A Skier´s Mountain Comparable To None
If you're looking for the world's best ski mountain, you just may have found it in Baldy.
What makes up a perfect ski day? First a mountain with perfect pitch, consistent vertical from its 9,150 ft. peak down to the 5,750 ft. base. No flats, no plateaus - all downhill on a variety of slopes rated to your liking and ability.
There's a place for crowds but it's not on a pristine ski slope. Sun Valley's lift capacity is 29,717 skiers/riders per hour and the average skier day is only 3,000. Lift service is waiting on you - you're not waiting in long lines.
Sun Valley was aptly named because its brilliant sun shines 80 percent of the ski season in an azur blue sky. After all, it was "winter sports under a summer sun" that put Sun Valley on the map nearly 75 years ago.
And since that time, Sun Valley has continued adding mountain amenities to take the winter vacation to all new heights. New on the scene is the Roundhouse Gondola and launching of the new Dollar Mountain Terrain Park - soon to be another world class act in Sun Valley.
Dollar Mountain Facts
From riding the world’s first chairlift in 1936 to riding 76 new rails, and a new 22 ft. super pipe, Dollar Mountain is quickly evolving into “Park Central,” the best pipe and park offering in the Northwest.
Also awaiting skiers/riders this winter will be a lengthened Family Cross Course, a competitive cross course and three parks, progression, medium and large.
This treeless, sun-bathed warm and friendly mountain also plays host to Sun Valley’s renowned Snowsports School catering to the needs of beginning skiers/riders with 10 runs, 628 ft. vertical rise and five lifts, including two new high speed quads.
And there’s more: a new restaurant and childrens’ center, Carol’s Dollar Mountain Lodge, kids ski camps, ski shop and rental shop, a springtime pond skim, lots of parties and races and the little-known Elkhorn powder stash.
Currently there are 5 lifts on Dollar Mountain: 2 Quads, 1 Triple, 1 Double and 1 Magic Carpet.
Location: 1/3 Mile South from Sun Valley Lodge