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Page Title: Sun Valley Resort, Idaho
Page Synopsis: An overview of Sun Valley Resort, Idaho. Mountain facts, dining, nightlife, lodging, and much more.

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Sun Valley Resort
Post Office Box 10
1 Sun Valley Road (Shipping Address)
Sun Valley, Idaho 83353
Front Desk: 208-622-2001
Reservations: 800-786-8259:

Bald Mountain can be accessed at River Run on the south and Warm Springs on the north. During the winter, finely appointed day lodges, a total of 14 lifts and 65 varied runs await on either side of the mountain. Bald Mountain's seemingly endless runs stretch 2,054 acres to the edges of the Sawtooth National Forest and slide another 3,400 vertical feet, top to bottom. During the summer, the world famous mountain is open to sightseers and adventurers, whether you want a relaxing day among the wildflowers, or a challenging journey through the rugged beauty of Idaho's wilderness. Baldy, as it is affectionately called, offers nearly 28 miles of hiking and biking trails. Feel free to tackle the trails yourself, or take along one of our expert guides to point out all the little things that make the Bald Mountain experience so unique. 

Location: 1-1/2 Miles West of the Sun Valley Village

River Run
The River Run area of Bald Mountain is full of slopes covering all ranges of abilities. The most difficult runs, Olympic and Exhibition, are countered by an easier Olympic Ridge and Olympic Lane. From the top, intermediate skiers can choose Cutoff or Blue Grouse to Mid River Run to get back to the River Run Lift. From there it is a nine-minute lift ride back to the top. Advanced skiers can tackle the Rock Garden, Exhibition or Upper Holiday runs for moguls galore.

Seattle Ridge
Seattle Ridge Lodge overlooks all runs designated as slow skiing areas with the exception of the difficult Firetrail. Seattle Ridge runs are well groomed and served by the Seattle Ridge chairlift, a five minute ride from the bottom of the ridge back to the top.

The Bowls
The Bowls along the top of Bald Mountain range in difficulty from easiest (Broadway Face) to most difficult (Little Easter Bowl). Intermediate skiers can begin at the left of the mountain and move to the right as they feel more comfortable. The Bowls are easily served by the Mayday chairlift, a seven minute ride back to the top.

Warm Springs
Warm Springs, named for the warm bubbling water at the base of the lift, is a great area of the mountain for the intermediate skier who needs a little more time to move on to the advanced stage. Filled with more difficult runs, Warm Springs glows in the afternoon sunshine. The top of the area is home to Warm Springs Face and most difficult runs International and Limelight. Halfway down, skiers can decide which of the more difficult runs they want to venture on ranging from Brick's Island to Cozy.

Half Pipe
The ski and snowboard half-pipe is located on the skier’s left side of Lower Warm Springs, below Race Arena. The u-shaped terrain features are about 400 feet in length, 40 feet wide, with walls about 12 feet high..

Mountain Statistics:  
Total Sun Valley Lifts:    19
7 Quads
4 Triples
5 Doubles
3 Surface
Total Lift Capacity Per Hour:   26,780 (per skier, Sun Valley has more uphill capacity than any other ski area)
Average Skiers Per Day:    3,000
Skiable Acreage:    2,054
Total Runs:    75
Top Elevation:   9150
Base Elevation:   5750
Verticle Feet:   3400
Slope Rating:  
36% Easiest
42% More Difficult
22% Most Difficult
Snowmaking Acreage:    645
Operating Hours:    9.00am - 4.00pm
Snow Report:    1-800-635-4150
Reservations:    1-800-786-8259
Dollar Mountain, "the finest teaching mountain in the world," caters to the needs of beginners with 10 runs and 628 feet of supportive, nurturing vertical rise. Its day lodge houses a cafeteria-style restaurant and the world-famous Sun Valley Ski and Snowboarding School. Over 200 experienced instructors are available to hone your alpine, snowboarding or racing skills. Expert or novice, the options for quality skiing are nearly limitless to all Sun Valley guests.

On Dollar Mountain, the "never-evers" are welcomed by this friendly, warm and sun-bathed mountain. Treeless terrain and instructors specializing in making the first steps on skis or snowboards a breeze, combine to assure the beginner of a fun experience.
Location: Short walk South from Sun Valley Lodge

Summit Elevation: 6,638 ft.
Vertical Rise: 976 ft.
Vertical Feet: 628 ft.
Lifts: 5
Runs: 10
Lift Capacity: 3,400
Day Lodge: Dollar Cabin

40K or 25 miles of meticulously groomed tracks classical, skate skiing and ski touring.
Snowshoe Trails: 8K
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Clinics and private instruction

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