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Sunlight Mountain Resort’s 50th anniversary

Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs is celebrating their 50th season this year.

Although 680-acre Sunlight is roughly seven times smaller than Vail and might not have the swagger or celeb-status of Aspen, a Sunlight “Sunny 700” lift ticket will be offered for $700 this season and include one full day of skiing at the resort, as well as a pair of limited edition Sunlight 50th anniversary Meier skis and a ticket to the Iron Mountain Hot Springs. According to Troy Hawks, the resort’s director of marketing and sales, Sunlight is celebrating its 50th birthday in style and ready to take on the bigger, more famous resorts. “Sunlight might not have any fur shops or an influx of celebrities, but we do have big skiing and riding in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains,” says Hawks. “And, now we can boast that we have one of the most affordable skiing experiences in the industry, as well as the most expensive special one-day lift ticket offering in the country, if not the world.”

The Sunny 700 lift ticket will be available on their website this weekend once they open for their 50th season this weekend.