Sunlight Mountain Resort

Ski & Hike

America's most fun town

730 Skiable Acres

Sunlight Mountain Resort is a unique winter playground that is affordable and family oriented. Sunlight has hundreds of acres for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing. Sunlight’s summit on Compass Mountain in the White River National Forest, overlooks majestic Mount Sopris and the awe inspiring Elk Mountain Range. Amenities include a restaurant, lounge, rental and retail shop, ski school, children’s center, terrain park, nordic skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobile tours.

After the snow has melted, Sunlight and surrounding mountains offers great hiking and exploring opportunities. The mountain is also a great place to cool down while escaping the valley heat. When the aspen trees and foliage start to turn colors in early Fall, be sure to drive up 4 Mile Road to take in the beautiful autumn colors.

Glenwood Springs, Colorado fall colors
Sunlight Mountain Resort skier
2,0010 Vertical Feet



  • Opened in 1966
  • 15 Minutes from Glenwood Springs
  • World Cup Champion Alice McKennis learned to ski at Sunlight
  • Season is December thru early April
  • Lifts Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily
  • 1 Triple Chairlift + 2 Double Chairlifts
  • Mt. Sopris & Elk Mountain Range views
  • Sunlight was the first ski area in the nation to offer a special pass program for grade school students



  • Annual Snowfall: 250 inches
  • Ski Trails: 72
  • Skiable Terrain: 730 Acres
  • Beginner Terrain: 20%
  • Intermediate Terrain: 55%
  • Advanced Terrain: 20%
  • Expert Terrain: 5%
  • Longest Run: Ute Trail (2.5 miles)
  • Steepest Run: The Heathen (52° pitch)
  • Elevation at Base: 7,885'
  • Elevation at Summit: 9,895'



  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Disc Golf
  • Mountain & Road Biking
  • Hiking & Fall Foliage
  • Weddings & Special Events

Visit Us


10901 County Road 117
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


(970) 945-7491
Sunlight Mountain Resort
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