New archway at the Sun Valley Inn. Courtesy Sun Valley Resort.

Idaho is plowing through those hot, smoky August days.

But the Sun Valley Resort has its eye on the snowfly.

Resort construction crews are building out a new Cold Springs chair to replace the current lift – which is the oldest at the ski area.  The new high-speed quad will also open up another 380 acres of skiing, and extend the groomed and gradually-pitched Lower Broadway another 3,400 feet. 

“By expanding our skiable terrain by 380 acres and replacing our oldest chairlift with a high-speed lift, it confirms our dedication and commitment to skiers and riders who choose Sun Valley as their destination,” Resort GM Tim Silva said.

Work to revamp the Sun Valley Inn will start in early September. The first 25 rooms opened last spring, along with a new Village Station pizzeria and upgrades to the Ram Bar and Ram Restaurant. 

Now crews are reworking the remaining 80 rooms and upgrading the Inn fitness center.

They are also adding a new archway which will connect the backside parking lot to the main Sun Valley Village, reminiscent of an original feature long-since removed from the building.

The Inn project is scheduled to be wrapped up in early January.