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Welcome to the birthplace of destination skiing. With more than 3,400 vertical feet and over 2,000 acres of varied terrain, Sun Valley offers skiers and boarders something special on not just one mountain, but two. Bald Mountain’s consistent pitch, lack of lift lines and variety of terrain have earned it a reputation as one of the world’s finest ski mountains. Thirteen chairlifts and 65 varied runs await skiers and boarders on both sides of Baldy. Adding to the Baldy adventure are themed Adventure Trails for kids, with 30 acres of glade ski and boarding terrain for all. Meanwhile, Dollar Mountain is the perfect place to get introduced to downhill sports and features two new high-speed quads, a full-featured terrain park with 76 rails and the Wundercarpet, an effortless uphill transporter.

Bald Mountain

Winter trail Map

Bald Mountain & Dollar Mountain Combined Trail Map

 

Dollar Mountain

Come see what's new at Dollar Mountain this winter.

The ideal location for first-timers to expert skiers and riders, Sun Valley Resort's Dollar Mountain is the place to be this winter with newly-designed flow-style terrain parks and progressive features. With the help of Snow Park Technologies, Dollar Mountain is stepping into the future of "parks for everyone," from a family-friendly cross course and innovative "Terrain that Teaches" program, to larger skate-style transition parks. Stay tuned for the latest happenings and events for Dollar LIVE—including the debut of mascot "Sunny the Bear"!

 

    Banks Gilberti

    Born in Denver, Colorado

    Raised in Sun Valley, Idaho

    Learned how to take my very first turns on a hill in our backyard outside of Denver, Colorado. Quickly moved on to Loveland ski area where at two and a half years old I was skiing with the help of my dad and mom, pushing me right along. Soon our family packed up and moved to Sun Valley where I continued to live and ski for eleven years. After a brief stint of school on the east coast and a few years competing on the freeski circuit out of Colorado, I finally made it back to my home to Sun Valley where I've been living for the past three years, with many more to come.

    Sponsors
    Orage, ZEAL Optics, Hudsen Collective, Mo Pros

    Website: banksgilberti.com
    Facebook: Banks Gilberti
    Instagram: @banks.gilberti

    Collin Collins

    Hometown
    Sun Valley, ID

    Where did you learn to ski/ride?
    Sun Valley / Dollar Mountain

    Sponsors
    K2 Skis, Smith, Full Tilt, Saga Outerwear, Rime Elements

    Instagram: @mistahcollie

    Wyatt Caldwell

    Hometown
    Sun Valley, ID

    Where did you learn to ski/ride?
    Dollar Mountain, in Sun Valley

    Sponsors
    Eddie Bauer/ First Ascent, Smith Optics, Yes Snowboards, SV resort, CFR sled racks, Zenergy health club.

    Instagram: @wyattncaldwell
    Web: www.caldwellcollections.com

    Yancy Caldwell

    A board-sports enthusiast, outdoor entrepreneur, and seasonal employee of attractive adventure, Yancy bases out of his hometown, Sun Valley, Idaho where he eagerly pursues his ever changing endeavors. His love for snowboarding and the mountain community is stronger than ever. Amongst a plethora of passions, using cameras to capture natural art, action and lifestyle in the mountains tops the list, while thoughts of deep powder turns and successful backcountry explorations remain a selfish staple. Current projects and contributions include; Sun Valley, ID - Athlete Representative/Media Team. CaldwellCollections.com/LLC – Director of Photography/Co-owner. Matador Network – Ambassador/Filmmaker. Stellar Media – Cinematographer/Editor/Co-owner.

    Hometown
    Sun Valley, ID

    Where did you learn to ski/ride?
    Dollar Mountain, Sun Valley

    Sponsors
    Smith Optics, K2 Snowboarding, Eddie Bauer/First Ascent, Cheetah Racks, Sun Valley, ID, Mtn Approach.

    Instagram: @siryancis_bacon
    Facebook: facebook.com/yancy.caldwell
    Web: www.caldwellcollections.com

    Karl Fostvedt

    Born: Sun Valley, ID

    Grew up: skiing with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation
    College: University of Utah '14
    Currently residing: Ketchum, Idaho

    Contest Results:
    1st Place War of Rails 2014 - Big Bear, CA
    2nd Total Fight Slopestyle 2014 - Grandvalira, Andorra
    3rd VARS Tournament 2014 - Vars, France

    Film Segments:
    Poor Boyz Productions, Teton Gravity Research, Sweetgrass Productions, Toy Soldier Productions, DOS Media, 4bi9 Media, Warren Miller, Good Company

    Sponsors
    Dakine, ON3P skis, Anon, Treefort Lifestyles, Full Tilt boots

    Facebook: Crazy Karl
    Instagram: @crazy_karl

    Jeremy Black

    Hometown
    Hailey, ID

    Where did you learn to ski/ride?
    Dollar Mountain, Sun Valley

    Sponsors
    Smtih Optics, Rome Snowboards, Saga Outerwear, Neff​.

    Instagram: @jblack888
    Facebook: facebook.com/jeremy.black.7

    Tami Harrison

    Hometown
    Sun Valley, ID

    Where did you learn to ski/ride?
    Dollar Mountain, Sun Valley

    Sponsors
    Mountain Approach, Sun Valley, Rome Snowboards, One Ball Jay.

    Instagram: @tammajams
    Twitter: @tammajams
    Facebook: facebook.com/tamara.harrison.965

    Tai Barrymore

    Hometown
    Sun Valley, ID

    Where did you learn to ski/ride?
    Dollar Mountain, in Sun Valley

    Sponsors
    SCOTT, First Ascent, K2 Skis, WKG, Mom & Dad, Sun Valley, SVSEF.

    Twitter: @wingtai53
    Instagram: @wingtai53
    Blog: http://www.taibarrymore.blogspot.com

     

    Foxy Forest

    The Foxy Forest trail offers an extended trail experience for the more accomplished young skier/rider. Named 'Foxy' referring to the Red Fox, indigenous to this particular part of Bald Mountain… A foxy adventure is sure to be had as young skiers/riders descend a serpentine path through a lightly forested area adjacent to the Upper Can Can Ski Run. The Foxy adventurer can expect to experience an exciting and fun filled tour.

    The Flume

    The Flume adventure trail offers an exciting and fun filled descent through a natural 'flume-like' path, a 'swale', naturally carved into the terrain. The Flume trail reminds us of the rich mining history of the Wood River Valley during the late 1800's. The trail is named after the Guyer Hot Springs Flume, a man-made trough that carried timber from Warm Springs logging sites to Frenchman's, stoking the furnaces in the Philadelphia Smelter at the confluence of the Big Wood River and Warm Springs Creek. The Flume adventure is for the most accomplished rider/skiers, and offers the excitement of a flume ride as it twists and turns, descending into Frenchman's.

    The Red-Headed Wood Pecker

    The Red-Headed Wood Pecker trail is a fun and exciting tour though a large stand of Lodge Pole Pines, the beautiful habitat of the Pileated Woodpecker, a majestic creature indigenous to Bald Mountain. Standing more than 24 inches tall, this incredible bird ushers the young adventurer through a winding path with a distinct forested feel. The Red-Headed Woodpecker trail is a great way for kids to explore our wooded mountain areas and maybe see a Red-Headed Woodpecker or two.

     

    Public NASTAR racing is available most Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 am – 1 pm. Registration begins on race days at 8:30 am in the Warm Springs Lodge at the Race Desk.

    Group NASTAR Races are available. Please contact the Race Department for availability, scheduling and rates. 

    The Race Department assists the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation by hosting Junior USSA events and assists the Sun Valley Ski Club by hosting Masters USSA events.

    For more information or a schedule of race events, please contact the Sun Valley Race Department. All races are also listed in our Calendar of Events on this website.

    Location: Warm Springs Day Lodge

    (208) 622-6356

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    Steeped in tradition, Sun Valley Heli Ski pioneered American helicopter skiing, setting the standard for nearly five decades. A vast territory covering three mountain ranges provides unparalleled access to Idaho’s legendary powder and terrain for all abilities. Our world-class guides take you to some of the lightest and deepest powder in the lower 48. Our team works to keep you safe, while giving you days of skiing you’ll never forget. If you are new to heli-skiing, this is the place to start.

    Since its founding in 1966, Sun Valley Heli Ski has guided thousands of satisfied guest into the spectacular terrain surrounding Sun Valley, Id. The current team of guides is unsurpassed in offering over 100 years of collective experience; a testimony to the level of dedication and professionalism that distinguish SVHS as the U.S preeminent heli-ski operation. Personal service is the trademark of SVHS. Groups are small with a guest to guide ratio of 4:1.

     

    For more information or to book your heli ski adventure visit: www.sunvalleyheliski.com

    (208) 622-3108

    *Sun Valley Heli Ski is a third-party partner and not affiliated with Sun Valley Resort.

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    The holidays in Sun Valley are unique. From the snow-covered peaks (and ski runs!) that surround the Wood River Valley, to the old-fashioned charm of the Sun Valley Village and the decidedly European feel of the Resort, Christmas in Sun Valley is straight out of a beloved picture book. I have spent more than 30 Christmases in Sun Valley and while I certainly appreciate all that the Resort does to keep current (our amazing snowmaking and grooming, the gorgeous Lodge remodel, The Spa, and new