Glenwood Springs, Colo. (PRWEB) January 16, 2013
Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs is prepping for its annual winter celebration, Ski Spree, on Feb. 9 and 10. Event highlights include a chili cook-off, a Need-4-Speed race, a rail jam competition, a torchlight parade followed by fireworks, and local band Missing Link playing all afternoon and into the evening. Families can make the most of this Colorado event by booking a Ski Swim Stay package, one of the state’s most popular and best-value winter activity and lodging combos.
“Ski Spree and Ski Swim Stay are all about keeping skiing and snowboarding fun and affordable for families,” said Tom Jankovsky, general manager for Sunlight Mountain Resort. “Both Ski Spree and Ski Swim Stay are deeply rooted traditions at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Ski Spree dates back to the 70s and still has a carefree mountain vibe to it, while Ski Swim Stay, our best-selling package for 25 years, is simply one of the best ski deals anywhere.”
While some resorts charge $99 and up for lift tickets alone, Ski Swim Stay combines skiing and snowboarding at Sunlight Mountain Resort, swimming at the world-famous Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, and lodging in Glenwood Springs starting as low as $99! An added bonus that keeps families coming back to the robust Ski Swim Stay package is the fact that kids 12 and younger always ski free at Sunlight. “Allowing kids to ski free with the Ski Swim Stay package is our way of thanking families for choosing Sunlight Mountain Resort,” said Jankovsky.
Ski Spree, sponsored by ANB Bank, is another way Sunlight Mountain Resort gives back to downhill sports enthusiasts, both locals and visitors. Each year one of the highlight events is the chili cook-off. The competition heats up when participants ranging from avid home cooks to the area’s top restaurants bring their best chili concoctions for tastings. For the price of a $10 Ski Spree button, cook-off attendees can sample the varieties and vote for their favorites. Past winners have included the Hotel Colorado and the Sunlight Mountain Inn.
Other crowd-pleasing Ski Spree events include novelty contests like the Need-4-Speed competition where racers compete to see who can clock the fastest time down Joslin, a popular Sunlight run. Snowboarders can show off their top tricks in the rail jam competition. Local band Missing Link entertains the crowd on the deck with an upbeat dance mix of rock and roll, country and rhythm and blues. At dusk a torchlight parade cascades down the mountain, followed by a fireworks finale.
Sunlight Mountain Resort’s mix of terrain satisfies both experienced and novice skiers or snowboarders. Riders can demo their best tricks in the terrain park; Sunlight’s East Ridge has steeps that challenge even the most seasoned experts; and Ute, a 2-mile green cruiser, is a joy ride for all and among the longest runs in the state. Other perks include always-free close-in parking, short lift lines, experienced instructors and delicious, yet affordable, food, snacks and beverages. For more information about Ski Spree or Ski Swim Stay packages, please visit http://www.sunlightmtn.com or call 970-945-7491.
About Sunlight Mountain Resort
There’s so much to smile about at Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. A winter playground, Sunlight welcomes skiers, snowboarders, cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Known for being family-friendly and affordable, there is something for everyone at Sunlight Mountain Resort, with over 470 acres and 67 trails. Sunlight offers a free shuttle, in-town and on-mountain equipment rentals and retail stores, a ski school, a restaurant, a bar and ongoing special events. Conveniently located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Sunlight Mountain Resort is an easy 150-mile drive from Denver along I-70, and is 80 miles from Grand Junction. For more information about Sunlight Mountain Resort, please visit http://www.sunlightmtn.com or call 970-945-7491.
Jennie Spillane, Marketing Manager
Sunlight Mountain Resort
970-945-7491 ext. 220
Jennie (at) sunlightmtn (dot) com