Sunlight Mountain Resort and Ski Area is a ski area located in the White River National Forest, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
The resort has surprising variety for its size, including easy beginner runs, cruiser runs, as well as a section of steep chutes.
The area covers a north-facing below-tree line basin that funnels all runs toward a single base area. Sunlight's summit offers views of Mount Sopris and the Elk Mountains. These views are one of the features of the many accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rental and chalet rental in the resort.
Sunlight Mountain Resort is a unique winter outdoor play area that is affordable and family oriented.
The summit on Compass Mountain in the White River National Forest has majestic views. Amenities in the resort include a restaurant, lounge, rental and retail shop, ski school, children's center, and snowmobile tours. There is an array of accommodations and lodging options ranging from family friendly vacation rentals and condo rentals to more chic chalet rentals.
The resort has 67 named trails covering over 470 acres and is conveniently accessed by I-70, and is about 160 miles from Denver, and 80 miles from Grand Junction.
Close by is Glenwood Spring with endless outdoor recreation opportunities.
Glenwood Adventure Company puts out an annual guide magazine to Glenwood Springs. The publication pin points all of the best activities for individuals and families and how to go about booking them. Glenwood Adventure Company specializes in whitewater rafting, kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, horseback riding, ATV tours, Off-road Hummer tours, Segway tours, world-class fishing, and accommodation, vacation rental and chalet rental stays in Glenwood Canyon.
Two rivers, the Colorado River and Roaring Fork River, converge in Glenwood Springs. Both are used extensively for recreation by locals, visitors and commercial outfitters. The waters of the Roaring Fork are "Gold Medal" fishing waters. For mountain bike enthusiasts there are quite a few noted mountain bike trails in the Roaring Fork Valley, all requiring fitness and stamina.
Visitors can take a tram up to the geological marvel that was formerly called the Fairy Caves now known as Glenwood Caverns.
There is an entire recreation complex on top of the mountain with rides, children's activities, several eating options and an observation deck with a view of the valley. It also includes North America's first Alpine roller coaster, and a Screamin' Swing called the Giant Canyon Swing which swings riders out over the edge of Glenwood Canyon, looking down at the Colorado River, 1300 feet below.
No matter what accommodation you decide to stay in, from snow covered mountain side chalet rentals or more urban vacation rentals, Sunlight Ski resort and Glenwood Spring will not disappoint.