Ending on a High Note

The 2013-14 ski and snowboard season didn’t exactly go out quietly. On Sunday, hundreds of merrymakers donned their most creative costumes and got after the last turns of the year before the lifts ferried the final passengers to Lookout Restaurant at 3:45 p.m. The sun was bright, the air was warm and snow conditions were great — the perfect ending to a terrific Sun Valley season.

If you didn’t make it up Bald Mountain yourself (or at least to the patio at Warm Springs Lodge), enjoy this sampling of photos, capturing the spirit of the day!

The top of Baldy was one big open-air party as the 2013-14 season wound to a close

The top of Baldy was one big open-air party as the 2013-14 season wound to a close

Young and older came out to enjoy the gorgeous sunshine and big small-town spirit

Young and older came out to enjoy the gorgeous sunshine and big small-town spirit

Skiing and snowboarding were only part of the fun on Sunday

Skiing and snowboarding were only part of the fun on Sunday

Local ski legend Zach Crist spends some quality time with friends

Local ski legend Zach Crist spends some quality time with friends

Two friends who probably skied every day of the season -- local philanthropist Kipp Nelson, and friend

Two athletes who probably skied every day of the season -- local philanthropist Kipp Nelson, and friend

Thanks to all for making it one fabulous season!

Part of the great Sun Valley team that made it happen all winter long: Tony Parkhill, Matt Baxandall and Peter Stearns

Part of the great Sun Valley team that made it happen all winter long: Tony Parkhill, Matt Baxandall and Peter Stearns

Gorillas somehow weren't out of place at the base of the run

Gorillas somehow weren't out of place at the base of the run (photo courtesy Susie Ring)

The season definitely ended on a high note

The season definitely ended on a high note

 

The party on the Warm Springs patio didn't end when the lifts stopped running. Thanks to all for an amazing season!

The party on the Warm Springs patio didn't end when the lifts stopped running. Thanks to all for an amazing season!

Thanks to Sun Valley’s Nick Maricich for sharing these photos.

Bring on summer!

–RES

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