Colorado’s Sunlight Mountain will offer plenty of snow for its winter debut

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 19, 2009 12:19 pm

Sunlight Mountain Resort is sitting pretty with recent snow storms that have blessed the region and is scheduled to open on Dec. 4.

Locals expressed their gratitude and gathered at the mountain this past Sunday, where they participated in snowshoeing, skiing, and snowboarding. There were even some families out for a day of sledding.

Marketing manager Dylan Lewis said that the mountain was blanketed under eight inches of snow from this past weekend’s storm. That total, on top of about 22 inches from the previous storm — about two weeks earlier — has made for a good base covering most of the mountain.

“They way things look now, we will be able to open top to bottom on opening day,” Lewis said. Sunlight hasn’t opened for Thanksgiving weekend since 2002, according to Lewis. Last year, the resort had to push back opening day one week, and didn’t open until Dec. 13, due to lack of snow.

“This is definitely the best conditions we’ve seen going into opening day,” Lewis said. “It makes us a lot less nervous.”

In addition to the early winter bounty, Lewis said that crews worked through the summer trimming all the weeds and foliage on the trails allowing for a better base condition.