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“The learning hill and trick park”
Review of Dollar Mountain

Dollar Mountain
Ranked #4 of 11 things to do in Sun Valley
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Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Hard to believe this is a learning ski hill. I do not like the ski school. It is out of date and poor safety considerations. Kids ride up alone on. And I am talking about a 4 & 5 year old. Nice lodge.

Thank 1Racer
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sunvalleyresort, Manager at Dollar Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2012

Dear 1Racer,

On behalf of Sun Valley Resort and the Sun Valley SnowSports School, thank you for your review of Dollar Mountain. We take great pride in our children's and adult snowsports programs and are committed to safe, fun, and engaging experiences for our students. We are proud to promote "Your Responsibility Code" to all of our guests.

Thank you again for your feedback--we hope to welcome you to Sun Valley again soon. If I may do anything to assist you with snowsports at Sun Valley, please feel free to contact me any time.

Regards,

Allan Patzer
SnowSports School Director
Sun Valley Resort
208.622.2289

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Dollar Mountain like all of Sun Valley is well thought out. I have brought my grand kids there for the last three years to learn how to ski and board. They all love it.

Thank highstandards00
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

State of the arts for baby skiers - literally. Not to mention the amazing half pipe for the more advanced.

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

This is one of the best mountains for brand new skiers. We had a gal who had never skied before, and was very nervous about it. There was tons of instructors, a "magic carpet", cones set up for those trying to learn how to turn on a very short and easy grade. There are three chair lifts - looking up the mountain the one on the far left was the easiest, and perfect for the very first run for someone to try.
This hill was fairly busy with kids of all ages learning.
The more experienced kids had a snow park... or whatever, where there were some amazing jumps and pipes for skiing or snow boarding - there were some guys doing 360's and flips on those... this was on the chair lift farthest to the right.
The middle chairlift was a nice progression up from the bunny hill.

I'm only rating this excellent for those who are either beginners, or for those who like a dedicated run for pipes and jumps etc.
For those who want the big mountain, this mountain would probably only be rated a 1 or 2. Bald Mountain is where you want to go for the long and plentiful runs.

What is nice is you ski down to the lodge, pop off your skis, and from where you popped off your skis, you only have to walk about 100 feet of flat surface and jump on a bus to catch a ride to Bald Mountain. I love the fact that you can rent skis from either place, and drop them off at either mountains ski return sight if you are renting skis.

Chair lifts seat 4 people, and are quick chairs.

By the way, Dollar is $50 for the day. I bought a pass that allowed me to ski both Dollar and Bald which cost $90.

Thank RyanB6
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

If you're a newbie skier or skiing with one, start at Dollar. Make this your training ground prior to hitting Bald Mountain. Dollar has good runs, even for decent skiers. The runs are just shorter and less vertical than what you'll find on Baldy. The lodge there is gorgeous and there's a fantastic little terrain park for the daring in your group. Check out the very fun sledding hill there, too. 

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