In all seasons of the year, travelers can count on Sun Valley, Idaho providing a scenic backdrop to enjoy for any well-deserved getaway. Between the mountains and valleys, rivers, and forests, visitors will find a seemingly endless list of reasons to get out and explore. If you happen to be heading this way in the winter, time spent on Bald Mountain is bound to be a highlight of your trip. While the mountain trails here are tantalizing in the warm weather months, it’s hard to top skiing and snowboarding your way through an incredible getaway.
A Fan-Favorite Stop in Town
Bald Mountain, often fondly referred to as “Baldy,” is located among the Clearwater Mountains of the Gold Rush Historic Byway in North Central Idaho within easy reach of both Ketchum and Sun Valley. The resort was established in 1959 and today is a fan-favorite stop for winter recreation enthusiasts of all skill levels. A trip to Bald Mountain with skis in hand is a chance to enjoy more than 2,054 skiable acres to discover and a base elevation sitting at 5,750 feet. The top elevation here is listed at 9,150 feet while visitors can enjoy access to over 100 trails on-site as well as 12 scenic lifts. The mountain is loved for its perfect pitch vertical running from peak to base. Here, you won’t find plateaus or flats, but an abundance of downhill opportunities designed to thrill! If you’re a beginner, there’s nothing to worry about as lessons are available in the area and there are runs that are suitable for novice skiers to experts on the slopes alike.
Lodges to Explore on Bald Mountain
When you’re looking to enjoy a break from skiing at Bald Mountain, there are plenty of lodges to check out and enjoy as well. Lookout Day Lodge is a great place to grab lunch as they host a daily taco bar that comes complete with gorgeous mountain views. River Run Day Lodge has hearty favorites on the menu as well as handcrafted cocktails that can be savored right at the base of the mountain. Warm Springs Lodge serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections for skiers while Seattle Ridge Day Lodge is found at the top of the slopes and is a great place to order up wood-fired fare.
A Sensational Stop for Snowboarding
While skiing is impeccable at Bald Mountain, it’s also an award-winning destination for snowboarding. Here, you can count on having access to gorgeous runs, brilliant terrain, and stunning views that make the challenge well worth the effort. Both daily lift tickets and season passes to Bald Mountain are available for guests to purchase depending on how often they’ll be hitting the slopes.
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A trip to Sun Valley is always a treat for travelers and at Abode Sun Valley, we have the inviting vacation rental options that infuse luxury and style into your stay too. Reach out to learn more and to start planning your next trip.