Ski Granby Ranch plans Dec. 11 opening |

Ski Granby Ranch plans Dec. 11 opening

Special to the Sky-Hi News

GRANBY — Ski Granby Ranch has announced that Dec. 11 will be opening day for the 2014-15 ski season – a season that holds a lot of events and excitement.

To kick off the start of the skiing and riding season, Granby Ranch is hosting a “Carve Away Hunger” event in conjunction with the Mountain Family Center, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping those in need.

On Dec. 11, 12 and 14, snow enthusiasts can bring food items for the “Food Totes Program” and receive a discount lift ticket ($45/adult and $29/junior). Those who bring a full bag of non-perishable food on Dec. 13 receive a free lift ticket.

“We know that we’re fortunate to live and play where we do,” says Wenda Huseman, V.P of Marketing and Sales at Granby Ranch.

“This is our way of giving back not only to the community, but also to those people who love to ski and ride here at Ski Granby Ranch. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Granby Ranch will begin offering the only night skiing in Grand County starting Dec. 26 through Dec. 30 for the holiday season. And then, continuing Jan. 2 through March 28, night skiing will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 – 8 p.m., plus extra night skiing on Jan. 18 and Feb. 15. Night skiing tickets are $14 per night and are complimentary for season pass holders.

Winter events

Ski Granby Ranch is full of special events for the family this winter: Here are a few:

Winter Wonderland: Dec. 24 – Jan. 4. Hit the slopes with Santa on Dec. 24, then on Christmas Day ski down for a special holiday brunch in the Granby Ranch Grill. From Dec. 26 -29, Families can experience pure winter magic on a wagon ride and warm up with s’mores around the fire pit from 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily. Ring in 2015 with the Granby Ranch New Year’s Eve Party, Torchlight Parade and fireworks display on Dec. 31. The festivities begin with a glow-stick walking parade that’s open to all followed by a special torchlight procession. The New Year will be greeted a fireworks display and party.

Fireside Acoustics: Saturdays, Jan. 3 – Feb.y 28. Enjoy après specials along with live music by the fire at Granby Ranch Grill from 2-5 p.m.

Insane Winter Blast: Feb. 14. This family friendly festival includes music, a photo booth and activities for the entire family followed by night skiing.

Learn more about Granby Ranch and plan a visit at

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