As befits inauguration day for the 44th President of the United States, skiing conditions and weather in Sun Valley today were wonderful. Blue sky and sunshine and a 30-degree F temperature inversion covered Bald Mountain. The usual groomed runs on Baldy are hardpack smooth skiing at its best. Tuned skis enhance the life of a Baldy skier. The best skiing I found this morning was Warm Springs and Upper Graduate, though all of College in the sun is always good.
Nordic skiing is excellent everywhere. Phone 622-2250 for the latest grooming report at the Sun Valley Nordic Center and 578-9754 for the grooming report for the rest of the valley. Backcountry skiing is very good in many places. Check the avalanche advisory at 622-8027 before going out. From 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, Jan. 21, at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum, four internationally recognized avalanche researchers will discuss "How Does Avalanche Research Help Joe Backcountry?" Anyone whose life could be affected by an avalanche is encouraged to attend. $5 at the door.
This from Barack Obama: "We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
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