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Ready to hit the slopes in Sun Valley? We are too. But before heading to lift we’ve got some tips to pass along to help you enjoy your time in the mountains more safely.

Sun Valley Resort has announced Bald Mountain will open on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, with Dollar Mountain opening later on Dec. 12. The resort will have a set of protocols in place to help keep people safe and reduce the spread of the virus.

Faces and spaces for the win

Face coverings are required for anyone visiting the resort, whether you’re inside or outside the lodges, and social distancing will be enforced everywhere. Sun Valley also took the summer to complete a 380-acre expansion of its skiable terrain on Bald Mountain and replace the Cold Springs lift with a state-of-the-art express quad lift. Both projects were completed to create as much room as possible for skiers and snowboarders so that no Sun Valley Season Pass holders or Epic Pass holders would be turned away due to overcrowding.

Sun Valley Resort also wants to keep as many of its on-mountain lodges and dining facilities open as possible during the winter. To do this, the resort will be reducing indoor seating, optimizing outdoor seating, requiring reservations for many of the facilities, offering more “grab n’ go” food options and cleaning its bathrooms more frequently than ever before.

When visiting Sun Valley Resort, use your vehicle as your own private lodge — a place where you store your gear, stash your food and hang out between rides. And if you arrive together, ride together. Stick with who you came to the resort with and avoid groups of people you don’t know.

For more information on Sun Valley’s amenities and safety protocols, visit

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