Sunlight won’t open for holiday |

Sunlight won’t open for holiday

Skiing and snowboarding at Sunlight Mountain Resort will have to wait a week thanks to warm, dry days that may be more suitable for a bike ride.The Glenwood Springs-area resort won’t be opening for this Thanksgiving weekend, general manager Tom Jankovsky said.”We had a nice storm about a week ago but it wasn’t quite enough,” Jankovsky said. However, the resort will open for sure on its previously scheduled opening date of Dec. 2, he said. “Hopefully we’ll get one more storm between now and then.”Sunlight has about 12 inches of snow on top. Jankovsky said the resort has been making snow, but its snowmaking is limited to lower down the mountain. And temperatures have warmed up since last week’s storm.Under present conditions, Sunlight would open only the Tercero lift, which serves the bottom half of the mountain. Jankovsky said if that’s the case, the resort might discount its daily lift ticket price, which it raised from $36 to $39 this year. Jankovsky said Sunlight probably will open at first just for the weekend. It probably wouldn’t be able to do enough midweek business to justify being open then as well, he said.

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