Country Ace’s 8 Favorite Winter Activities in Granby, CO


Winter in Granby is full of snow, adventures, and fun! With a mix of classic Colorado activities and unique Granby gems, you have to come to see yourself. Try your hand at ice fishing at the iconic Lake Granby, or get mushing with winter dog sledding. As a part of the Granby community, Country Ace makes it a point to be your one-stop shop for all your needs while visiting our Colorado town.

So what can you do in Granby in the winter? Keep reading to find out!

1. Ice Fishing

Lake Granby is one of the best places to go ice fishing! Ice fishing is a great winter activity where you drill holes into frozen bodies of water to catch fish. It can be a peaceful and relaxing way to spend a cold day! We take it up a notch in Granby at our annual 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest. It’s the longest-running competition west of the Mississippi! So grab your pole and get fishin’. Just don’t forget to get your fishing license (we can help with that at Country Ace!).


Image credit: Destination Granby

people on lake granby ice fishing for the annual 3 lakes contest. mountains in background. american flag at the camp.

2. Skiing and Snowboarding 

It wouldn’t be a Colorado winter without hitting the slopes.  You can find some of the best skiing and snowboarding in Granby at Granby Ranch. With five lifts and 38 runs, there is a special route for all you snow bunnies. You can also hop around the surrounding areas, like Winter Park, if you are on a winter kick! Country Ace has all sorts of winter gear to get you ready for the slopes—we’re more than just a hardware store!

two snowboarders on mountain with hands up. sitting. blue skies

3. Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing 

If you need a break from the rush of downhill skiing, try cross-country! Also known as Nordic Skiing, cross-country skiing is a great way to cover a little more ground while exploring Granby and the surrounding areas. Visit the Grand Lake Nordic Center for great routes through Granby’s winter wonderland! You can also strap on snowshoes to tramp around the hiking trails when they are buried in snow.


Image credit: Grand Lake Nordic Center

young and older person cross country skiing

4. Snowmobiling 

If you need a little more of an adrenaline rush, check out snowmobiling. Colorado’s snowy mountain ranges are the perfect place to experience the ultimate winter thrill! On The Trail Rentals is just about 20 minutes from Granby in Grand Lake, and is a great place to see if snowmobiling is for you. They offer guided and unguided tours, so beginners and experienced snowmobilers alike can enjoy the backcountry trails near Granby.  

snowmobiling person in colorado with mountains in background

5. Dog Sledding

That’s right, dog sledding in Grand County! For most, Colorado is much more accessible than Alaska, so we’re thrilled to have the Snow Mountain Ranch sledders in our neck of the woods. Ride with their team of Alaskan huskies over a 2-mile trail through the breathtaking Colorado countryside.


Image credit: Snow Mountain Ranch

dog sledders with team of huskies. mountains in background. snow on ground.

6. Snow tubing & Sledding 

Tubing and sledding are great ways to tire the kids out… and the adults! Snow Mountain Ranch is a great place to bring the whole family for some downhill thrills. You can also head over to Grand Lake Nordic Center, where they have ten free tubes to share! But it’s usually more fun if you don’t have to wait. We have everything you need to enjoy your winter activities! And that includes sleds. While you’re at Country Ace, ask our team about their favorite sledding hills—we have more hidden gems than we know what to do with!

3 children smiling and sledding on snow tubes down snowy hill

7. Hot Sulphur Springs 

After all that exhilarating winter play, it’s time to wind down and relax. How does a nice mineral hot springs soak sound? About 15 minutes outside of Granby, you’ll find Hot Sulphur Springs tucked away in the great Rocky Mountains. Soak in the natural springs, and indulge in the spa for a rejuvenating winter activity.


Image credit: Travel Addicts

hot sulphur springs in the snow!!

8. Shopping Downtown 

Break up the adventures with a little local shopping!  Popping in and out of stores is a great way to stay warm and cozy and soak up the winter charm of Granby. Spend some time exploring the shops like Country Ace for all your souvenirs, games, and more. Check out Mid Town Cafe for delicious pastries and hot coffee, Two Pines Supply for your winter gear, and Bowerbird’s Den for a collection of art, decor, and other locally made goods.

country ace store front photo

Winter In Granby is Just Grand

Colorado is an obvious choice for outdoor winter activities, but Granby is always going to stand out for us! We may be biased, but our mountain town has something special for everyone. Whether you want to relax or adventure, you can get it in Granby.

Country Ace is more than a hardware store! If you’re visiting Granby and to take home a souvenir, head to Country Ace! We have all sorts of Colorado keepsakes.

Did you find the perfect Colorado winter activity in this list? Share it with your friends and start planning your next Colorado adventure!

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