Welcome to the hometown of destination skiing: Sun Valley, Idaho. World-class mountain, breathtaking views, and 13 chairlifts waiting for you to explore each side of the mountain.
Growing up in Lake Tahoe, you think have some of the best mountains west of the Swiss alps, but when I arrived in Sun Valley my notions were confirmed false. As you take the gondola from the base to half way up the mountain, it is easy to see the vertical is growing steeply. With 3400 feet of vertical, there is no shortage of action packed rides. Bald Mountain is equipped for a complete day of ski from luxurious lodges to rest with a hot chocolate, a tasty taco bar at the top, to enough trails to keep you coming back time and time again. It is hard to go to Sun Valley and not want to be on the first and last lifts every single day. One of the key differentiators of Bald Mountain is the lack of people and the abundance of snow.
“When they say it’s going to snow in Sun Valley, they mean it, not a 1-2 inch duster, but rather the kind of snow that will have you knee deep on the tree runs wishing you would have taken a later flight that week.”
As I ascended to the top, I took advantage of the time to put my bindings on and take in the views. The saying of “as far as the eye can see” holds true when you are at the top of the mountain and even on the way down. I chuckled after a spill that I had become to easily distracted with the mountain top views.. See for yourself…
For your next destination ski weekend, seek Sun Valley. Seek no lines, great snow, and a variety of terrain. This mountain creates itself a reputation unlike none other making it one of the best mountains in the US.
Bon Travels Xx
For accommodations, see my review on Knob Hill Inn Sun Valley here
*Bon Traveler visited Sun Valley and was welcomed as a guest by Visit Sun Valley, as always all opinions are own. Thanks for the great day on the mountain!