The ski season is almost here and it’s the perfect day for a party: the 2009/2010 Winter Expo and Gondola Ganza

It’s almost here. Snow is falling. Lifts are moving. Skis around town are coming out of garages and getting a fresh tune. The snow guns are running full force. The 2009/2010 ski season is literally, just around the corner. And with the completion of the new gondola, Sun Valley decided it was time to celebrate.

Today was the Sun Valley Winter Expo and Gondola ‘Ganza at the base of River Run, and it was the perfect way to open the season. A traditional ribbon cutting ceremony kicked off the day and included speeches by mountain manager, Peter Stearns, the president of lift company Doppelmayr, the mayors of both Sun Valley and Ketchum, and Sun Valley owner, Carol Holding. The excitement was palpable, as thousands of people drank beer and free hot cocoa in the mile-long line to get a free ride on the new gondola, River Run Express #2.

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Gondola grand opening video

In case you missed it, we have the video for you – check out video footage from Roundhouse Express gondola grand opening at River Run on November 21st!

Start of Sun Valley’s 74th Winter Season!

Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain open for Sun Valley’s 74th winter Season on Thanksgiving Day!

Inn Limelight Ballroom Buffet from 4 – 8 P.M.

4 – 8 P.M.

Featuring the Leana Leach Trio

Adults $39.50 ~ Children (under age 12) $22.50

Buffet tickets may be purchased at the Sun Valley Recreation Center or at the door.

(208) 622-2135

November 26th seating for all locations will be provided on an "As Available" basis only.

Reservations not accepted. For more information please call 622-2800.

Ram Restaurant – Thanksgiving Dinner 4-9 PM

4 – 9 P.M.

Larry Harshbarger on Piano

November 26th seating for all locations will be provided on an "As Available" basis only.

Reservations not accepted. For more information please call 622-2800.

Gretchen’s Restaurant – Thanksgiving Dinner

11A.M. - 10P.M.

November 26th seating for all locations will be provided on an "As Available" basis only.

Reservations not accepted. For more information please call 622-2800.

Lodge Dining Room Thanksgiving Dinner

The Lodge Dining Room from 3 – 8P.M.

Featuring The SunValley Trio

November 26th seating for all locations will be provided on an "As Available" basis only.

Reservations not accepted. For more information please call 622-2800.

Leave the cooking to Sun Valley Resort this Thanksgiving!

Leave the cooking to Sun Valley Resort chefs this Thanksgiving! Our restaurants will prepare excellent traditional and non-traditional gourmet Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday, November 26.

  • The Lodge Dining Room will be serving dinner from 3-8pm and will feature the Sun Valley Trio for your entertainment.
  • Gretchen’s Restaurant will serve a traditional Thanksgiving menu as well as their regular menu from 11am-10pm
  • The Ram Restaurant will serve a few different entrees including Roasted Free-Range Turkey with all the trimmings, Salmon a la Barigoule, Lamb Shank and Filet of Beef. Larry Harshbarger will perform. Hours 4-9pm.
  • Finally, there will be a gourmet Thanksgiving buffet in the Sun Valley Inn Limelight Room from 4-8pm featuring the Leana Leach Trio for your entertainment.
    Buffet tickets: Adults $39.50 / Kids under age 12 $22.50. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at the Sun Valley Recreation Center at (208) 622-2135.

Thanksgiving dinner reservations will not be taken at any restaurant. Seating for all locations will be provided on an “as available” basis only.

For more restaurant information call (208) 622-2800.

Opera House – Planet 51

Starts Friday, November 20th – December 3rd
Planet 51
Copyright ©TriStar Pictures

Animated sci-fi tale set on “Planet 51,” whose inhabitants live in fear of an alien invasion. Their paranoia is realized when astronaut Capt. Charles “Chuck” Baker arrives from Earth. Befriended by a young resident, the astronaut has to avoid capture in order to recover his spaceship and return home.

Rated: PG

6:30 PM & 8:30 PM

Great weather for making snow!

Last night was good and cold, and the snowmakers have been making good progress on Bald and Dollar mountains.  The forecasts show continued cold temperatures throughout this weekend and all next week – and we’ll be taking advantage of every minute of it.