Cold Springs Canyon


The ski area within a ski area. A special place to glide down a wide-open bowl, navigate through trees, and descend deep chutes. This is the proposed Cold Springs Canyon Project area that will expand the skiable terrain by over 380 acres at Sun Valley Resort.

When the project is complete, in the Fall of 2020, it will include replacing the resort’s oldest chairlift, Cold Springs (#4), with a new high-speed detachable lift, providing a seamless transition to The Roundhouse, the Roundhouse Express Gondola, and Christmas (#3) chairlift. For those who prefer groomers and gradual pitches, the Lower Broadway run is being extended 4,200 feet, lined with highly efficient snowmaking guns. The first phase of construction was completed in 2018, with the re-routing and redevelopment of the Cold Springs mountain bike trail.


Project Image Board



Replacement of the Cold Springs (#4) Chairlift

The main purpose of the project is the replacement of the Cold Springs (#4) chairlift, the oldest lift still operating at the resort.

Chairlift Replacement Overview

Increased Skiable Terrain

New Terrain Overview

Increased Snowmaking

Rerouted and Improved Cold Springs Mountain Bike Trail



Coming in the 2020-21 season


"Experience Cold Springs Canyon" Tours

The exciting Cold Springs Canyon area on Bald Mountain, opening up 380 new acres of new terrain next season, will be available for a sneak preview starting in February 2019.

Offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays each week (weather and conditions permitting), groups of eight advanced skiers per day can take informative tours given by Sun Valley’s Ski Patrol and SnowSports instructors. Guests meet at the Seattle Ridge Day Lodge at 10:00 am for an introduction and assignments.

Due to the difficulty of the terrain, skiers will have an ability evaluation before taking the tour. 

There is no charge to participate, but reservations are required by registering at the Sun Valley SnowSports desk at River Run Day Lodge. Questions, please call the Sun Valley SnowSports desk at 208.622.2289.

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