Sunlight Mountain Ski Area Information

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Sunlight Mountain sits above the town of Glenwood Springs, essentially between Vail and Aspen. This mostly mellow, mid-size ski area is a haven for families, especially those on a budget. Sunlight's adult ticket prices are around $30 a day, with multi-day rates are even less. In addition, they offer economical Ski/Swim/Stay packages. Read More

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Sunlight has several short but genuinely super-steep runs that will intimidate all but the really skilled. There's a 2,010-foot vertical drop and there's often plenty of untracked powder. However, the best part of the day on the mountain may well be splashing down into the hot springs complex in Glenwood.

Sunlight's uncomplicated trail system features 67 trails that funnel back to the base lodge and features something for everyone including cruising corduroy, steep and deep and leg-pounding moguls. All of Sunlight's trails eventually end up right back at the base lodge so families will not lose each other. Sunlight's Extreme has one of the steepest trails in Colorado called The Heathen, which plunges more than 50 degrees to Four-Mile Creek below. Sunlight is also home to one of the longest trails: Ute, a cruising beginner slope which winds more than two and a half miles from the summit to the base.

This is the destination that's also ideal for the more casual skier who would like the opportunity to combine downhill skiing with forays around Glenwood Springs' pleasant downtown, or even hopping on a low-cost bus to Aspen for a day of shopping and sightseeing.

Dining Around the Mountain There are huge sun-splashed decks to enjoy breakfast or lunch goodies. If you bring your own lunch, more often than not that's perfectly acceptable.

  • Projected Days Open: 131
  • Year Open: 1966
  • Average Snowfall: 250 inches

Lift Information
Total # of Lifts: 4
Triple Chairs: 1
Double Chairs: 2
Surface Lifts: 1
Lift Capacity: 3531 hr

Resort Statistics
Top: 9895 ft
Bottom: 7885 ft
Vertical Drop: 2010 ft
Longest Run: 2.50 mi
Skiable Area: 470 acres
Snow Making: 21 acres

Beginner: 20%
Intermediate: 55%
Advanced: 20%
Expert: 5%

Main Phone: (800) 445-7931
Address: Sunlight Mountain
10901 County Road 117
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601