Ahh, it is spring in the mountains! Just the sound of spring skiing makes my heart giddy with delight thinking about sunny bluebird days, soft snow and maybe even birds chirping above in the trees. While I appreciate the winter snowstorms, the grey powder days and the cold mountain air, I welcome spring with open arms.It is not too late to book a spring ski trip to Sun Valley where there is so much going on. From a happening apres scene, live music, events like the Cold Bowl Pond Skim, to featured film festivals.
Mark your calendars for these fun events at Sun Valley.
Janss Pro-Am Classic, March 28 - 30
Held in memory of former Sun Valley Company owner Bill Janss, the Janss Pro-Am Classic has titled the reputation as the ‘best party of the snow.’ Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities join forces with a celebrity pro to form a team of six; the squads go head-to-head in a dual giant slalom format on Bald Mountain. Racing is handicapped to give all participants the opportunity to win, regardless if they are World Cup racers or recreational skiers. The only exception is the Janss Speed Cup, which is given to the fastest overall team after handicapping runs on Friday.
Sign up, create a fun team theme with costumes and get ready for a fun day on the slopes and after party, that includes a hospitality tent at the base of Warm Springs with breakfast and lunch on both races days, as well as a welcoming cocktail party at Michel’s Christiania, an apres ski party and barbecue with live music, and a gala dinner at Sun Valley. This is a three-day event to check out!
Cold Bowl Pond Skim, March 31st
Celebrate closing day at Dollar Mountain with the Cold Bowl Pond Skim on Sunday, March 31st. There is an outdoor barbecue, live music, prizes for participants, and special giveaways. Register at Dollar Mountain starting at 9 a.m. with the pond skim starting at noon.
Don't have a lift ticket to Sun Valley or want to ski for just the weekend? Have you heard of the Season Passholders Discount program, where you can receive up to 40% off of lift tickets at Sun Valley?! Season pass holders from any resort can bring their current season pass from another resort to receive 40% off of lift tickets. To redeem this discount, just show your winter 2018/19 season pass from the resort with a photo ID taken at the ticketing window. There are also spring skiing packets starting at just $269.
Now is the time to visit Sun Valley! Check out www.sunvalley.me for lodging specials and more to do in Sun Valley.