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“A spot of heaven”

Sunlight Mountain Resort
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Owner description: Sunlight features 67 named trails covering over 470 acres. In addition to miles of cruising intermediate terrain, Sunlight's East Ridge has one of the steeper runs in the state. Aptly named, The Heathen falls beneath your feet at a breathtaking 52 degrees. Sunlight is home to one of the longest trails in ski country, Ute, a beginner slope that winds more than 2 miles from summit to base. Sunlight also hosts some of the best tree skiing in Colorado with many aspen groves untracked days after snowfall. All trails converge at the base lodge, so friends and family can always keep track of each other
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Like: the whole resort - been coming here a very long time and they offer all you'd want when you're raising kids and want to ski (their ski school for kids is excellent).
Dislike: always wondering if they're going to "resort-ify" it and mess it up for those of us who like the small, affordable option.

2  Thank AlfaJudy
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

If you're like me., you get tired of standing in 20 minute lift lines at the famous Colorado ski areas. Sunlight is a nice break from that. The area has a nice variety of runs from a 2.5 mile green run for beginners and kids, to some very challenging double blacks. The veiws of Glenwood Canyon and the surrounding range is absolutely beautiful. The lift tickets are less than half the price of nearby Aspen. They even have a 'Young Senior" discount for ages 60-65. I love it!

1  Thank PMA69
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Sunlight has always been one of our favorite places to go with the family. The mountain has plenty of runs for whatever your skill level, and it's not usually ever crowded. Ski schools are perfect for you little ones just starting out, and it's very affordable—lifts cost only $55. That's a lot cheaper than the price in Aspen or vail (almost half). It's a win win place to go.

Thank txinswiss
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

Spent 10 days at Sunlight this year (learned here in 1986 and have visited every year): 5 days at Christmas and 5 days this week. Snow was minimal at Christmas, but was skiable. We had snow every day I was here in February and I had to learn how to ski powder again!
Sunlight is great: friendly, caring, reasonably-priced, and great value. The grooming is excellent and you can get as much skiing or riding in a day as you can handle. I think it is well worth the effort to visit!

1  Thank Bob D
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

Great place to go and re-visit the past. Inexpensive lift tickets, great mountain maintenance. No crowds. Fun events. Perfect!

Thank Billy H
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