“The Monument Plant is a tall, narrow, cone-shaped plant with flowers clustered around the upper part of its stem. The plants live for many years, blooms only once and then dies. Flowering is unpredictable, but seems related to moisture,” according to Idaho Mountain Wildflowers – Earle. Some think it is on a seven year cycle. This year, the monument plant seems to be everywhere. We are seeing it in the middle of the upper runs, such as Holiday, Exhibition and Olympic. If you look out the window as you are riding up the Gondola, you can see this plant as you ride over Exhibition. Because of the cold temperatures in the spring, The mountain is still green and the mountain flowers are in bloom. This is a perfect time to go for a Gondola ride, lunch at the Roundhouse and a nature hike!
The Roundhouse Connector is now open! This hiking only trail boasts beautiful views and oportunities for wildlife encounters. It connects the Bald Mountain Trail to the Roundhouse Restaurant and Gondola, with a 14 minute hike over 0.7 miles of Bald Mountain. Definitely worth the visit! (This trail is a hiking only trail, no bikes please.)
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.