Ski and Snowboard Lessons at Sunlight Mountain Resort

Sunlight Mountain Resort is one of the best family-friendly ski areas in the Roaring Fork Valley. Located on the summit of Compass Mountain in White River National Forest, Sunlight offers sweeping views of majestic Mount Sopris and the surrounding Elk Mountains.

Hundreds of acres of mild greens, intermediate slopes and black diamond extremes await you at Sunlight Mountain.

With a vertical drop of 2,010 feet and an annual snowfall of 250 inches, Sunlight is a great choice for families looking for a moderate, yet challenging, winter playground in the Colorado Rockies.

About half of Sunlight’s terrain is rated as beginner or intermediate, so the resort is a fantastic place for kids and adults alike to learn to ski. Taking lessons at Sunlight is a fun and affordable way to get started on your skiing or snowboarding journey.

The acclaimed Sunlight School of Snowboarding and Learning is located just steps from the base area. The facility is dedicated to providing quality, affordable instruction for everyone from beginners to advanced.

Rapid Image Photography provides scenic mountain photos, ski and snowboard lesson photos, special events and a private photo experience. The photographer is located on the slopes and takes scenic, personalized photos of your group or yourself at various locations.

With over 50 years of experience, Rapid Image Photography is the premier ski and snowboard photography service in the Roaring Fork Valley. The photographers specialize in ski and snowboard photography for adults, teens and kids.

At Sunlight Mountain, children can ski for free with a parent or guardian who has a valid adult lift pass and a child’s ticket. This pass is available for kids ages 4 – 12 and has been offered for more than 30 years.

Many kids choose to take advantage of this program because it’s a fun and affordable way for them to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time. Since its inception, the Passport program has seen thousands of kids come to Sunlight to ski or ride for free.

This program has helped countless kids learn to ski or ride for the first time, while also providing them with a valuable lifetime skill. For those who want to compete, it has been an invaluable tool in the training of athletes like Alice McKennis, a two-time Olympian who learned to ski at Sunlight and placed fifth in the Women’s Downhill in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

With hundreds of acres of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross-country trails, Sunlight Mountain is a perfect destination for the whole family!

Whether you are looking to spend a day skiing or snowboarding or planning an overnight stay, Sunlight Mountain has something for every family. The Mountain’s convenient location is just a short drive from downtown Glenwood Springs, and it is easy to reach with our shuttle service that runs once on weekdays and twice on weekends.

The ski and snowboard terrain at Sunlight is a perfect blend of gentle wandering greens, big mountain groomers, steeps and open groves of aspen tree skiing. The East Ridge features the steepest lift-accessible terrain in Colorado, offering corduroy, moguls and dense trees.