Sun Valley Inn | The Ram | Village Station
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
The location is in both United States Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) areas.
The project is 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.
SUMMER 2017 - Field work will begin with an environmental assessment.
WINTER 2017-18 - Guided tours of the proposed new Cold Springs Canyon area.
SUMMER 2018 - Earliest construction start.
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.
Snowmaking is proposed to be extended down Lower Broadway to the base of the new Cold Springs lift terminal.
19 snowmaking guns will be added down to the new Cold Springs lift lower terminal.
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.
The excitement in town is palpable and the countdown to the Great American Eclipse has begun in earnest. Everyone is buzzing about the solar eclipse that will take place on the morning of August 21 with Sun Valley in the path of totality. The actual eclipse will be brief, but the party is going to go on for days.
Sun Valley recently announced that while much of the action on eclipse day will take place on Bald Mountain, there will be plenty of fun to be had at the Sun Valley Village, as well. Beginning at 9 a.m. on the 21st, grab your space on the lawn of the Sun Valley...