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Fun in the Sun Valley

By Linda Tancs

Sun Valley, Idaho is considered by many to be the birthplace of the U.S. ski resort industry.  Now in its 75th season, the resort destination has had plenty of time to perfect its ski-town image.  Located in central Idaho, this wealthy enclave has something for every level of skier.  Those willing to test their mettle should head on over to Bald Mountain, or Baldy, where the vertical drop is over 3000 feet.  For the more faint of heart, stick to the treeless Dollar Mountain where the vertical drop is a mere 600 feet.  Cross country skiers will love the 25 miles of groomed and marked trails that begin at the Nordic and Snowshoe Center.  If you need to brush up on your technique, you’ll find the area’s largest Nordic ski school in Sun Valley.  This location may also be familiar to you as the site of ice skating shows presented by the world’s best skaters.  Sun Valley Ice Rink continues to draw the biggest talent, and ice shows begin at dusk for a fabulous celestial experience.

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