November 27, 2018
Writer: Jessica Morgenthaler

Ski Resorts Opening Season: Body Copy 

Ski resorts around the area are starting to open up for the 2018-2019 winter season. 

Grand Targhee, in Wyoming, was the first ski resort to open on Nov. 16. Marketing manager for Grand Targhee, Dustin Fletcher, said the resort is celebrating its 50th winter opening with events throughout the season. 

“So in addition to it being our 50th anniversary, we’ll have throwback events throughout the season,” Fletcher said. “It’s also our 30th anniversary of snowboarding, and a couple of BYU alumni will be out here on the weekend of Jan. 12th and 13th for the 30th anniversary snowboarding reunion weekend.” 

For more information about their events visit their website grandtarghee.com.

Sun Valley opened on Thanksgiving Day with their 83rd winter opening. 

Kelli Lusk, public relations and communications manager of the Sun Valley Resort said, “We also offer in addition to skiing, full lodging, dining, shopping, we also have bowling at the Sun Valley Lodge, a year-round outdoor ice skating rink. We have so much to do, so even if you wanted to take a break from skiing or snowboarding, you still have plenty of things to keep you occupied.” 

Kelly Canyon near Ririe, Idaho is still waiting for more snow, but plans to open mid-December. They offer deals and promotions for college students, Monday nights, and a ladies day every week, starting in January. You can find more information about these deals on their website at skikelly.com. 

Pomerelle in Twin Falls and Bogus Basin in Boise are also still waiting for snow fall to determine their opening day. 

For those of you with fifth and sixth graders, they can ski almost for free this winter at most of Idaho’s resorts through a program offered by the Idaho Ski Areas Association. For $18 you have access to 18 mountains. 

For more information on this program go to skiidaho.us