Future Plans

Sun Valley Inn | The Ram | Village Station
Remodel Overview

After the highly successful and complete renovation of the Sun Valley Lodge, which reopened in June 2015, Sun Valley Resort continues with updates to the Sun Valley Inn, The Ram, Ram Bistro (Inn Lobby Lounge) and the new Village Station, beginning in Summer 2017.
This fall, the iconic Sun Valley Inn remodel will begin with 25 guest rooms receiving completely new decor and amenities while retaining the traditional look and feel of the historic hotel. Some of the rooms are being combined to make large guest suites, meeting the needs of today’s sophisticated traveler. The remaining 79 guest rooms are scheduled for renovation in Fall 2018.

The Ram restaurant will keep the traditional ambiance guests have enjoyed over the years, while a new exhibition kitchen takes center stage. The Ram Bistro upgrade is slated to happen at the same time as The Ram restaurant and will feature wooden floors, a new fireplace, new seating, and new big screen televisions.

Bald Mountain Pizza will close mid-August. The Village Station will open in mid-December and feature a family friendly menu with pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. With three large screen televisions and a full-service bar, it will be a perfect setting for watching games.



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.

A Big End to a Big Season


Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. But even though the calendar is ticking down to the last days of this epic winter season, things in Sun Valley are not ending quietly. The “March Miracle” of late-season storms dumping feet of spring pow has ensured fantastic conditions until the last chair runs on Baldy on April 15 and Dollar April 1. The skiing and riding under sunny March bluebird skies will keep you making turns from first chair to après ski, soaking up and soaking in Sun Valley’s unparalleled mountain lifestyle.   In addition to...