White River National Forest Restoration Fund

Thank you for your contribution to the White River National Forest Restoration Fund. Through the program, Sunlight skiers and riders like you can add a voluntary $5 contribution to their online season pass or lift ticket purchases. 

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) also provides a net $0.50 match for each $1.00 in gross private contributions

Sunlight will send your donations directly to the National Forest Foundation. The funds are restricted for projects specifically on the White River National Forest including areas recently burned by the Grizzly Creek Fire. Donated funds will be available to the White River National Forest and its partners immediately and may be used to implement a variety of projects to help restore the landscape as well as repair important infrastructure for public access.

Sunlight staff will participate in the project selection process with the NFF, other businesses contributing to the fund on the White River National Forest, and representatives of the U.S. Forest Service.

“The NFF is thrilled to partner with Sunlight Mountain Resort to help restore the White River National Forest, including areas recently burned by the Grizzly Creek Fire. We are grateful to Sunlight and their guests for taking action to care for this special place,” said Emily Olsen, Rocky Mountain Region Director, National Forest Foundation

The following is a related press release issued in October 2020.

National Forest Foundation fund established to help White River National Forest restoration efforts

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Forest Foundation (NFF) announced today that the public can donate to the White River National Forest Restoration Fund to support critical restoration work on the forest including areas recently burned by the Grizzly Creek Fire. NFF is the agency’s congressionally designated partner that can solicit funds on behalf of the Forest Service.

The Grizzly Creek Fire, which began on August 10, 2020 and has since grown to over 30,000 acres, has changed the landscape of the White River National Forest and severely impacted parts of one of Colorado’s beloved natural sites, Glenwood Canyon. A geologic wonder of the American West, the canyon is a vital transportation corridor and provides essential economic, cultural, recreational and scenic values to millions of users.

Restoration of the canyon and adjacent areas impacted by the fire is critical to local communities who steward these lands, as well as the small businesses and industries that rely on tourism, recreation and healthy landscapes.

Donated funds will be available to the White River National Forest and its partners to implement a variety of projects to help restore the landscape as well as repair important infrastructure for public access. The White River National Forest expects restoration work to begin in 2021 after the fire is out and restoration needs are identified.

More information can be found on the White River National Forest Restoration Fund webpage at: https://support.nationalforests.org/campaign/grizzly-creek-fire/c296831

 

Thanks for All You Do

We hope to see you when the fires are all out so we - all of us at Sunlight - can thank you personally. Enjoy 5 free days, 16 dates to choose from. Just show us your valid I.D. Thanks for all you do.