Solvista Ski Resort / Granby Ranch

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Granby Ranch Mountain Information

The Granby Ranch Ski Area, otherwise known as SolVista Basin, offers alpine and cross-country skiing in the winter and becomes a respected bike park in the summer. Read More

  • Colorado Ski Country has designated Granby Ranch as a GEM ski resort, citing its reasonable prices, short lift lines, off-the-grid location and family-friendly atmosphere.  Only nine resorts in Colorado have this distinction.
  • Unique attributes include a cross-country trail system at the summit, and night skiing/tubing are offered every Saturday.

Overview

Granby Ranch is considered a GEM by Colorado Ski Country; this designation puts SolVista on the map with eight other resorts that are considered the state's best hidden treasures due to shorter lift lines, reasonable prices, a family-friendly undercurrent, and smaller crowds due to its off-the-grid location.

Mountain Details

Their trail system consists of thirty-seven slopes broken into the following: 50% intermediate, 30% beginner and 20% advanced. These trails are extended over two interconnected mountains, covering 406 acres, all filtering down to the same base, which is partly why it received its 'family-friendly' designation. The East Mountain (elevation: 9,202 ft) is geared more for beginners and intermediate skiers and riders, whereas the West Mountain (elevation: 9,166 ft.) offers more challenging terrain. There are four lifts: two quads, one triple chair, one double chair, and one surface lift. A Half-Pipe is available for those adventurous skiers/riders and nordic trails branch out from the summit for cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

Mountain Services

Three dining options exist within its Base Camp Lodge (elevation: 8,202 ft), with the Seven Trails Grille, the dining hall/cafeteria and the Higher Grounds Coffee Shop. An outside patio area with a fire pit sits right outside the lodge for guests to relax, eat and overlook the slopes. A rental/retail shop offers all types of ski and board rentals, along with helmets, poles, and boots. They also have a renowned ski school, which is known for their direct-to-parallel instruction.

A free Snow Play Park and Kid's Sledding Area is adjacent to the outdoor patio, and every Saturday night from 5 - 8 p.m., they offer night skiing and tubing.

Location/Directions

Location: Granby Ranch address: 1000 Village Road, Granby, CO 80446. Phone number: 888-850-4615.

Directions: From Winter Park, drive West on US Highway 40 for about 18 miles. Turn right onto Village Road/CO Rd 89 (this right hand turn is across from the City Market, before the traffic light) and continue on this road for about two miles until you arrive at the Base.

Hours/Seasons

Granby Ranch Ski Area is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and on Saturdays throughout the ski season, the slopes are open for night skiing and tubing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The 2017/2018 ski season opens on December 15, 2017 and closes on April 1, 2018.

Fees/Costs

Season passes and multi-day lift tickets are available online, and daily lift tickets for the 2017/2018 season can be found here.

More Info

Granby Ranch turns into a world-class bike park in the summer, with single-track and downhill trails spanning the entire resort. It is home to the 2010 USA Cycling National Championships and many other distinguished Mountain States Cup Races.