SUNLIGHT MOUNTAIN RESORT




  • Snowpack
  • 22.0"
  • Snowpack levels are currently 139% below the seasonal average of 3". The highest snowpack observed on this date in the past 11 years was in 2010, when snowpack depth was recorded at 18.0".
  • New Snowfall
  • Past 24 hours
  • 0"
  • 2.0" of snowmelt over the past 24 hours has receeded the total snowpack to 22.0" and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 8.9".

  • Air Temp
  • 66°
  • Forecast models predict more snow this week in colorado, with up to 14" of new snowfall on the slopes in the next 5 days.

Seasonal Comparison

Compare snowpack levels this season from past seasons
Current Average Max Min
22.0" (-139%) 3" 18.0" (2010) -1.0" (2020)

Snow Forecast

Snow and weather outlook for the ski area.
  • Today, A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%. Tomorrow, Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Nearby Ski Areas

Upcoming snow forecasts for ski areas in the region

Outdoor Recreation

Popular outdoor recreation hotspots
Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
SUPPLY BASIN 7 10,767 ft
PAONIA STATE PARK 13 6,467 ft
AVALANCHE 13 7,320 ft
ERICKSON SPRINGS 18 6,830 ft
WHITE OWL 6 10,705 ft
MCCLURE 8 8,187 ft
DEEP LAKE 35 10,475 ft
REDSTONE 17 7,299 ft
COFFEE POT SPRING 10 10,084 ft
BOGAN FLATS 36 7,609 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
SUNLIGHT MOUNTAIN RESORT 22" 66° 12.05"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
CEMETERY 901.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
GRIZZLY CREEK TO TWO RIVERS PARK 1380.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
WATERFALL TO CONFLUENCE 401.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
OH BE JOYFUL 653.0cfs 1.0 Mi V
CATHERINE STORE SECTION 401.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
SOUTH CANYON TO RIVERBEND (TIBBET'S) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
CRYSTAL MILL FALLS 310.0cfs None Mi V- to V
AVALANCHE DOWN 1650.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
NEW CASTLE TO SILT 2290.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
RIVERBEND (TIBBET'S) TO NEW CASTLE 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
BOGAN CANYON 1650.0cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
BARREL SPRINGS 3810.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
RIVERBEND (TIBBET'S) TO NEW CASTLE 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
SHOSHONE (POWER PLANT TO GRIZZLY CREEK) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
CARBONDALE TO WESTBANK (PINK TO BLACK) 901.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
GLENWOOD SPRINGS WHITEWATER PARK 2290.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
SOUTH CANYON TO RIVERBEND (TIBBET'S) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
BARREL SPRINGS 3810.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
TWO RIVERS TO SOUTH CANYON 2290.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
SOUTH CANYON TO RIVERBEND (TIBBET'S) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
SHOSHONE (POWER PLANT TO GRIZZLY CREEK) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
SOUTH CANYON TO RIVERBEND (TIBBET'S) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
SOUTH CANYON TO RIVERBEND (TIBBET'S) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III

Area Hydrology

Compare snow and flow conditions for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
NORTH FORK GUNNISON RIVER BELOW PAONIA
USGS 09134100
82 cfs 1.0 ft
E FORK TERROR CR BLW COTTONWOOD STOMP NR BOWIE
USGS 09132985
0 cfs ft
FRYINGPAN RIVER AT MEREDITH
USGS 09080100
522 cfs 3.4 ft
BIG CREEK AT UPPER STATION
USGS 09099500
338 cfs 2.7 ft
GUNNISON RIVER BELOW GUNNISON TUNNEL
USGS 09128000
2,620 cfs 5.6 ft
YAMPA RIVER ABOVE STAGECOACH RESERVOIR
USGS 09237450
43 cfs 2.1 ft
EAST RIVER AT ALMONT CO.
USGS 09112500
1,600 cfs 5.4 ft
TOMICHI CREEK AT GUNNISON
USGS 09119000
243 cfs 2.2 ft
ROARING FORK RIVER NEAR EMMA
USGS 09081000
1,460 cfs 7.2 ft
NORTH FK GUNNISON RIVER ABOVE MOUTH NR LAZEAR
USGS 09136100
2,670 cfs 5.8 ft
TAYLOR RIVER AT ALMONT
USGS 09110000
659 cfs 2.7 ft
ROARING FORK RIVER NEAR ASPEN
USGS 09073400
325 cfs 2.3 ft
N.F. GUNNISON R BLW LEROUX CR
USGS 09135950
4,050 cfs 11.5 ft
COLORADO RIVER NEAR DOTSERO
USGS 09070500
3,810 cfs 5.1 ft
ROARING FORK RIVER AB DIFFICULT C NR ASPEN
USGS 09073300
149 cfs 2.0 ft
HUBBARD CREEK ABOVE IRON POINT GULCH NR BOWIE
USGS 09132940
6 cfs ft
GUNNISON RIVER NEAR GUNNISON
USGS 09114500
2,180 cfs 2.8 ft
CIMARRON RIVER BL SQUAW CREEK
USGS 09127000
587 cfs 9.7 ft
SMITH FORK NEAR LAZEAR
USGS 09129600
1 cfs 4.6 ft
ROARING FORK RIVER AT GLENWOOD SPRINGS
USGS 09085000
3,680 cfs 4.9 ft
WHITE RIVER NEAR MEEKER
USGS 09304500
1,870 cfs 4.4 ft
EAGLE RIVER BELOW GYPSUM
USGS 09070000
2,080 cfs 6.4 ft
HUNTER CREEK NEAR ASPEN
USGS 09074000
8 cfs 1.1 ft
COLORADO RIVER BELOW GLENWOOD SPRINGS
USGS 09085100
8,140 cfs 6.8 ft
CRYSTAL RIVER AB AVALANCHE C
USGS 09081600
1,650 cfs 3.7 ft
EAST RIVER BL CEMENT CREEK NR CRESTED BUTTE
USGS 09112200
1,680 cfs 3.9 ft
WHITE RIVER ABOVE COAL CREEK
USGS 09304200
1,910 cfs 4.2 ft
OHIO CREEK ABOVE MOUTH NR GUNNISON
USGS 09113980
155 cfs 3.5 ft
WHITE RIVER BELOW NORTH ELK CREEK NEAR BUFORD
USGS 09304115
2,560 cfs 4.6 ft
NORTH FORK GUNNISON RIVER NEAR SOMERSET
USGS 09132500
2,340 cfs 4.0 ft
MUDDY CREEK AT BARDINE
USGS 09131500
518 cfs 5.5 ft
MINNESOTA CREEK NEAR PAONIA
USGS 09134000
4 cfs ft
YAMPA RIVER BELOW STAGECOACH RESERVOIR
USGS 09237500
41 cfs 2.7 ft
SURFACE CREEK NEAR CEDAREDGE
USGS 09143000
116 cfs 3.3 ft
WEST DIVIDE CREEK NEAR RAVEN
USGS 09089500
193 cfs 3.2 ft
FRYINGPAN RIVER NEAR RUEDI
USGS 09080400
118 cfs 1.5 ft
SURFACE CREEK AT CEDAREDGE
USGS 09143500
77 cfs 1.6 ft
HUBBARD CREEK AT HIGHWAY 133 AT MOUTH NR BOWIE
USGS 09132960
2 cfs 1.9 ft
CASTLE CREEK AT ASPEN
USGS 09075400
43 cfs ft
TERROR CREEK AT MOUTH NEAR BOWIE
USGS 09132995
2 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
GOTHIC
SNOTEL GTHC2
5.84" -2.61"

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