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“Family friendly ski resort” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Granby Ranch

Granby Ranch
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Granby
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Granby Ranch is one of Colorado's best kept secrets and great for that family getaway. Located in Granby Colorado, Granby Ranch offers 35 ski trails covering 2 mountains, six terrain parks, ski and ride school, rentals, and convenient ski-in ski-out lodging. Granby Ranch Grill at the base of the mountain features delicious food for the whole family.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Niwot, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Family friendly ski resort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2011

My family and I just returned from SolVista ski resort. We stayed three nights and skiid for 2 days. The resort is very small and user friendly. We liked that all the lifts come down to the same base, making it really easy to stay in touch with family/friends skiing on different runs. The lodge has a nice view of the lower runs, so you can sit inside and watch the kids taking lessons. My youngest son (8) took lessons both days and LOVED it! The instructor was very energetic and fun, and the class was really small. This resort is not designed for skiers looking for double blacks, or steep runs. It is for a group with varied abilities, that wants a safe place for younger kids. We couldn't have been happier!

Visited January 2011
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“An okay family-oriented ski resort, but DO NOT pay over the phone with your credit card - FRAUDSTERS WORK THERE”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2010

Sol Vista Basin is very kid-friendly and oriented toward beginner skiiers (not so much for beginner snowboarders). It's close to Winter Park and half the price to boot. But be WARNED, do not pay these people over the phone with your credit card. We paid over the phone in advance with Melissa at Sol Vista because it was a busy weekend and the very day we left, hundreds of dollars of online fraud was done using our credit card and personal information. Sol Vista Basin was the ONLY place we provided this information to, so it couldn't have been anyone else. The fraudster used our credit card, address, phone number, etc to buy online instant e-gift certificates from candy stores and children's clothing stores. They even had the CVV number off the back of our card and Melissa at Sol Vista Basin is the only person we ever gave this information to. Sorry, but it's just too much of a coincidence for us. So Sol Vista Basin may be an okay place for family and beginner skiiers, but it's simply not worth the heading we're now dealing with due to the fraudulent use of our personal information. Be warned! Pay these people in cash if you go there.

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ShredSolVista, Manager at Granby Ranch, responded to this review, 14 July 2011
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch sympathizes with your recent credit card issues but can assure you that we are PCI-DSS credit card compliant. This means that none of our systems keep your credit card number nor are we able to retrieve the number during or after your transaction. As a company we only hire employees that meet our company Values; Integrity being number one.
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