January Trip 2021

Sun Valley, Idaho

January 09, 2021  – January 16, 2021


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. Sun Valley is situated across two mountains: Bald Mountain (very sunny slope that’s nearly all downhill) and Dollar Mountain (628 feet of vertical on a treeless slope). Baldy offers expert skiers and snowboarders a variety of challenging bowls and glades off the peak while Dollar Mountain is a beginner’s dream with gentle, perfectly groomed slopes.

Sun Valley is serviced by a modern lift infrastructure and a well-designed trail system. The resort has terrain for all ability levels and has 2,154 skiable acres. The summit elevation is 9,150 feet with 2,400 feet of vertical drop. Base elevation is 5,750 feet. The area receives about 220 inches of snowfall per year. There are 121 trails serviced by 18 lifts along with 2 terrain parks, a Super Pipe and Jib Park.

The steepest run is Inhibition, which is 70% or 35 degrees, and the longest run is a total of 3 miles. The slope ratings are 36% beginner, 42% intermediate, 20% advanced and 2% expert. Snowmaking is available on 645 acres, and there are 55 snow guns. Groomed acres sit at 810 with snowmaking on 78% of these acres.

Join us at the newly-remodeled Sun Valley Inn this winter! While the exterior of this historic structure is reminiscent of an Austrian ski chalet, the rooms, convention spaces, and restaurants have been given a modern update. For the last two years, The Ram, The Ram Bar, Village Station (formerly Bald Mountain Pizza), meeting rooms, and 97 guest rooms of the Sun Valley Inn have been redesigned, restored, and in some cases, completely remodeled (now available to book!). A new archway has also been constructed, opening a pedestrian thoroughfare similar to the one that existed in the original 1937 Challenger Inn.

The inside Scoop: Sun Valley Resort has been welcoming skiing enthusiasts since the winter of 1936 when the lifts started turning. The resort was the first ski area in the world to install chairlifts. Developed in Omaha, Nebraska, at Union Pacific’s headquarters, the Original Proctor Mountain Ski Lift is based on a banana loading conveyor used for loading the fruit onto ships.

For short lift lines, head to Bald Mountain. You can ski nearly all day long without a wait. There are 14 kilometers of snowshoe trails and 40 kilometers of tracks for cross-country and skate skiing as well as ski touring.

To enjoy the total Sun Valley experience, one must stay at the famed Sun Valley Lodge. This is where filmmaker Warren Miller slept in his trailer in the parking lot, stole oyster crackers from the kitchen and began his amazing filmmaking career.


Ski Area Statistics:

Number of runs:            336         Vertical Rise:                3,245 Ft

Top Elevation: 9,150 Ft.             Combined Skiable Area:      2,000+ acres

Runs:                            120 total 36% beginner 42% intermediate 20% Advanced 2% Expert


Ski Club Perks

Welcome Reception Complimentary Public NASTAR Races Mountain

Orientation Retail Discounts in the Resort Village


Lift Pass Options: 

   Buy the Epic Pass with a Discount $979 until 9/17

            Day Passes   Sun Valley Company 5-day Adult Lift Ticket. – Add $382.00 per person to base package.

Link to purchase Epic Pass   https://gloria-passes.events.ski.com/

Costs:   $ 1,575.00   

You will receive:

Flight from Kansas City or St Louis to Sun Valley, Idaho.

Transfer from Sun Valley Airport to the Sun Valley Inn

Seven nights lodging at Sun Valley Inn

Advanced reservation to Sun Valley Resorts.

This trip is limited to 26 persons

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