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by: M Martin - 22nd February 2018

  • 4
  • 2Beginner
  • 4Intermediate
  • 5Expert
  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • 3Overall Value
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WATCH OUT. GREENS ARE NOT GREENS...THEY ARE BLUE AND DOUBLE-BLUE on Baldy Mtn. This was a HUGE inconvenience for the little ones and our family was always split up between Dollar and Baldy. Assuming we were heading for a green run, but NO; our beginner skier could not navigate down and had to receive assistance from ski patrol to get safely down the mountain. TWICE. We never had this issue at Deer Valley or Whistler and those resorts really step it up when it comes to kids...over and above Sun Valley. Our snowboarding son, friend, 11 year old granddaughter, and hubby, really enjoyed Baldy, but our 7 year old granddaughter and I ended up at Dollar every day :-( The staff on Baldy was outstanding and friendly. They truly cater to their visitors. I can't say the same for staff at Dollar as there were a handful of occasions where lift operators were chatting, on their cell phone, and just not paying attention when less experienced skiers were boarding the lifts. There were many close calls. Downtown life is geared to the upper class so this area did not appeal to our family. I could not believe that the ice skating rink, at Sun Valley Lodge, did not have the assistance walkers for new skaters as other resorts do. A disappointment, but thankfully our granddaughter progressed quickly. Be sure you visit the Sun Valley Lodge's HUGE outdoor heated pool, and spa, with poolside beverage service. The pool is so warm it's all you need and a great place to meet new folks. While you need to either stay at the lodge, or obtain a guest pass through the rec center, we didn't mind packing up and driving over vs. using the spa within our condo complex. Luckly our VRBO owner springs for yearly passes for his guests. Sweet! Don't get me wrong, Sun Valley is a wonderful resort but we just found that families, with younger kids, will be together more and can expect to receive stellar customer service, from everywhere within the resort at destinations such as Deer Valley and Whistler. We won't return to SV but will head back to DV or Whistler in the years to come.

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