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Sun Valley Resort Gets the Stoke Going Ahead of Ski Opening
Friday, October 28, 2022


Sun Valley Resort is not waiting for opening day on Thanksgiving Day to get the party started.

The resort is rolling out a bunch of events ahead of its 87th opening.

  • On Nov 3 the resort will get the stoke going with a screening of the Brap Ski 2 ski film featuring Crazy Karl Fostvedt’s latest project. The film will feature local skiers like WingTai Barrymore, McKenna Peterson and Ridge Dirksmeier. The Matchstick Productions ski film, “Anywhere from Here” will follow. The film explores the world of opportunities through the eyes of a 12-year-old freestyle phenom.

    Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $15 online at Tickets are $20 at the door. A gear and swag raffle will be held after the shows.

  • On Nov. 12 the resort will hold a Pray for Snow party from 4 to 8 p.m. at the River Run Lodge Plaza to thank the local community and employees of Sun Valley Company for their part in helping secure Sun Valley Resort’s position as the Top Ski Resort in the West for the third year in a row, according to SKI Magazine readers. Vintage costumes and dancing are encouraged. Those who bring healthy dried and canned foods and gently used coats to donate to the Hunger Coalition will receive raffle tickets for Sun Valley prizes.
  • On Nov. 17-19 four screenings of the new Warren Miller film “Daymaker” will be shown at the Sun Valley Opera House. A number of Sun Valley athletes, including Karl Fostvedt, are featured. The movie starts at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17-18 and at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19,

Those wishing to place to-go orders for Thanksgiving dinner may do so at

Lift tickets and season passes can also be purchased online. Sun Valley Resort is offering 1-day, 2-day, 3-day and 4-day lift tickets for Bald Mountain and 1-day and 2-day lift tickets for Dollar Mountain. Tickets do not have to be used consecutively and can be used 4 out of 6 days, 3 out of 5 days and 2 out of 3 days.

Snowsports lessons also are open for registration and range from private lessons and group lessons to the Mountain Masters, which offers nine weeks of expert ski instruction for groups. New this year; the Alpine AuPair program for children ages 3-5. To learn more, visit


Access on Bald and Dollar mountains is currently closed as the mountain masters prepare the mountains for the upcoming ski season.

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