Ski Lifts in Sun Valley

Sun Valley has one of North America’s most modern and efficient lift systems. The two mountains combined have a total of 19 lifts—seven high-speed quads (including one rising 3,144 vertical feet/958 m in 10 minutes), one gondola, four triples, five doubles, three surface lifts—together a capacity of 26,780 skiers per hour.

Sun Valley Ski Lifts

On one of Sun Valley’s rare frigid days, many skiers prefer the River Run base area because it is serviced by the Roundhouse gondola. The 8-passenger gondola provides a warm ride and unloads in a location that allows easy access to any of the resort’s faces. The Warm Springs Base is popular with skiers looking to log vertical as the Challenger Express Quad rises 3,144′ in only 10 minutes.

Dollar’s lift capacity is about 5,000 skiers, while Baldy’s is 21,780.  Lifts are open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The season runs from Thanksgiving Day through to early April. Thanks to its more remote location, Sun Valley has virtually no lift lines. One notable exception is that there can sometimes be a wait getting out of the Warm Springs or River Run areas immediately when the lifts open. However, Sun Valley’s lift lines are neglible when compared to almost any other western resort.



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