Is the end in sight?
Frigid temperatures continued to ice over the Wood River Valley this week. At the base of Bald Mountain Thursday morning, Sun Valley Resort ticket checker Sam Turner left no skin exposed as he scanned lift tickets and season passes in near-zero temperatures. According to the National Weather Service, the air temperature dipped to –6 below zero Tuesday night in Hailey. The Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center’s weather station located on Titus Peak, elev. 10,079, showed a low of -14 below Tuesday night. The temperature was even colder in Stanley, 60 miles north of Ketchum, where a reading of -32 degrees below was recorded Tuesday. The region should be headed toward a reprieve in the coming days, as the Weather Service is calling for temperatures to rise progressively throughout the weekend. Photo by David N. Seelig