Winter Recap: 2015 – 2016 Season

Posted on April 26th, by sunseeker in Skiing, Uncategorized, Winter. Comments Off on Winter Recap: 2015 – 2016 Season

We can’t help but smile thinking back to the 2015-2016 season here in Sun Valley, Idaho. Ask around town what the 2015-2016 winter was like and you’ll undoubtedly hear something along the lines of, “it was the best season in 10 years.” The snow fell fast and early leaving us with stacks of powder days met by never-ending smiles. Sprinkled in-between the storms were iconically beautiful sunny days that seemed to never end. Fat biking, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and a plethora of other activities kept us equally entertained. On-top of it all, we had an exceptional set of events that included the Nordic Festival, Sun Valley Film Festival, U.S. Alpine Championships, and more. All-in-all, the 2015-2016 winter was one for the books and one that we will not soon forget.

We’ve compiled a quick winter recap for your scrolling pleasure. Take a spin through some of our favorite moments that made-up this epic season.

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

Starting things off with a bit of snowmaking on Dollar. Photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

Fat flakes falling at the Sun Valley Lodge

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

The transition from fall to winter. Photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Maggie Sfingi

First chair of the 2015-2016 ski/snowboard season. Photo: Maggie Sfingi

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

Holiday goodness.

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

Early season powder turns. Skier: Collin Collins // Photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Todd Mandeville

Sunrise delight. Photo: Todd Mandeville

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

Finding the goods in the trees. Skier: Banks Gilberti // Photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

All dressed in white. Photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Tal Roberts

New Year’s Eve. Photo by Tal Roberts

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Flaviu Grumazescu

Sun Valley on fire. Photo: Flaviu Grumazescu

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Jon Mancuso

There were a few powder days to be had. Skier: Lexi Dupont // Photo: Jon Mancuso

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

This view never gets old. Photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

More pow days. Skier: Gabe Schroder // Photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

Rider: Wyatt Caldwell // Photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Hayden Terjeson

Skier/Photographer: Hayden Terjeson

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

Hot laps on the Sun Valley Nordic Trails. Skier: Arlene Schieven // Photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

Scoping the backyard lines. Skiers: Olin Glenne & Gabe Schroder. // Photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Flaviu Grumazescu

Evening glow. Photo: Flaviu Grumazescu

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

Spinning it out on the Big Woods Sports Park. Rider: Adrian Montgomery // Photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

This year’s terrain park was one of the best we’ve seen. Skier: Collin Collins // Photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Ray J. Gadd

Taking advantage of the buttery turns on Dollar’s backside. Skier: Danny Walton // Photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Cody Haskell

Mid-winter sundog. Photo: Cody Haskell

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Hillary Maybery

US Alpine Nationals. Photo: Hillary Maybery

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Oliver Guy

End of the season pond skim on Dollar. Photo: Oliver Guy

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Flaviu Grumazescu

The Pioneer Mountains doing a bit of sun bathing. Photo: Flaviu Grumazescu

Sun Valley Winter - Photo by Theo Rich

That’s a wrap. Photo: Theo Rich