As a recent transplant living between Aspen & Sunlight Mountain, I find myself skiing more at Sunlight than anywhere else. I read a reviewer comment complaining that there were too many kids on the mountain but the rest of the review was positive. That is EXACTLY why I love it up there. It is a mountain that is a bit "old school" and I mean that in the most positive way. It is a place were you can go, bring your family, friends and include kids and teens and not worry about them ALL DAY LONG. There is plenty of folks watching out for the young ones and as a more advanced skier, you need not see a sole under you ski class on the east side of the mountain or in the glades. If you check out the "HEATHEN" I can guarantee you that the only kid you see will be the one thrashing the mountain and leaving you with a dropped jaw in awe.
Not only is it a challenge or a pleasure for all, the folks on the mountain are like a tribe and most skiers are extremely friendly, try riding the chair with a stranger, it can be a lot of fun. As for the staff, I immediately felt like family and not that fake Hollywood, "glad you are here" but a real genuine "welcome to the mountain man!"
Nope, the future of skiing is the kids, if you want a challenge, well, the east side will have you rethinking your choice to drop in, it is an adrenaline zone.
Really most comfortable place for a day of skiing you could hope to find. Thanks folks! See you on the mountain!