Granby Ranch Ski resort going up for sale in January

After 22 years, the owners of Granby Ranch Ski are putting the resort up for sale.

GRANBY, COLO. - After 22 years, the owners of Granby Ranch Ski are putting the resort up for sale. 

Melissa Cipriani, the CEO of the resort, confirmed with 9NEWS they will list the property in January. 

Commercial real estate company CBRE was chosen as the marketing advisor for Granby Ranch's property and operations.

Marise Cipriani, the resort's founder, says she and her family decided together it was time to move on. 

"This last September 28th was my 60th birthday. It is on occasions like this that we reflect on the story of our lives, where we have come to in life, and what is written in our next chapters," Marise Cipriani wrote in a letter to the Granby community.

The Ciprianis purchased the resort on Sept. 28, 1995.

In her letter, Marise explained why it was time to move on after just over two decades owning the resort. 

"After 22 years of heavy lifting, my family and I have decided to make a change in our lives. I personally have been living about 6,000 miles away from my husband of 38 years for over two decades. My daughter just got married and wants to start a family. So I want to dedicate my time now to my family and the next phase of my life."

Granby Ranch has recently made headlines after failing to pay delinquent property taxes to the county in October. 

The Grand County Sheriff's Office briefly seized the property for a couple of hours until the owners provided a check for the more than $104,000 in unpaid personal property taxes. 

In December 2016, a mother from Texas died after an equipment malfunction caused a chairlift accident. 

Kelly Huber, 40, of San Antonio, Texas, died after falling approximately 25 feet onto hard-packed snow in the Dec. 29 incident.

Her two daughters, ages 9 and 12, also were thrown out of the chair and injured in the incident. 

Granby Ranch Ski also went through financial hardships during the two national recessions in 2001 and 2008. 

Operations will continue throughout the sale, but there will be no development such as expansions or new projects during that time. 

Read Marise's full letter below. 

Marise Cipriani pens letter to Granby community by 9news on Scribd

Can't see the letter? Click here

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