Ski Spree returns to Glenwood Springs |

Ski Spree returns to Glenwood Springs

John Gardner
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Kelley Cox Post Independent

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” After 14 years of Sunlight holding its annual Ski Spree event at the mountain, rather than in town, the event is once again bringing its nighttime festivities to Glenwood Springs for this year’s winter celebration.

“The events that were in town (Broomball and the Chili Cook Off) have not been (held) for over 10 years,” said Sunlight Marketing Manager Dylan Lewis. “We’re trying to bring it back to town and add some new flair to the event this year.”

Lewis remembers looking forward to the annual ski spree event like it was a holiday when he was growing up in Glenwood.

“When I was young broomball was a big event,” Lewis recalled. “We looked forward to it all winter. You went with your family and it was just a really fun time.”

This is the first year in more than a decade that the broomball tournament was held in connection with the Ski Spree. Proceeds from Thursday’s event supports the Glenwood Youth Hockey League.

But Ski Spree is more than just broomball. Bands will compete today in the Battle of the Bands at the Hotel Colorado where the winner will receive a cash prize and the honor of opening for nationally known musician Matthew Moon Saturday at Centennial Park.

During the day, competitions in various skiing and snowboarding events will provide entertainment at the mountain as festivities spill in to Glenwood at night. It started as a community event and that is what Sunlight hopes it will become again.

“Ski Spree was just kind of a big weekend in the winter,” Lewis said. “It’s something that I think is important for the town of Glenwood and it’s important to show that Sunlight is part of the community and not just a ski area near town.”

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