Granby Ranch faces second Tramway Board complaint
February 9, 2017
The Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board is currently reviewing a second complaint filed against Ski Granby Ranch.
Lee Rasizer, spokesman for the Tramway Safety Board, confirmed the existence of the allegation earlier this week and provided a few details. According to Rasizer on Jan. 20, the Tramway Board opened a new complaint against Ski Granby Ranch after receiving, "a complaint alleging that Ski Granby Ranch personnel left a 14-year-old boy on a ski lift after closing in January 2014."
Rasizer pointed out the complaint is unrelated to the death of Kelly Huber, who fatally fell from the Quickdraw Express chairlift at the Ranch on Dec. 29, 2016 and is also unrelated to the subsequent closure of the lift. The new complaint filed against Granby Ranch was submitted roughly three years after the alleged incident occurred.
For their part, officials from Granby Ranch pointedly denied the allegation.
"The ski resort can say without reservation that the allegations contained in the complaint are categorically false," stated Granby Ranch CEO Melissa Cipriani.
"Granby Ranch is in the process of providing the Tramway Board a detailed and factual response under the procedures outlined by the board," stated Cipriani.
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"It is important to remember that the Tramway Board has indicated that no assumption has been made about the truth or validity of any information provided to the board by the person who wrote the letter."
Complaints filed with the Tramway Board are confidential and officials were unable to provide the Sky-Hi News with the name of the person who filed the complaint.
In light of the new complaint officials from Granby Ranch stressed their commitment to, "all rules and regulations regarding the safe operation of the ski area," and asserted the Resort's record is proof of that commitment.
"That record is verified in the supporting documentation that Granby Ranch will deliver to the Tramway Board," Cipriani stated. She closed by adding, "It would be irresponsible to draw any conclusions about the validity of this one complaint."