Sun Valley opened the Sunrise Ski Zone for the first time today, 2/3/21. The expansion increases the skiable terrain at Bald Mountain by nearly 20%. It’s considered an advanced/expert zone filled with off-piste glades, chutes, cliffs, and bowl skiing. Rad.
The mountain released an official statement regarding the new expert-oriented 380 acres of skiable terrain.
Sun Valley Opens Sunrise Ski Zone
No. 1 Ski Resort* Opens 380 Acres of Expert Skiable Terrain
“Sun Valley, ID. (Feb. 3, 2021) – After a record-breaking 51” of snowfall over the past seven days, Sun Valley Resort today announces the opening of Sunrise, the much anticipated expansion plan of over 380 acres of skiable terrain, featuring expert level chutes, glades and bowls.
The new terrain is located on the southern flank of Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain, east of the Seattle Ridge day lodge and accessed from the Seattle Ridge high-speed quad chairlift. After descending through the new Sunrise terrain, skiers and riders are whisked swiftly back up the hill by the brand new Broadway high-speed quad chairlift, which rises an impressive 1582 vertical feet in just over a mile. This new Doppelmayr lift opened in December 2020 and replaced Bald Mountain’s oldest operating chairlift, Cold Springs.
The new terrain is a revelation for the renowned resort, known for decades as a leader in snow-making and grooming. By now offering a new ‘backcountry-style’ experience to the quiver, Sun Valley stakes its claim as one of the most innovative and diverse resorts in North America, increasing skiable acreage by 20% with sought-after glades, chutes and bowls for advanced through expert skiers and riders…”