We’ve put together a list of our favorite things to do in and around Granby during the winter. Join us in checking off these bucket-list worthy activities!
1. Ski (and Night Ski) at Granby Ranch
Ski or ride all day, and even at night on the lit runs (and the stars) on East Mountain. Explore Granby Ranch in a whole new light!
2. Warm up with a Hot Coffee or Beverage
When it’s chilly outside, warm up with a hot drink! Check out the seasonal coffee drinks and other hot beverages at Rocky Mountain Roastery and Simple Coffee Co.
3. Bring in the holiday season at Granby’s Tree Lighting
Join Destination Granby and your neighbors as we light the Christmas tree! Sing carols, enjoy s'mores, and drink hot cocoa at this beloved community event.
4. Go on a Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride
Break out those mittens, pull on that cozy sweater, and get ready to embark on a whimsical winter sleigh ride with Rocky Mountain Stables. Glide past snow-frosted pines and scenic mountain vistas, all ending at a crackling bonfire complete with hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.
5. Head to the Tubing Hill
Feel the rush of the wind on your face as you zoom down the mountain on the tubing hill at Snow Mountain Ranch. In addition, in the nearby town of Fraser, additional tubing can be found at Colorado Adventure Park and the Fraser Tubing Hill.
6. See the Model Train
Experience Colorado's Largest Permanent Christmas Model Train Display at the Moffat Road Railroad Museum which includes six trains, two ski lifts, and a Christmas village.
7. Enjoy the Outdoors through Cross Country Skiing
The Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center offers some of the best nordic skiing in the country with 120K of world-class terrain meandering through pine forest, wide meadows and along Pole Creek.
8. Go Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park
When Rocky Mountain National Park is covered with a blanket of snow, the crowds have left and the places you know during the summer look dramatically different.
9. Check out the Holiday Lights in Downtown Granby
Stroll through downtown Granby to view the holiday lights and lighted tree, then enjoy a hearty dinner at one of Granby’s many restaurants.
10. Ice Fish at the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest
Ice fish on beautiful Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir, and Grand Lake in the longest-running ice fishing tournament West of the Mississippi.
11. Go Ice Skating
Strap on some skates and glide across the ice rink at Snow Mountain Ranch, or down the road at the Icebox Ice Rink in Fraser.
12. Shop Local for Gifts
Find the perfect gift for all of your loved ones. Stop by The Bowerbird’s Den, Country Ace Hardware, Two Pines Supply or Grand Mountain Trading Company.
13. Cross Country Ski under a Full Moon
Let the light of the moon illuminate the snow while cross country skiing during a magical evening on January 6 (Wolf Moon), February 5 (Snow Moon) and March 7 (Worm Moon).
14. Enjoy Brunch on Main Street
Start your day with a comforting breakfast or brunch at one of Granby’s many cafes including Fat Cat Café, Fitch Ranch Café, Java Lava Café and Mid Town Café.
15. Take the Scenic Route
Take a scenic drive and photograph the beautiful snow-covered scenes in and around Granby.
16. Meet Santa
Santa will be very busy in Granby this year, attending several events from tree lightings, breakfast events, and even bringing his reindeer to the Train Museum. View Santa’s schedule of events.
17. Go on a Dog-Sled Ride
Do you dream of yelling “Mush!” to a team of huskies in the blinding snow? Live out your dream by dog sledding at Snow Mountain Ranch this winter!
18. Discover Local Vendors at the Mistletoe Market
Get your last minute shopping done with local vendors December 10 & 11 from 9am to 5pm at Sun Outdoors! Enjoy carolers, a Santa visit and lots of fun.
19. Treat Yourself
Sample the honey caramels, homemade apple pie, and dozens of delicious treats throughout Granby.
20. Cut your own Christmas Tree
Join in the holiday tradition of cutting your own Christmas tree in Granby! Find your perfect tree with a permit through the U.S. Forest Service or ticket from Snow Mountain Ranch.