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Peak Experience: Sunlight Mountain Resort and the Hotel Colorado

With new snowfall and a spate of cold weather, skiing and snowboarding days are at their prime right now at Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs. For a peak Colorado ski vacation experience, take advantage of value-packed Ski Swim Stay packages at the Hotel Colorado. Snug accommodations in the heart of Glenwood Springs, skiing and riding at Sunlight Mountain Resort, plus admission to soak in the world’s largest hot springs pool, are an unbeatable combination for a powder play weekend ski trip. 

Carving Out New Terrain
Unless you’re a seasoned skier, you might not be familiar with Sunlight’s East Ridge. It’s an area known for its double-black diamond terrain. Last summer the resort embarked on a multi-year, three-phase, $4 million project to expand the expert’s-only East Ridge. When complete, a new lift and nearly 100 acres of additional terrain will be added! 

Phase 1 of the project included extensive glade work to expand existing runs, approximately 500 vertical feet of descent was added to Lower Defiance and Lower Deception and new hike-out runs were created, which will later be served by a lift.

Phases 2 and 3 will involve glading nearly 100 additional acres, adding even more runs and the placement of loading and unloading stations. The installation of the new lift will complete the East Ridge expansion and also provide less-extreme skiers and riders with access to beginner and intermediate runs near the summit. 

Extreme Family Fun
Not an extreme skier? Not to worry, Sunlight Mountain Resort is ultra family-friendly. Though the East Ridge is experts-only, the resort boasts 700 acres of skiable terrain, with 67 trails that lead to the base lodge for easy meetups. A full 50 percent of the runs are beginner and intermediate with smile-inducing green cruisers and a blues that blend moderate inclines and fun bumps. Other perks include parking that’s always free and close-in. Don’t want to drive to the resort? Keep the car parked at the Hotel Colorado and hop aboard the Sunlight shuttle bus that picks up hotel guests nearby.

The Best Colorado Ski Package
A day on the slopes is just part one of a Colorado ski getaway. Lodging and après-ski are just as important to consider. The Hotel Colorado’s Ski Swim Stay package is almost as historic as the landmark hotel in Glenwood Springs. An extraordinary value and a favorite with skiing families, it bundles a stay at the historic Hotel Colorado with adult lift tickets to Sunlight Mountain Resort and soaking at the world-famous Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Best of all for families with young children—kids 12 and under ski for free with each paying adult! It’s truly a no hype, no hassle ski package. Ski Swim Stay at the Hotel Colorado is a great deal that makes it affordable for families to make memories together both on and off the mountain.

The conditions are perfect right now. Book a Ski Swim Stay package at the Hotel Colorado today!

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