Events Calendar


2017-18 Events Schedule -- Sunlight Mountain Resort

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

Nov. 7: 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. 3rd: Day of Infamy: Snow Shoe Race

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 Free Ski and Snowboard Demos!

Jan. 5: 31st Annual Skier Appreciation Day - $20 Lift Tickets! 

Jan. 13: Heathen Challenge Ski Mountaineering Race

Feb 3: Ski Spree & Taste of Sunlight- Mountain Treasure Hunt kicks off during the day and the 2nd Annual Taste of Sunlight kicks off at 2 p.m. Great food, free music!

Feb 4: Ski Spree Mountain Treasure Hunt - 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. 

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

March 24: Yard Sale! Spring Music Series Parties On! – Live music tarts at 2:00 p.m. plus cash-in on Blowout Deals on gear and apparel at our slopeside Yard Sale!

March 31: Yard Sale! Spring Music Series Parties On! – Live music 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 Finale! – Live music starts at 2:00 p.m. plus cash-in on Blowout Deals on gear and apparel at our slopeside Yard Sale!


Dec. 16-17:

This is your opportunity to demo brand new 2017/18 skis and snowboards. Receive 20% off 17/18 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. 5: Skier Appreciation Day


$20 Lift Tickets for EVERYONE! 

Join us Friday, January 5th for the 31th 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 2018/2019 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. 3-4: 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 3-4th 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.13: 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 13th. 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 2: 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 17, 18, 24, 25,31 & April 1: Yard Sale Spring Music Series

April 1: Sunlight Slushy Cup Pond Skim


Sunlight normally gets to throw a Slushy Pond Skim on Sunday, April 1rd. Sadly, this year our base is lacking in the snow we need in order to have the pond skim.

We are, however having our first ever Jib Jamboree Rail/Park competition! We will have open registration the day of the event in the lodge at 11am. $20 registration fee & $30 lift tickets available for competitors!

The winners of the competition will get to decide which local charity they would like to donate the proceeds too, but we also have some cool prizes to give out to the finalists! 

So come show us what sick tricks you have up your snow pants from 1-3pm at Pump Haus Park (Sunlight Terrian park)

We are also having a Volley Ball tourney on Sunday as well! $20 for a team to play we are trying to have 4-6 people for each team! Open registration at 11am in the lodge!!

Last but not least we will also be having a raffle drawing for a chance to win a snowboard! MUST BE PRESENT TO BE A WINNER!

For more details feel free to call us at 970.945.7491