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Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain
Bald Mountain Rd
Ketchum, Idaho 83340
Category: Ski Areas
Office #: (888) 490-5950
Email: lifttickets@sunvalley.com

Bald Mountain offers 64 runs served by 13 lifts. The 7 high-speed quads, 4 triples and 2 doubles ensure that skiers won't have to wait long to get back to the top after each run.

ResortQuest guests that take advantage of Lodging and Lift Ticket Packages receive a discounted rate on lift tickets, and those tickets will be waiting at check-in upon arrival.


Summer Hiking & Mountain Biking

No visit to Sun Valley is complete without a trip to Bald Mountain. The world-famous mountain, with its nearly 28 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, is open to sightseers and adventurers all summer long. Whether you want a relaxing day among the wildflowers or a challenging journey through the rugged beauty of Idaho's wilderness, a day on Bald Mountain promises an unforgettable experience for everyone.


Summer Lift Tickets

Summer on Bald Mountain offers an entirely different perspective on Sun Valley. The summer lifts will run from 9:00am–4:00pm daily, June 28 through September 2, 2013. Lift-assisted mountain biking begins July 1, 2013. Rides up the mountain stop at 4:00pm, and the last ride down the mountain departs at 4:30pm. For more information, contact Sun Valley Lift Ticketing at (208) 622-6136 or 1-800-894-9931, or e-mail lifttickets@sunvalley.com. Prices are subject to change

Bald Mountain Lift Tickets, Summer 2013

Hiking/Sightseeing One Ride All Day
Adult (13 & over) $15 $25
Youth (3-12 years) $10 $20
Child (2 & under)
Gondola only
Free Free

Tickets greater than $20 include a $10 lunch voucher to the Roundhouse Restaurant.
Prices subject to change.

Mountain Biking All Day
Adult (13 & over) $25
Youth (3-12 years) $20

Lift-assisted mountain biking requires the purchase of an all-day ticket.


Winter Mountain Facts

Bald Mountain has closed for the 2012/2013 Winter Season. We will post dates and lift ticket rates for the 2013/2014 ski season as soon as they become available.

River Run

The River Run area of Bald Mountain is full of slopes covering all ranges of abilities. Gondola access is available at this lift area. The most difficult runs, Olympic and Exhibition, are countered by an easier Olympic Ridge and Olympic Lane. From the top, intermediate skiers can choose Cutoff or Blue Grouse to Mid River Run to get back to the River Run Lift. From there it is a nine-minute lift ride back to the top. Advanced skiers can tackle the Rock Garden, Exhibition or Upper Holiday runs for moguls galore.

Seattle Ridge

Seattle Ridge Lodge overlooks all runs designated as slow skiing areas with the exception of the difficult Fire trail. Seattle Ridge runs are well groomed and served by the Seattle Ridge chairlift, a five-minute ride from the bottom of the ridge back to the top.

The Bowls

The Bowls along the top of Bald Mountain range in difficulty from easiest (Broadway Face) to most difficult (Little Easter Bowl). Intermediate skiers can begin at the left of the mountain and move to the right as they feel more comfortable. The Bowls are easily served by the Mayday chairlift, a seven-minute ride back to the top.

Warm Springs

Warm Springs, named for the warm bubbling water at the base of the lift, is a great area of the mountain for the intermediate skier who needs a little more time to move on to the advanced stage. Filled with more difficult runs, Warm Springs glows in the afternoon sunshine. The top of the area is home to Warm Springs Face and the most difficult runs, International and Limelight. Halfway down, skiers can decide which of the more difficult runs they want to venture on ranging from Brick's Island to Cozy.

Half-Pipe

The ski and snowboard half-pipe is located on the skier's left side of Lower Warm Springs, below Race Arena. The U-shaped terrain features are about 425 feet in length and 40 feet wide with walls about 18 feet high.

Roundhouse Gondola

The Roundhouse Gondola travels from River Run Plaza to the Roundhouse Restaurant area. From there, skiers and snowboarders can jump on the Christmas detachable quad for access to the top of Baldy.

The new state-of-the-art Doppelmayr CTEC Detachable-Grip Gondola has 56 eight-passenger cars and carries 1,800 passengers per hour, traveling 2,000 vertical feet in eight minutes.

For questions and information about Roundhouse Restaurant, call (208) 622-2800.


Bald & Dollar Mountain Statistics

Total Sun Valley Lifts 19 total lifts
(14 on Bald Mountain, 5 on Dollar —
7 Quads, 4 Triples, 5 Doubles, 3 Surface)
Total Lift Capacity
per Hour
26,780
(per skier, Sun Valley has greater uphill
capacity than any other ski area)
Average Skiers
per Day
3,000
Skiable Acreage 2,054
Total Runs 75 total runs
(65 on Bald Mountain, 10 on Dollar)
Top Elevation 9,150
Base Elevation 5,750
Vertical Feet 3,400
Slope Rating 36% Easiest,
42% More Difficult,
22% Most Difficult
Snowmaking Acreage 645
Operating Hours 9:00am - 4:00pm
Snow Report 1-800-635-4150
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