Colorado Resort Adventure Guide



Sunlight Mountain Resort - Glennwood Springs, Colorado

Sunlight's intimate, unpretentious atmosphere can be attributed to its historical roots. Named after a once-thriving coal mining town that disappeared in the early 1900's, Sunlight still serves up authentic western hospitality and adventure.

Enjoying 30 years of fun, Sunlight Mountain Resort is continuing to expand its mountain and services and still maintain its family, affordable rates, making it one of the best skiing and snowboarding values in the state.

Skiers and snowboarders will discover terrain from bumps and steeps to glades and groomed trails on more than 460 acres.

Sunlight has added five new runs, including four challenging black diamond runs and a new snowboard park complete with rails, slides, jumps, half-pipes and a fun box.

New skiers and snowboarders can learn in Sunlight's PSIA member ski school, and Nordic skiers and snowshoers have access to 10 kilometers of groomed trails in the serenity of the White River National Forest, located adjacent to the resort.

And if that's not enough, the Sunlight Powderhorn Trail offers the longest snowmobile system in the state -- more than 104 miles of snowmobile trails.

Sunlight Mountain Resort meets all your needs, from rentals to day care, entertainment and dining options.

Base: 7,885
Summit: 9,895

2,010 feet

Sunlight's uncomplicated trail system features 67 trails that funnel back to a base lodge and features something for everyone including cruising corduroy, steep and deep and leg-pounding moguls. 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 beginning slope, winds more than two-and-one-half miles from the summit to the base.

470 acres

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

4 total:
1 Triple
2 Doubles
1 Surface

21 acres

250 inches


Ski and Snowboard OK Corral: Sunlight offers free, supervised ski and snowboard storage to its guests while they break for lunch. This service will be available on weekends and holidays throughout the season.

Mountain Nature Tours:

Sunlight will once again offer a free ski and snowboard tour on Saturdays throughout the season. Sunlight will feature a snowshoe tour through stately aspen groves, home to the bushy-tailed marmot and the brown bear, that begins with a short ride up on the Tercero chairlift.

For more information please contact Sunlight Mountain Resort
Call us at (800)445-7931 or (970)945-7491.