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Granby Ranch expands events schedule, visitor experiences ahead of ski season

Granby Ranch will again offer night skiing one Friday per month from December to March.

Following a successful summer, Granby Ranch is rolling out new offerings for the 2018-19 ski season in an effort to draw more visitors to the resort and teach them about its unique atmosphere.

This year Granby Ranch will offer visitors the opportunity to rent their East Mountain out for an evening from 5 – 9 p.m. for private events. Jennifer Laspesa, sales manager for the resort, said offering this opportunity really helps differentiate Granby Ranch from competitors.

"We're just looking for new ways to educate the Front Range on what Granby Ranch has to offer and we thought this would open it up to more corporations and private parties for people looking for something extra special to do that's not offered anywhere else," Laspesa said. "It's a really exciting way to mark a milestone or give a big thank you."

Any size group can rent the mountain for private or corporate events for $3,000. The package includes night skiing and access to the 8350 Bistro with add-ons including food and drink packages and music options.

Granby Ranch will also continue offering night skiing this season from 4 – 8 p.m. one Friday per month from December to March. Tickets are $15. 

"It’s totally accessible and it’s a lot of fun,” Laspesa said. “It’s a really fun thing for the local kids to do.”

Beyond renting the mountain, Granby Ranch is also expanding community events by adding a monthly karaoke event from January to March and more live music nights featuring local bands.

Every Thursday night the resort will have live local music from 4 – 7 p.m. at the 8350 Bistro and there will be two additional live music events in March on the 2nd floor deck of the Base Camp Lodge.

Laspesa said the resort is really trying to stay accessible and keep its more intimate vibe while encouraging visitors to explore what they offer.

"I think there is a movement where people are getting tired of all of the chaos and traffic and attitude at larger resorts and we’d like people to know what Granby Ranch has to offer,” Laspesa said. “And also we’d love to reach out to the community to have them coming to those special events.”

Aside from offering events that contribute to the special atmosphere at the resort, Laspesa said they also wanted to make sure there was something for everyone, including family-friendly and affordable events all the way up to more exclusive offerings like renting the East Mountain.

"I’m very proud that Granby Ranch can keep the pricing accessible,” Laspesa said. “There’s something for everyone.”