Bald Mountain to be open through April 18th!

Spring is definitely in the air as the sun is shining, the snow is soft, an outdoor bar is set up at Warm Springs Lodge and goggle tans abound.

Sun Valley Resort announced yesterday that Bald Mountain will stay open through Sunday, April 18th. Little brother mountain, Dollar, will remain open through Sunday April 4th.

This leaves all of us die-hard Baldy fans, terrain park fanatics, sun-loving skiers, fair-weather boarders and spring-skiing enthusiasts plenty of time to enjoy the blue skies, snow, sun, and skiing. So rather than wondering “what if?” or lamenting Ullr for not bringing us more snow in March, get out there and make some fun spring turns, grab a seat on a sunny deck, enjoy the company of friends and savor the beauty of this place we are all lucky to call home.

Ski Patrol Update 1/26/ – 2/2/2010

Mountain Update – January 21, 2010

Check out today’s fresh footage from Baldy’s slopes!

Ski Patrol Update for 1/20 – 26

January 19th Ski Conditions

Bald Mountain Update . . .

The Sun Valley Ski Patrol has now opened Seattle Ridge and the Bowls as well as more terrain on the front side.  Conditions are excellent with 10″ of new snow in the past 24 hours!!

Bald Mountain is open!

The front side of Bald Mountain is now open.  Seattle Ridge and the Bowls will open as soon as avalanche control work is concluded in these areas.  Dollar Mountain is open as well.  Don’t forget to be safe, ride with a buddy and HAVE  FUN!!!

Bald Mountain Opening on January 19th

Bald Mountain will experience a slightly delayed opening today due to avalanche control work. We received 10″ in the last 24 hours and the slopes will be great!! Remember to be safe, ride with a buddy and HAVE FUN!!

Local Athletes Set their Sights on the Olympics!

In disciplines that range from moguls to Cross Country skiing to Halfpipe to SkiCross, Sun Valley natives and Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) athletes are busy this winter. With the Olympics less that a month away, several local skiers and snowboarders are currently competing around the world on the World Cup circuit and anticipating the announcement of the Olympic rosters.

Graham Wantanabe, already an Olympic athlete, stands a chance of again competing in BoarderCross. Langely McNeal and Biche Rudigoz are currently vying for spots on the newest Olympic sport’s team, SkiCross. Also competing around the world, Bellevue native, SVSEF athlete, and US Snowboard team member, Kaitlyn Farrington.

The Olympic fate of Cross Country powerhouse, US Ski Team Member (A Team), and longtime SVSEF athlete Morgan Arritola will be announced on Tuesday, January 19th. Also on the Cross Country front, two other SVSEF athletes, Simi Hamilton and Adele Espy were recently named to the World Junior Cross Country team.

And as we speak, mogul-virtuoso and son of storied mogul-expert Joey Cordeau, Shane Cordeau is competing in one of his first World Cups in Deer Valley, with qualifications runs set to take place Saturday night at 5:30. Shane has had an incredibly successful 2009/2010 season thus far, after winning two Nor-Am Mogul Championships in the 2008/2009 season, as a new member to the SVSEF’s Olympic Development Team (ODT), and as a recent addition to the US Freestyle Team, this season Shane is competing in his first World Cup events and has a shot at one of three remaining spots for the Olympics.

Watch out for these skiers and boarders who ski, train, and live on Sun Valley snow as the Olympics draw nearer and check back here for results and announcements. Also look at www.svsef.org, www.ussnowboarding.com, and www.usskiteam.com for more information. Good luck to all of them!

Local Skiers Deliver at NorAm Halfpipe Event on Baldy

Locals Tai Barrymore, Colter Brehmer and Hannah Haupt, along with 25 others skiers from throughout North America, threw down big tricks and wowed the crowd this weekend at the URTUR FIS NorAm in the SuperPipe on Lower Warm Springs. Barrymore had one of the biggest runs on Friday, finishing a close second behind Evan Schwartz. Brehmer finished ninth over all and Haupt ended up second for the ladies behind 2010 X-Game skier Megan Gunning.

Saturday’s runs were stunners as well with Barrymore hitting some of the biggest tricks of the day and skiers and boarders crowding Lower Warm Springs to watch the action. Go to www.URTUR.com for results or check back later for Saturday’s results and photos of the comp.

Thanks to the athletes, the SVSEF, URTUR and Sun Valley Company for putting on the event!

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