Sun Valley Resort in Idaho has added new skiing fun for kids. Five new adventure trails on Bald Mountain appeal to all skill levels of kids and can even enchant adults.
Three of the new adventure trails offer terrain that novice skiers and snowboarders can navigate. Families can locate the trails named for wildlife by looking for the Adventure Trail signs.
The Red Tail Hawk trails come in two parts on Lower Warm Springs run. The top entrance sits on skier’s right below the base of Flying Squirrel lift. The 400-foot trail weaves through the trees before exiting. The second section with its entrance below the Machine Road makes four sweeping turns in 250 feet.
The Huckleberry Bear trail runs about 300 feet with four to six large turns through the trees. Find the trail on skier’s right of the Olympic Ridge run about 50 feet below Olympic Lane.
The Red-headed Woodpecker trail is bordered by the Broadway and Christin’s Silver runs. The entry dives into lodgepole pines on skier’s left of Christin’s Silver, and the trail winds down five or six turns for about 300 feet.
You or your kids can get a taste of the Adventure Trails in this YouTube video, courtesy of Sun Valley Resort:
Kids with intermediate skiing or snowboarding skills can try the Foxy Forest, named for the red fox. The entrance for the treed descent can be found at the top of Upper Can-Can run.
Those kids with advanced skills can dive down The Flume, a trail that flows like a logging flume. The entrance is located toward to top of Au Jus, and the trail twists and turns for about 300 feet through the trees.
You can find more detailed information on each of the Adventure Trails here.