Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, offers families 67 trails across 680 skiable acres. A majority of the trails are for intermediate skiers, though there are slopes for all levels. The resort has one terrain park, but it offers various jumps for the various skill levels. Sunlight receives about 250 inches of snow per year and the ski season runs from early December to early April. Sunlight offers both summer and winter activities, including biking, hiking, horseback riding, nordic skiing and snowmobiling. Ski schools teach little ones as young as 3 years how to hit the slopes, though all ages can sign up for lessons.
There are accommodation options in Glenwood Springs near Sunlight Mountain, including the Sunlight Adventure Lodge, The Hotel Denver, The Hotel Glenwood Springs, and the Brettelberg Slopeside Hotel-Condos at Sunlight Mountain. Ski and stay packages are available for families, too.
Dining is available in Glenwood Springs right near the mountain. Enjoy burger joints, fine dining restaurants and cafes or bistros.
Regular season, full-day lift tickets start from $60 for adults and teens ages 13 and older, $45 for kids ages 6 to 12, and free for children ages 5 and younger. Half-day and multi-day tickets are available, too.
Sunlight Mountain Resort is about one hour from Aspen/Snowmass. The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport is the closest to the resort and it services airlines from major U.S. cities, like Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston and Denver. Families should rent a car and drive to Glenwood Springs. Many of the hotels and lodges in the area offer free shuttle transportation to and from the mountain resort, so getting to the slopes will be easy.