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 a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Ski Granby Ranch around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
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, 0.6 square miles, or 1.6 square kilometers.
Ski Granby Ranch's slopes see on average 221 inches (5.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 18 feet every year!
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.
Ski Granby Ranch Difficulty Level
31.5out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
Skiable 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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 50% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 50%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Granby, CO.
Granby, CO 80446 USA
View on Google Maps
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 Airport||DEN||Denver, CO||59 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 Airport||EGE||Eagle, CO||63 mi|
|Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field||ASE||Aspen, CO||75 mi|
|Laramie Regional Airport||LAR||Laramie, WY||96 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.
|Winter Park Resort||Winter Park, CO||12,060 ft||86%||3 mi|
|Eldora||Nederland, CO||10,600 ft||50%||12 mi|
|Loveland Ski Area||Dillon, CO||13,010 ft||65%||18 mi|
|Echo Mountain Resort||Idaho Springs, CO||10,650 ft||28%||22 mi|
|Keystone||Dillon, CO||12,408 ft||76%||24 mi|
|Breckenridge||Breckenridge, CO||12,998 ft||83%||32 mi|
|Vail||Vail, CO||11,570 ft||79%||36 mi|
|Copper Mountain||Frisco, CO||12,441 ft||69%||38 mi|
|Beaver Creek||Beaver Creek, CO||11,440 ft||64%||45 mi|
|Ski Cooper||Leadville, CO||11,700 ft||56%||47 mi|
|Bluebird Backcountry||Kremmling, CO||9,845 ft||60%||52 mi|
|Arapahoe Basin Ski Area||Dillon, CO||13,050 ft||81%||55 mi|
|Hoedown Hill||Windsor, CO||5,000 ft||1%||58 mi|
|Buttermilk||Larkspur, CO||9,900 ft||34%||66 mi|
|Howelsen Hill Ski Area||Seamboat Springs, CO||7,136 ft||46%||68 mi|
|Aspen Mountain Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,212 ft||82%||75 mi|
|Aspen Highlands Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,675 ft||78%||76 mi|
|Aspen Ski Resorts||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||70%||80 mi|
|Aspen Snowmass||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||68%||80 mi|
|Steamboat||Clark, CO||10,568 ft||79%||86 mi|
|Snowy Range||Laramie, WY||10,000 ft||41%||89 mi|
|Sunlight Mountain||Glenwood Springs, CO||9,895 ft||66%||90 mi|
|Crested Butte||Crested Butte, CO||12,162 ft||77%||97 mi|
|Monarch||Salida, CO||11,952 ft||53%||100 mi|
Ski Granby Ranch Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||9,202 ft|
|Base Elevation||8,202 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,000 ft|
(50% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||221 inches|