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Winter in Sun Valley, Idaho

Winter in Sun Valley, Idaho is unlike any mountain town out there. Sure, there's a myriad of traits that are similar to other destinations but it is the feeling that you get here that is hard to duplicate. The people, the pace, the essence, the culture, and the lack of FOMO are a few elements that you have to experience in Sun Valley, Idaho to truly know it's all about. We won't try to explain it, but rather invite you to experience for yourself first-hand.

In the event that you were looking for more details on what to do in Sun Valley in the winter, you'll find downhill skiing & snowboarding, backcountry skiing & snowboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, fly fishing, snowmobiling, world-class arts & culture, a robust dining scene, and a wellness-oriented community.

Inhale. Exhale. Slow it down. Loosen up. Pour a cup. Meet a local. Make a friend. Pay it forward. Take a hike. Take a nap. Sleep in. Stay out. Buy a round. Tip your server. Share a smile. Respect the land. Lend a hand. Be kind. Go well.

Sun Valley, Idaho is calling. We look forward to seeing you.

Mindfulness in the Mountains

Sun Valley Ranked #1 by SKI Magazine

We're beyond stoked to be graced with the #1 Ski Resort Ranking from SKI Magazine for multiple years. Big thanks to the readers for giving us the nod.

Here's what they're saying, "Sun Valley is just magical. The village and the Lodge can’t be topped. The mountain is perfectly maintained and has perfect pitch on every run. The history makes it fun to be a part of. The Holding family are supreme stewards of this jewel."

#1 Ski Resort Ranking

Sun Valley Events Calendar

Argyros Performing Arts Center
Mar 15 – Mar 17 all-day
Sun Valley Music Festival Winter Season @ Argyros Performing Arts Center
12:00 am
A profoundly intimate musical experience in the hush of winter—presented March 15-17, 2023 at the Argyros Performing Arts Center in Ketchum. Winter Season details will be released later this year.
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    
Warm Springs Lodge
Apr 2 @ 8:56 pm – Apr 5 @ 9:56 pm
U.S Alpine Championships @ Warm Springs Lodge
8:56 pm
From April 2-5, Sun Valley Resort will host the 2023 U.S. Alpine Championships with both men and women competing in slalom, giant slalom and super-G events.  The course in Sun Valley has a storied history of alpine racing, along with technical and challenging terrain, and will feature local U.S. Alpine Ski Team athletes such as Ryder Sarchett, Jack Smith and Dasha Romanov. Sun Valley Resort last hosted the U.S. Alpine Championships in 2018.  For more information on this announcement click HERE More details on this event coming soon!
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 ...

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Skiing & Snowboarding

Ranked the #1 Ski Resort by Ski Mag, Sun Valley is the place to be. We have it all - Bald Mountain's vertical lines, Dollar Mountain's family-oriented terrain, and limitless backcountry access.

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Nordic Skiing

Sun Valley is hailed as “Nordic Town USA.” This is some of the best and definitely most immaculately groomed Nordic ski terrain in the US.

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Ice Skating & Hockey

Year-round ice. It’s not just for cocktail drinkers. Ice-skaters and hockey fans can lace up, too, no matter the season. Catch a Sun's Hockey game or lace up your own skates this winter.

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Welcome IKON & Mountain Collective Pass Holders

For the 2022/2023 season, the Sun Valley Resort is a partner of the IKON & Mountain Collective pass offerings. We've compiled everything you need to know from information on the pass offerings.

IKON
Main Pass = 7-days at Sun Valley, no blackouts
Base Plus Pass = 5-days at Sun Valley, blackout days apply
Main Base Pass & Session Passes = not applicable

Mountain Collective
Main Pass = 2-days at Sun Valley, additional days at 50% off, no blackouts

IKON Pass Details
Mountain Collective Pass Details

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Getting Here

Getting here is easier than you think. With nonstop flights from 6 major cities, Sun Valley is closer than ever.

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Places to Stay

Book your perfect accommodations, from luxury resorts to cozy condos and expansive campgrounds.

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Dining & Nightlife

We value local, sustainable and organic food here in Sun Valley, and our menus show it. Learn more about our eclectic range of cuisines and nightlife.

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Bald Mountain opens TOMORROW! The stoke is here, see y’all on the hill🌞 #seeksunvalley #staysunny #skiseason #ketchum #sunvalley #idaho #woodrivervalley ...

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Today is the first day of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival! We are excited to watch the sheepdog trials, buy some wool, and of course see the Big Sheep Parade on Sunday the 9th. ⁠


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Before the snow flies visit our local skate parks and practice your kickflips and drops. ⁠


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Tomorrow is the last day of the Ketchum Farmer's Market, get there before it's gone! ⁠

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Happy 1st Day of Autumn 🍂 /credit: @stellarmedia ⁠


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Excited to get back on the bike path today!⁠🚴‍♂️⁠

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