March in Sun Valley is coming in like a lion with significant snowfall falling over the past week and more predicted through the weekend. The month will also not go out like the proverbial lamb, because the Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships, a world-class event, is coming to Baldy’s storied slopes from March 21 to 26. You won’t want to miss a minute of this celebration of amazing ski racing and mountain culture.
The action returns! Sun Valley last hosted the U.S. Alpine Championships in 2016. It was so great,...
Skiing & Riding
Even as we kick off Sun Valley’s amazing summer season in earnest, now is the perfect time to get your winter pass at the best prices of the year. In fact, 2016-17 winter passes are all now all on sale, with price increases after May 31. Run, don’t walk to River Run (or simply click HERE) to make sure you get a great deal on a whole winter full of fun.
Run down to River Run before June 1, or simply log onto sunvalley.com, to secure the best prices of the year for winter passes
Every type of pass is discounted with early season pricing. One of the best deals saves you up to $241 on a full season pass. That’s right, $241! Right now, for $1859, the full Challenger Season Pass can be yours. This provides unlimited skiing/riding on Bald and Dollar Mountains for the 2016 - 2017 winter season. But wait, there’s more! Challenger Season Pass holders receive 50 percent off single day window-rate lift tickets at all Mountain Collective™ resort (unlimited, passholder only), two 50 percent off ‘family & friends’ discount winter lift tickets - no blackout dates, unlimited skiing/riding at Snowbasin Resort in Utah, discounted hotel rates at Grand America and Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City (on a space available basis), and 50 percent off a Summer 2016 Season Lift Pass at time of pass purchase. There is a young adult version of this pass, too, currently on sale for $1129. If there is no place you’d rather be during the winter than on the slopes, then this is for you.
If you can’t commit to a full pass, there are many other options tailored to suit almost every need. And all of these, too, are priced to entice right now. One very popular option is the 15-day pass. Through Tuesday, $949 buys you up to 15 days of skiing/boarding on Bald and Dollar Mountain with no restrictions, blackout dates or per week limitations. You also receive 50 percent off full day window rate on any additional days with no black outs. You may upgrade your 15-Day Pass to a Full Season Pass at any time. Cost will reflect the pricing of the Season Pass at the time of the upgrade, not time of original purchase. This option may only be combined with the Early/Late Pass and/or Dollar Season Pass.
Getting a winter pass is a highlight of the year for young and old. So much to look forward to!
And speaking of the Early/Late Pass, this is another favorite. If you will be here, not only over popular vacation breaks, but throughout the long, delightful season, this is one to consider. For $365, you can enjoy unlimited skiing and riding from opening day through December 16, 2016 and again from March 20, 2017 to closing day.
Not seeing what you need? Other pass options include a College Season Pass, a Dollar Season Pass, a Child Dollar Season Pass, as well as both Adult and Youth Summer Season Passes. Don’t forget to purchase your Mountain Collective Pass, as well – an option that gives you 24 days fabulous ski destinations plus 50 percent off additional days. Ski two days each at Aspen Snowmass, Alta Snowbird, Jackson Hole, Mammoth, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Sun Valley, Stowe, Whistler Blackcomb, Taos, Thredbo and new this year - New Zealand with Ski Queenstown / Coronet Peak / The Remarkables. Buy now for $399, and receive a bonus day at the destination of your choice and kids passes for just $99. Now that’s a deal!
Sun Valley pass prices include state and local option taxes.
A wonderful summer is just around the corner …
… but an amazing winter season isn’t far away. Now is the time to get your pass so you’re ready to go on opening day!
One of the best parts about buying your pass now, is that payment plans are available. Not only do you get the best price, you can pay over time. With an initial down payment at the time of purchase, your credit card will be charged five other installments in July, August, September, October, and November. Though the payment plan will be offered again June 1 through September 5, the best prices are available right now. For instance, with early bird pricing, you would pay a $99 down payment now on a 15-Day Pass and be charged $170 a month through November 15. The Challenger Season pass is the $99 down payment with monthly charges of $352. By comparison, this goes up to $634 after June 1. For more on the installment plan, please click HERE.
The River Run pass office will be open through May 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Passes are also available in the Recreation Office in the Sun Valley Village from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and online at sunvalley.com.
Get ready for a summer to remember, but don’t forget that now is the time to plan for winter, too. When that first snow falls, you’ll be glad you did.
Gotta hop. I am running down to River Run to secure my 15-day pass on the installment plan!
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