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Sunlight Ski Area

sunlight1With nearly 700 skiable acres and 2,000 vertical feet, Sunlight Mountain Resort offers big skiing at an affordable price. Plus, guests enjoy one of the best snowmobile tours in Colorado as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. There is so much to smile about here at Sunlight, and it’s all just 12 miles from downtown Glenwood Springs.
Season dates and hours
Dec. 12, 2020 to March 28, 2021
Area (acres)
More than 680 acres
What family-friendly amenities does your resort offer? 
Sunlight offers free parking just steps from the lifts, plus convenient lockers, and a cafeteria where families can enjoy fresh burgers and sandwiches hot off the grill. Sunlight’s base area is easy to navigate and the mountain features uncrowded slopes and the perfect terrain for learning to ski or snowboard. At night, stay with us at the Sunlight Lodge.
Adult lift ticket prices?
See website for 2020-21 pricing. 
Child lift ticket prices and at what age kids ski free?
See website for 2020-21 pricing. 
Is there on-site childcare and if so, what is the starting cost?
What is the starting cost of ski/ride school? 
All packages include professional instruction + equipment + lift ticket + lesson. Must reserve at least 48 hours in advance. See website for updated rates. 
Where can families go for deals on lift tickets/lodging or special promotions?
Sunlight’s Ski, Swim, and Stay package truly is the Colorado ski vacation families can afford. Kids 12 and under ski free, and your entire family can enjoy soaking in the World’s largest hot springs pool after your day on the slopes. And when it’s time to rest up for another day on the slopes, families have their choice of staying at 8 premier lodging properties. Find more at
What area (off-mountain) activities would appeal to families for their winter vacation? 
Sunlight offers one of the most popular snowmobile tours in Colorado! Many of our guests return year-after-year to enjoy open riding in the snow-filled backcountry. Plus, we have 29 kilometers of groomed cross country and snowshoe trails that wind their way through a gorgeous high valley called Babbish Gulch, flanked by Sunlight Mountain and the 10,300 foot Williams Peak. There is no charge for trail use.
Distance from Denver
150 miles
10901 County Rd. 117
Glenwood Springs, CO