Todd Conklin, CEO of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties provides weekly insights and upates on the luxury/resort real estate markets of Sun Valley ID, Vail CO and Steamboat Springs CO
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This winter, Sun Valley Resort has joined the ranks of ski resorts that sell discounted lift tickets online. Discounted lift tickets for skiing Sun Valley are now available on Liftopia. You can get an adult daily ticket for $70 or 21 percent off and a child’s lift ticket for $47. Regular season lift tickets cost $89 for adults and $52 for kids.
The discounted tickets are available for any day of the week except Feb. 18-26. Lift ticket rates and discounts drop for Value Season in April.
Multi-day lift tickets, a beginner skiing or snowboard package, and a lift ticket and demo rental package are also discounted. Most of the Sun Valley products offered through Liftopia are discounted by 21-43 percent.
To get the discounted tickets, you purchase them in advance online. The actual tickets are picked up at any Sun Valley ticket window on the day for which you purchased them.
Find the discounted lift tickets for Sun Valley here.
Sun Valley has also added two new services for visitors this winter. A 90-minute tour of Sun Valley’s automated snowmaking system is available every Thursday and Saturday through Feb. 25. The tours, which start at 11 a.m. and require a lift ticket, are geared for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Sign up at the ticket desk at River Run.
The Sun Valley Ski Patrol opened a new Beacon Park on Mt. Baldy. The park is open daily to anyone who wants to practice transceiver skills. The park is located between Christmas Bowl and Christmas Ridge.
Todd P. Conklin and Stephanie Reed of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties recently landed a listing that has every ski and wildlife fanatic drooling: the 80-acre Sun Valley, Idaho estate and ranch home to former World No. 1 Swedish tennis player, Mats Wilander.
Former tennis champion Mats Wilander has put his 81-acre estate in Sun Valley, Idaho, back on the market, trimming its price to $5.9 million. It was originally listed in June 2008 for $8.5 million and was later reduced to $6 million before being taken off the market.
"It's been a tough market, and we listed too high the first time," says Mr. Wilander. With his kids heading off to college, he and his wife want to downsize.
After discovering that Sun Valley's air helps a skin condition that affects one of their sons, the couple bought the property in 1997 for around $1.8 million and relocated from Greenwich, Conn. They built a 10,500-square-foot home as well as a guesthouse, caretaker's residence, pool and hot tub (no tennis court). Todd Conklin and Stephanie Reed of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties have the listing.
—Lauren A. E. Schuker