Sunlight Mountain Resort, Colorado

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Sunlight Mountain Resort in Colorado and Escape2ski provide you with information about this ski resort, such as its vertical drop of 2010ft/613m, total trails of 67, closest airport 47mi/76km, plus resort activities, snow reports, resort trail map, slope-side lodging options, webcams and a total of 3 chairlifts. You can find the ski area just 13mi […]

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Sunlight Mountain Resort in Colorado and Escape2ski provide you with information about this ski resort, such as its vertical drop of 2010ft/613m, total trails of 67, closest airport 47mi/76km, plus resort activities, snow reports, resort trail map, slope-side lodging options, webcams and a total of 3 chairlifts.

You can find the ski area just 13mi / 21kms south of Glenwood Springs, which serves as a bedroom community to Aspen and is widely known for its mineral hot springs and outdoor activities. Sunlight Mountain Resort is located on Compass Mountain, which is part of the White River National Forest and from its summit provides incredible views of Mount Sopris and the Elk Mountain Range.

Sunlight Mountain Resort, with the help of the community, its many volunteers and a group of investors, opened to the public on December 16, 1966, with one chairlift and several trails. Sunlight Mountain Resort holds a special place in the hearts of those who live and visit Glenwood Springs as it was a perfect spot for friends to meet, families to enjoy outdoor recreation together and a great place to learn to ski.

During its 50-year history, Sunlight Mountain Resort has seen many changes including the addition of more chairlifts, expansion of the trail system and even slope-side lodging. However, one theme that remains at the heart and soul of Sunlight Mountain Resort is the people who work there, both past and present, and their dedication to providing an affordable mountain experience for families and individuals both on and off the slopes.


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On the Slopes

  • Sunlight Mountain Resort has a good selection of terrain for a small mountain including fun trails such as Peace Pipe, Dawson and the long beginner trail known as Grizzly Road and all the posted trail names are on signs made from snowboards.
  • Sunlight Mountain Resort has one Terrain Park with rails, boxes, small jumps plus other features.
  • The Ski and Snowboard school offers the very affordable Learn to Shine Program plus many other lesson options for children and adults.
  • Food and Beverage options are available at the base area day lodge, along with rentals, lift tickets, retail outlet, and lessons.

Off the Slopes

  • Slope-side lodging can be found at Brettelberg Condos and Sunlight Lodge Bed & Breakfast, plus many other lodging options are available in the nearby in the city of Glenwood Springs, CO.
  • Snowshoeing and Cross-Country skiing are available on 29 km of groomed trails that wind their way through the Babbish Gulch Valley.
  • The Resort Shuttle is available on select days to and from the city of Glenwood Springs for a fee.
  • Dine, Shop and stay in the nearby city of Glenwood Springs, visit the mineral hot springs and take the scenic Iron Mountain Tram ride.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
2010 ft / 613 m

Base Elevation:
7885 ft / 2403 m

Summit Elevation:
9895 ft / 3016 m

Skiable Area:
680 acres

Average Snowfall:
250 in / 635 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 67

Beginner: 13 (20%)

Intermediate: 37 (55%)

Advanced: 13 (20%)

Expert: 4 (5%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: No

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Aspen CO, 47mi / 76km

Nearest Major City:
Glenwood Springs CO, 13mi / 21km

Nearest Town/City:
Glenwood Springs CO, 13mi / 21km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 9 to Apr 1

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 3

Triple Chairs: 1

Double Chairs: 2

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Aspen-Pitkin Airport  (ASE)
Distance: 47 mi / 76 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Denver Intl Airport  (DEN)
Distance: 193 mi / 311 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: Not Applicable

Direct Phone: 970-945-7491

Snow Phone: 970-945-7491

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Ski Resort Shuttle

Sunlight Lodge Bed & Breakfast

More Helpful Links

Transit-Glenwood Springs to Aspen, CO