Sunlight Mountain Resort, Glenwood Springs

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  • The road to the resort is a bit of a slog on a 12 mile long, well maintained, two lane road. The resort is nothing fancy, which is much of the charm. It is a family resort with plenty of intermediate ...  more »
  • Good value for families. Sort of run down- appears owners are milking it with no improvements. Sad, because could be a great instead of so-so family destination.  more »
  • The lifts are slow but that means fewer folks on your chosen run! And the lifties are friendly and helpful! The runs and grooming are awesome! It's small, but you can ski or ride the whole thing....me...  more »
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  • This mountain is outstanding for skiing/snowboarding. I have been to many other mountains the area, but have always found myself and my family to love Sunlight. The people here are extremely welcoming, the mountain is never crazy packed, and there is lot of different terrain to ride on. It is a great places for children and adults. The instructors are super helpful and care for your improvement. There are a lot of different instructors, who are all close, and have a variety of teaching styles. My family and I will always come to Sunlight whenever we are in the area.
  • Ouch. As an amateur, I took my daughters here to learn to ski. I didn't have the proper credentials and they both bailed. Oh, well. It's a nice, comfortable-sized resort, perfect for learning before you drive up canyon and dive in at Aspen.
  • Awesome local ski area! We've mostly been to the ski areas in and around Breckenridge. This year we've tried to check out the local ski resorts. My husband and I both loved Sunlight. We had the easiest time parking - free, by the way - got our rentals in record time, and spent the whole day enjoying the slopes because the lines were so short. Will definitely be coming back here!
  • Great prices, beautiful scenes, friendly staff and all around fun times for our beginning skiers...6 and 10 years old. Lessons are affordable, restrooms are easily accessible from the slopes and lift lines are very short to nonexistent (the longest we waited seemed like 5 minutes...even during spring break week). The slopes were a little icy and more challenging in the morning. We had 50-60 degree weather in afternoon and refreezing overnight with no new snow, so that mostly explains why. Training/lesson areas and green trails seemed to appear groomed and were to manage right away. By midmorning, everywhere hit by the sun was less crusty and easy to ski. All-in-all, this is a family friendly, smaller scale mountain at a great price point and perfect for beginners or those who want to avoid the crowds and get in lots of time on the trails! They have it all from nice, long and leisurely greens to black diamond runs. Also of note, it's one of the lowest altitude ski resorts so those who suffer from altitude sickness might tolerate this area more easily than those at higher altitudes. We'll definitely be back with our other two young kids when they're ready to start skiing!
  • This place is such a nice, small mountain. Only four stars, because the old T-bar Chairlifts will give you a heart attack, but it's worth it. Family friendly, nearly impossible to lose your friends because all trails meet back at the base, and they even have a decent food and beer selection. Oh, and their lift tickets are a fraction of what you would pay elsewhere around here.

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Most of the places to stay in Glenwood Springs sit within walking distance of the Colorado River. The hot springs pool lies on the north bank of the river, as do many of the town's hotels. Most of the town, however, is on the south bank of the river, so choose a place here for better access to local services and entertainment. Accommodations in town range from bed and breakfasts to historical hotels to resorts. You'll also find numerous national chain hotels and vacation rentals in condominiums and private homes. If you're looking to ski at Aspen and stay in Glenwood Springs as a less-expensive lodging alternative, inquire at local hotels about accommodation-and-lift-ticket packages.
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