Sun Valley Resort opens more terrain on Dollar

The Sun Valley Resort’s plans to open more terrain on Dollar and Baldy on Monday were facilitated by about 3 inches of snow that fell in the region on Sunday.

Sun Valley Resort opened more terrain on Dollar Mountain on Monday on the heels of a day-long snow storm that dropped between two and three inches in Ketchum and Sun Valley on Sunday.

As of Tuesday, Dec. 21, the Dollar lift and Sepp’s Bowl were open at Dollar Mountain in addition to three blue runs—Arrowhead Way, New Bowl and Dollar Face. The Half Dollar and Elkhorn lifts remained closed.

Uphill access on Dollar Mountain is currently restricted to Quarter Dollar and Poverty Flats, with the upper reaches of the mountain and the Elkhorn side still closed for snowmaking operations and snow safety concerns, according to the resort.

“Please do not recreate or walk your furry friends on the Dollar Mountain property during this time,” the resort stated this week. “During the season preparation time especially this year, heavy equipment, snowmaking equipment, and high electricity are in use at any given time. Do not endanger others or your pets.”

On Bald Mountain, the Lookout lift linking Lookout Restaurant to the summit of the mountain also opened on Monday but closed Tuesday.

Seventy-nine trails were open on Baldy as of Tuesday afternoon—ropes had dropped on the blue Christmas Ridge and Red-Headed Woodpecker runs, the black Pine Martin Plunge run and the Saddle Up Adventure Zone.

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