Sunlight was great. It's still a small resort and I love that. Three lifts and plentiful runs. I love the runs - they just seemed so wide. One run, Ute, was 2 1/2 miles long! So long. But awesome. It's a green all the way, which just meant the kids could ski it and have a blast. A fast blast, but it still took us anywhere from 15-20 minutes to get down. It had "rolling hills" and was just super fun. The three older kids went on a few blue runs and did totally fine on them as well.
We did a 1/2 day on Friday. It took an EON to get everybody suited up, boots on, skis together, etc. Wow. It's so much work. After skiing we checked in to our hotel and then went swimming at their pool. It was a great little pool, never getting deeper than 3 1/2 feet - and only that deep at the waterslide. Yep, there was a fun waterslide. There was shallow-entry that was great for Lucy. It was just a great little pool for our family and the kids loved it (while the adults tolerated it).
We came back to our room and ate our brought homemade soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. Then we just got ready and watched a movie. Saturday we got up and ready and then went to the continental breakfast and let the kids eat a lot of food (i.e., donuts - after a "healthy" thing, of course :). Then we headed back out to Sunlight Mountain for a full day of skiing.
It was a good day - but still just tons of work. I took Lucy for the first part of the day and let Ben go with the other three kids. I worked with Lucy on a little hill to try and get her to learn to plow and stop. We always have Lucy on the "leash" so that we can kind-of ski all together. So Lucy just stands up and really does nothing on the leash. :) So I was really wanting to get her to learn some skills. We all met up for lunch and then Ben took Lucy and I went with the other kids. We had a good time. Ben ended up taking Lucy on a hill and had her ski down the whole run on her own. And she did it! Yay!
We ended the trip by driving through Grand Junction and stopping off for dinner at Cafe Rio. Yay.
All in all, a great trip. We really liked Sunlight Mountain, but their lifts are super sketchy and need to be updated. We still had the little fights and loss-of-patience and annoying noises that we have at home. I just wish we wouldn't have to deal with that on a "vacation." Because when we got home last night, I felt like now I needed a vacation. :)