Formerly SolVista Basin, Ski Granby Ranch is a family favorite ski resort, located about thirty minutes north of Winter Park. It’s a great mountain for newer skiers and families looking for lots activities nearby. The mountain offers breathtaking views of the Rockies in all directions.
SolVista Basin has 37 trails spread over 406 skiable acres. Both beginner and intermediate skiers and riders will find great slopes to learn on. There are easy greens, long blues, bumps, steeps and numerous freestyle features. There is also a terrain park with some exciting features.
Two mountains make up the ski area. The eastern hill is mostly all gentle groomers, whereas the eastern hill has some steeps and bumps. Granby Ranch has a Ski & Ride School, offering daily lessons throughout the season.
Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm – 8pm, Granby Ranch offers night skiing. This fun activity offers a unique ski experience under the stars. Four fully lit parks are lit up for freestyle skier and riders.
There is a base lodge with a cafeteria, restaurant, rentals and retail shop. The town of Granby offers additional amenities within a 5 minute drive. The historic downtown is line with nice restaurants, shops and lodging.
Address: 1000 Village Rd, Granby
Season: mid December-late March
Lift Hours: 9am – 4pm
- Elevation: 8,202 ft – 9,202 ft
- Vertical – 1,000 ft
- Ski Area: 406 acres
- Average Snowfall: 220 in
Trail Map: Ski Granby Ranch (jpg)
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Quick Turns at SolVista Basin on Winter Road Trip
March 10, 2011 – It’s been a great start to March in the Rocky Mountains. This week, we visited Steamboat Springs, passing through Winter Park, SolVista Basin, and the Hot Sulfur Springs on the the way.
We left Denver casually on Tuesday around one o’clock for Steamboat. Everyone had a Rocky Mountain Super Pass so we stopped by Winter Park for a few laps on the Mary Jane side of the resort. After riding until close at Winter Park, we left the resort for the Hot Sulphur Springs, about a 45 minute drive. We passed through Granby, so we stopped by SolVista Basin ski area to check out the hill.
Hot Sulphur Springs Resort is located about twenty minutes past Granby on Highway 40. There are over twenty separate pools filled with hot mineral water at the resort. Fifteen of them were open in the winter on Tuesday when we were there. After leaving the Hot Sulphur Springs, we bolted for Steamboat Springs for an epic two days of riding.