It's been several years in the making, and little did the resort know that they'd be unveiling new terrain during a global pandemic, but we like to think of it as a little gift in a year that's been slightly less than giving. The rope drops on Sun Valley's new terrain this season, and we're stoked to be bringing you the official announcement and name of the terrain right here.

Drone shot of new terrain at Sun Valley

These glades funnel skiers down to Lower Broadway and the new high-speed Broadway quad.

Dubbed Sunrise because that portion of the mountain gets the first light of the winter solstice, the 380 new acres comprise a bowl and two glades: Sunrise Bowl (open bowl-skiing), The Glades (low- to moderate-angle trees), and Numbers (denser trees that feeds skiers onto Fire Trail, see map below). The Sunrise terrain is served by the new Broadway high-speed quad on Lower Broadway, which was lengthened and equipped with an additional 25 snowmaking guns to ensure early-season access to the new lift. 

The SKI crew got a sneak-sneak peek during the winter of 2018-'19, and we can say this pod is a nice addition to Sun Valley's offerings, with a unique backcountry feel that's accessible for strong intermediate skiers and up. 

Related: SKI's Reader Rankings for Sun Valley

Watch: Sun Valley's New Sunrise Terrain Pod

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Nabbing the top spot in the West in SKI's annual 2021 Resort Guide, Sun Valley also brought home No. 1 scores in Lifts and Down-Day Activities, plus Top 10 rankings in Grooming, Dining, Après, Lodging, On-Mountain Food, Service, Accessibility, Nightlife, Family Friendly, Local Flavor, Charm, and Overall Satisfaction. 

This year marked SKI's 31st Reader Resort Survey with roughly 15,000 responses covering 325 North American resorts; only the Top 30 made the West rankings and the Top 20 made the East. 

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