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Where to Ski Late in the Season

Where to Ski Late in the Season
The season isn't over yet. Several resorts are staying open late into the spring while others offer end-of-season deals.

Temps are rising as summer approaches but many skiers aren’t ready to store their boards yet. Well, you don’t have to. Winter is playing an encore, pounding the western states with fresh powder while several resorts in the Rockies and out East are still powering lifts. Many resorts close this Sunday, April 15 but some are offering discounted or even free lift tickets on their last day. Here’s a list of late season deals and resorts that plan to stay open even later into the spring.

Fall Line: Turn and Burn

Fall Line: Turn and Burn
Sun Valley, Idaho: The Burn
An out-of-bounds favorite

There are a variety of ways to cut a ski trail. Here’s one that’s not highly recommended: a forest fire. One roared through 48,000 acres in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2007, stopping just short of the ski mountain. The resort helped make sure of that, battling the fire with water guns from its snowmaking system. An unintended upside of the forest fire? The Burn, an out-of-bounds favorite due to its unique charred beauty and killer treeskiing. Duck out near the top of International, rage through the trees, then cut back inbounds and hit the Warm Springs base area.

SKI Magazine: October 2008

Find everything from the October issue here: the Top 50 Resort Guide, Look-at-Me Luxury Gear, Revelstoke, and more.

Stuff We Like (p. 40)

The newest and coolest gear for this season, picked out by our peeps at SKI Magazine. >>>Read Now

Mountains of Real Estate (p. 42)

Is it time to buy that dream ski home? With the real estate market in the deep freeze, there are some deals, albeit few steals. And the Russians are coming.
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Lodging: Sun Valley, Idaho

The lodging is as well-groomed as the slopes at this classic resort.

America’s first destination ski resort (est. 1936) remains one of its finest. But visitors, confronted with its unusual layout, may need guidance finding the perfect place to bed down. Skiers choose from two locales: Sun Valley, a shuttle ride from beginner-friendly Dollar Mountain; the classic resort village experience; and Ketchum, a 19th-century mining town at the foot of Bald Mountain, the main ski area. No ski-in/ski-out lodging, but no worries: Shuttles run between the village, Ketchum and the slopes.

LUXURY: Sun Valley Lodge

Sun Valley Announces More Construction

The iconic, four-season destination that is Sun Valley announced that construction for Bald Mountain's Gondola is underway. Originating at the base of River Run and climbing to the Top Terminal Plaza at the Roundhouse, the gondola project will encompass the two terminals, new restrooms and new access to The Roundhouse Restaurant.

Sun Valley offers Unique Lift Ticket Exchange Program

Sun Valley offers Unique Lift Ticket Exchange Program

Guests who purchase or own 3-day lift tickets will be able to use them for other activities on the hill.

48STRAIGHT Jeep King Of The Mountain Grand Finale Set For March 14-16 In Sun Valley

48STRAIGHT Jeep King Of The Mountain Grand Finale Set For March 14-16 In Sun Valley

Americans Shaun Palmer and Lindsey Jacobellis lead Snowboard Cross Standings, with Errol Kerr, Daron Rahlves and Jenny Owens all resting in Top Three of Ski Cross standings.

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