• Sunlight Mountain Resort

Ski Sunlight Mountain Resort

Glenwood Springs’ very own ski resort is one of the best-kept secrets in Colorado. Fun, friendly, and best of all – affordable! Sunlight is a wintertime winner with families and groups. Sunlight Mountain Resort is tucked away just 10 miles south of Glenwood Springs, or a fifteen-minute drive from downtown.

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!

Sunlight Ski Resort Facts and Info

The 2016-2017 season is Sunlight Mountain Resorts 50th anniversary. Sunlight averages 250 inches of snow per year, has a vertical rise of 2010 feet and covers roughly 680 acres of skiable terrain.

More than half of its 67 trails 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, a rolling cruiser that at 2.5 miles long is 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 with a 52° vertical pitch!

Family Skiing Fun In Glenwood Springs, CO

One of the 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!!

Other things to do at Sunlight Mountain Resort

Nordic skiing and snowshoeing: Sunlight Mountain Resort provides 29 kilometers of free cross-country and snowshoeing trails through beautiful Babbish Gulch.

Snowmobiling: For those who don’t ski or want to take a day off from the downhill, 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.

Horseback riding: During the summer months Sunlight’s mountainous terrain and trails provide the perfect backdrop for a horseback ride. Tours take visitors through a Rocky Mountain wonderland of spectacular terrain. Riding experience is not necessary to enjoy the tours.

Annual Special Events:

  • Day of Infamy Race
  • Ski Spree

Parking & Shuttle Service

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.

Ski & Snowboard Rentals

Sunlight Ski and Bike

Glenwood Adventure Company

Summit Canyon Mountaineering

Contact Information

Sunlight Mountain Resort
10901 County Road 117
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-945-7491


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