The 24 ballot measures seek approval for a combined $10 billion in debt repayments for each of the five Granby Ranch Metropolitan Districts, none of which have any homes.
The ski resort operators left. The ski academy plan is done. Residents are suing. Owners are suing. And now the state is looking into claims of election law violations.
The children of Jason Varnish sued after his jacket became entangled on a chairlift with a raised seat and died of positional asphyxiation in 2020.
The family of the Texas mom who was killed in a chairlift accident that also injured her daughters in 2016 has settled a lawsuit with the ski area and the electrical company that worked on the Quick Draw Express lift. The amount of the settlement has not been disclosed, but a statement provided by the […]
In the shadow of battling behemoths, smaller, independent ski areas are thriving. “It’s not just that the big areas are crowded and skiers want to escape crowds,” said Bob Nicolls, the owner of Monarch ski area, which saw record visitation in 2021-22, with income for the ski area climbing 20% above the previous season. “I […]
Ski racing icon Bode Miller and the operators of Granby Ranch are teaming up to build a ski academy at the Grand County ski area. The first-ever Bode Miller Ski Academy, announced Friday, will occupy a planned campus at the base village of the resort, which was acquired earlier this year by St. Louis investors […]
A Colorado Court of Appeals panel last week delivered the first state appellate decision affirming the use of waivers to protect ski resorts from lawsuits filed by injured skiers. Charlotte Redden, who was struck by a chairlift at Loveland ski area in 2017, plans to appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court. A decision […]
A new owner is taking the reins at Granby Ranch, but the mayhem continues for the beleaguered ski and golf community. Following a complicated foreclosure sale, the new owner of Granby Ranch — Granby Prentice Granby Holdings — sent a letter early Wednesday to the roughly 800 owners of property at the 5,000-acre Grand County […]
A Colorado ski industry veteran has assembled a team that wants to run the ski area and golf operations at Granby Ranch even as the longtime owner of the resort navigates foreclosure. “The circumstance of Granby Ranch is relatively tumultuous. The current situation does not deter us at all,” Andy Wirth and his son Jace […]
Nothing has come easy for Marise Cipriani in Colorado. Last month the owner of the struggling Granby Ranch ski and golf resort community in Grand County told local leaders she was walking away from the property she had developed for nearly 25 years and handing it over to a lender. That deed in lieu of […]