Project Partners Include Colorado Energy Office, Holy Cross Energy, and Alpine Bank
Other Improvement Include Expanded Parking and Updated IT Infrastructure.
Today Sunlight Mountain Resort announced it will offer two-for-one lift ticket deals during its opening weekend Dec. 10-12 to all electric vehicle (EV) drivers in celebration of it’s six new EV charging stations.
In May, Sunlight was awarded an $18,000 grant from Charge Ahead Colorado, a program administered by the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) to encourage the installation electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state of Colorado and also “encourage use of electric vehicles because they reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote energy security through reliance on domestic electricity, and drive an innovative market for new technology.”
In addition to the CEO grant, Holy Cross Energy provided an in-kind equipment donation Holy Cross donated one of the three level II dual port chargers installed at Sunlight. One charger is capable of charging two vehicles at a time. Meanwhile Alpine Bank provided funding for the installation.
“Alpine Bank supports the efforts of our local community nonprofits and entities like Sunlight that are dedicated to sustainability efforts,” said John Stelzriede, president of Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs. “Sunlight’s addition of electronic charging stations for skiers and riders aligns with our priorities at the bank and we’re proud to get behind it.”
Stelzriede added that Alpine Bank recently added its own charging stations at the Glenwood branch for employees and customers.
“At Sunlight, we care about the environment and our proud to illustrate our commitment to environmental sustainability through the installation of these new EV chargers,” said Troy Hawks, marketing and sales director at Sunlight. “This is another example of how our local community helps us get things done here at Sunlight and we’re excited to show our appreciation through our two-for-one lift ticket promotion.”
New Lower Parking Lot
The new EV chargers compliment a new and expanded lower parking lot at Sunlight. This summer crews spent several months hauling in rock, regrading, and expanding the lot to accommodate approximately 60-80 more vehicles.
Other Improvements to IT Infrastructure
This summer Sunlight has also been busy upgrading its IT infrastructure including a new website on online store that allows season passholders to sign waivers and upload their photos online. Finally a new point-of-sale system brings improved technology to the mountain including new scanners at the lifts.