Sunlight snow hangs on for Sunday closing |

Sunlight snow hangs on for Sunday closing

With 70 percent of the mountain still open, Sunlight Mountain Resort is wrapping up on schedule Sunday with a Beach Party Pond Skim Spectacular and Easter sunrise service.

In the meantime, the resort is slashing lift tickets by $10, bringing adult tickets down to $50 for a whole day or $40 for a half, and kids 6-12 down to $40 for a full day and $35 for a half. Kids younger than 5 are free.

“We still have snow,” said marketing director Jennie Spillane. “We just want people to feel like they’re getting their money’s worth even though we closed a bit of terrain.”

Spillane said a few more runs could close by Easter, but the mountain should have plenty of snow for the festivities.

“Usually we get a good turnout for our closing day because it’s just a big fun party,” she said.

Tercero lift will begin running at 8 a.m. sharp Sunday to load for the sunrise service and will stop running at 8:15 a.m.

An Easter egg hunt at the base of the mountain will follow the service. Then, at noon, the brave, foolhardy and strangely consumed vie for a season pass in the pond skim. Registration is $20, and a hot tub will be available to warm up afterward.

Those who don’t want to risk getting wet can take advantage of drink specials and gear discounts, or enjoy live music by the El Jehellions or enter the costume contest.

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