Granby Ranch offers a unique experience that goes beyond the typical ski slopes: the Snowcat Tour. This 2-hour adventure takes you on a journey behind the scenes, revealing the secrets of the mountain and offering breathtaking winter vistas.

The tour begins with a climb aboard the massive grooming machine. You'll learn about its operation, and how this mechanical marvel meticulously prepares the slopes for skiers and snowboarders. The guide will also share interesting facts and local knowledge, enriching your understanding of the area's rich history and natural beauty.

Climbing on Snowcat

Panoramic Vistas & Photographic Moments

The tour includes stops on both the summit of West Mountain and the Vista Ridge overlook of the East Mountain. You'll be treated to spectacular panoramic views that stretch across the entire valley providing the perfect backdrop for capturing unforgettable photos. 

There’s more than one way to try a black diamond run! How about in the heated comfort of the groomer's cabin for a unique ride down Dragon Lady on West Mountain. Throw your hands in the air, for this slow-motion thrill!

You’ll also cruise through the peaceful forests on the backside of the mountain, assisting in preparing the nordic trails for cross-country skiers.

Inside Snowcat

West Mountain Photo Op

West Mountain View

East Mountain View

Cozy Yurt & Culinary Treats

To cap off this incredible experience, we recommend ordering a delicious charcuterie spread within the comfort of a cozy yurt. Savor treats and drinks while basking in the warmth and the memories of your unique winter adventure.

Yurt at Night

Yurt Charcuterie

Yurt with Food


  • Dress for winter weather with boots and warm coats. Although the cabin is heated, there are several opportunities to get out for photos and breaks. The mountain summits can be colder and windier than the base area.

  • Place your food order 48 hours in advance. Wine, beer and charcuterie are available for purchase.

  • There are no restrooms on the tour. Make sure to use the restroom facilities at the base before you depart.

Snowcat Guide

For more information, including rates, availability, and booking details, visit the Granby Ranch website.