The Ski Resort
Sunlight Mountain is basically one big winter playground. It is very family oriented and therefore aims at keeping prices affordable. It is located in the White River National Forest. From Sunlight´s summit on Compass Mountain you can overlook Mount Spris and the Elk Mountain Range. Sunlight Mountain offers 67 trails for all ability levels covering 190 hectares of terrain. Whether alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing or snowshoeing, Sunlight has it all! Gain some confidence on Sunlight´s beginner trails, cruise gentle intermediate runs or explore some of the steepest runs in the state! All trails converge at the base lodge so you won´t lose track of each other. Beginners can take some lessons at the Sunlight Ski School. Experienced instructors will do their best to build your confidence as a skier or snowboarder. The Learn to Shine Program is especially recommendable. It includes 3 days of lift tickets, rentals and 2-hour lessons. Learning for 3 days you will enjoy this sport even more and most likely keep skiing and riding for years to come. In addition, Sunlight Mountain offers 29 km of groomed cross country tracks. There are tracks for all ability levels winding through Babbish Gulch Valley. Glide through picturesque winter landscapes on the foot of Sunlight Mountain and enjoy a wonder ful winter day! Wanna give your legs some rest? Explore Sunlight´s environment by snowmobile and discover the fun and thrill of riding through White River National Forest.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 2011 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1188 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 9895 ft.
- During the season the average snow depth at Sunlight Mountain Resort is 27 ". Snow coverage is usually best during September, offering an average base depth of 36 ".
- Sunlight Mountain Resort features 25 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 14 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 17 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 3 sunniest in Colorado.