Sunlight season sendoff is Sunday |

Sunlight season sendoff is Sunday

Skiers and riders swarm around the lodge at Sunlight as the sun warms the slopes this past season.
Kyle Mills / Post Independent

With the spring thaw setting in on the lower Roaring Fork Valley and the snow beginning to recede into the higher elevations, Sunlight Mountain Resort will conclude its 2018-19 season Sunday.

Before the lifts halt and the staff leaves for the season, the mountain is planning a big sendoff.

The final leg of the third annual Sunlight’s Yard Sale Spring Music Series will conclude with local band Whiskey Stomp and Friends providing the live music on the deck Saturday and Sunday. Music kicks off at 2 p.m. each day.

“We’re excited to announce that the pond skim is on,” Sunlight Marketing and Sales Director Troy Hawks said.

Prompted by a good snow year, Sunlight brings back the popular pond skim competition, after a three-year hiatus. Registration will begin at noon Sunday, with the contest starting at 1 p.m. There’s a $20 fee to enter.

“We will award a 2019-20 season pass to the best costume, plus other prizes for best male and female skimmer,” Hawks added.

Other events will include volleyball, corn hole, and a mini-pond skim for the kids set up at the base on both Saturday and Sunday.

Sunlight will also offer several promotions for the final weekend, including lift tickets specials package deals for skiing and soaking at the hot springs in town.

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