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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 North America’s largest super pipe, and the Wundercarpet, an effortless uphill transporter.

Bald Mountain

 

 

Bald Mountain & Dollar Mountain Combined Trail Map

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

Kaitlyn Farrington

2014 Olympic Gold Medalist - Women's Halfpipe

Hometown
Sun Valley, ID

Where did you learn to ski/ride?
Baldy Mountain

Sponsors
The North Face, GNU, Smith, Sun Valley, Nooka, US Snowboarding, The House, Vitamin Water, Sprint.

Twitter: @KaytlinFarr
Instagram: @KaitlynFarr

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

 

Sun Valley's track record for quality park offerings is taking the high road after receiving coverage in 22 national magazines, hosting 11 major photo shoots and finding our way into Level 1 productions feature film "Eye Trip," "After Dark”, and “Sunny” - along with Burton featuring Sun Valley shots in "Standing Sideways," and “13”.

Sun Valley offers a 22 foot superpipe and a family cross course along with relationships involving Smith Optics and CandyGrind Apparel. 

 

Terrain & Progression Park

Super Pipe

 

 

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Red Tail Hawk (Upper & Lower)

The Red Tail Hawk trails are named after this prodigious bird of prey, indigenous to the Bald Mountain area and prolific hunters on the slopes of the mountain, year-round. The trails meander through the lightly wooded area on the skiers left of the Lower Warm Springs ski run. The Red Tail Hawks are presented as great experiences for Kids who are proficient skiers on Lower Warm Springs and would like to try trail skiing.

Huckleberry Bear

The Huckleberry Bear Adventure Trail is named after the Black Bears often seen wandering in the vicinity of the Olympic Ridge ski run, mostly during the summer months. The Black Bear gains its whimsical 'Huckleberry' name after what is likely one of his delicacies, the Huckleberry, Idaho's state fruit. The trail laces through a lightly wooded stand of trees over the distance of about 200 feet, exiting to the skiers left of the Olympic Ridge ski run. Huckleberry Bear offers a wooded yet relatively open treed experience for the young explorer.

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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