Skiing at Sunlight Mountain’s Skier Appreciation Day

Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring

I was once again reminded of how lucky we are to live in Glenwood Springs when I attended Sunlight Mountain’s Skier Appreciation Day to kick off 2017. It is incredible how our community comes together for this event each year that provides support to The United Way of Garfield County. All day long people ski, eat, drink, party, listen to live music and create memories.  This year there was a contest for best dressed 1960’s attire.

Sunlight Mountain is a small ski area compared to most in Colorado.  What Sunlight lacks in acreage and amenities is surely made up in character and charm.  Sunlight is a skiing gem located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado and it offers a variety of terrain for all types of skiers.

Brettelberg Condominiums are located on site but other than that very little residential real estate is located at the mountain. This is unusual considering most ski areas in Colorado are now peppered with residential real estate and you find houses located at almost all base areas. To get to Sunlight Mountain, you travel the 4 Mile Road corridor about 20 minutes from Glenwood Springs to reach the ski area and all along that drive there is residential real estate the entire way.  Many people consider “living up 4 Mile” to be the most desirable location within our community.  It sure is beautiful.

I took some photos and a video for you to enjoy and next year we hope to see you there too!

Click Here for Video: Mount Sopris View from atop Sunlight Mountain





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Skiing in Glenwood Springs

Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring

Glenwood Springs is a river town that just sleeps through the Winter, isn’t it?  Wrong!! Glenwood Springs is actually one of the only true 4 season mountain towns that Colorado has to offer.  Although we have become famous because of our world class rivers for rafting and fishing along with our hot springs mineral pools for soaking, Glenwood Springs is also a fantastic ski location in the Winter.  On a very snowy day today I thought it would be appropriate to share how great the skiing can be in Glenwood Springs.

Ski Sunlight ( is our local mountain in Glenwood Springs and it offers historic, small town charm with the steepest ski slope (52 degrees) in Colorado! Sunlight gives you a full day of skiing for about half the cost of the mega resorts like nearby Vail and Aspen. You’ll park for free, walk to the lifts, and never stand in line. Without the big crowds, the powder lasts for days at Sunlight. All 67 trails lead right back to the lodge where you can stow your gear, meet your family and friends, and get something hot and delicious at the grill.  No matter the age or ability anyone who spends some time skiing at Sunlight is surely not to be disappointed.

It’s the way skiing should be and the way many that came before us remember skiing, “to be”.  You will be very happy if you decide to make a day trip or weekend trip to Ski Sunlight. In addition to the ski mountain, downtown Glenwood Springs offers a variety of boutique shops, hot springs and family activities for you to enjoy after a day on the slopes. If you love it so much you decide to relocate here, I would be honored to show you the local real estate market that Glenwood Springs has to offer. I hope to hear from you soon!

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