COVID-19 Update & Info


Sunlight fans, it is with heaviness of heart that we are ending our 2019/20 season at the order of Colorado Governor Jared Polis and his directive for all Colorado ski areas to cease operations. Learn more here:

On behalf of the entire Sunlight staff, THANK YOU for an incredible season!

Many of you visited us for the first time. We saw your smiles, and we can't wait to see you again! To our locals, thank you for your continued support. We could not make this small mountain work without the support of all of our volunteers, sponsors, partnering businesses, and especially our loyal season pass holders.

Let's all take the necessary precautions and keep ourselves and our local community safe. We will tackle this pandemic and chat about it next season on the chairlift. Uphill travel remains open. Please adhere to the Uphill Safety Policy.

We will issue credit for next season for online purchases. 2019/20 season passes are non-refundable. 2019/20 season passes are non-refundable. Please be patient as we process these transactions.

Questions can be emailed to or call 970-945-7491. We anticipate heavy call volumes, we appreciate your patience as we work through this process.

Be safe, stay healthy, and we look forward to seeing you next season. - Team Sunlight
Previously Published (3.14.20)
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak the Governor of Colorado has issued an executive order directing this suspension of operations. All Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski areas are forced to suspend their operations beginning today, Sunday March 15, until further notice. We know that this action will cause disappointment and inconvenience for many visitors and residents, but it is made with the best interests of our guests, employees and the communities in which we operate in mind. The Governor said he has taken this action in consultation with Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and local public health authorities and out of concern for the capacity of local health providers. We encourage guests to reach out directly to the ski area they planned to visit for further information. Please be patient during this time as we will be receiving a high volume of calls and inquiries.
Previously Published (3.12.20)
As reported there have been positive and presumptive positive tests of COVID-19 in our area including in Pitkin and Eagle counties. No specific risk has been identified at Sunlight, and we had planned to be open for ski area operations through our planned closing date of April 5th. We are now closed by order of Colorado Governor Jared Polis. 

Today Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin counties issued a Public Health order that prohibits large gatherings and events of more than 50 people as well as gatherings of less than 50 attendees are prohibited unless measures are taken by event organizers to minimize risk.

The order states that “an event does not include small-group sports like skiing, as long as social distancing occurs, particularly in areas where congregating in groups is unavoidable, such as lift lines.”

Again, Sunlight plans to be open for ski area operations through our planned closing date of April 5th. Updates will be posted here.

We take this development very seriously and aim to help to protect the health and well-being of our guests, employees, and community. We are following all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and our local health department.

As always, we are committed to the highest safety, health, and sanitation standards. We communicate and reinforce with guests and employees to follow hygiene practices, including cough and sneeze etiquette, hand sanitizing procedure, and staying home when sick.

Local health officials advise that people at high risk of severe illness should stay home and be aware of larger groups of people as much as possible. We strongly suggest you consider not traveling or visiting if you are feeling sick or fall in a high-risk category, and welcome you back once you are feeling better.

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly developing and changing. Please take the time to read and understand this illness. We encourage everyone to make thoughtful and educated decisions regarding COVID-19.


CDC preventative actions:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.


General questions about COVID-19:

CDC: Novel coronavirus information for travelers