Locally owned. Supported by members.

Sun Valley Resort releases winter plan: tweaks and adjustments

Tamarack Resort Q4 2020
Future in Focus: Sun Valley

Sun Valley Resort released its plan for the upcoming winter season.

As in past years, Sun Valley plans to open Bald Mountain on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. They plan to open Dollar Mountain on December 12. 

[Brundage Mountain Resort announces 2020 preliminary winter season plans]

Plans for guests  

The resort does not plan to place any limits to capacity for Sun Valley season pass holders on either mountain. It also won’t restrict Epic Pass holders – a pass that gives skiers and riders access to several mountains around the region.  

Resort president Tim Silva, writes that if peak days on the mountains become too busy, they will manage it through day-ticket restrictions. 

- Story continues below ads -
116 & West
Boise Centre is open

Lift tickets will go on sale in early October. The resort is encouraging guests to purchase tickets online ahead of time. 

Lodges, restaurants, more

The Sun Valley village during the Christmas season. Photo: Don Day/BoiseDev file

Sun Valley plans to open all of its lodges and dining spots. The resort will offer less indoor seating, but it will add more seating outside. However, the resort will also shorten menus, create reservation options at some restaurants, and offer grab and go.

Sun Valley announced a few more minor changes.

  • New sanitized bag check areas will go in outside the mountain lodges.
  • Skiers & boarders can order equipment online.
  • Ski lessons can be pre-arranged online.

The resort is requesting guests, employees, and pass holders to continue helping with the responsibility of health and safety. The resort will enforce physical distancing and face coverings inside and in public spaces. 

Sun Valley Resort is asking guests to frequently visit Sun Valley Resort‘s winter season update page to stay up to date with changes.

The resort will also open its expansion on Bald Mountain. The multi-year Cold Springs Canyon will add additional lift capacity and skier terrain.

Local news. Locally owned. Supported by members.

Your membership makes these stories possible. Plus, you get our popular daily email with all our stories delivered straight to you.

Autum Robertson
Autum is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Ketchum, McCall and general news. Contact her at autum@boisedev.com.

‘There’s no affordable housing’: Essential workers face big housing challenges in Idaho resort community

Jeff Emerick was born and raised in the scenic, tourist destination and resort area that is Blaine County. But as time went...

Sun Valley area holds town hall on COVID: How the resort area is unique and what it plans

Blaine County held a virtual town hall meeting Thursday night to go over the area’s COVID-19 status.   Similar to...

Data shows shifts in Ketchum economy this year in wake of pandemic

Since recovery from outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resort town of Ketchum started to feel busy again. For a time, Blaine...

New project in Wood River Valley to increase affordable housing options

Officials and developers broke ground on a new project aimed at helping people find affordable homes in Hailey. 

Popular

With hospitalizations surging, Little moves Idaho back to Stage Three

Idaho will move back to Stage Three of its reopening plan, Gov. Brad Little announced Monday. "Idaho is at...

In-N-Out Burger sets plan for Boise, but it will be a while still

It’s the question we get more than just about any other inquiry: When will the Boise area get an In-N-Out Burger?

A month after purchase, Saltzer’s new owner will merge to form larger healthcare system

Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare announced last month it would buy the Treasure Valley's Saltzer Health. Now, just a...

Boise State study gives new data-driven look at evictions in Idaho

BOISEDEV EXCLUSIVE Roughly 1,600 Idahoans were formally evicted from their homes in 2019, according to a new study from...
Tamarack Resort Q4 2020

Related

Sleepier summer in Sun Valley: The only stars are the ones in the sky; Allen & Co. canceled

Typically, the week after the Fourth of July sees the Sun Valley area fill up with big names aboard private jets. ...

Sun Valley moves forward with ski area expansion project

Sun Valley Resort said it remains on pace to open a large new expansion this winter. The resort ended...

Ski 2020: New lift, Bogus perks, more in store at Sun Valley this season

The Sun Valley Resort first welcomed skiers in 1936. In the 83 years, since...

Annual spotlight on Sun Valley helps Idaho’s economy in ways large and small

"Good luck with the star sightings!" - overheard in the Sun Valley Village as a mother sent her late grade school-aged kids...

Latest

Boise Airport applies for large new parking garage, but no timeline is set

Boise Airport officials are looking at the next step in the longterm plan to expand and upgrade the largest airport in the...

Boise restaurants prepare patios for colder weather

When the pandemic first struck Idaho, most restaurants shut down immediately. Some businesses modified their operations to...

With hospitalizations surging, Little moves Idaho back to Stage Three

Idaho will move back to Stage Three of its reopening plan, Gov. Brad Little announced Monday. "Idaho is at...

Boise gets first full-time hip hop station: Power 105.5

New York-based Townsquare Media launched a new radio station in the Boise area: Power 105.5 FM. The station replaces 105.5 The...

A month after purchase, Saltzer’s new owner will merge to form larger healthcare system

Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare announced last month it would buy the Treasure Valley's Saltzer Health. Now, just a...

SUEZ asks to increase residential and business rates; home increases could average nearly $80/year

SUEZ, the French company that delivers water to nearly 100,000 Ada County homes and commercial buildings, has...