Future Plans

Bald Mountain Trail Construction

Two New Mountain Bike Trails on Bald Mountain

Lift-served mountain biking is expanding this summer with two new trails. The trails will connect the existing Lupine and Saddle Up trails above the Roundhouse Gondola to the base of River Run. Once the trails are completed, it will give riders a nearly 10-mile top-to-bottom riding experience.

The trails were submitted to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for approval in 2012 and approved for construction in 2015. The trails are being built in cooperation with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Trail Solutions and Red Elephant Trails.

Trail Work Construction Start Date: July 10, 2017

Trail Work Projected Timeline: 16-weeks

Trails Open to Public: Summer 2018

Overview of New Trails

Intermediate – Red Trail
Length | 3.7 miles
Elevation Drop | 1,370 feet
Features | Enhanced jumps and berms

Advanced – Blue Trail
Length | 1.2 miles
Elevation Drop | 540 feet
Features | Advanced jumps, berms, rougher surface, and higher degree of difficulty

Current Lift-Served Trails: Lupine and Saddle Up




Chairlift Replacement and New Skiable Terrain

Project Overview
Project Timeline

The proposed Cold Springs Canyon Project will include replacing the Cold Springs (#4) chairlift, increasing skiable terrain within bounds, and rerouting and improving the Cold Springs mountain bike trail.

Project Image Board


Project Elements / Highlights

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

The current Cold Springs mountain bike trail will be rerouted and improved from its existing location.


The Cold Springs Canyon project is located in both USFS and BLM areas, and completely within the current Sun Valley Ski Area Special Use Permit. It was submitted as an amendment to the existing Sun Valley Master Plan, which was approved in 2007. Field work will begin this summer with an environmental assessment, then construction slated to begin as early as summer 2018.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry


Summer is savory, sweet, and satisfying in Sun Valley. Resort restaurants are ready for the season with fabulous food, but also killer views, wraparound terraces, and craft cocktails that make dining en plein air irresistible. Here is what sets some favorites apart (other than crave-worthy meals) this season: Roundhouse Restaurant
Why go?
Views, views, views and Unique Experience
There is simply no thing as a bad view from the historic Roundhouse Restaurant. No matter whether you hike up Baldy to ‘earn’ your lunch, or allow the picturesque gondola to whisk you up the mountain for delicious...