The leader of the office that manages more than 300,000 acres of prized public lands surrounding the Ketchum-Sun Valley area is stepping down … Read moreLongtime Forest Service ranger Kurt Nelson to retire
The Blaine County Department of Road and Bridges crews have now successfully dug through the snow to the Trail Creek Summit, but the road is n… Read moreTrail Creek Summit still closed
The Wood River Trails Coalition and the Pulaski User’s Group are teaming up on Saturday, June 3, to celebrate National Trails Day with a “work… Read moreNational Trails Day 'work party' set for Saturday in Hailey
Trail Creek Summit is still closed, according to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office. Read moreTrail Creek Summit remains closed
SKI magazine has opened its 2024 survey for skiers and travelers to rate North American mountain resorts in a variety of categories, from snow… Read moreSKI magazine conducting annual resort survey
With the abundant winter snow giving way to spring wildflowers, Sun Valley Resort is looking ahead to its summer operations. Read moreResort announces Baldy opening, summer events
Spring trails and U.S. Forest Service roads are slowly drying out for use after heavy late-winter snows. Some loop trails are only open for li… Read moreValley trails opening slowly after heavy snows
For the second year in a row, U.S. ski areas set a record high number of skier and snowboarder visits, with 64.7 million trips to the slopes l… Read moreU.S. ski areas log record-setting season—again
Hatchery personnel from Fish and Game’s Magic Valley Region will be stocking approximately 62,900 10-12 inch rainbow trout throughout the area… Read moreFish and Game to stock trout for family-friendly fishing
The Sawtooth Avalanche Center has issued a special avalanche bulletin for the Wood River Valley and surrounding mountains amid an ongoing heat… Read moreAvalanche bulletin issued as local temperatures crest 75 F
Construction on a pair of new ski lifts up Bald Mountain started a day after skiing stopped on the Warm Springs side of Sun Valley. Now, crews… Read moreOn Warm Springs, lift work takes off
The Hailey City Council on Monday approved plans from the Wood River Land Trust to build a 4,700-foot trail network connecting Lions Park and … Read moreHailey council approves Croy Canyon, Colorado Gulch trail projects
The Hailey Public Library will host Morgan Buckert, fly-fisher extraordinaire, as she explains the families and species of aquatic insects who… Read more'Match the Hatch' with angler Morgan Buckert
After concluding the 2022-23 winter season on Bald Mountain on Sunday, Sun Valley Resort has closed public access to the entire mountain for u… Read moreResort closes public access to Baldy through spring
Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials believe weather was the biggest contributor to a decrease in mule deer harvests for the 2022 season. Read moreF&G: Weather played role in decrease in mule deer harvests for 2022 season
After terminating skiing and snowboarding on the Warm Springs side of Bald Mountain for the 2022-23 winter season on Sunday, Sun Valley Resort… Read moreResort embarks on Baldy improvement projects
The Sawtooth Avalanche Center posted warnings for mountains around the Wood River Valley and Galena Summit Monday after observing "very danger… Read more'First real taste of spring' prompts avalanche warnings
A snowmobiler was killed in the Trinity Lakes area of the Boise National Forest on March 22 after becoming trapped in a large avalanche, the S… Read moreSnowmobiler dies in avalanche west of Featherville
Soldier Mountain will be open two extra Saturdays this ski season. The mountain near Fairfield will be open April 1 and April 8 from 9:30 a.m.… Read moreSoldier Mountain to open 2 extra days this season
Sun Valley Resort is again hosting its annual Dollar Dayz celebrations this weekend to conclude the 2022-23 winter season on Dollar Mountain. Read moreDollar Dayz set to close ski mountain’s season with a splash
The Sawtooth Avalanche Center on Tuesday issued an Avalanche Warning for its entire forecast area after surveys indicated “high” risk across l… Read moreAvalanche Warning issued for Tuesday, Wednesday morning
A snowmobiler died in an avalanche near Stanley on Sunday following a week marred by slides throughout the Wood River and Sawtooth valleys. Read moreSnowmobiler dies in Sawtooth Valley slide
The U.S. Alpine National Championships are returning to Sun Valley for the third time in seven years. Read moreSVSEF looking for volunteers for alpine championships
Sun Valley Resort will recognize International Women’s Day with a series of events scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, through Sunday, March 12. Read moreSun Valley Resort schedules events to honor International Women’s Day
Sun Valley Resort has scheduled several special events in the coming weeks before ending the ski and snowboarding seasons on Bald and Dollar m… Read moreSun Valley Resort schedules ski-area events, closing dates
The Bureau of Land Management has restricted public access to portions of the Wood River Valley to protect wintering wildlife.
Idaho’s ski resorts are benefiting from high traffic and good snow conditions but continue to face housing challenges for workers, especially in the service sector, the Idaho Department of Labor stated in a report last week.
The owners of small outdoor-recreation businesses went before an Idaho Senate committee Monday to support legislation that would limit their legal liability when something goes awry on a trail ride, in whitewater rapids or on a hunting expedition.
Rotarun Ski Area has expanded its snowmaking capabilities with the construction of a new equipment garage that will house the snowcats and snowmobiles to for on-site maintenance and secure, year-round storage.
Rick Ballesteros emigrated from Mexico with his parents when he was two years old. He grew up around the mountains of Utah, watching his peers ski and snowboard from the sidelines. The barriers to entry to the sport were too high—cost, knowledge and access were all out of his reach.
U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, both R-Idaho, have reintroduced the Ski Hill Resources for Economic Development Act—otherwise known as the “SHRED” Act—a bill that aims to invest in outdoor recreation in mountain communities by allowing national forests to retain a portion of the annual …
Following a two-year break due to COVID-19, the Fly Sun Valley Alliance will partner with Sun Valley Resort next weekend to present “Ski for Air Service Day” on Sunday, Jan. 22—offering 70% off lift tickets and a slew of other deals to support flights in and out of Friedman Memorial Airport.
The Salmon‐Challis National Forest is seeking public comment on two grant applications with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) Recreational Grant Program to support a motorized trail crew that will maintain approximately 275 miles of motorized trails between Challis and Stanley.
Sun Valley Resort has reopened its outdoor ice rink adjacent to the Sun Valley Lodge.
In 2022, Sun Valley Resort proposed some major chairlift and trail projects on the Warm Springs side of Bald Mountain.
Wet weather and violent gusts strained an already unstable snowpack throughout the day and into the evening Tuesday, driving the Sawtooth Avalanche Center to issue an avalanche warning indicating very dangerous conditions across its entire coverage area.
Sun Valley Resort is opening more terrain on Bald Mountain as the typically busy holiday weeks approach.
The U.S. Forest Service has recognized four Sawtooth Avalanche Center employees for their efforts to save lives with consistent, quality avalanche forecasting.
Skiers of the SVSEF Alpine Team, along with SVSEF alumni and members of the U.S. Ski Team Development Team, raced amongst the best junior ski racers in North America this past week in Copper Mountain, Colorado.
Sun Valley Resort has launched a new website for people to learn about future projects planned for Bald Mountain.
After a two-punch storm dropped close to 3 feet of snow on Bald Mountain over the weekend, Sun Valley Resort is preparing to open more terrain for skiers and snowboarders.
UPDATE on Dec. 13: Sun Valley Resort has reopened uphill travel on Bald and Dollar mountains, subject to normal regulations. In addition, the resort has stated that potentially hazardous snow conditions could delay the opening of the Seattle Ridge area until Saturday.
Sun Valley Resort is scheduled to open Dollar Mountain for the winter season on Friday, Dec. 9, giving skiers and snowboarders a few more options on where to make turns.
Officials with the National Park Service announced last week they have acquired 105 acres of land adjacent to City of Rocks National Reserve.
Nordic skiing and snowshoeing will be free of charge Saturday, Dec. 10 on all Blaine County Recreation District trails, including those at Galena Lodge 23 miles north of Ketchum. It is also “Free Learn to Nordic Ski Day” at Galena Lodge offering mini Nordic ski lessons from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. an…
An early-season storm that brought more than a foot of snow to parts of the Sun Valley area Wednesday and Thursday has bolstered a strong start to Sun Valley Resort’s 87th winter season.
Recent winter storms have expanded opportunities for backcountry skiing and snowboarding. They have also increased the risk of being caught in an avalanche.
In the competitive realm of mountain-resort passes, Sun Valley Co. is switching teams.
Sun Valley Resort’s proposed chairlift and trail improvement projects on the Warm Springs side of Bald Mountain have received mostly positive feedback from the public since the plans were announced, Sawtooth National Forest and resort representatives said at an open house in mid-August.
Following an offseason of mountain maintenance and proposed lift restructuring, complete with the annual “Pray for Snow” party held at the resort earlier this month, Sun Valley is gearing up for a fruitful post-pandemic ski season, which is scheduled to start Thursday, Nov. 24.
It may not feel so daunting to wade through private neighborhoods on your way to the Big Wood River these days, thanks to a recent partnership between County Floodplain Manager Kristine Hilt (left) and Hailey-based cartographers Evelyn Phillips (right) and J.T. Phillips.
With snow accumulating on Bald Mountain and cold temperatures allowing for snowmaking, Sun Valley Resort has closed access to the ski slopes to promote safety as mountain crews do their work.
For the third year in a row, Sun Valley Resort has been ranked the No. 1 ski resort in North America by the readers of SKI magazine, the resort announced Thursday.