You can ski or ride, soak, and sleep at one of Colorado's most picturesque ski resorts for nearly the same price as an adult-full day lift ride at Aspen, Vail or Steamboat. Sunlight's Ski, Swim, Stay package includes a night of lodging in Glenwood Springs, an adult lift ticket at Sunlight Mountain Resort, and a pass to the world-famous Hot Springs Pool. Kids 12 and under receive one free lift ticket with the purchase of an adult full-day lift ticket included with the stay package. Packages start at $90 per person.
Sunlight Mountain Resort offers hundreds of acres of skiing and riding featuring beginner to expert terrain. One of the steepest runs in the state, The Heathen-with a 52 percent pitch, as well as one of the longest runs (Ute Trail-2.5 miles long) enhances the experience for snow enthusiasts of every ability. In addition to miles of terrain, Sunlight offers an expansive terrain park, acres of groomed cross-country and snowshoe trails, backcountry ski tours, and guided snowmobile riding.
The Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood Springs is a must-stop adventure. Activities range from swimming, diving, and water slides in the 90 degree main pool to soaking in the 104 degree therapy pool, the over-sized whirlpool or simply relaxing in the steam room or sauna. Swim laps, laugh with your kids while splashing in the kiddie pool, or cool down in the deep end. The water possibilities are endless. The facility offers a full-service sport shop, swimsuit rental, and a deli complete with classic breakfast and lunch menus.
Staying in one of Glenwood Springs' charming lodges will cap off your experience. From the historic Hotel Colorado to the slope-side Brettelberg Condos and the Ramada Inn, the Ski, Swim, Stay package offers a variety of lodging options for every group size and budget. Dates available Dec. 3, 2010 through April 4, 2011.
"This deal sounds sweet, especially since you have options as to where to stay because I am partial to Hotel Denver," says Jill Mustard Benbow of Frisco, Colo. "The last time I skied there (Sunlight) I was totally surprised with their steeper terrain. Plus it was the antithesis of what I am used to as far as crowds-no lines and no crowds equals awesomeness."
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