Granby Ranch Hosts Trail Renaming Ceremony
December 23, 2021
Local youths given unique opportunity to name prominent mountain trails.
GRANBY, COLORADO, December 22, 2021 – Granby Ranch announced today the re-naming of two trails on the resort’s East Mountain: Mel’s and Gui’s to So Lucky and Wild Ride, respectively. The trails were christened today after the resort hosted a contest over the last year in partnership with the Granby Ranch Conservancy (GRC) Ski Committee. 31 potential names were submitted by families of the GRC’s homeowner community at Granby Ranch and ultimately five lucky winners were recognized for their creative efforts at a ribbon cutting ceremony on the mountain, culminating in a champagne and hot cocoa toast at the base area.
Callen and Finley (ages 8 and 10) Hildenbrand noted that the trail Gui’s was a little bumpy and more difficult than other green trails on which they’d skied. Inspired by the terrain and Finley’s love for riding horses, they decided Wild Ride was the ideal name.
“Granby Ranch has always been our family’s happy place, so it is really special for the kids to be able to name this trail and have had a hand in something that will always be here,” said Micah Hildenbrand. “We had a blast at the trail renaming ceremony and we’re excited to see all the other changes happening here.”
Bayla (age 12), Nathan (age 12), and Haddie (age 10) Slucki came up with the name So Lucky to replace Mel’s. They explained how picking the name So Lucky for the trail was an easy decision for their family as they have always used the play on words between So Lucky and their family name, Slucki.
“It’s not often a trail—let alone two—get a new identity, and it was such a fun exercise with the Granby Ranch Conservancy community to generate trail names that so perfectly match the mountain and the community we all love,” commented General Manager Jace Wirth.
Energized by fresh vision and supported by new ownership, Granby Ranch has launched an exciting strategic initiative – Granby Ranch Rising – that encompasses a host of near and long-term improvements, a reinvigorated spirit and a revitalized commitment to this special place. Over $4 Million of improvements have been spent enhancing the guest experience this winter with more exciting plans to come. No other resort in Colorado offers the unique combination of approachable activities delivered by capable, passionate employees in a beautiful national setting in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
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