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Sun Valley also got hit by the big storm cycle last week. Arrived on Thursday night for a 3 day meeting and skied Friday 12/2 and Saturday 12/3 then left on Sunday. About half the mountain was open with River Run, Lookout Express and Challenger chairs running to serve the River Run & Warm Spring areas. Seattle Ridge & Bowls areas were not open yet.

Sun Valley had opened on 11/23 but it snowed heavily on Thursday night/Friday morning (probably about 13"). On Friday the snow was boot deep on the edges of the trails and knee deep and deeper in the woods. Also Limelight was fun. The continuous vertical on some of the trails and the views especially of the Saw Tooth Mountains were impressive. Friday was my first day of skiing this year so my legs were beat by the end of the day. Soaking in the large round heated swimming pool at the Sun Valley Lodge was a relaxing way to finish the day.

Stayed at the Sun Valley Lodge which was quite comfortable. It was a good surprise to have free high speed ethernet access in the rooms since many hotels charge for in room internet access and a few have free WiFi access in the lobbies. The pool robes and sandals were a nice touch along with the marble bath and flat screen plasma tv. One of the resort tv channels had Sun Valley Serenade movie from 1941 with Sonja Henie (3 time Olympic skating medalist) running 24/7. The black and white photos in the hallways of past notable Sun Valley guests and athletes were interesting. Enjoyed a good dinner at the Ram Restaurant in the Sun Valley Village.

More trails have opened up recently As of Tu 12/6, Sun Valley had received 95" of snow with depths ranging from 35" at the base to 65" at the top.

This was a fun start of the skiing season.