Spring Skiing at Sunlight – The Sopris Sun

Sunlight is a great ski resort! It is located 20 km from Glenwood Springs. If you’re a beginner, Sunlight offers ski and snowboard lessons and has plenty of beginner slopes. If you are more experienced, the other half of the mountain has more intermediate runs. There are three chairlifts, the first goes to beginners hill, the second takes you to the top of the mountain and the third takes you to the more advanced side of the mountain. Sunlight can also rent all the equipment you need for the day.

If you are up for a lunch break after a morning of skiing, you can head to the lodge and enjoy some delicious grill food or have a hot drink. Due to limited seating, on a busy day it can be very difficult to find a place to sit and eat.

Sunlight Ski Resort had a great snow year! The total amount of snowfall this season, at the time of writing, is 149 inches. The snow base is 53 inches. Most of the year all 74 runs were open and there were plenty of powder days. Due to the big powder days there were also big crowds. Two of them caused the upper and lower car parks to fill completely, and people had to park on the side of the road nearly a mile away.

The chairlifts are a little older and slower than other resorts, but Sunlight Mountain Resort offers a great opportunity to have fun on beautiful trails at an affordable price.

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