El Niño Winter Stoke

Posted on December 22nd, by sunseeker in Skiing, Uncategorized, Winter. Comments Off on El Niño Winter Stoke

El Niño or as Chris Farley referred to in simpler terms as, “The Niño“, brought about a mixed bag of early season predictions from meteorologists far and wide. Skiers and boarders throughout the west became overnight skeptics serving up their own myriad of prophesied forecasts as to whether it would be a lack luster winter or flashback to being like the “good old days”. At the end of the day, no one could put any weight behind their hunches for what the 2015/2016 season would bring.

Fast forward to the first actual day of winter and we have a bit of empirical data to suggest that this El Niño is coming through huge, bringing those good old days back to Sun Valley. As of December 22nd, Bald Mountain has seen nearly 7 feet of crowd-pleasing snowfall. We’re savoring all-time conditions that have opened up access to certain terrain that hasn’t been rideable in years past. Enough hyping up the winter we’re having here – we’ll let the photos below do the talking for us.

Valley Views // skier: Ray J. Gadd

Valley Views // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier: Gabe Schroder // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier: Gabe Schroder // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier: Gabe Schroder // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier: Gabe Schroder // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier: Gabe Schroder // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier: Gabe Schroder // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier: Gabe Schroder // photo: Ray J. Gadd

photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier: Collin Collins // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier: Collin Collins // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier: Collin Collins // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier: Collin Collins // photo: Ray J. Gadd

rider: Wyatt Caldwell // photo: Ray J. Gadd

rider: Wyatt Caldwell // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier: Karl Fostvedt // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier: Karl Fostvedt // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier stoke: Gabe Schroder // photo: Ray J. Gadd

skier stoke: Gabe Schroder // photo: Ray J. Gadd

The El Niño winter stoke is alive and well here in Sun Valley. Convinced? Check out our great lodging options here.