The age old question of what to do for Spring Break has overwhelmed families and college students for decades. Where to go, what to do, will it fit our budget, etc…the list goes on & on. If you find yourself in this boat and are still trying to make plans for this year, we have a few reasons why you should pull the trigger and spend your Spring Break in Sun Valley, Idaho this year.
Deals & Specials
Who doesn’t love saving a few bucks here and there? We’ve got a slew of great offers to sweeten the deal for you this Spring Break.
Epic Pass Savings
Get the most out of your pass. Epic Pass holders Save 20% on lodging at Hotel Ketchum and Tamarack Lodge all season long!
Sun Valley Resort is also offering a stay & ski package. Save on lodging, plus get a discounted adult lift ticket for each night booked. More details here.
Spring Break is best paired with a side of events. We have a few top recommendations below. Be sure to check out our Events Calendar for the full line-up of happenings.
Sun Valley Resort invites the community to celebrate spring and the end of the winter season at Dollar Mountain’s closing weekend Saturday, March 26th and Sunday, March 27th. Guests are encouraged to wear their best Hawaiian-themed flair and participate in the on-mountain scavenger hunt, giveaways, and outdoor BBQ and bar on both Saturday and Sunday.
On Sunday, don’t miss the return of the Cold Bowl Pond Skim kicking off at 10 a.m. Participants will try to make it across the pond on their skis or snowboard – in full costume! The crazier, the better. Advanced registration will open on March 23 and spaces are limited. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded. An outdoor barbeque and a live D.J. will add to the tropical spring vibe!
Join the SVFF street party on Friday April 1st with live music, a costume contest, and festive good times. The party is “pioneer” themed to commemorate the innovators, entrepreneurs, and visionaries of the Wood River Valley. After all, we are the nation’s first destination ski resort and have been an innovative hub ever since.
Where: Main Street in Ketchum between Sun Valley Road & 2nd Street
When: Friday, April 1st from 7p m – 10pm
What: A festive dance party where you’re encouraged to dress as your favorite Sun Valley Pioneer/Innovator.
Who: Everyone is invited to get down with fresh tracks from DJ Jen’s Peterson.
The Hook: First off, it’s free. Secondly, there will be some rad prizes given away to the best-dressed including the best squad. Giveaways include Stay Sunny swag, First Lite gift card, food truck vouchers, Chums gear, a stand-up paddleboard, a bike and more!
Why: Because Sun Valley knows how to dress-up and throw a mighty fine party.
The Sun Valley Film Festival is back for its 8th year of programming. The films will continue to be the main focal point of this highly-anticipated event. Keep tabs on the Sun Valley Film Festival website for details on which productions are being featured this year.
In addition to the flicks, there are a few great opportunities to grab an insider perspective to the methods, obstacles, inspirations and more that the writers, directors and actors experiences with the creation of these films.
*Extra curricular reading: 6 Reasons the Sun Valley Film Festival is Better than Sundance
Sawtooth Gelande Quaffing Championships | April 17
What is Gelande Quaffing you ask? We’re going to leave it to the video above to give you some insight. The long & short of it involves sliding a mug of beer down a slippery surface to a partner on the other end who must ultimately catch said beer once it has left the edge of the table, mid-air, and proceed to drink that beer. This may seem a little aggressive to some but we can assure you that the spectating is highly entertaining for those not willing to partake. Festivities take place in front of Apple’s Bar & Grill on the Warm Springs side of the hill.
Oh yeah, and it’s all for a good cause. Proceeds will go to the Sawtooth Avalanche Center. Start practicing your spin moves, dig out your best costumes and get ready for a rowdy good time.
Ketchum Wide Open is back! Come check out this fun event hosted during slack season. You’ll have a great time and meet new people all while raising money for a good cause. Each golfer can either have a drink or donate the price of that drink to this year’s Charity to lower their score by ONE…no more, no less!
Awards for Traveled Furthest, Youngest, Oldest, Best Costume, Best Hole and ‘Golden Putter’ for the lowest of 7 holes.
Things to Do
The list of things to do in Sun Valley, Idaho is as long as our ski runs and that’s saying something. We’ve got a quick hit-list of ideas to get the ball rolling.
- Spring Skiing
- Heli Skiing
- Nordic Skiing
- Fat Biking
- Fly Fishing
- Hit the Ice Rink
- Get Cultured
- Treat Yourself
- Eat Out
For more ideas on things to do, scope out our BLOG.