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Sun Valley Summer Travel Resources

Taking the road less traveled is more of an attitude than a place. Sure, you’ll encounter plenty of hidden gems along the way—like a serene hiking trail or a rooftop bar—but you’ll also open up a world of freedom, inspiration and untapped possibilities. Whether you choose to take the unbeaten path or let the path choose you, we’ll be here when you’re ready.  

In an effort to manage your expectations for your Sun Valley visit, there are a number of resources in the drop-down menus below. We invite you to take a minute to build an understanding of what is happening here this summer in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Sun Valley Events Calendar

Various Locations
Feb 4 all-day
50th Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The 50th annual Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour will take place in Ketchum, Idaho, on its traditional day, the first Saturday in February, falling in 2023 on February 4. The premier cross country race in the Western United States, the Tour is staged on the historic Harriman Trail located in the pristine Sawtooth National Forest Area. Race distances are 34 kilometers, the Full Boulder, and 15 kilometers, the Charley Course Half Boulder. The field features World Cup-caliber racers to cross country enthusiasts who embrace the “Tour” aspect of the event. All ages are welcome. Racers are separated by waves, including Elite Men, Elite Women, seeded by previous race times in the BMT or comparable marathon distance races. There are seven waves in the Full Boulder. This year, the in-person race field will be capped at 800 skiers for the Full Boulder, and 200 skiers in the Half. Entry fee includes official 2023 BMT SWIX race hat, 50th anniversary souvenir racing bib, race bag, event program, sponsored goods, a raffle ticket, race shuttles, post-race and on-course food and beverages, awards party, plus the opportunity to win amazing raffle prizes from our amazing event sponsors. No refunds are offered for any reason. ...
Sun Valley, ID - Various locations
Mar 29 – Apr 2 all-day
Sun Valley Film Festival @ Sun Valley, ID - Various locations
12:00 am
Returning for its 12th year, SVFF kicks off another five days of Films, Coffee Talks, Parties and more. SVFF supports independent film and the magic of storytelling. It’s mission to celebrate and award filmmakers who are established and emerging has earned the Festival accolades by the film industry, film festival goers, film lovers, and filmmakers. The year-round Sun Valley Film Initiative develops professionals and illuminates the process of filmmaking, propelling emerging voices with grants and education. Since 2012 the Sun Valley Film Festival has invited fans and filmmakers to America’s first ski resort to celebrate the magic of storytelling. In the past, Festival guests include Hollywood legends such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Geena Davis, and Oliver Stone as well as avant-garde writers and filmmakers like Stephen Gaghan and Mark and Jay Duplass. With over 4,000 yearly attendees, SVFF has become known as the Festival for Filmmakers. The Sun Valley Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. To support and learn more about SVFF opportunities, visit sunvalleyfilmfestival.org    
Various Locations
May 26 – May 29 all-day
Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The Sun Valley Wellness Festival (SVWF) has been at the forefront of the wellness movement for decades. Its pioneering wellness programs have positively impacted thousands of individuals in the local and global communities. 2023 will be the 26th year of the festival, which will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, officially launching the summer event season in the Sun Valley area. Festival programs and activities will be held at the Argyros Performing Arts Center and the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum, Idaho. Building on its history of highlighting inspired thought leaders, the 2023 SVWF will feature dozens of pioneering presentations and workshops from leading wellness experts. The festival also will offer a free Experience Hall, which includes a variety of wellness vendors, as well as movement, and yoga classes, and unique guided outdoor wellness adventures such as holistic hiking and mountain meditations. The festival is produced by the non-profit Sun Valley Wellness Institute (SVWI), whose dedicated board and staff work tirelessly to create a world-class wellness event. Stepping into the lead role is new SVWI President, Allison Quistgard Scherer, who is taking the reins from 2022 SVWI Board President Geneal Thompson, as she transitions into the role of Past ...
Sun Valley Pavilion
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day
Ballet Sun Valley @ Sun Valley Pavilion | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Save the dates for the 2023 Ballet Sun Valley! More details coming soon.  balletsunvalley.org 

Use this calendar to find out what is happening in and around Sun Valley, Idaho and the entire Wood River Valley, including Ketchum and Hailey, plus...

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Hiking

No matter where you are in Sun Valley, you're never more than a few minutes from a trailhead. A short hike in any direction and you are sure to find views that will take your breath away.
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Biking

Summer in Sun Valley means biking. Come check out our trails, including lift access on the back of Bald Mountain for 3,400 vertical feet of gorgeous trails.
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Dining & Nightlife

We value local, sustainable and organic sustenance here in Sun Valley, and our menus show it. Learn more about our eclectic range of cuisines and nightlife.
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Who out there has scoped the @sawtoothbotanicalgarden this summer ✋!? // #seeksunvalley ...

Ballet Sun Valley's Summer Festival 2022 is just one month away! ⁠This season, the extraordinary artists of @bostonballet are set to perform on June 24 & 25 at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Over 30 Boston Ballet dancers will grace the stage of the Sun Valley Pavilion for two nights of world-class dance in the mountains. The Festival will feature two(2) distinct programs spanning a range of styles from contemporary to classic. Performance highlights include two new works from ChoreograpHER, a female-led program celebrating innovative women across creative fields, and on night two only, @stephengalloway's DEVIL’S/eye set to music by The Rolling Stones!

Pavilion Seats from $35 – Tickets on sale now at: balletsunvalley.org

PC: @iamkalystro and @oobin_sophia in @helenpickettchoreographer's Tsukiyo 📸 @lizavoll. Courtesy of Boston

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Summer lift access begins tomorrow on Bald Mountain. //#seeksunvalley
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Guides are the best way to show you the insider tips, tricks, locations and ways of doing things. They're also an incredible way to introduce you to those unexpected opportunities lying under your nose. Catch a glimpse of what you'll find this summer in Sun Valley, Idaho. ...

Summer turns and alpine canoeing? Ahhh the good ole’ days! // #seeksunvalley #summer #oldschool #summerskiing #canoe ...

Ahhh the dog days of summer! // 📸: @talroberts #BALL #summer #dogdays #seeksunvalley ...

Wondering what to do with the kids this summer? Don’t panic Sun Valley is the land of family fun! Check out the link in our bio for the best kid friendly activities. // 📸: @schirfphoto #seeksunvalley #summer #mountainbike ...

The Sun Valley, Idaho area is home to more miles of open spaces than you can cover in a lifetime. With six mountain ranges, four world-class fly fishing waterways, 400+ miles of singletrack mountain biking trails, and endless amounts of hiking, Sun Valley makes for an ideal destination to socially distance yourself. We hope to see you in Sun Valley, Idaho this summer. #seeksunvalley #summer ...