Planning a family vacation to Colorado in the winter? Granby offers an array of indoor and outdoor  winter activities for kids and parents! Here are 10 must-do activities to make your winter getaway to Granby unforgettable.


Skiing at Granby Ranch

Granby Ranch is the perfect family resort for skiers and snowboards of all ages and abilities. Let your little ones work on their pizza and french fries with an instructor while you soak in the breathtaking mountain views on some of the more challenging terrain. Bonus! Granby Ranch is the only resort in Grand County where you can night ski! 

Pro tip: Ages 5 and under ski for free! Make sure you book your tickets in advance at

Kids at Granby Ranch

Ice Skating or Snow Tubing at Snow Mountain Ranch

Head to Snow Mountain Ranch for a day of family fun. Let your kids glide across the ice rink or grab a snow tube and go for a ride down the snow tubing lanes for a uniquely Granby experience. 

Pro tip: You will want to purchase a day pass and make reservations in advance online

Snow tubing


Explore Snowshoeing or Cross-Country Skiing

Immerse yourselves in the winter wonderland that is Granby with snowshoeing or cross-country skiing adventures. You’ll get to see the more rugged side of Granby and maybe some wildlife too!

Pro tip: Rent equipment and book lessons in advance through Grand Nordic to ensure a memorable outing for the whole family. 

Bowling and Arcade

When it's time to warm up indoors, head to Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains for a round of mini bowling at Glacier Lanes. Afterward, treat yourselves to a meal at Summit Bar and Grill and a few games in the arcade located in the same building.

Pro tip: If you’re looking for an all-inclusive experience, consider booking your lodging at Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains.

bowling at sun outdoors

Try Ice Fishing at Lake Granby

Experience ice fishing as a family on the expansive Lake Granby. Book a guide with Granby Bait and Tackle or Fishing with Bernie to learn the ropes and reel in some impressive catches.

Pro tip: Book your fishing trips in advance and make sure you get your fishing licenses too!

Lake Granby Ice Fishing Family

Visit the Granby Library

For a quieter afternoon, visit the Granby Library and explore their activities and programs designed for kids. It's a great way to unwind and stimulate young minds. 

Pro Tip: Check out their event calendar before you go! 


Get Creative at Hatch Creative Space

Let your kids unleash their creativity at Hatch Creative Space, where a variety of classes are offered monthly for different age groups. From painting to crafting, there's something for every budding artist to enjoy.

Pro Tip: Classes book quickly, keep an eye on their Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. 


Roller Skating and More at Snow Mountain Ranch

Try roller skating, basketball, pickleball, and more at the Kiva Center located at Snow Mountain Ranch. With indoor rock climbing and swimming also available, it's the perfect way to end your trip on a high note.

Pro tip: Purchase your day passes at the Programs building. 

roller skating snow mountain ranch

Dog Sledding with Redemption Dog Sled Tours 

An activity your kids will remember! Redemption Dog Sled Tours offers a variety of dog sledding tours amidst the pristine winter landscapes at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby. 

Pro tip: Reservations book quickly, you’ll want to arrange this activity before you arrive. Book at

dog sledding at snow mountain ranch

Outdoor Swimming

The heated outdoor pool at The Inn at SilverCreek is a family favorite! Open year round, the kids ,of all ages, in your group will love swimming outside in the middle of winter. 

Pro Tip: Purchase your day pass at The Inn at SilverCreek when you arrive!

silvercreek pool in winter

Granby, Colorado, is a winter wonderland just waiting to be explored by families seeking adventure. With these 10 activities, your kids are guaranteed to have the time of their lives while creating memories that will last a lifetime. So pack your bags, bundle up, and get ready for an unforgettable winter vacation in Granby!