Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sun Valley lift ticket prices rise

Peak-season, single-day ticket will cost $95


By REBECCA MEANY
Express Staff Writer

A day of skiing or boarding on Bald Mountain will cost an adult anywhere from $62 to $95 this season, an uptick from last year.

Sun Valley Resort has released its single-day lift ticket prices for the value season, regular season and peak season.

Peak season runs from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, and Feb. 18-26.

Regular season is Dec. 17-23, Jan. 2 to Feb. 17, and Feb. 27 to April 1.

Value season prices are in effect from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16, and April 2 through the end of the season.

A full day of peak-season skiing/boarding costs $95 for an adult. During the regular season, that drops to $89. In the value season, it can be had for $62.

Last year, peak-season prices did not rise, remaining for the second consecutive year at $85.

The regular-season price last year for an adult was $83 but dropped to $57 during the value season. Those prices each rose $1 from the year before.

A lift ticket on Dollar Mountain during peak times costs $50 for adults, $39 for kids and $42 for seniors. Regular season prices are $49, $37 and $40, respectively. During the value season, prices are reduced to $34, $30 and $30 in those categories.

Last year, peak-season prices on Dollar for adults were $44, a $2 increase from the year before. Regular-season prices were $42, and value season prices were $30.

Sun Valley Resort is creating a terrain park on Dollar Mountain that will have 20 new rails, a new halfpipe and a new progression park for beginners at the bottom of Dollar Face. A medium-competition park will have two jumps and three rails. On Baldy, themed adventure trails are being designed for skiers and boarders ages 6-12.

Also new for this season will be 30 acres of gladed ski/boarding terrain adjacent to Upper Limelight and Olympic runs, between Olympic Lane and Olympic Ridge, and in Upper and Lower Central Park.

For more information, call the ticket office at 800-894-9931, stop by at River Run Day Lodge, email lifttickets@sunvalley.com, or go online to www.sunvalley.com/tickets/lift-tickets.

Rebecca Meany: rmeany@mtexpress.com




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