Sunlight Mountain Resort

Sunlight Hosts Total Archery Challenge

Jul 15, 2021
Will Grandbois

Sunlight Mountain Resort is making the most of summer on the mountain. Last weekend, archers from across the state participated in the second annual Total Archery Challenge. Will Grandbois reported on the event for KDNK.

New Lift Approved for Sunlight

Nov 11, 2020
photo courtesy Wilderness Workshop

White River National Forest officials have approved the construction of a fixed-grip, quad chairlift at Sunlight Mountain Resort. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh got the details from Aspen/Sopris District Ranger Kevin Warner.

Ski Season Ends Early in Roaring Fork Valley

Mar 15, 2020

Sunlight Mountain Resort and  Aspen Skiing Company have shut down operations. On Sunday, both businesses said this was due to Governor Jared Polis' recent order that ski areas cease operations for one week. Sunlight chose to close for the season but Aspen SkiCo hopes for a late season reopening.

Sunlight Mountain’s Skier Appreciation Day on January 10th will feature brand new hike-out runs on the mountain's east ridge. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

Sunlight Mountain Resort

Sunlight Mountain Resort's 35th Annual Skier Appreciation Day is now on January 10. Marketing and Sales Director Troy Hawks describes this year's theme and events on United Way Cares.

AH Marsh photo

A recent study found that a changing climate could cut the length of ski season in half in some parts of the US by 2050, and more by the end of the century. This could have significant impacts on Colorado’s ski industry, which generates almost $5 billion annually and creates more than 46,000 jobs. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh takes a look at two resorts on Colorado’s West Slope to find out what they’re doing to protect the snow and the bottom line.

The Sopris Sun

On Everything Under the Sun for Thursday, January 10, host Will Grandbois talks with representatives of Sunlight Mountain Resort and Carbondale Parks & Recreation about winter sports and various snow-centered events coming to the area. Hear archived episodes of Everything Under the Sun.

New, More Efficient Snowmaking "Guns" at Sunlight

Nov 15, 2018
Troy Hawks photo

Recent snow and cold temperatures have given Sunlight Mountain Resort near Glenwood Springs a head start for snowmaking. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Troy Hawks, Sunlight's marketing and sales director, to find out what's happening on the mountain. Sunlight plans to open on December 14.

Sunlight 2017 Opening: Second-Latest Since 1985

Dec 19, 2017
AH Marsh photo

Sunlight Mountain Resort, near Glenwood Springs, is scheduled to open on December 21st – the second-latest opening day for the resort since 1985. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report about how the resort is weathering the lack of weather and whether this dry spell has long-term implications.