Mountain Lion Seen Strolling By Ski Resort's Webcam

Mountain Lion Seen Strolling By Ski Resort's Webcam


Mountain Lion Seen Strolling By Ski Resort's Webcam


^Credit: Indy Pass Media Kit/Sunlight Mountain Resort

Troy Hawks, the Marketing and Sales Director of Sunlight Mountain Resort, CO, just shared an awesome photo picked up by one of the resort’s webcams.

The image shows a mountain lion strolling through the frame back in early December. Hawks shared the image on his Twitter account (@Troy_Hawks).

He says that he waited to share the photo because he didn’t want the mountain lion sighting to be sensationalized and deter guests from visiting Sunlight. I totally get that.

Note the timestamp in the bottom right corner. This photo was captured on December 4th, 2021.


I don’t think it’s a secret that mountain lions live near ski resorts across the American west, but I could definitely see some uneducated people freaking out about a big cat sighting just days before the resort was set to open.

Hawks makes a great point that its extremely rare to be attacked by a mountain lion while skiing. It’s probably even rarer to be attacked when you’re skiing around other people in a ski resort setting.

It just sucks that the internet is a react-first and ask-questions-later environment, but that’s just the way it goes I guess…

^Credit: Indy Pass Media Kit/Sunlight Mountain Resort

Kudos to Hawks and Sunlight for eventually sharing this photo. It made me take a few moments to think about the land that ski resorts rest on.

It isn’t our land. We’re fortunate enough to share it with the various animals that call it home.

Sunlight Mountain Resort Stats/Info:

Trail Map - Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort | Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Vertical: 2,010′

Skiable Acres: 730 ac.

Trails: 72

Lifts: 3

Pass: Indy Pass

Lift Lines: Non-existent!

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