While travelers flock to the ski town during winter months, this mountain locale has just as much to offer when the weather’s warm! Sun Valley, Idaho—where the first destination ski resort in North America was established in 1936—may have its roots in winter. But visit during the warmer months and you’ll understand the cliché that resides at the heart of every mountain town: People may come for the snow, but they stay for the summers. Here are a few ways to enjoy the region, which receives some 200 sunny days each year.CLICK HERE to read the full story.
Media & Press Releases
April 21, 2016
Golf Digest has ranked Sun Valley Resort as one of the best resort courses in the Pacific Northwest for 2016!Golf Digest laid out a few of factors when choosing their rankings stating, “our choice resorts also offer multiple courses, and we’re partial to those layouts that offer fun, frolics and dazzling scenery, although we can’t resist the lure of a marquee ball-buster. Rental clubs are the hottest brands and perform better than anything we’ve swung at home. Merchandise in the golf shop is abundant, with a logo we’re proud to advertise.”We’re thrilled to be highlighted as a top golfing destination for 2016!To …
April 7, 2016
Summer is right around the corner. Get pumped on a few great adventurs to be had from sleepovers at the Coyote Yurt to climbing Hyndman Peak.As the snow slowly begins to receed, a new playground emerges. We will begin to trade the touring gear for hiking boots in an effort to answer the call of those mountains in a different manner. To raise the stoke level, the Outbound Collective compiled a list of their 5 Must-Do Adventures Near Sun Valley to get you pumped for the transition from winter to summer. Scope their favorites by clicking here.
March 9, 2016
Forbes names Sun Valley one of the world’s best ski resorts!”There are a lot of great ski resorts in the United States, but none can match Sun Valley’s rich winter sports history – this was literally the nation’s first destination ski resort, with the world’s first chairlifts, where the very idea of the American ski vacation was born.” Read the full article by Clicking Here.
March 9, 2016
Freeskier Magazine takes a deep dive in to why Sun Valley, Idaho delivers the goods for skiers. Get the inside scoop on what makes this place so special from local athletes, Collin Collins, Karl Fostvedt, and Banks Gilberti.”The craziest thing about Sun Valley is that even the recreational skiers—just everyday, average skiers—are 10 times better than skiers elsewhere.” – Banks GilbertiRead on by Clicking Here
March 9, 2016
National Geographic took the time to lay out the perfect one-day winter itinerary in Sun Valley, Idaho complete with you guide to eating, drinking, lodging and logistics! Click Here to read the full article.
February 29, 2016
Forbes names Sun Valley one of the world’s best ski resorts!”There are a lot of great ski resorts in the United States, but none can match Sun Valley’s rich winter sports history – this was literally the nation’s first destination ski resort, with the world’s first chairlifts, where the very idea of the American ski vacation was born.” Read the full article here: http://onforb.es/1TLNsIJ
February 25, 2016
Mountain Magazine covers the basics for skiing at Sun Valley with their 2016 Resort Guide! Take a spin through the piece for the secrets to approaching Bald Mountain. Full Article Here
January 12, 2016
The New Year has charged in with ample amounts of sunshine paired with minimal crowds. You won’t need an app to tell you which lift line has the shortest wait here! On top of it all, our base continues to grow with over 10 feet of snow so far this season, making for some of the best skiing conditions in recent years. For more info on skiing & boarding here in Sun Valley, Idaho – click here.For weather information – click here.
December 16, 2015
Winter is Here in Sun Valley! El Niño has proven to be our best friend this winter season. We’ve received over 5ft of snow so far with no sign of things letting up! The skiing, boarding, & nordic is all-time right now. Couple this with an eventful, eclectic calendar of events and you’ve got the answer to the perfect winter getaway.For more info on skiing & snowboarding including mountain webcams, click here.For our calendar of events, click here.To book lodging, click here.
September 30, 2015
Sun Valley, Idaho receives top ratings from SKI Magazine’s 2016 readers poll including #1 in overall satisfaction, grooming and lifts! We’re thrilled to receive the latest praise and our highest ranking to date!Noteworthy rankings include:#2 Overall Ski Resort#1 Overall Satisfaction#1 Grooming#1 Lifts#1 Character#1 Kid FriendlyGreg Ditrinco from SKI Magazine sums up the Sun Valley experience perfectly, “at this true skier’s resort, the only waits are for breakfast at the downtown Kneadery and in line for first chair next to the locals you met there. After that, it’s skiing to your heart’s content, banking into multiple-g-force GS turns down Sun Valley’s long and lyrical fall …
September 15, 2015
Trip Advisor gives Sun Valley top ranking for value for Fall travel!Autumn is one of the best kept secrets around these parts. The crowds have dispersed, dinner reservations and tee times are plentiful, leaves are bursting with color, biking trails are ripping, fly fishing is primo, and the lodging discounts are some of the best of the year. Trip Advisor took special note of the significant savings you can expect in Sun Valley in their list of 30 Highest Value Getaways With Big Savings. With vacation rentals offering weekly rate savings of $400+ compared to high season prices, Trip Advisor knows that these deals coupled with the neverending list of activities make Sun Valley …
September 8, 2015
Country Living Magazine just gave us a nod for hosting one of their top Fall Festivals of 2015!Paying hommage to the sheep herding heritage in the Wood River Valley, The Trailing of the Sheep Festival offers up an inspiring look in to the culture behind this long standing tradition. What: celebrate the annual pasture change for these furry friends, enjoy delicious lamb dishes and marvel in the discipline exhibited by the incredibly smart sheep herding dogs. When: October 7-11, 2015Where: Ketchum & HaileyMore Info:http://visitsunvalley.com/things-to-do/trailing-sheep-festivalhttp://www.trailingofthesheep.org
July 2, 2015
The Sun Valley Lodge is officially open after a monumnetal remodel! The updated Lodge offers more spacious guest rooms ─ many doubled in size with modern comforts and amenities, including expansive bathrooms. Guest rooms have beautiful hardwood cabinetry; ultra-spacious bathrooms, carefully detailed granite floors, walls, and counter-tops. In addition to the room updates, the famed pool, bowling alley, Gretchen’s restuarant, and the Dutchin Room have all received revitalizing face lifts. Perhaps the most noteworthy transformation within the lodge has been the addition of their luxurious 20,000 sq. ft. spa which offers a full lineup of rejuvinating treatments. Whether you’re looking to book a long weekend or simply for …
June 3, 2015
Sun Valley’s summer gondola and lift services open – June 22nd!
March 10, 2015
Sun Valley Resort has joined a group called the Mountain Collective, which offers a ski pass that gives skiers and snowboarders access to eight leading ski destinations in the West and Canada. For the 2015-16 ski season, Sun Valley will be allied with Alta/Snowbird, Utah; Aspen-Snowmass, Colo.; Ski Banff, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, in Alberta, Canada; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Mammoth Mountain, Calif.; Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Calif.; and Whistler-Blackcomb, in British Columbia, Canada.The Mountain Collective passes are on sale through a partnership with Liftopia at www.mountaincollective.com.View the Sun Valley blog post Mountain Collective Road Trip and experience our wild seven day downhill ride.
March 4, 2015
Forbes Magazine recently released their picks of the top ski towns in the United States. And right there in the mix was Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho! From the original article: Forbes Top 10 Ski Towns Ketchum & Sun Valley, ID Author: Larry Olmstead A mining town and the final residence of Ernest Hemingway, Ketchum sits less than two miles from the slopes of Sun Valley, which has its own completely pedestrianized European Alpine-style base village. Between them, they offer a complete and varied take on the ski town experience, linked by an elaborate free bus system. Ketchum developed …
January 12, 2015
Aspen Ski Co to Build Limelight Hotel in Sun Valley Hotel Plan Marks First Development Outside of Aspen Sun Valley, ID (For Immediate Release) Aspen Skiing Co. will build a Limelight Hotel at the base of the Sun Valley ski area in Ketchum, Idaho, marking the company's first expansion beyond Colorado. Aspen Skiing bought the Limelight in downtown Aspen in 2010 and has grown the 126-room hotel into one of the resort valley's most popular lodges, with dog-friendly, relatively affordable guest rooms and a festive lobby. The company — which operates four ski areas in the Roaring Fork Valley …
December 18, 2014
Hailing from Jackson, Mississippi, indie-rock band The Weeks will bring their brand of southern rock to Whiskey Jacques on Saturday night during the Awards Bash. Formed while teenagers in 2006, they have quickly amassed a loyal following with their soulful country rock sound and have recently wrapped a European tour as the opening act for rock and roll powerhouse, The Kings of Leon. It's not often a band of this stature and rising star plays in the Sun Valley area, much less inside a small venue like Whiskey Jacques. This show will be talked about long after the last chord …
December 16, 2014
It's been an interesting start to the ski season for most of the west with warm dry conditions, however Sun Valley has experienced a good series of events which have brought over 50" inches of snow that has covered the mountains and Nordic trails priming them for perfect holiday ski conditions. Tuesday, December 16 Sun Valley dropped the ropes on the bowls and skiers flocked to throw plumes of powder and shout great whoops of joy as the morning produced amazing conditions. The North Valley Nordic trails from the SNRA all the way up to Galena Lodge and its surrounding …