The Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado can be found at 1101 County Road 53 and is rather easy to reach from the Denver International Airport. Travel down Interstate 70 until you reach the 232 exit which is this U.S. Highway 40 to Granby. Go over the Berthoud pass and through Winter Park; the entrance for Snow Mountain Ranch is twelve miles past Winter Park to the left. The Administration Building where you check in will be on the left approximately a mile down the road.
There are a number of choices for accommodations at the Snow Mountain Ranch to meet the needs of individuals or groups. Those with less than fifteen people in the group can use the options for family options while those with fifteen or more should look into the options for group lodging. The facility can accommodate as many as fifteen hundred people in a group.
The Snow Mountain Ranch offers four types of campsites that can all accommodate up to eight people. Some of the sites come with water, electricity and sewer while others have just water and electricity or just electricity. There are also sites that don't have anything for campers' convenience. The campsites open during the Memorial Day Weekend and stay open through September provided the weather allows for it.
The facility also offers day and night programs for families. There are art classes, musical performances, dancing and education about the forest and wildlife to name a few. The Kiva Center at the Snow Mountain Ranch is where the majority of indoor recreation can be found. There is roller skating, ping-pong, foosball, volleyball and basketball in the facility. There are no additional charges for guests at the facility to participate in these activities. The center can be either partially or completely closed to use as meeting space; there are specific dates that the center is closed for use by private groups.
The Snow Mountain Ranch has a twenty-two foot climbing wall inside the Kiva Center for climbers of all ability ranges. The facility offers climbing sessions of ninety minutes throughout the day all year long that is open to up to fifteen people at a time. The cost of sessions is $5 each person; those ages twelve and below have to be with a paying adult. An adult at least eighteen years of age has to accompany all children on the climbing wall.
There are also a craft shop and library at the facility. The craft shop offers a number of activities such as tie dying shirts, sun catchers, beading and jewelry making. The fees charged are dependent on the type of crafts participated in. While winter hours vary the shop is open each day of the summer season. Games and books can be found across from the Program Building in the library.
The Snow Mountain Ranch offers someone for everyone no matter what age. Anyone in the Granby, Colorado area should make it a point to take the family and enjoy all the facilities have to offer.