Sun Valley Resort, ID was forced to close today and yesterday due to rain and high to extreme avalanche conditions.
NOAA & the Sawtooth Avalanche Center have extended the Avalanche Warning until 5pm today.
Locals are telling us that Sun Valley hasn’t closed for any reason in 28 years (we can’t confirm this).
Avalanche Danger is rated at HIGH in Sun Valley today.
It’s raining in Sun Valley to 8,000′ today.
Sun Valley, ID Press Release:
Sun Valley, Idaho — Feb. 10, 2017 — Dollar Mountain and the Sun Valley Village are open today at Sun Valley Resort. Bald Mountain remains closed due to the high avalanche risk. The resort anticipates Bald Mountain will reopen tomorrow based on the weather forecast of cooler temperatures. The reopening of the mountain is subject to snow safety conditions. Guest and employee safety is always the top priority for the ski resort.
Sawtooth Avalanche Center has issued the avalanche risk warning rating for the Bald Mountain area today as – High – as defined by the North American Public Avalanche Danger Scale. High is defined as very dangerous avalanche conditions.
As of Friday, Feb. 10, Sun Valley has surpassed the yearly average of 220 inches of snow, with the total amount of snow being measured at 221 inches according to the most up-to-date snow measurements on the mountain.
The Sun Valley social media platforms will also be posting updates as conditions improve.