Winter Expo and Gondola ‘Ganza on November 21st

Roundhouse Gondola - Fall 2009

Join us for the 2009-2010 Winter Expo and Gondola ‘Ganza on Saturday, November 21st from 11am – 2pm, featuring the Roundhouse Gondola Grand Opening


Ribbon Cutting at 11am

Prizes and raffles, “A Taste of the Mountain”, Mini SPT Jib Park, Mountain Department and Ski Patrol Demonstrations, Free Refreshments,

and much more!

Bring Your Friends & Family!

Detailed program:

Grand opening of the Roundhouse Gondola will be the highlight of Sun Valley Resort’s Winter Expo & Gondola ‘Ganza, Saturday, November 21 from 11 am to 2 pm at River Run Plaza.
Free gondola rides for all will begin immediately following a ceremonious ribbon cutting  at 11 am at the Lower Terminal of the  Roundhouse Gondola. The event, which also celebrates the  beginning of Sun Valley Resort’s 74th winter season, will be a family affair with fun activities and events  for everyone.
A free foot/snowshoe race put on by  the Elephant’s Perch will begin  following the ribbon cutting and will challenge runners and walkers to a race up to the Top Terminal of the Roundhouse Gondola.  Pre-register at the Elephant’s Perch through Friday, November 20 and also at the event until 10 am.
Other events will include  Sun Valley Mountain Dept. and Ski Patrol demonstrations, snow-cat and snowmaking displays, Snow Park Technologies Jib Park Preview, "Tastes of the Mountain," local merchant booths, prizes and raffles, and free hot chocolate and hot cider.
The River Run Day Lodge will open at 9 am. Outdoor activities begin at 10 am and "Tastes of the Mountain,"  will be served from 11 am to 3 pm.
Baldy Mountain chefs Scott Wamsley, River Run Day Lodge, Ken Pratt, Seattle Ridge Lodge, Eric Thomason, Warm Springs Lodge, Don Wise, Roundhouse and Chris Hodapp of Carol’s Dollar Lodge will serve delectable specialties from their respective restaurants at a nominal charge. Representative menu items will include blackened salmon caesar salad, tomato artichoke bisque, fish ‘n chips , macaroni and cheese and a wok station.
Prizes and raffles throughout the day.

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  • kirstie lambert

    Looking forward to that ride, up the mt.with my good friends of Sun Valley.

  • Carl Boyer

    I can’t think of a better birthday present for myself than to share a ride with my best friends at this very special place!

  • Warren Taylor

    The Sun Valley Co continues to put their money where their mouths are. I cant wait for my ride up to The Roundhouse on the new Gondola.

  • Karl Johan

    Thank you so much for another great addition to a fabulous mountain! See you Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Carl Vaughn

    Our Family is going to use this event to kick off our Holiday Season, looking forward to the snowshoe event to the Roundhouse restaurant. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

  • E;izabeth and Ralph

    We are in N.C. and can’t wait to get there for Christmas. Someone please post about the Gondala ride and ribbon cutting today. Happy Holidays are here again.

  • Julius Mojzisek

    Absolutely, guys – I’ve just finished editing video footage from today’s grand opening and I’m uploading it as we speak. It will be online in no time!

  • Mark

    Nice work… had a lot of fun on Saturday. Good vibe over there!