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The Good News
Pg 4 - The Sunshine Express
2013 February
Ski, Swim, Stay For Ski Spree
Ute, a 2-mile green cruiser, is a joy ride for all and
ness, forgiveness, loyalty and generosity," said
among the longest runs in the state. Other perks
YPT Artistic Director Jennifer Julia. "As a theatri-
Glenwood Springs, Colo. (January 16, 2013) ­
include always-free close-in parking, short lift
cal team, we delved into these themes and retold
Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs
lines, experienced instructors and delicious, yet
the stories in our own way. The result is a vibrant
is prepping for its annual winter celebration, Ski
affordable, food, snacks and beverages. For more
and engaging new version of the story that young
Spree, on Feb. 9 and 10. Event highlights include
information about Ski Spree or Ski Swim Stay
audiences will really be able to relate to."
a chili cook-off, a Need-4-Speed race, a rail jam
packages, please visit http://www.sunlightmtn.
With great songs like "Day by Day," "God Save
competition, a torchlight parade followed by
com or call 970.945.7491.
the People" and "All for the Best," the show is
fireworks, and local band Missing Link playing
About Sunlight Mountain Resort
packed with exuberant dancing and singing. This
all afternoon and into the evening. Families can
There's so much to smile about at Sunlight Moun-
is an uplifting and innovating show, perfect for
make the most of this Colorado event by booking
tain Resort. A winter playground, Sunlight wel-
the entire family.
a Ski Swim Stay package, one of the state's most
comes skiers, snowboarders, cross-country skiers
Julia is joined by Music Director Bob Callendale
popular and best-value winter activity and lodg-
and snowshoers. Known for being family-friendly
Israel, choreographer and YPT alum Lyndia Per-
ing combos.
and affordable, there is something for everyone
alta and set designer Buff Hooper.
"Ski Spree and Ski Swim Stay are all about keep-
at Sunlight Mountain Resort, with over 470 acres
Tickets are for reserved seating, and are available
ing skiing and snowboarding fun and afford-
and 67 trails. Sunlight offers a free shuttle, in-town
on the Sheridan Opera House website: www.sher-
able for families," said Tom Jankovsky, general
and on-mountain equipment rentals and retail
idanoperahouse.com. The concessions stand will
manager for Sunlight Mountain Resort. "Both Ski
stores, a ski school, a restaurant, a bar and on-
be open for each show so bring the whole family
Spree and Ski Swim Stay are deeply rooted tradi-
going special events. Conveniently located near
down for a night of laughter and entertainment.
tions at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Ski Spree dates
Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Sunlight Mountain
"Oh dear Lord three things I pray; to see
back to the 70s and still has a carefree mountain
Resort is an easy 150-mile drive from Denver
thee more clearly, love thee more dearly,
vibe to it, while Ski Swim Stay, our best-selling
along I-70, and is 80 miles from Grand Junction.
package for 25 years, is simply one of the best ski
follow thee more nearly, day by day."
For more information about Sunlight Mountain
deals anywhere."
Resort, please visit http://www.sunlightmtn.com
- song from Godspell the musical
While some resorts charge $99 and up for lift
or call 970.945.7491.
tickets alone, Ski Swim Stay combines skiing
Young People's
and snowboarding at Sunlight Mountain Resort,
Theatre
swimming at the world-famous Glenwood Hot
Springs Pool, and lodging in Glenwood Springs
The Sheridan Arts
starting as low as $99! An added bonus that keeps
Foundation's Young
families coming back to the robust Ski Swim
People's Theater
Stay package is the fact that kids 12 and younger
proudly presents...
always ski free at Sunlight. "Allowing kids to ski
"Godspell" (Adapted
free with the Ski Swim Stay package is our way of
and directed by Jen-
thanking families for choosing Sunlight Mountain
nifer Julia), performed
Resort," said Jankovsky.
by students in grades
Ski Spree, sponsored by ANB Bank, is another
9-12, at the Sheridan
way Sunlight Mountain Resort gives back to
Opera House on Feb.
downhill sports enthusiasts, both locals and visi-
1, 2 & 4, at 6p nightly.
tors. Each year one of the highlight events is the
Adults $13, Children
chili cook-off. The competition heats up when
12 & under $11 and lap
participants ranging from avid home cooks to the
children free.
area's top restaurants bring their best chili concoc-
Telluride, Colo: The
tions for tastings. For the price of a $10 Ski Spree
crème de la crème of
button, cook-off attendees can sample the variet-
the SAF Young Peo-
ies and vote for their favorites. Past winners have
ple's Theater is the an-
included the Hotel Colorado and the Sunlight
nual high school musi-
Mountain Inn.
cal, and this year, with
Other crowd-pleasing Ski Spree events include
12 amazing seniors in
novelty contests like the Need-4-Speed competi-
the leading roles, this
tion where racers compete to see who can clock
show promises to be
the fastest time down Joslin, a popular Sunlight
the best one yet!
run. Snowboarders can show off their top tricks in
"Godspell" follows the
the rail jam competition. Local band Missing Link
gospel according to St.
entertains the crowd on the deck with an upbeat
Matthew, a series of
dance mix of rock and roll, country and rhythm
parables set to music,
and blues. At dusk a torchlight parade cascades
but as is the tradition
down the mountain, followed by a fireworks
with the SAF Young
finale.
People's Theater, the
Sunlight Mountain Resort's mix of terrain satisfies
story has been re-imag-
both experienced and novice skiers or snowboard-
ined by the cast and
ers. Riders can demo their best tricks in the terrain
the director.
park; Sunlight's East Ridge has steeps that chal-
"Bible stories are about
lenge even the most seasoned experts; and
universal truths: kind-