Sunlight Mountain Resort set to open 10 days early — Nov. 27 |

Sunlight Mountain Resort set to open 10 days early — Nov. 27

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Officials at Sunlight Mountain Resort announced late Saturday night that the its lifts will open on Wednesday morning, approximately 10 days earlier than anticipated.

The resort made the announcement through a press release, saying that Sunlight will open with a 25-inch base for its 47th season. It’s one of the many ski resorts in Colorado that have moved their initial opening days up due to early snowfall.

“We’re looking forward to the best season ever at Sunlight Mountain,” Tom Hays, assistant general manager at Sunlight, said in the release.

The initial opening day for Sunlight was planned for Dec. 6, with opening-weekend festivities taking place on Dec. 5.

Other resorts that have opened early this year include Aspen Mountain, which typically opens on Thanksgiving Day, and Vail, which opened on Nov. 22. Snowmass and Aspen Highlands opened on Saturday.

Sunlight plans to offer discounted lift tickets for the opening weekend — $47 for an adult for a full day and $37 for a half day. A full day for a child will be $35. Following opening weekend, prices will move back to $57 for an adult for a full day, with a $45 fee for children.

There will also be a treasure hunt on opening day.

Resort staff will hide an item somewhere on the mountain, and the first to find it will receive a season pass for the 2014-15 season. Clues will be posted on Sunlight Mountain’s Facebook page, and at the Guest Services desk at the resort.

More information can be found by calling Sunlight Mountain at 970-945-7491.

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