East of Boise, the Sun Valley Resort has 121 runs spread across 2,154 acres that are accessed by 14 lifts with a maximum descent of 3,400 feet. The runs have a level of difficulty ranging from 40% easy to 40% moderate to 20% difficult. Snowboarders will appreciate the deep snow base at Sun Valley with an average annual snowfall of 220 inches.
Bald Mountain, known as Baldy, is considered a big carving mountain and can be very icy at times unless the snow is very fresh. When you are ready for some challenge, head over to the Upper River Run that is just too steep to groom! If there are freestylers in your crew, they'll be pretty happy about the five terrain parks in Sun Valley and the one superpipe.
If you haven't been to Sun Valley snowboarding in a while, there are some big changes afoot. The new Turkey Bowl and Cold Spring Canyon Chutes will add 380 acres on the south side which is accessible from a new high speed quad lift.
For some apres ski action, you'll want to drive on over to Grumpys in downtown Ketchum. For some nightlife, you can try The Cellar Pub and Whiskey Jacques.
To reach the snowboarding at Sun Valley from Boise, head east on US84 to Mountain Home. In Mountain Home, exit onto US20 heading east. At the intersection with SR75, turn left heading north. Head north on SR75 through Hailey and into Ketchum. The ski area is located on the west side of SR75. The closest airports are in Hailey and in Boise. The ski area bases are interconnected by a free shuttle bus.
Overall, Sun Valley Resort is the 1st most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 12 snowboarding resorts in Idaho.
Local Contacts: Sun Valley Resort Ski Area (800) 786-8259; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820; Sawtooth Avalanche Info (208) 765-7323
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Tyrolean Lodge (208) 726-5336; Lift Tower Lodge (800) 462-8646
Luxury Loding: Limelight, Ketchum; The Knob Hill Inn, Ketchum; Sun Valley Lodge
Breakfast Restaurant: The Kneadery; Western Cafe; Java On 4th
Reference Source: click here https://www.sunvalley.com/
GPS: 43.670812, -114.367262
Date Published: 1/4/2016
Date Updated: 2/13/2019
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