour of lifts operating. You must pick up after your pet. Failure to do so may cause loss of this privilege to all dog owners.
  • Early season operations and snowfall will affect available trails and dangerous conditions may exist. Please ask Patrol if you are not familiar with trails.
  • Please be courteous to our employees and comply if asked to present your pass.
  • Rescue outside of operating hours may be available from the Grand County Sheriff- 911. We encourage you to carry a charged cell phone in case you need to call for assistance.
  • By accepting the terms of your ticket or pass product, the user acknowledges that his/her activities fall under the provisions of the Colorado Ski Safety Act as amended from time to time, and that serious injury or even death may occur with snow sports and that risk may be increased in the dark and without ski patrol, and you accept these risks.