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Ski & Ride School

First Timer to Life Timer

We are taking learning to a new level. Advance your skills faster than ever at our terrain train learning center. For the more experienced looking to improve their skill set, use the latest technology for real-time data analysis. And look for announcements on special guest clinics throughout the season, available by appointment only. Reserve your lesson in advance and come see how Granby Ranch will convert you into a lifelong skier or rider.

COVID-19 Protocols

Winter 21/22 Ski & Ride Lessons

Winter 21/22 Ski & Ride Lessons

Coming Soon


Reservations for our Ski and Ride school are highly recommended. With a pre-booked lesson you will receive important information in advance about the operations and how to get you on snow the fastest and safest way possible. Spots for walk ups this year will be more limited and at times sold out.

For any questions feel free to call 888-850-4615.

Half Day Lessons

Half day group lessons this year will be offered to give you more options. Group AM Lessons are from 9:30am – 12:00pm. Group PM Lessons are from 1:00pm – 3:30pm.

Group lessons will not include lunch with an instructor. Students should bring lunch or go to our cafeteria with their family. Full day group lessons are not available this winter.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available this season. We offer a First Timer 1 hour Private lesson from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Private AM lessons are from 9:30AM – 12:00 PM for any age and ability, maximum of 5 people. Private PM lessons are from 1:00PM – 3:30 PM for any age and ability, maximum of 5 people.

When You Arrive

When you arrive for a lesson, a greeter or resort signage will point you to the back of the main building for ski and ride school. This is where you can pick up anyone in your cohort’s tickets, rentals, ski and ride school pass. The building is directional and we will be social distancing in accordance to state and county guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when can I pick up rental equipment?

If anyone in your party is taking a lesson, the whole party can come to our children’s center to get tickets and rental gear. We will outfit the whole family, and help you get to where you need to be. Please plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of your lesson.

What is included in a rental package?

A rental package includes skis or a snowboard, boots, and poles for those that want them. The rental package does not include a helmet, but can be added on for an additional $10

Is lunch included in lessons?

To keep everyone safe and reduce time inside, we are not offering lunch with our lessons.

Do I have to wear a mask?

Yes. Masks must be worn at all times, until you are actively skiing and not within six feet of anyone else. This will be politely enforced by our staff who care about both you, and our resort.

What programs are available?

We are offering group lessons for kids ages 6-12, and adults 13+. We also offer private lessons for any age and ability. One hour morning private for first timers only, or 2.5 hour private in AM or PM for anyone.

Can I do a private lesson with my family?

We offer two different kinds of private lessons; a 1 hour private lesson for beginner’s only, 2 people max, from 8:30-9:30am. A 2.5 hour private lesson, either morning (10:00am-12:30pm) or afternoon (1:00-3:30pm). 5 people max.

Where/when are group lessons?

If you already have equipment, meet us outside by the Pony Express. Look for the tall sign that says ski school. If you need rental gear, come to our children’s center at least 90 minutes before your lesson. We will direct you to the meeting place from there.

Morning group lessons run from 9:30am-12:00pm. Quick Private lessons are from 8:30am – 9:30am. Afternoon lessons run from 1:00-3:30pm.

Students will be put into groups of no more than 10 based on their skiing/riding ability.

Group lessons are only available for ages 6+. Children ages 3-6 can take private lessons.

What level am I?


  • Level 1: This is your first time skiing
  • Level 2: You have skied before, you know how to stop using a wedge (snowplow, pizza, etc) but you’re still learning the basics.
  • Level 3: You can stop in a wedge, and are learning how to make turns. You are comfortable riding the lift.
  • Level 4: You are comfortable making turns on green trails


  • Level 1: This is your first time snowboarding
  • Level 2: You have a basic understanding of your edges,and know how to stop. You’re ready to learn how to turn!
  • Level 3: You know how to make turns, but are still having some trouble with it. You are comfortable riding the lift.
  • Level 4: You are comfortable making turns on green trails.

If you’re not sure, that’s okay! We will make sure everyone goes to the level that fits them best based on experience, skill levels, and personal goals.

If I already purchased a lift ticket, can I add a lesson and/or rental?

Lift tickets are included in the price of group lessons,and are valid for the full day. You can add rentals for an additional price (varies based on age and demand). Private lessons do not include a lift ticket.

How do I make a reservation?

You can plan your stress-free trip by purchasing tickets, lessons, and rentals at least 48 hours in advance online.

How do I change or cancel a reservation?

Guests can cancel private or group lessons penalty-free up to 7 days in advance of arrival or rebook for later in the season. Purchases become non-refundable inside of 7 days. Please call us at 888-850-4615.

Is there childcare?

We do not offer childcare.

Night skiing?
What should I bring?

Make sure you have appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions. Always check the forecast before you come, but be prepared with layers to add or remove. You must have a mask that covers your face and nose. Bring gloves or mittens. Goggles or sunglasses- the sun is dangerously intense at this elevation. Sunscreen is recommended. Helmets are required for anyone under 18, and are strongly encouraged for everyone else. They are available to rent here.

What happens if I arrive late?

We understand that between unexpected weather, traveling with kids, and the general chaos of life, sometimes we run a little behind schedule. If you can be here up to 15 minutes after the start of your lesson, we will do our best to connect you with the right class level. After that, we can no longer guarantee space in that lesson, but we will work with you to reschedule the lesson to a later time or date.