Sunlight Mountain Resort is a smaller ski resort near Glenwood Springs. It has runs for every level, from the steep inclines of the East Ridge to beginners runs, including Ute which is 2.5 miles long. There are aspen groves for those that want tree runs. Sunlight Mountain Resort provides a less expensive alternative to nearby Aspen and Snowmass. From the summit you can see the stunning Mount Sopris. In addition to alpine skiing, there are miles of groomed cross country and snowshoe trails available to use for free. This small resort has a lot to offer.


Location Sunlight Mountain Resort is located about 12 miles south of Glenwood Springs and I-70 in western Colorado. It is 169 miles from Denver.
Airports Vail/Eagle Airport- 41 miles
Aspen-Pitkin County Airport- 46 miles
Denver International Airport- 192 miles
Season Length December to April (typical length, depending on weather)
Hours 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mountain Info

Acres 470
Base Elevation 7885 ft
Summit Elevation 9895 ft
Vertical Rise 2010 ft
Avg. Annual Snowfall 250 in
Lessons Yes
Rentals Yes
Terrain Park Yes
Snowcat Skiing No
Cross Country Skiing Yes
Night Skiing No


Trails 67
Longest Run 2.5 Miles
Terrain 20% Beginner
55% Intermediate
20% Advanced
5% Expert
Lifts 1 Triple
2 Doubles


Amenities Restaurant
Trail Map Link Sunlight Trail Map


Ski Town The town of Glenwood Springs is 12 miles away and has many amenities. There is a shuttle service that runs between town and the ski resort.
Summer Sunlight Mountain Resort has as much going on in the summer as the winter. There is horseback riding, bike rentals and hiking to enjoy. The resort is also available for weddings.

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9 a.m. - 4 p.m.