/ Courtesy Sunlight Mountain Resort |
"This is not an April Fool's joke, this is a very unfortunate event and is not reported with excitement," Jennie Spillane, Sunlight's marketing manager, said Wednesday morning.
The resort, located up Four Mile Road 10 miles southwest of Glenwood Springs, was able to remain open Wednesday using an auxiliary power source to operate the Primo Lift.
But the decision was made after contacting Holy Cross Energy, which provides electric power to the area, to have Wednesday be the final day of operation for the 2014-15 season, Spillane
"This is an issue that is not repairable in the immediate future and has affected the entire mountain," Spillane
said, adding it would be cost-prohibitive to continue operating on auxiliary power through the weekend.
About 70 percent of the ski runs remained open through Wednesday, Spillane
previously told the Post Independent
added that season passes for the 2015-16 season are already on sale at reduced 2014-15 early season rates through June 1, at www.Sunlightmtn.com.