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All Skill Levels Welcome

Something for Everyone

Snow Mountain Ranch’s 82.5k of world-class terrain meanders through pine forest, wide meadows and along Pole Creek.

  • Classic & Skate Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
Nordic Center By the Numbers…

Groomed Track & Trail


Pet-Friendly Trails

5,100 Acres

Mountain Terrain


Annual Visitors

Nordic Center Rates

All skiers & snowshoers must stop in the Nordic Center to purchase a trail pass upon arrival.

Half day rentals begin at 1 p.m.

Adult Classic Skis Full Day — $22   Half Day — $16
Child Classic Skis Full Day — $10    Half Day — $8
Adult Skate Skis    Full Day — $24    Half Day — $18
Demo Ski Rental    Full Day — $35

Osprey Child Carrier Pack — Full Day — $15
Chariot   Full Day — $22    Half Day —- $16

Snowshoeing is for all levels of adventurers. Snowshoe rentals are available at the Nordic Center. Free and Public guided hikes are listed weekly on the Activity Guide. 

Snowshoes    Full Day — $22   Half Day — $16
Child Snowshoes    Full Day — $10    Half Day — $8

Private guided hikes are available for $40/ guide with a limit of 15 guests per guide. (Snowshoe rentals not included in cost)

Things To Know:
Bring snacks and water. Dress in layers and be prepared for all weather. Hiking or waterproof boots are highly recommended.

Available at 9:30 am and 1 pm. Max. 6 people/group.
Adult  — $40  (Lesson Only)
Child (12 and under) — $40  (Includes equipment rental, trail pass, and lesson)

Available at 11 am and 2:30 pm. 
Private (per person) 1 household or 3 individuals — $50  (Lesson Only)

Cross-Country Ski or Snowshoe Trail Pass
Complimentary to YMCA of the Rockies members and overnight guests
Adult (13+): $29 (day pass)
Children (6-12): $14 (day pass)
Children (5 and younger): free

Cross-Country Skiing 
Five time punch card: $120 (can be shared between family members).

$300/Year or $800/3 Years
Includes use of our ski and snowshoe trails, ice rink, tubing hill, swimming pool, Kiva Rec Center and access to our Estes Park Center. Membership included for your entire family.

Learn More Become a Member

Free skiing for those ages 70+ has been discontinued. The YMCA of the Rockies strives to be an inclusive organization and we have changed our Nordic pricing to be in line with our membership fee structure. Membership is open to all, and no one is denied based on financial need. Financial assistance is available, if needed. Your membership fees support the quality of grooming and skiing at Snow Mountain Ranch.

Nordic Ski Conditions

Grooming & Trail Reports

Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center aims to provide a daily update of trail and weather conditions for our members and patrons.

Family Membership

Make It a Getaway

Book a stay at Snow Mountain Ranch & access 82.5k of groomed trail at your doorstep.

  • Ski-In & Out Lodging
  • Dining On-Site
  • Ice-Skating
  • Snow Tubing
  • Dog-Sledding
  • & More

FAQs – Plan Your Visit

Make the most of your visit with these helpful nordic tips & trail information.

Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center
1101 County Road 53
Granby, CO 80446 United States

Questions? Call Our Nordic Office at 970.887.2152 ext: 4173

Download Trail Map

Open Daily: 8:30 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.

The Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center will open for the season November 21, 2022, weather depending.

The Skinny Ski Cafe is closed for the 2023 season. Visit the Schlessman Commons or Buckboard Cafe for other dining options.

Please respect our trail and others by using the designated trails for your sport to ensure the safety of others and prevent damage to groomed trails.  A footprint or snow shoe track will melt through the snow and spread, creating significantly uneven surfaces. 

Skiers are requested to avoid skiing behind grooming equipment if daylight grooming is taking place. This is for safety and trail quality. Please allow at least an hour for the snow to harden. If you believe you may be hurting the grooming, you probably are. Please find an alternate route. 

Dogs on leashes are allowed on snowshoe trails and designated Dog Ski trails. ALL DOGS MUST BE LEASHED AT ALL TIMES! 

The trails at Snow Mountain Ranch for grooming purposes are divided into 4 trail zones. We will strive to have at least two zones in very good to excellent condition on a daily basis excepting day time snow storms or high winds. What zone(s) are being groomed will be posted by 9:30am the day of on our grooming web page. Grooming priorities have been established taking into consideration skier use patterns, distance from the Nordic Center, skier surveys, and snow conditions.

East A Zone: This is our top priority zone. It is the trails in the immediate vicinity of the Nordic Center. The trails include the CCO loops, the inner dog loops of Travis and everything South of the NC from Heckman on the East to Lower Blue Ridge on the West.

West B Zone: This zone comes into the grooming pattern in December. It includes the remaining dog loops out to Peter’s Loop in the North. The trails bounded by Wild Turkey in the North to Cranmer in the South and Homestead to the Lower Blue Ridge Trail loop by the Gold Mine.

South C Zone: This zone is our most difficult terrain based on climb and altitude. This is all trails South of the Gold Mine on Blue Ridge. Some trails will be groomed to the Nordic Yurt and the Telemark area. 

North D Zone: This zone is an area that will be groomed only for skate skiing and dog sled events. It is an area that is in the North East entry quadrant of the Ranch. The main trails out in this area are Just and Audun. It is moderate terrain and well suited for skate skiing.

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