Sun Valley had 1" of new overnight, and 1-3" are forecast today, as a storm system hitting the West-Central Mountains and Boise Mountains will hit the edge of the Big Wood River Valley. High temp of 14 degrees today. Skies will clear New Years Eve through Sunday.
Sun Valley pro patrols and snow safety officials will host a presentation at 6:30 p.m. tonight about skiing out of bounds ... it'll be a zoom presentation. See Sun Valley Facebook page for more information. (photo courtesy Sun Valley)
There's a 70% chance of snow today in Sun Valley, with 1-3" expected. Cloudy to partly cloudy on Friday, and then clear on Saturday, New Year's Day and Sunday, with high temperatures in the teens.
Next Tuesday-Wednesday, a new storm is forecast to move into the area, and a foot of new snow is possible on Tuesday and another 8" on Wednesday. The snow keeps coming!
10-day GFS forecast for the state of Idaho shows a potential for another 2 feet of snow to fall in Sun Valley through next week.
Sun Valley is operating daily in its 86th year of operation. See mountain report for more information.
Dollar Mountain is open, Baldy Bowls, Sunrise Bowl and Seattle Ridge are open. 100 trails open, 42 goomers, and 10 lifts in operation. Reporting 51" base at the base area and 75" on top.
Galena Lodge is open for xc skiing and snowshoeing. See grooming report for more information.
Article in the Mountain Express: https://www.mtexpress.com/news/recreation/galena-lodge-to-open-for-winter-season/article_48e932e4-4989-11ec-9a33-2b3e5cd51628.html
Sawtooth Avalanche Center is forecasting "high" avalanche danger at the current time because of the quantity of new snow, wind and weak base layers. If you are venturing into the backcountry, use extreme caution or wait for things to settle. See more details at the link above.
Sun Valley ranked #1 in North America two years in a row ... https://www.mtexpress.com/news/recreation/sun-valley-is-no-1-ski-destination-again/article_cd677ec6-32c9-11ec-bf06-77adede9288a.html
See Sun Valley events coming up.
Recommend Twin Falls Times-News article on the latest improvements at Sun Valley and beyond ...
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