Granby Ranch in Colorado has been making a lot of waves lately with their Granby Ranch Rising plans, which will modernize the resort. The Storm Skiing Journal had a nice scoop on some of Granby Ranch’s future plans via the Colorado ski resorts Winter Magazine. In the article “The Rise Continues”, the ski resort details what comes next: a terrain expansion, the Bode Miller Ski Academy, and snowmaking enhancements.
The South Glade Expansion will put a lift partway up the hill in the middle of their two lift-serviced peaks: East and West Mountain. The mountain compares it to Blue Sky Basin “for skiers who are just getting a feel for off-trail skiing.” The terrain is described as gentle, yet adventurous. This follows news that Bode Miller will be launching a new ski academy on West Mountain. Courses for moguls, slalom, and GS are planned for West Mountain. Adding a surface lift (likely a t-bar) is also planned for the ski academy.
The other impressive additions will involve their snowmaking systems. The 2022-23 season will introduce a fully automated snowmaking system on both of their peaks. This system will increase efficiency by 30%. The fully automated system will be expanded to more of their trails in the following years, a necessary move for the resort to combat Climate Change. Because of these additions, Granby Ranch will have one of the best snowmaking systems in the state along with growing recognition in the Colorado ski industry. Image Credits: Granby Ranch