4,075 ft
190 ft
Avg time
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Christmas Lift Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sun Valley: Bald Mountain
    Ketchum, Idaho
  • Ref Number
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
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  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Christmas lift gives you access to the top of Bald Mountain. It is open from June 26th - September 6th, 2021. Open five days per week, Thursday - Monday, for the summer and closed Tuesday and Wednesday’s. Hours of operation: Foot passengers 9am - 4pm and for Bikers 9am - 3:45pm. Last chair down is at 4:30pm. It is here foot passengers, hikers and bikers gain access to 360 degree views of the valleys and mountains around us. For hikers you can access Broadway trail as an out & back hike (this is a multi-use trail so beware of bikers coming up or going down the trail) and Bald Mountain trail. For bikers you have access to Broadway trail and our downhill biking only trail, Lupine. Saddle Up bike trail is now closed due to Forest Health measures till further notice. Bald Mountain trail is for hikers and uphill bikers only. Downhill biking is prohibited on Bald Mountain Trail.

Access Info

From the River Run base of Bald Mountain you access Christmas Lift #3 from the top of the Gondola.

Bike Park

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Christmas Lift lift trail
  • Altitude change
    190 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,231 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,421 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,231 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,422 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,264 ft
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      • 2 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      • 258 rides
      • Last: Aug 7, 2022


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