For the mountain community, February has been like Christmas Day over and over again. The gift? Snowstorm after snowstorm dumping the wonderful white stuff to the tune of more than 100 inches of snow this month – a record since records started being kept decades ago. And the month isn’t over yet.
There has been so much snow atop Baldy that the Ski Patrol shack is literally buried What is a gift to recreationists, though, provides some pretty enormous challenges to the team keeping our winter white playground functioning and safe under extreme conditions. The outstanding men and women...
A ski vacation is a highlight of the year and you want it to be just perfect. You want top instruction, help making decisions about where to eat and enjoy, and ease of managing your equipment. You want beautiful accommodations and perhaps a little pampering after a day on the slopes. Well, now Sun Valley is pleased to offer you the very finest ski experience available: The Black Diamond Package.
Guests who take advantage of the Black Diamond Package will be whisked from the airport in private transportation and delivered to a lushly-appointed, spacious Lodge Celebrity Suite – their beautiful home away from home
This “best of the best” experience allows you to experience Sun Valley on your terms. You will be treated like royalty the moment you arrive in the Wood River Valley. Private transportation will meet you at the Sun Valley Airport (SUN) and whisk your party to the Sun Valley Lodge where you will check into a spacious, beautifully appointed Celebrity Suite, named and themed after some of Sun Valley’s most illustrious visitors and residents like Marilyn Monroe, Averell Harriman, Clint Eastwood, Ernest Hemingway, and Sonja Henie. Each suite features classic photography of the celebrities originating from the Sun Valley archives Union Pacific Railroad collection and offers luxury and comfort with cozy fireplaces, living rooms with flat screen HD TV’s and a large bedroom. A sitting room features a pull-out sofa, a spacious spa-like en suite bathroom, a huge closet for all your ski clothes, and much more.
A member of Sun Valley’s talented SnowSports instruction team will act as your ambassador, helping you to experience the best of Sun Valley on your own terms
A great fit with a SnowSports instructor is tantamount to enjoying a great day on the mountain and to feeling like you are improving and getting the most from your runs. With the Black Diamond Package, well before you even arrive at Sun Valley, your instructor will be in contact, assisting with trip logistics and planning your stay. If you have visited Sun Valley before and have an instructor who is just perfect for you, you may request him or her, too. When you arrive for your ski adventure, the details of your stay will already be sorted out and you can simply enjoy your time in paradise.
And it just gets better. In the morning, your instructor will meet you at the Lodge and review the day to come before you head to Baldy for an “Early-Up”, getting you on the slopes before lifts open to the public, and allowing you to have the mountain almost all to yourself. First tracks are the best tracks! The entire day will be spent with your private instructor who will help you work on exactly what you want to work on, whether that is perfecting the start of your turn or simply exploring unfamiliar territory or terrain.
Enjoying “Early-Up” on Bald Mountain is one of the great perks of the Black Diamond Package. Fresh tracks are the best tracks!
At the end of the day, enjoy storing your gear in a complimentary locker at the base of the mountain before heading to the River Run or Warm Springs Day Lodges to relive your day over a cocoa or a cocktail while enjoying live après ski music.
“The Black Diamond Package combines the top offerings from throughout the Resort to create a very luxurious and high end package for discerning guests,” said Justin Cambier, Director of Hospitality. “It’s a very personal experience from start to finish and helps to take the guesswork out of booking a perfect escape. Our talented and professional ski and snowboard instructors will act as Sun Valley’s ambassadors, working closely with guests before they even arrive to plan not only their time on the mountain, but their entire stay.”
It’s never been easier to see yourself here than with the Black Diamond Package that provides a personalized, high-end, rewarding ski vacation experience
The Black Diamond Package starts at $1995 per day, for two people, to include everything detailed above. Reservations may be made by calling 800.786.8259 (800.SUN.VALY).
Be ready to be treated like the king of queen of the slopes and let Sun Valley help you have the most enjoyable, relaxing, and memorable ski vacation ever.
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