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Sun Valley to open 85th winter season on Thanksgiving Day

Sun Valley
Posted at 10:41 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 12:41:58-05

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Sun Valley Resort is looking forward to Thanksgiving, as the holiday marks opening day for the 85th year of skiing at the resort.

If you're headed up to the mountain, keep in mind Ketchum and the surrounding municipalities have health orders in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Ketchum City Council approved a new health order with a mask mandate on Monday, October 19, by a vote of 3-1.

In July, Ketchum and the surrounding municipalities in Blaine County issued a mask mandate. This new health order doubles down with the winter tourism season right around the corner.

"Ultimately, this is all a balancing act, it is about keeping our economy going and keeping people safe," said Ketchum Mayor Neil Bradshaw. "This is a time to come together and support each other in every way we can."

According to South Central District Health, Blaine County is currently in the red, which the county is in the critical stage.