Open space. Mountain living. High Culture. Sun Valley has it all.
Sun Valley, Idaho is in a class of its own. Well-known as the first ski resort in the country, today Sun Valley is a world-class resort area that offers something for everyone, four seasons a year. Not only is Sun Valley an outdoor lover’s paradise, it is also a cultural mecca set against the backdrop of stunning mountains. From the annual Writers’ Conference, the summer symphony and the year-round programming of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts to the restaurants, art galleries, and vibrant nightlight, Sun Valley has it all.
Sun Valley is known for its outdoor lifestyle—and it’s no wonder. In the winter and early spring, Bald Mountain boasts 3,400 vertical feet of some of the world’s best ski runs, while Dollar Mountain offers slopes for children and beginners as well as new terrain parks and a half-pipe for the more adventurous. There are 100 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and skate-skiing lanes as well as plenty of sledding hills for the kids. Choose from the resort’s large hot pools or the area’s natural hot springs for a soak at the end of the day.
In the summer and fall, enjoy over 30 miles of paved pedestrian trails, suitable for rollerblading, running, walking, and biking. There are four 18-hole golf courses, including two designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. And don’t forget about the miles and miles of first-rate hiking and biking trails just a stone’s throw from the heart of Ketchum. If you prefer the water, head north and run the Salmon and Payette Rivers by raft or kayak or visit Redfish Lake for an adventurous but convenient daytrip. The world-renowned rivers nearby provide some of the finest fly fishing in this part of the country. There truly is something for everyone.