Nice little video update from the good folks at Sun Valley as they called in for air support in a major step of their Bald Mountain expansion project. A heavy-lift helicopter swooped in and removed the row of 4,000lbs lift towers with the quickness and brought back up the colossal footers for the new chair. Appreciate the precision work of a skilled pilot and a hardworking mountain ops ground crew. Love watching stuff like this.
Tucked away in a quiet nook on Bald Mountain’s southern flank, a hidden wonderland of skier’s delight awaits. Glide peacefully down a gentle, wide open, sun drenched bowl. Dance through perfectly spaced trees. Jam down steep chutes. Increasing Bald Mountain’s lift serviced terrain by nearly 20%, the first major terrain expansion in over two decades on Baldy will open for skiers and snowboarders next winter (20-21).
Demonstrating their deep commitment to creating the best possible ski experience and maintaining the natural legacy of such a historic and world class mountain Resort, the Holding family has steadfastly pushed this expansion project forward.
Slated for completion in the Fall of 2020, a new high-speed detachable quad by Dopplemeyer will replace the resort’s oldest chairlift, Cold Springs (#4). The expansion, adding 380-plus acres of exciting new terrain, includes lengthening the gradually pitched and oh so smooth Lower Broadway Run, adding 25 highly efficient snowmaking guns and opening up some of Baldy’s best terrain, including a great wide open bowl and extensive tree skiing.
The new lift, rising 1582 vertical feet in just over a mile, will provide a seamless transition from the base of Cold Springs to the Roundhouse Restaurant, Roundhouse Express Gondola and Christmas chairlift (#3).
Accessed via Seattle Ridge, the expanded terrain adds some exciting expert terrain. Long known by tight lipped Sun Valley locals for its secret powder stashes, rock drops, steep chutes and epic corn skiing, the increased lift access and improved bike trail further establishes Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain as a crown jewel of destination ski resorts and a must visit for every passionate snow rider.
The best way to enjoy this great expansion this upcoming winter is to purchase a season pass. Buy now for the best price.