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24hrs in Sun Valley

24hrs in Sun Valley: June – Wyatt Caldwell – Local Guru

The Caldwell family is well-known in the Wood River Valley; as lifetime locals, their presence can be felt in various aspects of the community, such as patriarch Will Caldwell’s art gallery that was next to the Cellar for many years and his starting of the live music event Ketch’em Alive over 20 years ago (though he’s since passed it on to the city to run). Or mom Julie Caldwell, seen at every Farmer’s Market or daily Zenergy classes. After 20 years spent as a professional snowboarder traveling the globe and taking note of some of the best film and photo practices in the sport, Wyatt Caldwell has made a name for himself both in Ketchum and in media, partnering with his brother Yancy in their company Stellar Adventure Media which creates film content for clients worldwide, often involving outdoor brands and action sports. Wyatt and his wife, Lindsey, live in Northridge where they raise their two daughters, 3-year-old Fynnly and 1-year-old Rozalyn. Growing up in Ketchum with his brother and sister, Scarlet, Wyatt and Lindsey know first-hand how important it is to expose young kids to the beauty of this Valley. They do everything they can to give their daughters …

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January 24, 2022 - April 15, 2022

Sun Valley Resort Specials & Packages

Stay & Ski – Save on lodging and lift tickets Plan your winter getaway to Sun Valley, North America’s #1 ski resort two years running! Book your trip with our Stay & Ski package to save on lodging, plus get a discounted adult lift ticket for each night booked.* Subject to availability. Valid 11/29/21-12/22/21 and 1/3/22-end of season. Valid at the Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley Inn, and Cottages. *With the option to purchase additional lift tickets at the same discounted rate. Kids’ lift tickets also available at a discounted rate.  BOOK NOW   Idaho Staycation – Idaho residents save 20% on lodging Calling all Idaho residents! Looking for a great getaway without leaving Idaho? All Idaho residents save 20% at the Sun Valley Inn this winter, so make your plans to escape to the mountains and discover why SKI Magazine readers have ranked Sun Valley as North America’s #1 resort two years in a row. From world-class skiing and riding on Bald Mountain, to a relaxing day at Idaho’s top-ranked spa, to our selection of amazing restaurants, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here. Subject to availability. Valid 1/3-end of season. Must show valid Idaho driver license or other proof of residence at …

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Skiing & Snowboarding, Winter

McCall Vs Sun Valley

When visiting Idaho, there are plenty of different options for where to go: Boise, Stanley, Pocatello. But when deciding between a small resort town, you might come down to the decision between McCall and Sun Valley. Which to choose? There are many similarities between the two small resorts towns, but a bevy of differences to separate the winter experiences you might have in each. The populations of McCall and Ketchum are roughly the same (just under 3,000) though “Sun Valley” as a whole area encompasses a much higher number. McCall’s terrain focuses on lake life (Payette Lake being a major draw for the area especially in the summer) with more subtle mountain peaks surrounding it and a greater density of Ponderosa Pines. In Sun Valley, the terrain is ALL about the mountains—jagged peaks at high elevation surrounding you in every direction. McCall definitly sees peak traffic during the summer holidays with its large lake and boating activities. On the other hand Sun Valley is a winter Mecca that sees thousands of skiers descend on the town during December. Both towns are about 2.5 hours from the state capitol of Boise. Although the Boise airport is the main access point for …

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24hrs in Sun Valley

24 Hours in Sun Valley – December: Susan Nieves

Originally visitors to Sun Valley from Seattle, Susan and Mark Nieves, the owners of retail shop Independent Goods, were so enthralled with the area that in 2013 they packed up and came to Ketchum to live, raise their family, and open their own store. Ever-present in their store is the importance of connection: to customers, to craft makers, to each other. And that same priority of connection is apparent in Susan’s perfect 24 hours in Sun Valley where much of the day is spent forming and strengthening bonds to others in this town. How does your perfect day start? Susan: We start by playing vinyl—anything from Mary Popins to Blondie—having coffee, and possibly a special treat of pastries from Hank & Sylvies or Konditorie or a Bigwood Bread Ham & Cheese croissant. That gets us and our 4-year-old going. After that, I head into the shop to help customers find gifts for themselves, loved ones, or clients. What’s a day in the shop like? Susan: People hang out here for a really long time and we get to know our customers or tourists really well. Mark and I write the story cards on display with each product; writing them connects …

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Dining, Skiing & Snowboarding, Winter

What to Expect in Sun Valley this Winter

As with everything this year there are some changes, but as always Sun Valley has adapted to still provide the magic that we all love. Below are some of the changes you can expect this winter in Sun Valley. On Mountain No reservation system or visitation limits for Sun Valley Season Pass holders or Epic Pass holders on Bald Mountain or Dollar Mountain this 20/21 winter season. If necessary, the Resort manage peak day access for both Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain through day-ticket restrictions. This year they encourage all guests to pre-purchase their lift tickets online.   On-Mountain Lodges and Dining To accommodate for physical distancing and in accordance with State and County ordinances, indoor seating has been reduced in all lodges and they will add to our outdoor dining options. The Resort has simplified menus, instituted reservation systems in some venues, and will offer grab and go options to assure appropriate distancing is maintained in our lodges. SnowSports Lessons and Guest Services It will be a good year to arrive at the mountain prepared to ski, and to plan ahead. If you wish to store items at the base areas, the Resort will offer secure and sanitized bag check …

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May 2, 2022 - June 15, 2022

Hotel Ketchum Special Offers

Road Trip Rate Hit The Road This Spring  With gas prices on the rise, we’ve put together this special rate to help you get out and explore a little further this summer. Book this rate by Tuesday, May 31st, for a stay 2 nights or longer, and receive a $50 account credit for gas!  Valid for stays through September 6, 2022. Must book by May 31, 2022. 2-Night Minimum. $50 account credit for gasoline will be applied upon departure. Offer is based upon availability and valid for new reservations only. Not valid for group reservations. Trip Insurance is recommended. All rates and promotion dates are subject to change. Some blackout dates may apply.  BOOK NOW Summer Savings Don’t Miss Summer In The Mountains Want to set out on an adventure in the mountains this summer? We don’t blame you. Summers here in Ketchum and Sun Valley are second to none with wide open spaces, endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, tasty local eats, and more! Save 25% on stays through September 6th when you book direct and select our Member Rate by May 31st! Valid on any stay, May 17, 2022-September 6, 2022. Must book by May 31, 2022. Offer is based upon availability and …

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May 2, 2022 - May 31, 2022

Tamarack Lodge Special Offers

SUMMER SAVINGS DISCOVER SUMMER IN SUN VALLEY Take some time to soak up the Sun Valley sun with your loved ones this year. Enjoy Ketchum’s wide open spaces, vast summer recreational offerings, sun-filled outdoor patios and more! Make Tamarack Lodge your summer home away from home and save 25% when you book our Members Rate by May 31st! Valid on all stays May 17-September 6, 2022. Must book by May 31, 2022. Some blackout dates may apply. Based upon availability and valid for new reservations only. Not valid for group reservations. All rates and promotion dates are subject to change. Trip Insurance is recommended when booking any non-refundable rate plans. BOOK NOW ROAD TRIP RATE FEELING THOSE ROAD TRIP VIBES Plan a roadtrip around Central Idaho! Not only can a road trip make for a relaxing getaway, but if you do it right, you can pack in enough side adventures and exploring to fill a life of summers!Book a 2-night stay and receive a $50 account credit for gasoline from Tamarack Lodge! Package pricing starts at just $140 per night. Valid for stays through September 6, 2022. Must book by May 31, 2022. 2-Night Minimum. $50 account credit for gasoline will be …

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July 15, 2021 - July 24, 2021

10 Days To Save 10% at Tamarack Lodge

THIS SALE ENDS JULY 24TH There is still time to book the summer getaway you’ve been waiting for here at Tamarack Lodge. With so many people eager to break free from the heat of the city this summer and escape to the mountains, it’s no surprise availability is quickly becoming limited. But if you plan ahead for late summer/early autumn now, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect accommodations for your visit this season. Save 10% when you book your August visit in the next 10 days! Book Direct with us at tamaracksunvalley.com or by calling 208-726-3344 and we’ll add an additional 5% OFF. BOOK NOW

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July 13, 2021 - July 23, 2021

10 Days To Save 10% at Hotel Ketchum

This Sale Ends July 23rd You may have noticed that summer is selling out in many of your favorite destinations this year, including here in Ketchum and Sun Valley. With so many people yearning to break free from the couch it’s no surprise availability is quickly filling up! If you’re one of the people still hoping to escape to the mountains this summer, now is the time to lock in your late summer/early autumn reservation before it’s too late! Save 10% when you book your August visit in the next 10 days! Book Direct with us at hotelketchum.com or by calling 208-471-4716 and we’ll add an additional 5% OFF. BOOK NOW