07
Apr
2016
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Skiing & Riding

Baldy Welcomes a Pop Up Terrain Park

There are a couple weeks still left in the ski season and Sun Valley has decided to end one of the best seasons in a decade with a bang.

While sweet spring conditions and warm sunny days have made most skiers and boarders happy, Baldy just welcomed a Pop Up Terrain Park. Nate Sheehan and his rock star terrain park crew at Dollar Mountain have adorned the Warm Springs side of the mountain with two medium-sized jumps (one 25-feet, the other 30-feet), on Lower Hemingway and numerous jumps, hips, berms, rails and boxes on Lower Cozy.  


“We’re very excited to have the opportunity to offer a terrain park at Baldy,” said Nate, who is completing his first season as Sun Valley’s terrain park manager. “Spring park riding is a blast, and I think being at Baldy will draw folks in who otherwise may not make the trip to Dollar. I hope this sets a precedent for years to come.”
           
“Corn.” “Wet Granular.” “Soft Corduroy.” ”Hero Snow.”  “Butter.” “LSGR (Large Semi Loose Granular)” “Oatmeal.” “Ego Snow” “Creamed Corn.” “Goldilocks Snow (not too hard, not too soft, just right).” “Sublimely Slushy.” “Mashed Potatoes.” There are lots of ways to describe spring snow in Idaho, but when it’s right—like it is this season—there’s nothing better outside of fresh powder under bluebird skies.          

Thanks to a big winter and plenty of recent sunshine, the conditions have been terrific and promise to stay that way until closing day on Sunday, April 17th. Warm springs will once again be the spot for Sun Valley’s legendary closing party.

Don’t’ Forget: Sun Valley Guest Services will be holding a Meet and Greet on Saturday, April 9 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the River View Room at the River Run Lodge. This is a perfect opportunity for team players wanting to work hard, play hard, and provide memorable experiences for guests. Information about the Sun Valley Guest Services Meet and Greet can be answered here.

Mountain Collective passes for the 2016-17 winter season are on sale now! The passes have been exceptional popular with locals and with folks combing trips to Snowbird, Jackson Hole and Sun Valley.
“Sales have gone really well for us, especially this spring,” Sun Valley’s Marketing Director Jack Sibbach said.

It is a perfect time to purchase the Sun Valley Resort or Mountain Collective passes for next season, with early-bird pricing still happening. For more information or to purchase a pass, check here


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