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Season’s greetings: Sunlight open for good

Today is the day.

Blanketed with two feet of fresh snow, Sunlight Mountain Resort opens for the 2002-03 winter season today.

The Primo and Tercero lifts will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week, and 90 percent of the mountain’s trails are open.



Trail conditions are powder and packed powder, with five inches of new snow from the storm on Sunday.

“We have 26 inches at the top and 23 inches at midway,” said Turi Nevin-Turkel, Sunlight spokeswoman. “We have been making snow and the place looks great!”



Skiing and boarding conditions are outstanding for opening day – so good that the resort gave snow lovers a sneak preview by running the lifts the past two weekends. Now, the area will be open seven days a week.

Through Dec. 18, lift tickets are offered at a bargain price: $25 for teens and adults, $20 for kids 6-13. Skiing and boarding is free, all season long, for tots 5 and under and seniors 70 and up.

Passholders who haven’t had their picture taken yet can do so at the ticket office in the lodge, where a variety of passes for the season are still offered for sale.

All mountain services are open starting today, including lessons for skiers and boarders, child care, shuttle buses, snowmobile tours, and hot lunches at the Out of Bounds Grill in the lodge.

Shuttle buses run once a day on weekdays and twice a day on weekends, with in-town stops at the Glenwood Springs Mall, the Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop downtown and Glenwood Park.

Weekday buses depart the mall at 7:45 a.m., the downtown shop at 8:20 a.m., and Glenwood Park at 8:35 a.m., and arrive at the resort at 9 a.m. The afternoon bus departs the resort at 4:20 p.m. and arrives at Glenwood Park at 4:50 p.m., the downtown shop at 5:20 p.m. and the mall at 6:05 p.m.

Weekend buses depart the mall at 7:45 a.m., the downtown shop at 8:20 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., and Glenwood Park at 8:35 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and arrive at the resort at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. The afternoon buses depart the resort at 3:30 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. and arrive at Glenwood Park at 4 p.m. and 4:50 p.m., the downtown shop at 4:15 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. and the mall at 5:05 and 6:05 p.m.

The shuttle costs $2 per ride, but is free for riders who show a Ride Glenwood Springs pass. A season bus pass for unlimited rides is $20.

For information, call Sunlight Mountain Resort at 945-7491 or check the Web site http://www.sunlightmtn.com.


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