VIDEO: Sun Valley Nordic Skiing Guide

It’s time to start gearing up for ski season as opening day is just around the corner.

The Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center is located at the 58,000 square-foot Sun Valley Club in the backyard of the world famous Sun Valley Lodge. This stunning facility features a restaurant, lounge, bar and locker rooms, along with equipment repair, rental and storage. Indoor virtual golf also adds to the list of extras.

Nordic Skiers’ Shangri-La
You will experience some of the best cross-country skiing in America, with unmatched trail quality, training programs, clinics, rentals and state of the art Clubhouse for skiers of all levels. With over 40km of trails groomed daily for skate and classic skiing, the Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center provides the ultimate experience. Gentle terrain morphs into challenging hills as the trail network leaves the Sun Valley Club.  At 6000 feet, our trail system maintains consistent conditions without leaving you gasping for air. Top off your day of skiing or snowshoeing with a delicious lunch or hot beverage served daily at the Sun Valley Club.

Snowshoe Fun in the Sun 
Get off the skis and try something different this season. Meandering through the stunning terrain surrounding the Nordic & Snowshoe Center our snowshoe trails provide your whole family a fun, unique and inexpensive winter sport experience. Snowshoe equipment for all ages is available for rent at the Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center.  

Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center:  (208) 622-2250  
Located in the Sun Valley Club just 1/2 mile east of the Sun Valley Lodge.

Call (208) 622-2250 for more event information

Download  Nordic brochure including new location info & trail map!

SOURCE: SunValley.com

Sun Valley Holiday Window Stroll – through Jan. 4

Take a free and interactive self-guided stroll through the Sun Valley Village Shops.

The theme, “Celebrating the Language of the Holidays”, honors the cultural diversity of holidays and festive celebrations around the globe.

Participants will receive “passports” to be stamped inside at every window location, each bearing a holiday greeting in a different language.

A special seasonal confection will be given out at the end of the stroll.

Four international illustrators (Danielle Davis [USA], Ben Javens [ENG], Miguel Ornia-Blanco [ARG] & Janine Rewell [FIN]) have been commissioned to create 13 unique displays in retail store windows and other key.

For more information plus additional happenings at the Sun Valley Resort: Click Here

Video: Boulder Mountain Tour 2012 – Race Results

Boulder Mountain Tour is held annually in Sun Valley, Idaho. This year marked the 37th annual tour with over 900 competitors on the 32K (19.8 miles) cross country ski course.

The 2012 men’s winner was Matthew Liebsch, Orono MN, with a time of 1:13:34.7. Rebecca Dussault, Gunnison CO, with a time of 1:18:13.8, was the winner of the women’s division.

Click here for race results

Video: Sun Valley snow conditions – Come join the fun

If you’re looking for the world’s best ski mountain, you just may have found it  in Baldy.

What makes up a perfect ski day? First a mountain with perfect pitch, consistent vertical from its 9,150 ft. peak down to the  5,750 ft. base. No flats, no plateaus – all downhill on a variety of slopes rated to your liking and ability.

There’s a place for crowds but it’s not on a pristine ski slope. Sun Valley’s lift capacity is 29,717 skiers/riders per hour and the average skier day is only 3,000. Lift service is waiting on you – you’re not waiting in long lines.

Sun Valley was aptly named because its brilliant sun shines 80 percent of the ski season in an azur blue sky. After all, it was “winter sports under a summer sun” that put Sun Valley on the map nearly 75 years ago.

And since that time, Sun Valley has continued adding mountain amenities to take the winter  vacation to all new heights. New on the scene is the Roundhouse Gondola and the new  Dollar Mountain Terrain Park – another world class act in here in Sun Valley. Click here for more information regarding Sun Valley’s Mountains and Resort

Video: Skiing’s Great – 21 Inches of new on Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain

Great powder skiing today with trail openings all over the mountain.

Mother Nature says. . .

Get out your Powder Gear

Morning Hikers … please look for early morning uphill restrictions on the Warm Springs and River Run sides of Bald Mountain.

Dollar Mountain is now open top to bottom. Check out Park 101, the Progression Park and the Large Park offering Large Rails and Jib Pipe. The Super Pipe, the Family Cross course and the Tubing Park are open!

Healthy Fun: This is National Safety Awareness Week.

KNOW THE CODEThe Skier Responsibility Code that is! GO SLOW IN SLOW ZONES!

For the current Bald Mountain ReportClick here

Do You Remember Your First Time?

Pictured is a father teaching his smiling son the basics of skiing on the beginners slope on Sun Valley’s Dollar Mountain which includes a “Magic Carpet Ride” to the top.

For those who don’t have the time or the talent necessary to teach their kids the basics, Sun Valley’s SnowSports School offers professional children’s group lessons for skiers’ ages 4-12 and for snowboarders ages 6-12. They provide a fun, safe, and supportive environment where students can reach their full potential. A team of Children’s Program Supervisors hand pick instructors who focus on developing skills and fundamentals while building confidence in each student.

Lessons are offered in a camp setting daily beginning at 10:00am and ending at 3:00pm. The day includes four hours of on-snow instruction along with supervised breaks and lunch. Sun Valley SnowSports School conduct camps on both Dollar Mountain and at Bald Mountain depending on the child’s age and ability.

To Learn More . . . click here

Great Snow In Sun Valley Idaho

Mother Nature isn’t doing a very good job helping skiers enjoy their favorite past time, “Skiing Powder”. That’s not a problem for people with Sun Valley out their back door.
Watch this short video created Dec 16, 2011 and see why. P.S. We just had a good storm and now have bright blue skys to ski under. Hats off to the dedicated Sun Valley Team!
What are you doing for fun this year?

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