Sunlight Ski Area
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|Sunlight Mountain Resort|
|Location||White River National Forest, Garfield Co., Colorado, U.S.|
|Nearest city||Glenwood Springs:
12 miles (20 km)
|Vertical||2,010 feet (613 m)|
|Top elevation||9,895 feet (3,016 m)|
|Base elevation||7,885 feet (2,403 m)|
|Skiable area||470 acres (1.9 km2)|
- 20% beginner
- 55% intermediate
- 20% advanced
- 5% expert
|Longest run||2.5 miles (4.0 km)|
|Lift system||3 chairlifts
- (1 triple, 2 double)
|Snowfall||250 in (635 cm)|
The ski area caters to local skiers and large groups. The area has three chairlifts and a vertical drop exceeding 2,000 feet (610 m). Operations began in December 1966 with one chairlift and a second was added in 1973.
The resort has surprising variety of terrain for its size, encompassing easy beginner runs, cruiser runs, as well as a section of steep chutes. The area covers a northeast-facing below-tree line basin that funnels all runs toward a single base area. Sunlight's summit offers views of Mount Sopris and the Elk Mountains.
U.S. Ski Team
- "History". Sunlight Mountain Resort. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
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