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Freehub Magazine Bikepacks Through the Sun Valley Backcountry

Freehub Magazine set out to find a bikepacking destination that they could easily fly to and roll out directly in to the path of adventure. Sun Valley was the answer in their quest for the bikepacking grail. Easy airport access, deepwoods ...

Tour de Suds: Sun Valley’s Bike-to-Brewery Tour

Bikes and beers go together like bacon and eggs, Batman and Robin, or hot summer days and ice cream cones. Like most ski town dwellers, Sun Valleyites have a penchant for cold brews, especially after ...

Freehub Magazine Explores the Sun Valley Bike Scene

The crew from Freehub Magazine ventured out to Sun Valley, Idaho to sample some of the 400+ miles of mountain biking trails unravelling only mere pedal strokes from town. From lift access and bermed ...

Sun Valley, Idaho: Your Next Mountain Biking Bucket List Destination

Bucket list — it’s a term often used to describe mountain biking in Sun Valley. What makes this place deserving of such a lofty moniker? First, there’s literally hundreds of miles of prime Idaho...

Unique Places to Stay in Sun Valley, Idaho

Home to Hollywood stars and Olympic athletes, Sun Valley visitors often expect lavish accommodations with white glove service and pillow mints. While five-star hotels and spa treatments abound, the ...

How to Get to Sun Valley, Idaho

Non-stop flights to Sun Valley, Idaho from 7 major cities! Yes, you read correctly, Sun Valley does have an airport and it is served via United, Delta, and Alaska Airlines. While getting to ...

Fly Fishing in Sun Valley, ID - The Ultimate Guide

 ASK A TRAVELING FLY FISHER their favorite North American trout destination and they’ll likely spill about drift boating the majesty of Montana’s Big Sky country, wading the tumbling pools of...

The Dark Skies of Sun Valley, ID

The Sun Valley area is blessed with small town vibes and a big heart, endless outdoor activities for every season, and some of the best dark night skies in the entire world.

The Streets of Sun Valley: An Unexpected Gallery of Art

Skiing, sunshine, cowboys and art – yes, art. While Sun Valley, Idaho is a well-known playground for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, it also provides a canvas for budding and renown artists to ...

The Mobile Cyclist Visits Sun Valley, Idaho

The Mobile Cyclist ventured to Sun Valley, Idaho to see what the downhill biking scene is all about. From riding the lift accessed terrain on Bald Mountain to bike rentals from Sturtevant's all ...

Sun Valley: A Place for Flannel-Loving Hipsters

Within a day’s drive of trend-setting Portland, and with the help of nonstop flights into Hailey’s SUN airport, big-town hipster culture has permeated the west. The influence of well-read, ...

How to Ketch'em Alive this Summer

Ketch’em Alive is a free summer concert series that takes place every Tuesday from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at Forest Service Park. National and regional music acts ranging from folk to electronica light up...

The Artsy Side of Sun Valley

Let me tell you a little secret, there is more to Sun Valley than what meets the eye. Between the epic mountain biking, skiing and hiking lives a vibrant arts and culture scene. Read on to plan your ...

Summer Fun for Kids in Sun Valley, Idaho

It’s the first morning of your Sun Valley vacation and the kids are ready for an adventure. Don’t panic; you’re in the land the family fun. Here are some of the best experiences for kids this ...

A Glimpse of What Summer in Sun Valley, ID is All About

Sun Valley, Idaho Summer Virtual Vacation: Words can only do so much justice in explaining a place that you've never been to. Perhaps the next best thing to actually visiting a ...

An Eventful Summer in Sun Valley, ID - 2017

  Every summer adventure conquerers are drawn out of the wood work to Sun Valley, Idaho in search of something special. For some, the lure is the 400+ miles of singletrack mountain biking...

Sun Valley: Where the Beer and Healthy Initiatives Flow Like Wine

SKI towns typically are not synonymous with health. After a full day of shredding we post up for pints, happy hour discounted nachos, and chicken wings. Our mogul-mashing thighs have earned it, right?...

Everything You Need to Know for the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Sun Valley, Idaho

Where will you be on Monday, August 21, 2017? If it’s not Sun Valley, you’d better start making plans. Trust me, Sun Valley is exactly where you’ll want to be. August 21, 2017 ...

9 Epic Trail Runs in Sun Valley, Idaho

The hundreds of miles of trails in and around Sun Valley are a well known to hikers and mountain bikers. Sun Valley has an embarrassing wealth of buttery singletrack, incredible views, and uncrowded ...

An Insider Guide to the Sun Valley Summer Symphony

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony is the largest privately funded symphony in the United States. For three weeks the Symphony’s free classical music concerts are the center of social life in Sun ...

10 Free and Cheap Things to Do in Sun Valley, Idaho

Enjoying Sun Valley’s long, sun-soaked days doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Here are ten of the best free (and nearly free) experiences to enjoy this summer.

Best Early Season Mountain Bike Rides in Sun Valley

Five months of snow-induced activities tend to leave one yearning for change. When the temperatures jump in to the 60's here in Sun Valley, an eagerness to mix up the daily routine ...

The Truth Behind Sun Valley in the Summer

IT MAY BE TEMPTING to pigeonhole Sun Valley as a winter destination (it’s home to one of the top ski resorts in North America, after all). But the options for adventure and fun only increase in ...

Sun Valley: A Pro Skier's Summer Playground

Pro skier, Andy Mahre and his pro photographer fiancé, Shannon Skouras, traded in their skis in favor of mountain bikes & paddleboards to seek-out the post-snow side of ...

Riding the Lupine Flow Trail on Bald Mountain

The Sun Valley Resort spent some quality time sculpting out a delightful creation, the Lupine flow trail. This nearly pedal free traverse delivers momentum hungry banked turns, ...

5 Reasons Why Sun Valley Summers Shine

With the mountains in full bloom, a bevy of outdoor pursuits, and a seemingly endless array of festivals and special events, they make it their mission to ensure each weekend is more epic than the ...

How to Fall in Love With Sun Valley in 11 Easy Steps

THERE’S A LOT TO LOVE in Sun Valley — just ask around and you’ll pretty quickly encounter folks who left behind their lives and high-powered careers in big cities like New York and Los Angeles ...

20 Things You Didn't Know About Sun Valley

A smattering of things you might not have know about Sun Valley, Idaho. 

Getting Out There and Grinding Gravel at Rebecca's Private Idaho

Sun Valley has long been known around the Labor Day time of year as the home of one of the most remarkable non-motorized parades in the country, Wagon Days.  But last year, local endurance ...

Finding Water in a Desert: A Guide to Sun Valley's Swimming Spots

Sure Sun Valley might technically be considered a desert region, but believe me, there is no shortage of natural water sources. Keep in mind I’m still far from the highly acclaimed local status but ...

My First Rodeo Sun Valley Style

July 4, 2014: For weeks I’d been hearing about how 'hard' Sun Valley goes on the day of America’s independence. “Just wait for the Fourth”, people kept saying. So after experiencing the 4th of...

Ride Sun Valley: The Best Time on Two Wheels Anywhere!

The Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival brought some of the best racers and good timers out there to Sun Valley. Headlining the festival was the Scott Sports Enduro Cup presented by ...

DEATH TO DAY JOBS 3: A Preview and Not-So-Subtle Invitation to Come Out!

When some people think of Sun Valley, it's any guess what comes to mind, but one image the might catch one unexpectedly by the scruff of the neck, is the very real and very rad young artist ...

Coyote Yurt: Singletrack, Shuttles, and Backwoods Amenities

Sore legs, epic views, and cold beer. Three thoughts that command my attention as I reflect on a glorious weekend spent acquainting myself with Coyote Yurt in the Smokey Mountains of Sun Valley, ...

Baldy Gets a Bike Park, Sun Valley Breaks Ground on a New Playground

It started like most great ideas.  After a series of stiff beers from Europe served at a local house of ill repute, some local emissaries lit on the idea of providing an economic impact study on ...

Foodie Heaven: The Sun Valley Harvest Festival

As the annual harvest moon sat poised to rise over the Pioneer Mountains and shine down on the Wood River Valley, foodies from all walks gathered in the Ketchum Town Square eager to taste their way ...

Skatepark Destination: Ketchum, Idaho (and a little bit more)

Ketchum and Sun Valley may be known for many outdoor opportunities like biking, hiking, skiing, camping and so on, but what many people do not know is that it is also a well known Skateboard ...

A Day in The Dirt with Sun Valley's Osberg Ridge Trail

To be honest, the Osberg Ridgeline Trail doesn't make any sense.   It's too perfect.  It's too remote, yet too close.  It's singletrack is too flowy, too rolly, too ...

"This Must Be the Place", with Baron Von Fancy

Sun Valley via NYC Gordon Stevenson aka "Baron Von Fancy" takes a few moments to talk about his local roots. From across the brightly lit room, an object of deep familiarity snags my eye. ...

Ride Sun Valley: More Fun Than a Monkey on a Unicycle

Ride Sun Valley has become a major staple of both the Sun Valley's summer event offering and the bike festival world as recognized by Outside Magazine.  Spanning two weekends with events ...

Wine Auction Weekend: Where the Wine Flows Like Beer

For four glorious days here in Sun Valley, the wine flowed like beer, the beautiful women instinctively flocked like the steelhead of Stanley, Idaho and some serious funding to foster future arts...

A MASSV WEEKEND

The 4th of July weekend brought an alien invasion of sorts to the Sun Valley area this year with the arrival of the second edition of the MASSV Music Festival.  The Music and Arts ...

SHEEPTOWN DRAG RACES: FLAMING LOGS, SINGED NOSTRILS

Every good drag race has a Christmas Tree. Sheeptown is a good drag race.  It didn't seem likely that this event could ever have happened.  The idea was in actuality a creative ruse, ...

Not Bad. Friends Who Make Art and Other Awesomeness

Chatham Baker (L) and Andy McCabe (R) Twist and Pout outside Ochi for their "Not Bad" exhibition.   Around these parts you can get a lot of action in before the sun sets ...

Fine Art & Cheap Wine

Most of the time it's hard to forget we live in a ski town, but once a month we are invited to indulge and be surrounded by the mad and creative folk of this mountain community. And tonight is my ...

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