Focus on Green

The Faessler family has been in the hospitality business for four generations, starting nearly a century ago with a hotel in the beautiful alpine setting of Ofterschwang, Bavaria, in Germany. Drawn by the pristine natural environment of the Colorado Rockies, the family fell in love with the area surrounding Vail and opened the Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail in 1979. Sonnenalp, which means “sun on the mountains,” began with a respect and appreci- ation for our wonderful mountain setting, something that remains a core value at the Sonnenalp today.

We are committed to protecting these resources by pursuing practices and initiatives that help us protect the environment and support the communities in which we live and work.We invite you to join our efforts.

Download our 2015 Sustainability Report

Together we can make a difference.

Johannes Faessler – Proprietor
Sonnenalp Hotel, Vail, CO


Together we can make a difference.

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