Sun Valley Ski Season (Winter) Things To Do
With 80% of sunshine during the Winter, Sun Valley lives up to its name.
From Bald Mountain to Dollar Mountain; "never-evers" to experts; alpine skiing to snowboarding; snowshoeing to tubing, nordic skiing to half pipe; and ice skating to sleigh rides; Sun Valley has something for everyone!
|Bald Mountain`s summit tops 9,150 ft. with a consistent 3,400 ft vertical drop and 66 runs for every skill level (36% beginner; 42% intermediate; and 22% expert). With an average of 3,000 skiers per day and a lift capacity of 29,717 skiers per hour... long lines are a thing of the past.
Accessible from the north at Warm Springs Lodge or the south at the River Run Lodge, "Baldy" is 10 minutes or less from Sun Valley, Ketchum/River Run, Elkhorn or Warm Springs.
With its abundance of varied runs, constant-pitch terrains, absence of wind and incredible sunshine, Baldy has often been referred to as the best single ski mountain in the world.
For discounted lift tickets go to link below.
||Ketchum / Warm Springs
|Thought of as the one of the best teaching mountains in the world, Dollar Mountain caters to novices and kids with its treeless and gentle terrain.
With 10 runs, 5 lifts, and a bevy of expert instructors from the Sun Valley Ski and Snowboarding School, Dollar Mountain is perfect for kids, "never-evers" or those that need to brush up on their skills.
|Known as the premier Nordic center in Western U.S., the Blaine County Recreation District(BCRD) manages more than 160 km of exquisitely groomed trails for both the skating and classic techniques. A non-profit recreation organization, BCRD supports healthy, active recreation throughout the Wood River Valley area.
The Sun Valley Nordic and Snowshoe Center offers training, clinics, rentals, storage and repairs at the 58,000 sq ft Sun Valley Club. They also groom 40 km of trails daily to ensure perfect conditions.
Go to www.sunvalley.com for more info.
The 30km Wood River Trail (aka "the bike path") is FREE and groomed every other day for the community.
DAY PASSES available at The BCRD, Sturtevant`s in Hailey, Backwoods Mountain Sports, Elephants Perch, Galena Lodge, The Sawtooth NRA
ADULT 1 DAY - ALL BCRD Trails: $15
ADULT 3 DAY - ALL BCRD Trails: $40
YOUTH 1 DAY -(13-17 yr old): $5
CHILD 1 DAY -(12 and under): FREE
DOG 1 DAY- $5
SNOWSHOE 1 DAY- $5
For trail maps, grooming conditions, and more- see link below.
||Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey, Stanley
|Located on Bald Mountain Sun Valley` Resort`s Tubing Park is a "must do" activity during your winter vacation.
Three 600 ft. lanes with an approximate 100 ft. vertical drop will provide fun for the whole family.
||Bald Mountain, River Run
|Sun Valley`s track record for quality park offerings is taking the high road after receiving coverage in 22 national magazines, hosting 11 major photo shoots and finding our way into Level 1 productions feature film "Eye Trip," "After Dark”, and “Sunny”.
Sun Valley`s new Terrain Park features (3) parks, (2) cross-country courses and 76 rails.
Go to Dollar Mountain`s Old Bowl to experience Sun Valley’s world class 620 ft long and 22-ft high SuperPipe. This world class 22-foot Super Pipe will be cut nightly to ensure the highest quality.
||Dollar Mountain, Sun Valley