Sun Valley fired up the choppers and backhoes as they have begun phase of one of their planned Warm Springs Enhancement Project. Crews have been busy demolishing the terminals and shuttling timber via whirlybirds. The project is scheduled for completion by December:
“Slated for completion in December 2023, the Warm Springs enhancement will greatly improve skier circulation on the mountain, which allows skier traffic to flow over a wider area of skiable terrain. These upgrades will improve lift quality, efficiency and sustainability and provide multiple options for accessing the mountain from the Warm Springs area.”
THE FUTURE OF SUN VALLEY:
“Warm Springs is a beloved part of the Sun Valley experience. To honor this legendary terrain, we are embracing a new generation of lift technology, which will serve to enhance the overall guest experience—from quicker lift rides and new runs to expanded base area amenities—this project will allow us to showcase more of what our Sun Valley community already loves about Baldy.” –Pete Sonntag, Vice President and General Manager of Sun Valley Resort
- Whisked away. With the replacement of the old Challenger lift, get ready for 35% faster lift rides. You’ll find yourself back at the top of your favorite runs in no time.
- Streamlined access. The Challenger replacement will also feature a convenient mid-lift unload, which will replace the old Greyhawk lift and streamline access to the Greyhawk terrain and popular race venues.
- Reintroducing Flying Squirrel. A new chair lift and an extended ski trail will introduce a revitalized Flying Squirrel. Having lost the former lift to fire in 2014, we are excited to renew this area and bring back lift access to the Frenchman’s terrain network from the Warm Springs base.
- Making better connections. Combined, these new lifts will not only improve skier circulation, they will also offer simplified ways to access other regions of the mountain. Explore more of Bald Mountain with the ability to easily return to your Warm Springs home base.