bottom on both sides
reaps first chair
Express Staff Writer
at the Warm Springs base of Bald Mountain in November probably isn’t
on most people’s to-do lists, but the eve before a dawning ski season
comes but once a year.
enduring a 13-hour, overnight wait in the Warm Springs lift line, while
the temperature plunged into the teens, Colin Collins reflected, "I’ve
had better nights sleep."
Will Roth, and Alex Nelson arrived at Warm Springs at 8 p.m. Monday
night to wait for the 9 a.m. Tuesday opening of the lifts. Former Sun
Valley Mayor Jo Anne Levy arrived at Warm Springs at 7 a.m. Tuesday to
join the three teens for the first chair of the season.
was cold, but not too bad," said Roth. "We each had double
Valley kicked off its 67th season Tuesday with machine-groomed snow and
top-to-bottom runs on both sides of the mountain. Upper College, Flying
Squirrel, Lower Picabo Street and Lower Warm Springs were open on the
Warm Springs side of the mountain. On the River Run side, Upper College,
Roundhouse Slope, Lower Canyon, Mid River Run and Lower River Run were
Valley General Manager Wally Huffman, who watched as the first skiers
loaded at Warm Springs, said he’s glad the weather turned wintry
you’d asked me two days ago, I’d have said, ‘Welcome to the beach,’
" he said. "It’s really remarkable. We’ve had about 14
days of snowmaking, and we’re opening top-to-bottom on both