open weekends

For starters, Sunlight gives you a full day of skiing for about half the cost of the mega resorts. You’ll park for free, walk to the lifts, and never stand in line. Without the crowds, the powder lasts for days. All 67 trails lead right back to the lodge where you can stow your brown bag lunch or pick up something hot at the grill. No hassles. No hype. It’s exactly what you’ve been missing. Sunlight is located just 12 miles south of Glenwood Springs, where you can après ski in the world’s largest hot springs pool and still find a room for under $100 a night. And when you book Sunlight’s Ski Swim Stay package, kids 12 and under ski free. You’ll also find plenty of affordable restaurants, many within an easy walk of Glenwood’s historic downtown. Amenities include a restaurant, lounge, equipment rental, retail shop, ski school, children's center and snowmobile tours. Visit for more information.


Annual Snowfall:
250 in / 635 cm
Base Elevation:
7,880 ft / 2,402 m
Summit Elevation:
9,895 ft / 3,016 m
Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
OPEN weekends
Season Dates:
Skiable Area:
730 acres / 295 hectares
# of trails:
21 acres / 8 hectares
Bowl Skiing
CAT Skiing
Terrain Parks

Best Known For

At the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers, the historic resort town of Glenwood Springs is famed for its Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Canyon, and Sunlight Mountain Resort. Explore underground caverns, pedal miles of river front trails, paddle the whitewater, sample local produce, shop in unique boutiques, hit the slopes with your family or focus on relaxation.

Home to the largest mineral hot springs pool in the world, Glenwood Springs has a deep-rooted heritage in the hospitality business. Visionaries in the late 1800's built an internationally known hot springs resort. Travelers from around the globe soaked in the thermal waters, stayed in a luxurious hotel, and explored the wonders of subterranean caves.

Today, these attractions still draw over a million visitors each year. Each season offers something unique. The warm summer months provide endless opportunities to raft, kayak, hike, and bike. Winter snows attract skiers, riders, snowshoers, and ice skaters. Swimming and cave exploration are year-round activities.

There are more than 60 properties with over 1,500 guest rooms including historic hotels, bed and breakfasts, dude and guest ranches, campgrounds, hotels and motels. Many of the sights and attractions are within walking distance from downtown.


Free parking, cheap prices, no crowds and great skiing and snowboarding!

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