Sun Valley, opened in 1936, is renowned throughout North America as a true original. Situated in Idaho’s Rocky Mountains, the resort encompasses two beautiful and brilliant ski mountains – Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain – which are ideal for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.
Skiers and snowboarders can be seen gliding down the many trails of Sun Valley’s expansive 2054 acres, with a total vertical of 3400 feet. Sun Valley’s exquisite terrain is great for all abilities and is rated as follows: 36% beginner, 42% intermediate and 22% advanced. A total of 19 lifts whisk excited snow sport enthusiasts up the snow covered slopes. Bald Mountain is considered the more challenging of the two. Situated right beside the Sawtooth National Forest, Bald Mountain offers exquisite views of the surrounding areas. Bald Mountain’s River Run area can be used by all levels of skiers and riders. Experienced skiers will particularly enjoy the moguls of Exhibition, Upper Holiday and Rock Garden. Seattle Ridge features carefully groomed runs that are mostly used for slow skiing. The Bowls are located at the summit of Bald Mountain. Warm Springs is the spot for intermediate skiers. Dollar Mountain is better known as the beginner’s mountain. Here is where you will find the impressive Sun Valley Ski and Snowboarding School, among the best in North America. Those who prefer a bit of cross-country skiing can make their way to the Sun Valley Nordic and Snowshoe Center. Everything a Nordic skier could desire is provided here including 40 km of stunning snowy trails.
If you want to try something new or take a break from the glistening slopes, Sun Valley has a number of other exciting entertainment options. Why not check out some of these great activities and amenities: ice skating, ice hockey, horseback riding, the gun club, Movie and Opera House, Swimming and Fitness Center, day spa, sledding and sleigh rides, to mention a few.
But the vacation experience doesn’t end there. Sun Valley ensures that all of its visitors are well cared for with outstanding services and facilities such as a ski shop, salon, various stores, a bank, a post office, child care, massage center, gift shops, a chapel, first aid, a medical center, equipment rental, equipment repair and more. What more could a vacationer wish for?
A day of skiing, riding or other great Sun Valley activities is certain to build up a healthy appetite. Sun Valley offers a wonderful selection of dining experiences, with something for every preference. Try out these fantastic dining venues: Sun Valley Lodge dining room, Gretchen’s, The Ram Restaurant, Konditorei, Sun Valley Deli, The Inn Lobby Lounge and Bald Mountain Pizza & Pasta amongst others. Accommodation is a available at Sun Valley and includes Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley Inn, various condominiums, Eccles cottage, Harriman cottage, Lake cottage, View cottage, Guest cottage and President’s cottage. Imagine: a day of fabulous skiing on a magnificent snow shrouded landscape, a warming meal at a lovely restaurant and collapsing into a comfortable bed, Sun Valley offers this and more.
As spring and summer come to Sun Valley and the snow begins to disappear, the good times continue. Sun Valley is also an excellent summer vacation getaway with fun-filled activities such as hiking and mountain biking on 28 miles of magical trails, golf, tennis, horseback riding, bowling, films, swimming and other great activities.
Sun Valley is the ultimate vacation destination year-round. Whether you’re a group of friends looking for some excitement, a couple seeking a fun and romantic get away or a family keen on a great vacation, Sun Valley is just for you.