Your Visit, Our Assurance

Sunlight Cares for the Health & Safety of Guests, Staff, Community

Sunlight's Planned Opening Day is Dec. 10, 2021!

There is so much to smile about at Sunlight Mountain Resort. That’s not just our motto, that’s the goal we set throughout our entire organization, not only including our ski area operations, but also Sunlight Ski & Bike Shop, and Sunlight Snowmobile Tours.

The experience we provide is built around smiles. From the lifts to the lodge and beyond, we are dedicated to taking all the measures we can to ensure we leave our guests with something to smile about. We call it the Sunlight Smile Guarantee TM

Our COVID Operating Plan has been approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

We want to provide you with the best and most updated information possible.

To that end, you can find specific COVID Safety Information via the Garfield County Public Health Department at this link.  

Follow us on our social media channels for the most recent operations and weather updates on our season. Find us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

NEW! The Sunlight Skier & Rider Playbook

We are in this season together. Let's all make this a season to smile about by following these 10 Plays to a Winning Ski Day at Sunlight. See the playbook below. 

Please note, due to the ongoing pandemic crisis we are recommending all guests contact our hotel partners directly for package options for the 2021/22 season. We are also here to answer questions at

Socially-Distant by Nature

Enjoy 730 acres of old school. At Sunlight, you park for free within walking distance of our lifts. Here you'll have no problem social-distancing yourself from the pack.

Lift Tickets & Passes

Rest easy knowing your lift tickets and season passes are covered under the Smile Guarantee. If Sunlight is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic on the day of your planned visit, you can still use your lift tickets anytime during our 2021/22 season.


Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion.

Sunlight Mountain Resort is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all skiers, snowboarders, snow enthusiasts and lodge-loving non-snow enthusiasts alike. We educate and train our staff on the topics of diversity, equality, and inclusion.

Community Philanthropy

Since 1989, Skier Appreication Day has been Sunlight's signature community giving event raising nearly a half million dollars for our local United Way Battlement to the Bells.

Environmental Sustainability

Our investments in new snowmaking heads allows us to make more snow using less water and energy. Environmental sustainability is a crucial component of the Sunlight Smile Guarantee.




Be the Reason We Win the Season with These 10 Easy Plays. 

Game Day! – There is no “I” in team, we are in this season together. If you’re sick, stay out of the game.

Gear Up! Face coverings will be required for all skiers and riders inside the lodge, in the base area, and while riding the lifts.

Go Wide! Practice physical distancing – at the lifts and in the base area.

Score a Deal! – Ensure your ski day AND save money by reserving your lift tickets in advance by purchasing online.

Grab & Go! – Enjoy a fresh new grab and go menu and more outdoor food stations.

Halftime Huddle! – Consider your car as your base camp. Space will be very limited in our base lodge.

First Down! – Ensure your ski trip by booking your stay and settling down with our local lodging partners.

Trick Play! – Ski, Swim, Stay is the game-winning play. Kids 12 & Under Ski Free and everyone enjoys a rejuvenating soak at Glenwood Hot Springs.

Go for Two! - With the Slope & Soak 2-Step at Iron Mountain Hot Springs.

Touchdown! Time to do your endzone dance on a game-winning ski day.




We encourage everyone to make thoughtful and educated decisions regarding COVID-19.


CDC preventative actions:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.