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Sun Valley - Feb 2019


Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley Resort offers a wide range of things to do from Winter downhill skiing, snowboarding, nordic skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides. Not to mention year-round shopping, dining, ice skating, entertainment and more. We're so much more than just a ski resort!

This Sun Valley, Idaho trip offers a mountain often referred to as one of the better ski mountains in the world and that’s known for barely any lift lines, as well as deluxe lodging in the Sun Valley Lodge Apartment Condominiums, and flights right into Sun Valley.

“Baldy” is Sun Valley’s big-time mountain. Boasting perfect-pitch vertical from peak to base, Bald Mountain has no flats, no plateaus and nothing but downhill.  With its abundance of constant-pitch terrain, at varying degrees of difficulty, coupled with its substantial vertical drop and absence of wind, Baldy is a skier’s dream come true.  And with the barely-there lift lines, there’s plenty of time to make as many turns as your legs will allow, usually under a sun that shines for 80 percent of the year. With 100 runs ranging from expert to beginner, groomers to slalom challenges, and bowls, Baldy is a mountain for people who like to go downhill, no matter how fast or what they strap to their feet.

Dollar Mountain is the place to learn how to ski. The home of the world’s very first chairlift, it now has 76 trails, along with beginner-friendly slopes, five lifts and 628 feet of vertical on a treeless, sun-kissed face. Every snow lover, no matter their skill level, will find something on this mountain that will put a grin on their face and some fresh tracks behind them in the snow.

We’ll be staying right next to the Sun Valley Lodge, at the Sun Valley Deluxe Lodge Apartment Condominiums, which will give you all the privacy and comfort of an apartment while letting you enjoy the benefits of being so close to everything happening at the Lodge.  Take a dip in the enormous hot tub, catch an ice show, or roll some balls down the lanes at the Lodge's own bowling alley.

It’s pretty laid back at Sun Valley – it’s Idaho, after all.  Expect a low-key atmosphere with the highest standards of service and comfort.  Off-mountain activities include skating at the Olympic rink, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, a lively and tradition-rich apres-ski scene, and world-class dining and shopping.  An excellent shuttle service provides easy access to the slopes (Baldy is 1 mile from the condos) and town.

Come to Sun Valley and enjoy a near perfect mountain, deluxe lodging and a great town!

DESTINATION: Sun Valley, Idaho
DATES:  February 9, 2019 - February 16, 2019
TRIP COORDINATOR:  Sandy Strippoli
EMAIL:  sandy.strippoli@gmail.com
PHONE: 404-376-9491
LODGING - Sun Valley Deluxe Lodge Apartment Condos
2 bedroom units
https://www.sunvalley.com/lodging/deluxe-condos
PRICE: -  COMPLETE: $1460   GROUND ONLY: $1020
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:   $855   

SIGN UP DEADLINE:  October 8, 2018
INITIAL DEPOSIT:  $500
FINAL PAYMENT DUE:  November 5, 2018
FLIGHT INFORMATION:  United Airlines (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
UA 533   Feb 9   ATL - DEN      9:00am -  10:29am
UA5697  Feb 9   DEN - SUN    11:35am –  1:40pm
UA5592  Feb 16  SUN - DEN     2: 20pm  - 4:31pm
UA 677  Feb 16   DEN- ATL      5:56pm  - 10:50pm    
** Flight information is subject to change at any time. This generally happens multiple times before we leave at the whim of the airline beyond our control or occasionally we find a much better flight for the group.

Note – We are flying into the Sun Valley airport to avoid the 3.5 hour bus ride from Boise.  There are no direct flights from Atlanta into the Sun Valley airport.  There is complementary ground transportation from the Sun Valley airport to our lodging, so if you want to take a different flight into the Sun Valley airport, you can easily do that.  The included United flights had the best times, the best connections and the best price ($185 cheaper) of all other options offered as of mid-July.  We’ll continue to watch to see if even better options are offered.

MOUNTAIN STATS
Bald Mountain
Vertical     3400 ft
Top Elevation   9150 ft
Base Elevation 5750 ft
Skiable Acres  2054
Lift capacity 23,680 per hour
Lifts 14
Runs 100
Terrain – 36% beginner, 42% intermediate, 22% advanced/expert*
* These ratings are relative, not absolute; much of the "easiest" terrain on Bald Mountain would be rated as "intermediate" at most ski areas, as the beginner areas are on the gentler and smaller Dollar Mountain.

 

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Later Event: February 23
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