Sun Valley April 2011 Mountain Operations Schedule

Catching air in the Sun Valley Bowls. Seattle Ridge in the background.

Bald Mountain will remain open through Sunday, April 24!
Dollar Mountain end of season Dollar Dayz Celebration is Saturday & Sunday, April 2 & 3.
Dollar Mountain Tubing Park is open through Saturday, April 2.
Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center open through Sunday, April 10 (weather & snow dependent)

Sunday, April 3 is the final day of Gondola service and winter lunch at Roundhouse.
Roundhouse restaurant will reopen this summer for lunch and dinner.

Lifts in operation the week of April 4-10, 2011
#1 Lower River Run
#5 Lookout Express
#8 Frenchman’s
#10 Challenger
#12 Seattle Ridge (final week of Seattle Ridge Lodge operations)
#14 Mayday
#7 Greyhawk will be open April 8 & 9
River Run, Warms Springs and Seattle Ridge Lodges open for business
Lookout Lodge Cookout April 8, 9 & 10 with limited food service inside

Lifts in operation the week of April 11-17, 2011
#1 Lower River Run
#5 Lookout Express
#10 Challenger
River Run and Warms Springs Lodges open for business
Lookout Lodge: Mon – Thu: restrooms only, Fri – Sun: Lookout Cookout BBQ

Lifts in operation the week of April 18-24, 2011
#10 Challenger
Additional lift openings TBA
River Run and Warms Springs Lodge open for business
Lookout Lodge: Mon – Thu: restrooms only, Fri – Sun: Lookout Cookout BBQ

Thanks for a great 2010-11 ski season!

*April Mountain Operation schedule is subject to change depending on weather and safety conditions.

Dollar Dayz Celebration April 2 & 3

Pond Skim Photo

Celebrate spring and the final days of the Dollar Mountain 2010-2011 Winter Season on Saturday & Sunday, April 2 & 3 with costumes, races, family activities and the 2nd Annual Cold Bowl Pond Skim!

On Saturday, April 2, Dollar Mountain will host the Sun Valley Kid’s Cross Race, a fun event for all kids ages 15 and under. Race will be held on the Half-Dollar Cross Course and begin at 11am. Race will be limited to only 50 competitors. Pre-register online for $10. Day of race registration is $15. Registration forms available on our website Parks & Pipes page.

Saturday will also be the culmination of the US Ski Association Cross-Country Skiing National Championships and the multi-stage USSA SuperTour Finals with the final hill climb up Dollar Mountain from 9-11am. Onlookers are encouraged to cheer the racers along the course as they climb Dollar.

On Sunday, April 3 festivities will include the 2nd Annual Cold Bowl Pond Skim hosted by the Sun Valley Ski Patrol, music and an outdoor BBQ. Costumes encouraged. Limit of 100 entrants. Register at Carol’s Dollar Mountain Lodge from 9-10:30am on April 3 only. Events from 11am – 3pm.

Meet Muffy Davis at the Sun Valley Village Toy Store April 1

Come to the Sun Valley Village Toy Store on Friday, April 1 from 5-6:30pm and meet world champion and paralympian quadruple medal winner, Muffy Davis. Refreshments will be served.

Muffy Davis will be in Sun Valley to celebrate Ski Heritage Week and she will be inducted to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 2.

Ski Heritage Week presents Ishpeming FilmFest March 27-April 1

Some of skiing’s greatest films will be shown for free at the Sun Valley Opera House in conjunction with Ski Heritage Week, Sunday, March 27- through Friday, April 1, 2011.

The schedule:
Sunday, March 27
8:30pm – Der Weisse Rausch

Monday, March 28
9:00am- Best of John Jay
11:00am – Sun Valley Collection: Sun Valley’s 50th & Union Pacific’s Sun Valley Skiing
2:00pm – Ski Time by Warren Miller
4:00pm- Ski The Outer Limits
4:30pm – The Performer
8:00pm – Ski Racer
8:30pm – Legends of American Skiing

Tuesday, March 29
11:00am – Sun Valley Collection, It Happened In Sun Valley & Skifully Yours
2:00pm – Sun Valley Serenade
4:00pm- Last of the Ski Bums
9:00pm – Gliding Through Time

Wednesday, March 30
9:00am- Ski The Outer Limits
9:30am – Blizzard of Aahhhs
11:00am – Sun Valley Collection, Union Pacific’s It’s On Ice & Moon Over Sun Valley
2:00pm – Ski Time by Warren Miller
4:30pm- Sun Valley Serenade
6:30pm – Roger Brown’s Freestyle (rough cut)
7:30pm – Barrymore Evening, The Performers & Last of the Ski Bums

Thursday, March 31
9:00am – Ski Racer
9:30am- Legends of American Skiing
11:00am – Sun Valley Collection, Union Pacific’s It’s On Ice & Moon Over Sun Valley
2;00pm Der Weisse Rausch
7:30pm – Ski The Outer Limits
8:00pm – “Ski Time” Warren Miller

Friday, April 1
9:00am- Ski Race
9:30am- Legends of American Skiing
11:00am – Sun Valley Collection, It Happened In Sun Valley & Skifully Yours
2:00pm – Best of John Jay
4:00pm- Sun Valley Serenade
6:00pm – The FIS 100 Years
7:30pm – Blizzard of Aahhs
9:00pm- Winter Equinox

“This festival is a celebration of the best ski films ever made. There are many different kinds of ski films so a real variety were nominated and became chosen for many different reasons. Some were innovative or influential leading the way, others captured people, events or times. But together I think they are our sport’s essentials and this week’s festival offers a rare moment to see them as they should be seen, on a big screen. It is interesting that all these were made on film, no video production was selected. Anyone who comes to the awards ceremony Tuesday will see a glimpse of each film, and hear from the filmmakers. From celebrating our sport’s storied past we gain the perspective to view its future.” Ric Moulton, chairman Film Institute Steering Committee, explained.

Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony April 2

Join us in the Sun Valley Resort Limelight Ballroom on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 6pm for the 2010 US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

To purchase tickets please go to the US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame website to register. Ticket prices range from $250-$3000.

For further questions please contact the Ketchum/Sun Valley Historical Society at: (208) 726-8118.

2010 Inductees are:
Bobby Cochran- 7 time national champion and US Ski Team leader.
Muffy Davis- World champion and paralympian quadruple medal winner.
Earl Holding- Visionary leader and owner of Sun Valley Resort, Idaho and Snowbasin Resort, Utah.
Shane McConkey- Influential big mountain skier and innovator of ski rocker technology.
Glen Plake- Skiing’s Pied Piper and the most recognizable skier in the world.
Daron Rahlves- Trail blazing downhill and skier-cross racer beating the world’s best.

Sun Valley Resort lodging packages are available for attendees. Call 800-786-8259 for hotel reservations. Book early, space is limited

Ski Heritage Week in Sun Valley March 27-April 2, 2011

Ski Heritage Week, a joint presentation of the International Skiing History Association (ISHA) and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame comes to Sun Valley Resort March 27-April 3, 2011 for a week long celebration. There will be different events all week. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be on the evening of Saturday, April 2 in the Sun Valley Inn Limelight Room.

Two Idahoans, Sun Valley Resort owner Earl Holding, and Paralympic medalist (a bronze & three silvers) Muffy Davis will be inducted. Other inductees include: Bobby Cochran, Shane McConkey, Glen Plake and Daron Rahlves.

Special hotel rates available for members of the ISHA/Ski Hall of Fame.

Demo Days Done Dirt Cheap March 26

For one day only! Saturday, March 26 from 9am-3pm Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports and Brass Ranch at River Run will offer free demos of next year’s skis.
Look for the vender tents on the snow at River Run Plaza from Atomic, Blizzard, Head & Volkl.

Now is a great time to demo and purchase skis for next winter!
-Current year demo skis will be on sale starting as low as $349.
-Pre-order now for next year’s product and save 20% off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.
-Current POC helmets and googles 30% off.
-10% off coupon good toward already reduced winter ski wear.

22nd Annual Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree October 12-16, 2011

photo of trumpet players
Join the fun during five straight days of music Wednesday, October 12 through Sunday, October 16, performed by over 200 musicians, with 280 shows and dance competitions from which to choose! Music styles ranges from Traditional and Contemporary Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Zydeco, Blues and more. If you are a music lover, this is an event not to be missed!

For tickets and information, please contact the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree office at: 877-478-5277 or online at:

By mail:
Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree
PO Box 2745
Sun Valley, ID 83353

Sun Valley Skier/Boarder Cross Clinics March 18, 19 & 26

Ride the world class National Championship boarder cross course on Dollar Mountain! The Sun Valley Snowsports School will offer training clinics and open runs on the SPT built course.

Friday, March 18
Adult clinic will be offered from 10am -12pm.
Kid’s clinic (6-18 yrs.) will be held 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Saturday, March 19
Open clinic for all ages from 10am – noon.
Saturday, March 26
Open clinic for all ages from 10am – noon.

Following completion of any one of the clinics skiers/boarders will be able to run the course as many times as they want from 1-3:30 pm Saturday.

To enter the course, all skiers/boarders must complete a clinic. Helmets are mandatory.
The clinics are $35 and may be reserved at the Dollar Mountain Lodge SnowSports School desk or, by calling 208-622-2289.

Full Moon Ski & Snowshoe at Sun Valley Nordic Center

Come and enjoy our wonderful trails in a different light… by moonlight. On Saturday, March 19 the Sun Valley Nordic Center hours will be extended until 9pm with guided Nordic and Snowshoe tours beginning at 8pm. Charge is $15 per person for the tour. Please call the Sun Valley Nordic Center for more information and to reserve a spot with the guided tour. (208) 622-2250

The Sun Valley Club restaurant will be open for dinner from 6-9pm on the same nights. For dinner reservations please call (208) 622-2800.