SKI SUNLIGHT MOUNTAIN RESORT
Glenwood Springs’ very own Sunlight Mountain Resort is one of the best-kept ski resort secrets in Colorado. Fun, friendly, and best of all – affordable! Sunlight is a wintertime winner with families and groups and also offers tons of summertime activities. Tucked away just 10 miles south of Glenwood Springs, or a fifteen-minute drive from downtown, fun is right around the corner!
Over the years, Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort has cultivated a reputation as a family-friendly, affordable skiing and snowboarding destination. An ideal mix that’s comprised of 75 percent beginner and intermediate runs. That’s more than enough terrain to keep most people busy from their opening run to their last turn of the day. Though for the adventure seeker, the resort’s East Ridge with its extreme double-black diamond runs provides added thrills!
One of the many reasons families return to Sunlight year after year is because it offers one of the best skiing values anywhere. Lift tickets are affordable and a fraction of what they cost at the mega resorts. Sunlight also continues to offer one of the most successful ski packages of all time. Ski Swim Stay remains a favorite because it is a genuinely good deal. It packages lodging in town, swimming at the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and of course a lift ticket at Sunlight. As an added bonus, if kids are 12 or younger they get to ski for free!!
Not a skier or snowboarder? Why not try something new. Sunlight Mountain Resort offers a variety of other winter and summer activities.
- Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing
- Sunlight Mountain Resort provides 29 kilometers of free cross-country and snowshoeing trails through beautiful Babbish Gulch.
- The resort offers snowmobile tours through the alpine backcountry surrounding Sunlight. Tours last approximately 1 – 3 hours and are suitable for individuals of all abilities.
- Summer Activities
- During the summer months, Sunlight’s mountainous terrain and trails provide the perfect backdrop for hiking, biking and playing Disc Golf!
Sunlight Mountain Resort provides ample parking at the base of the ski area. Parking lot shuttles run regularly to assist guests getting to and from the base with their gear.
Shuttle Service: Sunlight Mountain Resort operates a shuttle service from Glenwood Springs to Sunlight Mountain and back. The shuttle makes stops throughout Glenwood Springs including at popular lodges in town. The cost of the shuttle is $5 one-way. Times are subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule, call 970-945-7491.
Sunlight Mountain is affordable. Reasonably priced lift tickets make it possible to take the whole family on a Colorado ski vacation year after year without breaking the bank. You won’t find $15 bowls of chili here either. In fact, you are welcome to bring a sack lunch or order something delicious from the grill for a fair price.
There is a variety of great ski deals at Sunlight Mountain.
RESORT FACTS & BY THE NUMBERS
More than half of the trails at Sunlight are aimed at intermediate skiers and snowboarders. From the summit, skiers and riders not only have unhindered views of Mt. Sopris and the West Elk Range, they can access some of Sunlight’s most notable runs including Ute, one of the longest runs in Colorado! At the other end of the spectrum, there’s Heathen, one of the steepest runs in the state! Be sure to proceed with caution!
- 250 INCHES SNOWFALL ANNUALLY
- 2010 FEET IN VERTICAL RISE
- 700 SKIABLE ACRES
- 67 INTERMEDIATE TRAILS
- LONGEST RUN – 2.5 MILES
- STEEPEST RUN 52°
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