The Bald Mountain Summer 2011 Season is underway. The Roundhouse Gondola and Christmas Lift operate daily at 9:00 am with the last roundtrip leaving at 4:00 pm, and the last trip down from the top leaving at 4:30pm. The Roundhouse Restaurant is open for lunch at 11:00am.
Trails are open, the views spectacular and the weather is gorgeous! Come on up and join us!
Join us at 7700 feet, mid-way up Bald Mountain, for a spectacular dinner experience. Sun Valley Resort inaugurates summer evening dining at the Roundhouse. Upscale, relaxed dining with casual elegance is offered, amid breathtaking views and nostalgic ambiance.
Also new for dinner services, Averell’s Bar will be open for our dinner guests as a lounge with full bar service. Parties will be sat at their reserved time, so please arrive early to meet up with your party and enjoy the views.
Reservations are required. Please call 208.622.2800.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Nights
June 30th – September 5th
Reservations from 6pm to 9pm
Transportation via the Roundhouse Gondola is complimentary for evening dining.
Summer lunch at the Roundhouse is back! Enjoy full table service in our main dining room, Averell’s Bar, or on the deck hovering above the enormous summer views of Ketchum and the adjacent Pioneer mountains. Complete parties are seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Large parties of 8 or more may make a reservation for table service by calling Restaurant Reservations at 208.622.2800.
The Deck Grill (weather permitting) offers burgers, sandwiches, brats and dogs for a casual self-service experience while enjoying the mountain views from the picnic tables. Beverages and snacks are also available. No large party reservations are accepted for the picnic tables at the Deck Grill.
Lunch is served daily June 24th through September 6th
Full Table Service
Main Dining Room: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Averell’s Bar: 11:00am – 3:00 pm (last call for drinks: 4:30 pm)
Join Cyril and Blakesley Chappellet for a weekend in Sun Valley. Experience the magic of winter under a full moon on Saturday night, March 19 with a gondola ride up Bald Mountain to a special Chappellet wine dinner at the historic Roundhouse Restaurant.
The foundation of Chappellet winemaking program is focused on creating extraordinary age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon that expresses the unique characteristics of the fruit from Pritchard Hill. The rugged terroir of Chappellet’s vineyards produces wines with great intensity and depth, qualities that define the world’s finest wines. For four decades Chappellet wines have received high praise from wine critics and have been sought after by the world’s premier collectors.
Baldy’s first restaurant situated on the River Run side of Bald Mountain about mid-way up is serviced by Sun Valley’s Roundhouse Gondola. Regardless of when you choose to wine or dine, this trip is sure to become one of your most memorable Sun Valley dining adventures. Foot traffic only tickets available at the River Run ticket office.
The Roundhouse will open November 25 for a First Tracks Continental Breakfast at 8:30am, gourmet lunch and aprs ski wine, beer and light bar fare at Averell’s until 4:30pm daily.
Evening dining at the historic Roundhouse will make its debut for Sun Valley’s 75th winter season.
This new Sun Valley tradition will begin December 10 offering an upscale, casual dining experience, Thursday through Saturdays from 6 to 9pm.
Complimentary Roundhouse Gondola evening transportation will be reserved for dinner guests only.
Dinner reservations are now being accepted for the winter season. Call now.
Call (208) 622-2012 for dinner reservations
Location: Bald Mountain
Breakfast & Lunch Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Daily (reservations not taken)
Dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights from 6-9pm Call (208) 622-2012 for dinner reservations
This just in….Jessica’s Coffee cart at the River Run Plaza now offers the coldest beers and refreshing wines along with all her delicious coffee drinks and snacks daily while the Roundhouse Gondola is running. So come on down and enjoy the scenery, sit in the shade, or work on your tan and enjoy a cool one while you are there.
Yep, we think it’s here…Summer, that is…The weather man says to expect temps in the 90′s today and for the weekend. That makes this the perfect time to get on up to the fresh air at the Roundhouse for lunch or a glass of wine. They’re open daily from 11 to 3:30 for the BBQ on the deck. And the Gondola will run from 9:00 until the last ride down at 4:30.
We’ve learned that it’s the coolest place in town for those hot afternoons here in the valley.
James Taylor and local favorite Carole King will be continuing their extremely successful national tour tonight with a stop at our River Run Plaza. Alas, all sold out. Instantly, in fact, the day they went on sale some months ago. We only wish we had more seats. (Working on it, by the way) And that is why, in case you noticed, the Gondola closed early today. They are setting up the stage for the show all day today.
But all will be back to normal Tuesday morning for all the hikers and bikers and flyers that have been up every day. And the Weather Service is forecasting hot, hot, hot weather for the rest of the week so plan to take your lunch break at the Roundhouse, or ride up just for the fresh air, or try an afternoon glass of wine on the deck up there. I promise you, it is worth the trip.
We’re hearing rumors that they might go back to starting the lifts at 9am instead of 10…Anybody have an opinion on that? We know there were a few early hikers that got their schedules messed up by the 10:00 opening. A nice gesture, if they do it. We’ll see…
Look for our earlier blog with the description of the Bald Mountain Trail. You’ll find it a tough hike up, but a beautiful walk, and a very civilized trip down on the Gondola (free).
a benefit for the family of Tim Michael and in recognition and gratitude to all Wood River Valley First Responders at River Run will take place on Wednesday, July 21.
Dave Mason, Kole Moulton and the Lonely Road and the Disciples of Rock to perform at River Run Wednesday, July 21 from 5-9pm.
Tickets are $20, Kids age 12 and under are $5.
From noon to 4pm there will be emergency rescue equipment demonstrations.
Concert tickets are available at Atkinsons Markets in Ketchum and Hailey. $20 for adults, and $5 for kids 12 & under.
Can you believe it? Here, in our little town, the ever popular Dave Mason with the disciples of Rock…That River Run concert venue is proving itself to be a great one for performers and enthusiasts both! What a great spot though, cooler when the sun gets lower, and beautiful with the mountain at your back and the river just in front as you sit on the grass enjoying the show. And the acoustics are amazing there, it seems the mountainside captures the music and bounces it right back at you. It will be a memorable evening for everybody.
This one is a benefit, organized by the tireless Julie Gallagher and members of the Sun Valley Ski Patrol for the family of Tim Michael who left us this winter while skiing on Baldy. And it is part of a whole afternoon of activities there at the River Run Plaza. There will be displays and demonstrations by the Wood River Valley First Responders and the Ski Patrol. The gondola will be running, and there will be lunch served at the Roundhouse during the day. You’ll see games and fun stuff for everybody, kids included.
There will be BBQ, a no-host bar, a silent auction and a raffle for 2 season ski passes on Baldy. The whole Ski Patrol will be out, enjoying the event, and offering the latest version of the Ski Patrol t-shirts and hats for sale. It all goes to a good cause. And a good time for everybody.
Bring the kids and bring your own picnics if you prefer, but be sure to come help out, you won’t regret it.
It seems that July has finally arrived, and now it’s getting pretty hot out there around town. It could be in the 80′s today, possibly even the 90′s by the weekend. The coolest place in the valley will have to be the Roundhouse up on Baldy. Great place for lunch at the BBQ on the deck, or a nice sitdown meal inside around the fireplace. They are telling us that the restaurant is considerably less crowded than it was last weekend, so it might be a great time to get up there and give it a look. And you can ride right on up to the summit at the old Lookout building, stroll around take some pics, and if you are lucky, it is always fun to watch the parasailers take off from the top.
Ask the mountain guys about the walking trails available, and bike rentals there at Pete Lane’s. Kaleb is almost always there and will be happy to supply maps, directions, schedules, even water and snacks if needed.
Look at our previous blog about the Bald Mountain Trail, it describes the hike up, but you could always use it for the walk down just as easily. Think about bringing a light jacket or sweater as well so you don’t get surprised…