Winter FAQs

Welcome to Sun Valley! All of us here are looking forward to the upcoming winter and have been working hard to create a winter operating plan that ensures a safe and enjoyable experience. Below are some of the key assumptions and thoughts regarding the upcoming winter season. 

    How are you managing access to the mountain this year?

    We are fortunate to be somewhat off the beaten path, and to have significant slope and lift capacities contributing to a realtively uncrowded resort. With that in mind, we do not plan to implement a reservation system of visitation limits for Season Pass holders or Epic Pass holders on Bald Mountain or Dollar Mountain this 20/21 winter season. If necessary, we will manage peak day access for both Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain through day-ticket reservations. 

    What qualifies as a season pass?

    • Challenger Season Pass
    • Young Adult Challenger Season Pass
    • Child Challenger Season Pass
    • Freedom Found Pass
    • 15 Day Plus Pass
    • Sun and Snow Pass
    • Sun and Snow Child Pass 
    • Early/Late Pass 
    • College Season Pass 

    Will daily lift tickets be available?

    Daily Lift Tickets will be available in October.

    How do I pickup my season pass this year? 

    For pass holder information, including how to pick up your pass, check here,  and click on the "Pass holder Info," tab. 

    How do I purchase a pass?

    To purchase a pass at Sun Valley Resort, visit here.

    What if I have an Epic Pass? 

    We do not plan to implement a reservation system of visitation limits for Season Pass holders or Epic Pass holders on Bald Mountain or Dollar Mountain this 20/21 winter season. Learn more about our relationship with Epic Pass.

    To learn more about safety protocls around the Resort, check out our Health and Safety Page. 

    Will rentals be available this season?

    Equipment rentals will be available through online reservation. More information to come soon.

    Will I be able to store my gear at the base lodges?

    While many aspects of skiing Sun Valley will seem unchanged, other aspects will require us all to evolve as we strive to minimize crowding. It will be a good year to come to the mountain prepared to ski, and plan ahead. If you wish to store items at the base areas, we will offer secure and sanitized bag check facilities outside the lodges. 

    What will the on-mountain dining experience be like this winter?

    We plan to operate all of our on-mountain lodges and dining facilities this winter. To accomodate for physical distancing, indoor seating has been reduced in all lodges and we will add to our outdoor dining options. We have simplified menus, instituted reservation systems in some venues, and will offer grab and go options to assure appropriate distancing is maintained in our lodges.

    Check out all of our Dining options.

    What ski school programs will be available this winter?

    Our children's and adult SnowSports offerings will continue on Dollar and Bald Mountain with an emphasis on pre-arranged private and limited group insturction to assure that we offer a healthy, safe quality product for families. 

    More information to come soon. Learn more about our SnowSports program.