Opening day for the 2019/2020 ski season at Sun Valley Resort is less than a week away! It's hard to pick a favorite time of year here in Ketchum, but there is something undeniably thrilling about the start of ski season. As the mountain become capped in white, town begins buzzing with excitement for the winter ski and snowboard season. This year Bald Mountain is scheduled to open on November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving Day.
Bald Mountain Expansion & Cold Springs Chairlift Replacement
A special place to glide down a wide-open bowl, navigate through trees, and descend deep chutes. The Bald Mountain Expansion, which began in 2018, will increase the skiable terrain at Sun Valley Resort by over 380 acres once the project is complete, in the Fall of 2020. Upcoming projects include replacing the resort’s oldest chairlift, Cold Springs (#4), with a new high-speed detachable lift, providing a seamless transition to The Roundhouse restaurant, the Roundhouse Express Gondola, and Christmas (#3) chairlift. For those who prefer groomers and gradual pitches, the Lower Broadway run is being extended, lined with highly efficient snowmaking guns! Learn More
The Healthy Forests Initiative
Sun Valley Resort continues their partnership with the United States Forest Service for the Healthy Forests Initiative this winter. The initiative improves the health of the forest on Baldy by clearing overstocked vegetation and trees and as a great sidelight, opens up more places to play in the snow. Overall, this initiative has added 81 acres of additional terrain to the mountain, while reducing hazards and destructive insects.
Warm Springs Day Lodge
Due to a tragic fire in April of 2018, Sun Valley Resort has recreated and improved the Warm Springs Day Lodge. From an upgraded food court featuring a state-of-the-art kitchen, expanded indoor seating, and new coffee offerings at the Konditorei bakery & café, to a revamped rental and retail space with 16-foot high definition television and private ski lockers, the new Warm Springs Lodge continues the Sun Valley legacy of world-class construction and craftsmanship. Don’t miss the new granite-top bar, perched under the sunny western-facing window, with stunning views of Lower Warm Springs. Serving winter warmers like Hot Buttered Bourbon, pitchers of craft beer, and the famous "Shot Ski," it's the perfect place to kick back for an après drink. Learn More
Enhanced Air Service
Traveling to and from Sun Valley, Idaho will be easier than ever this winter with an improved schedule of flights for the 2019-20 winter season, featuring more flights from Seattle and Chicago, along with daily flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and three daily nonstop flights from Salt Lake City. Learn More
Early Season Events
Sun Valley’s events are a wonderful way to spend the holidays. Tear it up on Opening Day at Bald Mountain, then settle in and celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Enjoy the excitement of the holiday season in the mountains with early season events like a screening of the 1941 film Sun Valley Serenade at the Sun Valley Opera House (November 28+29), the 16th Annual Turkey Trot (November 28), TGR’s Roadless at Argyros Performing Arts Center (November 29), Warren Miller’s “Timeless” (November 30 + December 7+13) The Winter Wonderland Holiday Festival (December 7-31) and more! There is so much to look forward to in this 2019/2020 Sun Valley ski season… We can’t wait to see you on Opening Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019!
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