Sun Valley Resort Proposes Replacing Chairlift and Increasing Skiable Terrain on Bald Mountain
Cold Springs Canyon Project community open house on Friday, March 31 at River Run Day Lodge
Sun Valley, Idaho — March 27, 2017 – The public is invited to attend an open house about the proposed Cold Springs Canyon project on Friday, March 31, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at River Run Day Lodge. Sun Valley Resort staff, the United States Forest Service (USFS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and project managers will be on hand to answer questions and provide information.
The proposed Cold Springs Canyon Project will include replacing the Cold Springs (#4) chairlift, increasing skiable terrain within bounds, and rerouting and improving the Cold Springs mountain bike trail.
Replacement of the Cold Springs (#4) Chairlift
There are a number of elements to the project, one being the replacement of the Cold Springs chairlift (#4), the oldest lift still operating at the resort. The new lift will be a detachable quad with a vertical of 1,525 feet and be approximately 5,500 in length, taking skiers and riders on a six-minute ride to The Roundhouse.
Increased Skiable Terrain Within Bounds
Skiable acreage within the Sun Valley Resort boundary will increase from 2,054 to 2,434 after the project is completed. Access to the new terrain will be from the top of Seattle Ridge, where skiers and riders may descend into the “Turkey Bowl”, then proceed to the north for access to extensive tree skiing. Snowmaking is proposed to be extended down the Lower Broadway run to the base of the new Cold Springs lift terminal.
Relocating and Increasing Length of Cold Springs Mountain Bike Trail
The current Cold Springs mountain bike trail will be rerouted and improved.
The Cold Springs Canyon project is located in both USFS and BLM areas, and completely within the current Sun Valley Ski Area Special Use Permit. It was submitted as an amendment to the existing Sun Valley Master Plan, which was approved in 2007. Field work will begin this summer with an environmental assessment, then construction slated to begin as early as summer 2018.
Additional information about the Cold Springs Canyon Project and Community Open House:
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About Sun Valley Resort
Founded in 1936 as America’s first destination ski resort, Sun Valley Resort in the Idaho mountains is a four-season resort. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts enjoy championship-level skiing, snowboarding, skating, hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, shooting, concerts, shopping, world-class restaurants, and conference and special event space. Sun Valley is consistently ranked above other destination resorts for its array of active pursuits. Sun Valley is a member of the Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. Sister properties include Snowbasin Ski Resort, Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel (all Salt Lake City, Utah); The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, Calif.; Little America Flagstaff, Ariz.; Little America, Wyo., and Little America, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Sun Valley is served by Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) with complimentary shuttle to and from the resort.
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