Sunlight Shines On
I visited Sunlight this weekend and here is what I concluded. While Sunlight might be small, especially compared to its neighbors down valley, it skis big. The peak is 9,895 feet and it has more than two thousand vertical.
Three lifts serve 70 trails divided into 20/55/25 percent beginner, intermediate and expert terrain. And what I especially like are the top-to-bottom green and blue runs at Sunlight, perfect for the kids and beginners who want to get an upper mountain experience.
And speaking of upper mountain experience, can we talk about the views? That Mt. Sopris is breathtaking. I wish I would have had a guide or local with me to point out the various peaks that can be seen from the top of Sunlight.
The day we were there Sunlight was having their Spring Thing. The weather was sunny and crisp and the band was rockin’ the sun deck as the Crystal River Spa hot tubs bubbled nearby filled with spring break coeds. Pro riders from around the state were at the resort doing tricks and aerials over one of the hot tubs. It was a sight to see in many ways.
But the best sight of the day was the sight of Sunlight’s General Manger Tom Jankovsky’s face when he walked into his surprise party celebrating his 25 years with the resort.
There was laughter, tears and a new run dedicated to Tom: Tom J’s Glades. Congrats to Tom and to Sunlight keep shinin’ on!