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Wednesday, March 24, 2004


Despite heat,
skiing to continue

Bald Mountain to close April 18

Express Staff Writer

Despite losing large quantities of snow to unusually warm weather over the past two weeks, Sun Valley Co. is still planning to keep Bald Mountain open to skiing and snowboarding through Sunday, April 18.

Jack Sibbach, Sun Valley marketing and public relations director, said Monday that no changes have been made to the company’s schedule for closing down skiing operations.

"The runs with snowmaking are holding up exceptionally well," Sibbach said.

Max Tanous, 5, takes a run in Half Dollar Bowl. Dollar Mountain is scheduled to stay open through Easter Sunday, April 11. Courtesy photo

On Monday, March 22, Sun Valley reported a machine-groomed snow base of 67 inches at the top of Bald Mountain, 56 inches at mid-mountain and 38 inches at the base.

Since early March, temperatures in the Ketchum-Sun Valley area have far exceeded the norms, with highs climbing above 60 degrees.

On parts of Bald Mountain, the snow base has dropped more than two feet since the last accumulation of new snow on March 5.

"It has dropped quite a bit," Sibbach said.

Pursuant to a schedule released last week, some facilities on Bald Mountain will close this weekend.

Roundhouse restaurant will remain open through Sunday, March 28, which will also be the last day of operation for the Lookout, Exhibition and Sunnyside chairlifts.

The Greyhawk and Cold Springs lifts on Bald Mountain are scheduled to remain open through Sunday, April 4.

Dollar Mountain and Dollar Cabin will continue operation through Easter Sunday, April 11.

The Seattle Ridge Day Lodge and the Seattle Ridge area of Bald Mountain—including the Mayday chairlift—will also close after operations on April 11.

From April 12 through closing April 18, Sun Valley will operate the River Run, Lookout Express, Challenger, Christmas and Frenchman’s lifts.


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