Baldy Blanketed in 17+ inches of snow

Bald Mtn. - October 6, 2009White Clouds Webcam - Oct 6, 2009



Weekend storms have blanketed Baldy with the first significant snowfall of the season. 17+ inches has fallen so far!

Sun Valley Resort expects to open the ski season Thanksgiving Day, however, this date could be pushed up should early snowstorms continue.

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  • Sandra Carter

    Can I get any info on what the past track record is for Sun Valley to open on Thanksgiving Weekend? We would love to book a couple of flight tickets now and we do realize its weather dependent – however we’re just trying to get a good idea on what our chances are of trails/lifts being open by that date. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  • Kate Randall

    In the last 10 years we’ve partially opened Bald Mountain on Thanksgiving day or the day before 8 out of 10 times. As always it is weather and snowmaking temperature dependant.

    The Resort itself is open year-round and we are offering a Thanksgiving Package that includes 4 nights lodging and 3 days of skiing and a lavish Thanksgiving Buffet feast for $282 per person double occupancy.

    I hope this will help you in your vacation planning. Thank you!

  • Natalie

    We’re thinking about coming to Sun Valley again over Thanksgiving however, this year we bought season ski passes how does this work with the passes included in the Thanksgiving Package? Thanks

  • Kate Randall

    Dear Natalie,

    Since you already have a ski pass, what you need to do is book your room and the Thanksgiving buffet dinner separately.

    The buffet is $39.50 for adults, $22.50 for kids age 12 & under.
    Tickets available through the Recreation Center at (208) 622-2135

    Rooms start at $139 for a Standard room in the Sun Valley Lodge.
    For more information about room rates and reservations call 800-786-8259.

    Thank you and we hope you enjoy your stay at Sun Valley.

  • Greg

    My wife and I are planning to spend Christmas at Sun Valley this year. Are there any special events scheduled for the holiday?

  • Kate Randall

    Dear Greg,
    Yes, there will be quite a few events going on at Sun Valley Resort over the holidays besides great skiing.

    Tree Lighting Festival- Saturday, December 19 (Free event)
    5pm- Sun Valley Carolers will perform, Free hot chocolate & cookies
    Tree Lighting at 6pm, Santa arrives

    Lodge Dining Room- Dinner Reservations: (208) 622-2800
    Thanksgiving dinner with the Sun Valley Trio
    Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner with the Sun Valley Trio
    New Year’s Eve dinner
    o Special dance trio on New Year’s Eve to ring in the New Year!

    Special performances/dates:
    December 23: Second Annual Classical Christmas Concert at the Sun Valley Opera House. Doors at 7:00, show at 7:30. $35/person. No children under 8 please. Tickets at the Sun Valley Recreation Center: (208) 622-2135

    December 24: Christmas Eve Festival – 5pm (Free event)
    o Sun Valley Carolers, Nutcracker on Ice, Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

    Limelight New Year’s Eve Party- 9pm -1am
    o High Street Band, cash bars, dancing and champagne toast
    o Tickets at the Sun Valley Recreation Center (208) 622-2135

    We also offer day and evening care for small children and fun holiday entertainment for kids.

  • Karl Johan

    If I am reading this correctly it looks like you are taking reservations for the LDR this year for thanksgiving? Is this correct?

    Will the Ram also be open for Thanksgiving dinner?

  • Kate Randall

    Dear Karl,
    Yes, there will be a Thanksgiving dinner menu in The Lodge Dining Room from 3-8pm, The Ram Restaurant from 4-9pm and a Thanksgiving Buffet in the Limelight Ballroom from 4-8pm. Thanksgiving dinner reservations will Not be taken for the LDR or the Ram- it’s first come first serve. You may purchase tickets for the Limelight Buffet -Adults $39.50 / Kids age 12 & under $22.50 at the Sun Valley Recreation Center (208) 622-2135.

  • Carol

    By any chance is there going to be a Thanksgiving Dinner at the Roundhouse due to the new Gondola?!?!

  • Maurice Cooper

    Hello there,
    I’ve been coming to the Lodge for more years than I’d care to mention for five days of accomodation and skiing on your pre-holiday special – usually driving from Seattle and arriving on the Sunday evening and leaving on the Friday after skiing. This year the dates are apparently Dec. 13 through Dec. 18. When I arrive it’s always a challenge to find out quickly what’s on in Sun Valley; Ketchum and Hailey during the week because the “real season” hasn’t started, but things are definitely happening, e.g the Carollers from Salt Lake arriving early at the Inn and doing a pre-show/practice run-through; “A Christmas Carol” dress rehearsal in Ketchum; the High School chorale show in Hailey….Do you track these things; is this list going to be repeated, and, if so, what nights; and can you add to my list?

  • Kate Randall

    Dear Carol,
    Currently there is not a plan for Thanksgiving dinner at the Roundhouse this year, but on November 21 from 11am-2pm there will be a grand-opening celebration of the Roundhouse Gondola and people will be able to take a free round-trip ride on the Gondola to the Roundhouse and back down to River Run.

  • Sara

    Maurice – you might check the local calendar at You might also call the NexStage and Liberty Theaters as well as Wood River High School and The Community School for their entertainment schedules because some of the events you mentioned are informal and not usually advertised to the public. You might also check with Caritas Chorale, the local choral group, as they often have a winter event. Hope you enjoy your trip!