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,...
Sun Valley has long been famous for being America's first destination ski resort. And ever since its grand and celebrity-packed opening in 1936, fans of world-class alpine and Nordic skiing, great food, art and stunning mountain landscapes have been making the trek to Sun Valley.
Of course, one of the most important elements to being a top-notch winter destination resort is being able to actually reach the destination—preferably as safely and comfortably as possible.
That's what inspired the creation of the "Snowball Special," the Union Pacific train that once brought folks who'd begun their journeys from as far away as New York City and Los Angeles to the slopes of Sun Valley.
Since those old train tracks have long been paved over and turned into a bike and cross-country ski path, flying is the way most winter visitors now arrive in Sun Valley. More than a 125,000 people per year fly in and out of Freidman Memorial Airport in Hailey, and thanks to the recent addition of regular non-stop flights from San Francisco from Denver (plus the popular flights from Seattle, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles), the number of visitors—especially first-timers—to Sun Valley is on the rise.
To help celebrate and support the region's nearly unparalleled airplane access, Sun Valley will celebrate the 4th annual "Ski for Air Service Day" on January 25th.
"Ski for Air Service Day has been a big success over the past three years, so we thank Sun Valley Resort for working with us to bring this event back again for the community. You can get a fantastic deal on skiing Sun Valley while supporting our critical air service initiatives," states Carol Waller, the director of Fly Sun Valley Alliance.
The non-profit Fly Sun Valley Alliance sponsors the event, which is extremely popular with locals, as a fundraiser to help with its mission to develop, retain and improve air service in Sun Valley. By just about all accounts, they're doing a heck of a job and helping more and more people discover just how special America's original destination ski resort is!
Ski for Air Service Day deals:
- Sun Valley Resort will offer 50% off nightly room rentals for the weekend, making it an extremely affordable ski weekend for both locals and visitors.
- A limited number of $40 lift tickets, which must be purchased in advance (before January 25th), are available at Sturtevant's in Sun Valley & Warm Springs, Sturtos Hailey, Board Bin, PKs Ski & Sports, PK Rentals, Formula Sports, Ski Tek, and Elevation Sports in Twin Falls. There is no limit on the number of tickets any individual can purchase.
- Participating ski shops will also be offering 50% off on demos and rental ski gear for the day.
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