With 4″ of snow falling on October 28th, we woke up to another 8″ on Baldy and 12″ above 8500′. It’s starting to look like winter in Sun Valley, Idaho.
There is a chance of scattered precipitation through the week, and snowmaking is underway. The lifts start turning in 29 days on November 28th, 2013.
Home of the world’s first chairlift, Sun Valley is ready to serve skiers for its 77th season.
While exploring today, it looked like some areas are filled in enough to ski, but backcountry skiers and riders should be aware of hazards. The storms from late September left snow on high north-facing slopes before this recent snowfall. From our experience in the Sawtooths last week, this surface consisted of either hard, icy snow or surface hoar. Today in the Pioneers we observed three small slab avalanches at 10,000′ on a northeast facing slope.