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Four inches of fresh snow overnight Wednesday was enough for Sun Valley to open the bowls on Baldy Thursday morning. The resort dropped the ropes on Lookout, Mayday, Lefty and Kaitlin’s Bowls—all black diamonds—as well as Sigi’s Bowl, a blue, and Broadway Face, the easiest of the top. In all…

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 1,582 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total since March to 119,610. Of those, officials continue to monitor an estimated 72,648 active cases.

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Sun Valley Resort officials previewed the public launch of the resort’s new Broadway chairlift on Bald Mountain on Thursday morning, with a small-scale ribbon-cutting at the lift’s base in the ski area’s Cold Springs canyon.

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Rotarun—the “little mountain with a big heart” near Hailey—is primed for the coming winter and will open to the public for its 80th season on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m.

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Ketchum’s Director of Recreation John Kearney was hard at work Tuesday morning building up a layer of ice to form a rink in Atkinson Park. Five city employees plus some volunteers helped out on what was at that point the fifth day of spraying. After running the Zamboni across the foot-thick …

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 2,298 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 today, registering a new record single-day increase for the second day in a row. Today's surge brings the total to 116,203, of which health officials continue to monitor an estimated 70,289…

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Skiers and snowboarders will be able to ride a new chairlift and get a glimpse of new terrain on Saturday, when Sun Valley Resort begins the first phase of opening a long-awaited expansion in the Cold Springs area of Bald Mountain.

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The BCRD board on Nov. 20 fleshed out a contingency plan for the Recreation District’s HUB after-school program at the Community Campus in case the Blaine County School District goes to “Plan C,” or online learning.

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As this week’s trend of generally dry, mild weather continues, the Sawtooth Avalanche Center is waiting on one more winter storm system before issuing its daily avalanche forecasts.

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Skiers and snowboarders who saw their seasons cut short last winter because of coronavirus-related shutdowns are likely chomping at the bit to get back on the slopes. As they are welcomed back to Sun Valley for the ski resort’s 85th winter season, they will find a variety of changes, with so…

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For Dollar Mountain Manager Corey Allen, producing high-quality powder isn’t just an art—it’s a commitment to skiers and boarders that Sun Valley’s slopes will stay open no matter what Mother Nature has up her sleeve.

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The Wood River Valley is a renowned destination for Nordic skiing thanks to the Blaine County Recreation District and Sun Valley Resort. This year both are gearing up for a busy season as the coronavirus pandemic has people setting their sights on outdoor activities where social distancing is easy.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 1,543 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the state's total to 87,978. Of those, health officials continue to monitor an estimated 50,312 active cases.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 1,310 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the grand total to 86,435. Of those, health officials continue to monitor an estimated 49,284 active cases.

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With autumn snow blanketing Bald Mountain and snowmaking machinery churning away, recreationists who like to ski or hike up the ski area’s trails in the winter are testing their gear. But, Sun Valley Resort is reminding uphill travelers that they will have to follow specific regulations and …

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Galena Lodge will open for the winter season on Friday, Nov. 20, with lodge hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch served daily from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported a new record daily increase in COVID-19 cases today: 1,781 confirmed and probable statewide. Today's jump brought the grand total to 85,125, of which health officials continue to monitor an estimated 48,797.

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Skiers and snowboarders will be asked to adapt to new safety protocols at Sun Valley Resort’s two ski areas this winter, as the resort implements coronavirus mitigation measures that range from mandatory mask wearing and social distancing to changes in food service.

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With now less than two weeks to go until opening day on Bald Mountain, a wintry turn from Mother Nature has helped Sun Valley Resort’s snow guns lay the groundwork for a successful start to the 2020/21 ski and snowboard season. As per tradition, Sun Valley plans to open Baldy on Thanksgiving…

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Sun Valley isn’t the only local ski area prepping for a big winter (see Page 1). Rotarun Ski Area in Hailey is well underway, too, with snowmaking, grooming and—among this year’s improvements— a new rope tow to ferry skiers of all ages up the slope. Will Mayo (right), owner and engineer behi…

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Sun Valley Resort has released a new trails map for Bald Mountain that reveals some of the names of new skiing and snowboarding terrain being opened this winter as part of the Cold Springs expansion on Baldy (See Fig. 1 on the map). The long-awaited expansion adds 380 acres of new terrain—bo…