Events Calendar

2016-17 Events Schedule -- Sunlight Mountain Resort

March 17: Yard Sale! Spring Music Series Kicks off St. Patty's Day! Sweet tunes by Miss Meaghan Owens. Music starts at 2:00 p.m. plus cash-in on Blowout Deals on gear and apparel at our slopeside Yard Sale!

March 18: Yard Sale! Spring Music Series Parties On! –  Live music by Lookout Mountain Showdown starts at 2:00 p.m. plus cash-in on Blowout Deals on gear and apparel at our slopeside Yard Sale! 

March 25: Yard Sale! Spring Music Series Parties On! – Spin tunes by D.J. GeoDecibel starts at 2:00 p.m. plus cash-in on Blowout Deals on gear and apparel at our slopeside Yard Sale!

March 26: Yard Sale! Spring Music Series Parties On! – Live music by Stone Kitchen starts at 2:00 p.m. plus cash-in on Blowout Deals on gear and apparel at our slopeside Yard Sale!

April 1: Yard Sale! Spring Music Series Parties On! - Live music by Local's Favorite The Logan Brothers. Music starts at 2 p.m. plus cash-in on blowout deals on gear and apparel at our slopeside Yard Sale!

April 2: Sunlight Slushy Cup Pond Skim - Winner receives a 2017/18 season pass plus prizes for best costume! Registration at noon, Skim starts at 1 p.m.!

April 2: Yard Sale! Spring Music Series Parties On! Music by Whiskey Stomp! Send the season out in style! 

2017-18 Events Schedule -- Sunlight Mountain Resort

Sept. 1: Sunlight Mini-Mayor Campaign - Polls open at:

Nov. 6: Sunlight Mini-Mayor Election Final day of voting. Polls close and results announced at 7 p.m. MST. (

Nov. 30: Winter Stoke Film Fest - Vaudeville Theatre, Glenwood Springs

Dec. 7: Winter Stoke Film Fest - Third St. Center, Carbondale

Dec. 8: Projected opening day (TBD).

Dec. 16-17: Demo Days plus Skiing with Santa

Jan. 5. 31st Skier Appreciation Day

Feb 4: Ski Spree & Taste of Sunlight- Mountain Treasure Hunt during the day and 1st time Taste of Sunlight held at Sunlight plus live music, and fun for the entire family.

Feb 5: Ski Spree - Day two of Mountain Treasure Hunt! 25 awesome prizes up for grabs! Just find the over-sized dollar bills and go to Guest Services to redeem for prizes. 

March 2: Defiance Challenge - How many laps can you and your favorite buddy ski in 10 hours? Put yourselves to the test in the Defiance Challenge! Lifts begin running at 7:00am and stop at 5:00pm. 

March 3: Sunlight Safety Day – On this day we honor Brad Lanpher, a long time Sunlight skier who lost his life to Melanoma Skin Cancer. Free testing clinic, plus score discounted pricing on 2018/19 lift tickets. Proceeds benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation. Other safety booths will be on display. 



Dec. 16-18: 50th Birthday Bash Weekend!

This is your opportunity to demo brand new 2016/17 skis and snowboards. Receive 20% off 16/17 skis and boards at Sunlight Ski & Bike when you demo. 

Santa will be arriving at noon to take Christmas pictures with the kids and will be ready to ski with the kids immediately after photos are over. 

Jan. 6: Skier Appreciation Day

$20 Lift Tickets for EVERYONE! 

Join us Friday, January 6th for the 30th Annual Skier Appreciation Day! Sunlight Mountain Resort and United Companies will once again offer $20 lift tickets to all skiers and snowboarders with all proceeds from the day being donated to United Way. This year’s Skier and Snowboarder Appreciation Day will also be a groovy hang out for all you cool cats rocking some 60/70's style duds. (Best duds wins a 2017/2018 season pass!)

Prize drawings will also be held with a chance to win new skis, snowboards, more than $500 in gift cards and more.. 

Jan. 8: Student/Teacher Appreciation Day

Sunlight Mountain Resort wants to celebrate students and teachers on  January 8th. We're offering FREE lift tickets to teacher's and district staff and $20 lift tickets to students.

Please bring a form of ID or a report card to redeem your discount. 

Feb. 4-5: Ski Spree - Taste Of Sunlight & Mountain Treasure Hunt

Join us for the biggest event of the season- ANB Bank's Ski Spree Extravaganza! Between the Taste of Sunlight and the mountain treasure hunt, there's fun for everyone! 

Haven't been able to get out and enjoy some of your favorite food from some of your favorite resturants? Interested in sampling a little of everywhere all at one place? Taste of Sunlight will have some of your favorite places to munch {to be announced} right here on the mountain! Restaurants and individuals welcome! To Register, Click HERE

The event will be held up at Sunlight Mountain Resort on February 4-5th the Taste of Sunlight will start at 2pm. Tickets to Taste of Sunlight are only $10 and can be purchased in advance at ANB Bank of Glenwood Springs, Sunlight Mountain Resort and Sunlight Ski & Bike. All proceeds from the event will go to Learn to Ski programs at Sunlight Mountain! 

**We are trying something new this year and we are still hashing out the event details, hang in there with us!**

Jan.14-15: Dynafit Heathen Challenge (COSMIC Race)

The Heathen Challenge is a COSMIC (Colorado Ski Mountaineering Cup) randonee mountaineering race brought to us by Cripple Creek BackCountry and Dynafit. The event will be held on Saturday, January 14-15th. Racers will hike and ski the most challenging terrain at Sunlight. Men and women will be able to choose between race, vet, and rec class.

Registration can be found HERE

This year we hope to put ever more of the course in the backcountry surrounding Sunlight Mt. For “non-elite” racers you’ve nothing to worry about; if you’re an expert skier and can perform a kick-turn on a steep slope you’ll have a great day of backcountry ski racing. The Sport course is always a great option (and recommended) for first-timers. 

Sunlight Mountain will be hosting demo equipment from Dynafit and other brands all day from the base area.

– Friday bib # pickup will be at 
Cripple Creek Backcountry from 5-7pm.

– 7.30 AM START, late registration, number pick-up in Sunlight Mt. base lodge from 6:30 am.

– The RECREATION course will be approximately 2,500 ft., the RACE COURSE 4,500+.

-- This race will feature a Le Mans style start!!!

Photos courtesy of Todd Patrick Photography


March 3: Defiance Challenge



ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? Grab a partner and ski Sunlight's 40 most challenging runs!  See how many vertical feet you can ski in 10 hours. 

A silent auction will take place in the lodge from 9am to 7pm. All proceeds from the event and the auction are split between the Sunlight Ski Patrol and the family of a fallen patroller with the NSP. Don't forget about the After Party! A fish fry, FREE beer, and live music for all competitors after the event! 

$150.00 Per Team. CLICK HERE to Register. 

Entry fee includes: Event Hat, T-Shirt, lift ticket, after event dinner and party.

March 16, 18, 25 & April 1: Yard Sale Spring Music Series

April 2: Sunlight Slushy Cup Pond Skim

Sunlight is throwing a Beach Party Pond Skim on Sunday, April 2rd. Help us celebrate closing day! Live Music, Drinks on the Deck and a Pond Skim for your entertainment. It is Free to compete in the Pond Skim AND we are offering a 17/18 Sunlight lift ticket to those that participate. You could even WIN a 17/18 Season Pass for first place! Dress up and you might win a prize for Best Costume!