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About Sunlight

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Mountain Stats

Annual Snowfall: ~227 inches

Base elevation: 7,885

Peak elevation: 9,895

Vertical Drop: 2,010-feet

Skiable acres: >730

Total Runs: 77

Steepest Run: The Heathen with a pitch of 52 degrees

Longest Run: Ute, a green run winding 2.5 miles from summit to base

Lift System: Two doubles, one triple fixed-grip chairlifts

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement of Sunlight Mountain Resort

At Sunlight Mountain Resort, we believe in the beauty and strength of diversity. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is rooted in the core values of respect, integrity, and inclusiveness. We recognize that each individual brings a unique perspective and experience, which enriches our resort community and enhances the experience for all.

We are dedicated to fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and empowered. We commit to ensuring equal access to opportunities and resources for people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, sexual orientations, veteran statuses, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Our resort is more than just a destination; it's a community where everyone's voice is heard and respected. We actively seek to understand and appreciate the diverse experiences of our guests and employees, and we strive to reflect this diversity in all aspects of our operations - from hiring and training to guest services and community engagement.

At Sunlight Mountain Resort, we believe that embracing diversity, practicing equity, and fostering inclusion is not just the right thing to do; it is essential to our success and the enriching experiences we provide. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement in these areas, ensuring that our resort is a place where everyone can enjoy the beauty of the mountains, the thrill of the slopes, and the warmth of our community.

Together, we create a vibrant, inclusive, and equitable mountain resort that welcomes everyone.

A Short History

Sunlight Mountain Resort, rooted in a historical coal mining town, opened in 1966 on a blend of private and U.S. Forest Service land. Starting with just a few trails and one chairlift, it initially operated with limited resources, relying on part-time staff and volunteers. Over the years, Sunlight experienced gradual growth, including the installation of snowmaking in 1996. This enhancement, along with a rebranding to Sunlight Mountain Resort, reflected its transformation into a year-round destination suitable for a diverse range of recreational activities. Throughout its development, Sunlight has maintained its original commitment to providing affordable, high-quality skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and other outdoor recreational experiences.

Stay Connected to Sunlight


Sunlight Mountain Resort
10901 County Road 117
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
800.445.7931 or 970.945.7491


Sunlight Mountain Resort operates with a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, White River National Forest. Sunlight Mountain Resort is an equal opportunity service provider and employer.

First Aid Number: 970-947-5149 
(only active during winter and normal business hours 9am-4pm)