Ski Granby Ranch

Ski Granby Ranch is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Granby, CO. We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Ski Granby Ranch stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Ski Granby Ranch is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Ski Granby Ranch.

Ski Granby Ranch Lodging:

Ski Granby Ranch Terrain Overview

Ski Granby Ranch has a total of 33 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 406 acres, Ski Granby Ranch has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 164 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Ski Granby Ranch's slopes see on average 221 inches (87 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 18 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
406(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall
221"(87 cm)

Ski Granby Ranch Elevation

Ski Granby Ranch has a summit elevation of 9,202 feet, or 2,805 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 8,202 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,000 feet (305 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 9,202 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
9,202'(2,805 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,000'(305 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
8,202'(2,500 m)

Ski Granby Ranch Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
30.5out of 100
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Ski Granby Ranch can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 50% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Ski Granby Ranch has 406 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Ski Granby Ranch is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 50% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 50%.
50%(203 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
30%(122 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
20%(81 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Ski Granby Ranch good for beginners?

Ski Granby Ranch can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 50% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Ski Granby Ranch Location

Ski Granby Ranch is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Granby, CO.

Granby, CO 80446 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
39.92000, -105.79000

Getting to Ski Granby Ranch

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Ski Granby Ranch), its coordinates of 39.92000, -105.79000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Granby, CO to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Ski Granby Ranch.

Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO59 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Ski Granby Ranch.

Eagle County Regional AirportEGEEagle, CO63 mi
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO75 mi
Laramie Regional AirportLARLaramie, WY96 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Ski Granby Ranch, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Ski Granby Ranch.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Winter Park ResortWinter Park, CO12,060 ft72%3 mi
EldoraNederland, CO10,800 ft48%12 mi
Echo Mountain ResortIdaho Springs, CO10,650 ft27%22 mi
KeystoneDillon, CO12,408 ft69%24 mi
BreckenridgeBreckenridge, CO12,998 ft82%32 mi
VailVail, CO11,570 ft77%36 mi
Copper MountainFrisco, CO12,313 ft66%38 mi
Beaver CreekBeaver Creek, CO11,440 ft62%45 mi
Ski CooperLeadville, CO11,700 ft42%47 mi
LovelandLoveland, CO13,010 ft63%50 mi
Arapahoe BasinAurora, CO13,050 ft76%55 mi
ButtermilkLarkspur, CO9,900 ft47%66 mi
Howelsen Hill Ski AreaSeamboat Springs, CO7,136 ft44%68 mi
Aspen Mountain Ski ResortAspen, CO11,212 ft79%75 mi
Aspen Highlands Ski ResortAspen, CO11,675 ft93%76 mi
Aspen SnowmassSnowmass Village, CO12,510 ft86%80 mi
SteamboatClark, CO10,568 ft77%86 mi
Snowy RangeLaramie, WY10,000 ft40%89 mi
SunlightGlenwood Springs, CO9,895 ft51%90 mi
Crested ButteCrested Butte, CO12,162 ft74%97 mi
MonarchSalida, CO11,952 ft51%100 mi

Ski Granby Ranch Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation9,202 ft
Base Elevation8,202 ft
Vertical Drop1,000 ft
(50% Beginner,  30% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres406
Avg. Annual Snowfall221 inches
Ski Granby Ranch Mountain Stats