Granby Ranch Safety Code

Heads Up — Know the Code. It's Your Responsibility.

Ski Granby Ranch is committed to promoting skier safety. Always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and snowboarding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Know your ability level and stay within it. Observe your responsibility code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

  • Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Freestyle Terrain

Freestyle Terrain may include half-pipes as well as progression parks and terrain features. They are provided for your enjoyment and offer adventure, challenge and fun. However, Freestyle Terrain use, like all skiing and riding, exposes you to the risk of serious injury. Prior to using Freestyle Terrain, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with all instructions and warnings and to follow Your Responsibility Code. Freestyle Terrain has designations for size. Start small and work your way up. Freestyle Terrain designations are relative to Ski Granby Ranch.

  • Look before you leap. You are responsible for inspecting Freestyle Terrain before initial use and throughout the day. The features vary in size and change constantly due to snow conditions, weather, usage, grooming and time of day. Do not jump blindly. Use a spotter when necessary.
  • Easy style it. Always ride or ski in control and within your ability level. Do not attempt Freestyle Terrain unless you have sufficient ability and experience to do so safely. You control the degree of difficulty you will encounter in using Freestyle Terrain, both on the ground and in the air.
  • Respect gets respect. Respect Freestyle Terrain and others. Only one person on a feature at a time. Wait your turn and call your start.
  • Always clear the landing area quickly. Respect all signs and do not enter Freestyle Terrain or use features when closed.

Drone Policy

Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Ski Granby Ranch Resort prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public – including recreational users and hobbyists – without the prior written authorization from the Resort.  This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within Ski Granby Ranch Resort boundaries.  This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Resort property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries.  Please contact Mountain Patrol Dispatch at (970) 887-5170 if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any aerial drones.  Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by this Resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.  Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing or snowboarding privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any drone equipment, and may subject violators to any damages, including, but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries or property damage, as well as regulatory fines and legal fees.



  • Under Colorado law, a skier assumes the risk of any injury to person or property resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing and may not recover from any ski area operator for any injury resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing, including: Changing weather conditions; existing and changing snow conditions; bare spots; rocks; stumps; trees; collisions with natural objects, man-made objects, or other skiers; variations in terrain; and the failure of skiers to ski within their own abilities.
  • Colorado Law now also includes cliffs, extreme terrain, jumps and freestyle terrain as inherent dangers and risks of the sport of skiing.
  • Snowcats, snowmobiles and snowmaking equipment may be encountered at any time. Stay clear.
  • All Poles and/or Flags, fencing, signage, padding or other marking devices are used by the ski area to inform you of the presence or location of a potential obstacle or hazard. These markers are no guarantee of your safety and will not protect you from injury. It is part of your responsibility under Your Responsibility Code to avoid all obstacles or hazards, including those that are so marked.
  • Lift Safety. You cannot board a lift unless you have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to negotiate or to use such lift safely, or until you have asked for and received information sufficient to enable you to use the lift safely. You may not use a lift or any ski trail when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Helmet Use. Ski Granby Ranch encourages our guests to consider the advantages and disadvantages that a winter sports helmet may offer. Regardless of whether or not you choose to wear a helmet, every snow sport participant shares responsibility for his or her safety, as well as others using the ski area facilities. Educate yourself on the benefits and limitations of helmets.
  • Boundary Warning. It is unlawful to cross the ski area boundary except at designated exit gates. The ski area assumes no responsibility for skiers going beyond the ski area boundary. Areas beyond the ski area boundary are not patrolled or maintained.

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 Ski Patrol: 970-887-5170

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