Baldy is skiing excellent with good coverage in the Bowls, enough snow to ski The South Slopes, and the main groomed runs and north facing slopes in prime form. It is very true that when Baldy has snow like this it is one of the best ski areas in the world!
The Backcountry Skiing, for those who have been able to pull themselves away from Baldy, has been deep. Galena Pass is already holding a 60 inch snow pack. Some stability issues are about but we are optimistic they will heal up relatively well with a little time. Always know before you go and check online for daily stability forecasts.
Nordic skiing and snowshoeing is as good as it gets! They have been grooming the North Valley trails since early November, Galena Lodge has been open since the 21st of November, and Sun Valley Nordic Center has also been open since December 12th. Everyone is reporting excellent sliding!
Fat Bike riding is also growing in the valley with The Wood River Bike Park based at Big Wood Golf Course opening up this winter. Blaine County also grooms a loop at the SNRA headquarters for Fat Bikers and Sun Valley is going to allow riders on select trails this winter as well. Sturtevants Rental Haus on Main Street rents Fat Bikes and equipment for all of these great activities!