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Lift Ticket & Pass Rates

Winter 2021/22 complete! Stay tuned to this page and our channels for pass re-launch in September.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there anything new or different about the mountain?

Yes! With support and vision of new ownership, nearly $4 million in major capital improvements are underway, of which a major portion is dedicated to enhancing the skiing and riding experience. We are tripling existing snowmaking coverage—from 38 acres to more than 115—to enhance our most popular runs on East Mountain, provide for a true ski-in/ski-out experience all season long for residents, enable earlier winter access to West Mountain, and elevate skiing and riding here to a world-class level with an alpine and freestyle training venue on Desperado. For our customers, this means more reliable and earlier skiing on higher quality snow surfaces. Connectivity will be far faster thanks to new fiber on both mountains. Guests can now expect extraordinary on-mountain dining experiences from our award-winning food and beverage team. On the hill, terrain features and learning parks will dot the landscape. And we will continue our efforts to make Granby Ranch one of the best places in the nation to learn (and grow with) mountain sports.

For more information, please check out our special section on improvements at the mountain.

When will you open for the winter 22-23 season?

Our opening date is Saturday, December 10th, 2022.

Is Granby Ranch good for beginner/first timer skiers and riders?

Yes. Granby Ranch is the perfect mountain to bring beginners/first timers, as well as intermediate and advanced skiers who’d like to perfect their skills.

Is lodging available in the area? Are there any ski in/ski out condos available?

Yes. There are many Short Term Rental units and houses available at or near the mountain from major providers.

Do you offer any tubing?

Not at this time.

Is parking free at Granby Ranch?

Yes. We have two separate, free parking areas, all within walking distance of the slopes. A third overflow lot on busy days is also available, featuring shuttle service.

Does Granby Ranch offer night skiing?

Yes. We offer night skiing every other Saturday and on select holiday dates during the season.

Do you offer military discounts? What is the Patriot Pass?

We are grateful for your service, and to honor you and all the men and women in our armed forces we are proud to again offer our Patriot Pass — a complimentary winter pass for active duty military personnel. Stop by our ticket window on your next visit, show a valid military ID, and we’ll get you set on the slopes!

Are face masks required?

We strongly recommend our guests wear appropriate face coverings indoors and outdoors. We strictly adhere to guidance and any requirements from our local public health and state agencies.

What precautions is Granby Ranch taking this winter?

Your family’s safety is undoubtedly your foremost priority, and we feel the same way.  Our team and the ski resort will be adhering to CDC and state/local public health agency guidelines.

When should I plan to visit? Will it be busy?

We strongly advise that you plan ahead for your visit and stay tuned to our pre-arrival communications. Typically, Saturdays, the week of Christmas, President’s Day weekend and Spring Break (mid-March) are our busiest periods. If you’d like to avoid the crowds, stop by during the week or on weekends that do not fall on holidays. Closely consider the timing of your trip and please have patience with our small team.

Will you have more terrain open earlier this year?

Yes! Thanks to new snowmaking investment, we’ve tripled our coverage which will enable more runs to be open earlier this winter, including ski-in/ski-out access and select runs on West Mountain.

Should I reserve my tickets, lessons, or rentals in advance?

We strongly recommend booking ahead of your trip, so we can better serve you and your family when you make it out to the mountain.

What are my options to Nordic ski, Fat Bike or Snowshoe at Granby Ranch?

Nordic skiing, fat biking and snowshoeing are now available on designated Nordic trails (not on downhill runs inside of the ski area boundary). Day tickets and winter season passes are available at the ticket window, with season passes starting at $59 for Juniors (6-18) and $129 for Adults (19-79). Kids under 6 and senior members Nordic for free!

Please note: New for Winter ’21 will be the deployment of trail rangers to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all customers and to verify that all using the trails have a valid pass or ticket.

Do Nordic tickets or passes include lift access?

Access to Nordic trails does NOT include lift access. All products are non-transferrable, non-refundable, and require a signed waiver. We are working on a single ride product for trails accessed at the top of Vista Ridge. Stay tuned to our website for more!

When do you groom Nordic trails?

Grooming for South Valley and Golf Course trails is as follows:

    • South Valley: Tuesdays, Fridays and after a major wind/storm event.
    • Golf Course: Mondays, Fridays and after a major wind/storm event.

Is wearing a helmet required at Granby Ranch?

No. However, we require helmets for all ski and ride school lessons.

Am I allowed to fly my drone at Granby Ranch?

Drones are prohibited on property.

Can I bring my dog?

You may bring Fido to our parking lots and base area. However, pets/animals are prohibited from any indoor facility, except for service animals. Animals are prohibited from loading our lifts.

Can I bring my ski bike?

Ski bikes with restraint devices or that are designed to fall over are permitted on the Quick Draw Express. Presently, we are studying the feasibility of ski bikes on our other lifts. Please have patience as we responsibly navigate this exciting and quickly growing sport!

Do I need a pass or ticket to uphill, Nordic ski or snowshoe on property?

Yes. Granby Ranch is a little different than other mountain resorts. Consisting of trails on primarily private land, all guests uphilling, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing must possess a valid pass or ticket product.

Is tubing or sledding available?

No tubing services are offered at this time. Sledding and tubing are strictly prohibited within ski area boundaries. Please note all posted signs regarding sledding restrictions on ski area boundary markers.

I'm a local Grand County student, teacher or school staff member. Do I get a discounted pass?

Yes! Granby Ranch is glad to provide specially discounted season passes for the 2021/22 winter season to all students enrolled in the East and West Grand School Districts, all full and part time teachers and all administrative staff working within the East and West Grand School Districts.  Special pricing and restrictions apply. Our unrestricted Grand School Pass is $219; restricted pass is $99.

Are Grand School Passes available to friends and family members?

No. The Grand School Pass is available exclusively to verified students enrolled in K – 12 grades and all full and part teachers and administrative staff/faculty within the East and West Grand School Districts.

What is your refund policy?

The Grand School Pass is non-refundable and non-transferable.

How do I purchase a Grand School Pass?

By no later than September 24, 2021, Granby Ranch will go live with a special online store exclusively established for this program, with links distributed in partnership with each school district’s leadership.

What dates are blacked out on the Restricted Grand School Pass?

December 24, 2021 through and including January 2, 2022; February 11 through and including February 20, 2022; and March 12 through and including March 27, 2022.


How do I pick up my pass?

Make sure to to upload your best picture, sign the waiver, and we’ll have your pass ready at will call at the ticket window on your next visit to Granby Ranch!