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Sun Valley Ski Resort Vacations
Vacation Travel Guide

Visit this action-packed Idaho ski resort, which has exciting options of skiing on two mountains, biking, hiking, horseback riding and mountaintop restaurants.

Adventure, entertainment and history welcome visitors to Sun Valley Ski Resort. Established in the northern Rocky Mountains by an Austrian nobleman in 1936, this is one of the first ski resorts in the U.S. Today, Sun Valley Ski Resort is a popular year-round destination. Ski on perfectly groomed trails in winter and bike, hike and play golf in summer.

From late November to April, snow sports enthusiasts flock to the resort’s 2,154 acres (872 hectares) of skiable terrain that spreads across two mountains. Bald Mountain is the larger area, with a mixed terrain of 100 runs accessed via 12 chairlifts. Find zones designed specifically for glade skiing and snowboarding in addition to family-friendly adventure trails.

Come to Dollar Mountain to discover treeless runs that are ideal for first-time skiers and for taking lessons with qualified instructors. Refine your freestyling skills on the rails and halfpipe of the terrain park. Have some relaxed fun on the tubing hill.

Other snow-based activities include sleigh rides and watching ice hockey matches. Alternatively, explore over 25 miles (40 kilometers) of Nordic skiing and snowshoeing trails.

During the summer, miles of paved and natural hiking and biking trails traverse the green mountain valleys. Go fly-fishing on meandering rivers and streams, join a guided horseback ride on Dollar Mountain and play a round of 18 holes on a championship golf course. Learn to skate or watch professional skating shows at the summer rink.

When you’re hungry, eat at bakeries, delicatessens, pizzerias and steakhouses. Appreciate uninterrupted views while you enjoy tasty fondues at restaurants at the top of Bald Mountain. Attend concerts by symphony orchestras, tribute bands and well-known musicians, such as the Beach Boys, at the Sun Valley Pavilion.

Reach the resort by flying to the Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey and catching a bus or renting a car from there. A free shuttle bus provides transportation between the mountains and accommodations in the interconnecting villages of Sun Valley and Ketchum.

Find information about accommodations options, events, lift passes, ski lessons and summer activities on Sun Valley Ski Resort’s official website.

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Sun Valley Resort
Sun Valley Resort
4 out of 5
1 Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley, ID
The price is $317 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

Located near the slopes, this Sun Valley hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Big Wood Golf Course and Sun Valley Ski Resort and close to winter sports such as skiing ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (493 reviews)

"Have been traveling to the Sun Valley area for 30 years or so, and the SV Inn and Lodge are the iconic places to stay. Service is great, and if one travels during the holiday season, you feel as if you’re living in Christmas town with all the lighted trees and ice sculptures throughout the ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Sun Valley Resort
Best Western Tyrolean Lodge
Best Western Tyrolean Lodge
2.5 out of 5
260 Cottonwood Street, Ketchum, ID
The price is $135 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

This family-friendly Ketchum hotel is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of River Run Day Lodge and Sun Valley Ski Resort. Big Wood Golf Course and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"The location is great. The staff are friendly. The price is reasonable for Sun Valley."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Best Western Tyrolean Lodge
Hotel Ketchum
Hotel Ketchum
3 out of 5
600 N Main St, Ketchum, ID
The price is $149 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Sun Valley Ski Resort. Big Wood Golf Course and River Run Day ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (417 reviews)

"Hotel was cute and location was good. Staff not that great of friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Hotel Ketchum
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Sun Valley Resort
Sun Valley Resort
4 out of 5
1 Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley, ID
The price is $317 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Sun Valley Resort
Best Western Tyrolean Lodge
Best Western Tyrolean Lodge
2.5 out of 5
260 Cottonwood Street, Ketchum, ID
The price is $135 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Best Western Tyrolean Lodge
Hotel Ketchum
Hotel Ketchum
3 out of 5
600 N Main St, Ketchum, ID
The price is $149 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Hotel Ketchum
Tamarack Lodge
Tamarack Lodge
2.5 out of 5
291 North Walnut Ave, Ketchum, ID
The price is $134 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Tamarack Lodge
Best Western Plus Kentwood Lodge
Best Western Plus Kentwood Lodge
2.5 out of 5
180 S Main Street, Ketchum, ID
The price is $140 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Best Western Plus Kentwood Lodge
Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Limelight Hotel Ketchum
4 out of 5
151 S Main St, Ketchum, ID
The price is $389 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Pleasant Family-friendly Condo w/ Shared Pool and Tennis & Private Washer/dryer!
Pleasant Family-friendly Condo w/ Shared Pool and Tennis & Private Washer/dryer!
Sun Valley, ID
Pleasant Family-friendly Condo w/ Shared Pool and Tennis & Private Washer/dryer!
New Listing! Three-level Townhome on Golf Course Near Slopes w/ Resort Amenities
New Listing! Three-level Townhome on Golf Course Near Slopes w/ Resort Amenities
Sun Valley, ID
New Listing! Three-level Townhome on Golf Course Near Slopes w/ Resort Amenities
Welcoming Elkhorn condo with loft, mountain views, and hot tub access
Welcoming Elkhorn condo with loft, mountain views, and hot tub access
Sun Valley, ID
Welcoming Elkhorn condo with loft, mountain views, and hot tub access
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.