Sunlight Ski Area

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Coordinates: 39°23′59.3″N 107°20′21.4″W / 39.399806°N 107.339278°W / 39.399806; -107.339278

Sunlight Mountain Resort
Location White River National Forest, Garfield Co., Colorado, U.S.
Nearest city Glenwood Springs:
12 miles (20 km)
Coordinates 39°23′59.3″N 107°20′21.4″W / 39.399806°N 107.339278°W / 39.399806; -107.339278
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)
Runs 67 total
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg - 20% beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg - 55% intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg - 20% advanced
Ski trail rating symbol-double black diamond.svg - 5% expert
Longest run 2.5 miles (4.0 km)
Lift system 3 chairlifts
- (1 triple, 2 double)
Terrain parks none
Snowfall 250 in (635 cm)
Night skiing none

Sunlight Mountain Resort and Ski Area is a ski area in Colorado, located in Garfield County in the White River National Forest, south of nearby Glenwood Springs.


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.[1]


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.

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  1. ^ "History". Sunlight Mountain Resort. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 

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