Tucked away in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Sun Valley, Idaho stands out as the ultimate ski resort for those looking for the perfect ski vacation. America's oldest ski resort is known for its exceptional skiing conditions, breathtaking scenery and a winter sports heritage that spans over generations.

A winter paradise for everyone

Sun Valley caters to skiers of all skill levels, making it an ideal destination for families, beginners as well as experienced skiers. The ski resort has over 2,000 acres of skiable terrain, with carefully groomed slopes and great lift systems that guarantee a smooth and enjoyable experience. Sun Valley has recognized good ski schools, perfect for beginners who want to learn to ski and build their confidence on the slopes. At the same time, experienced skiers and snowboarders can challenge themselves on many different types of pistes, ranging from easy slopes to exciting black pistes.

A Legacy Carved in Snow

Sun Valley is steeped in history and holds the title of America's very first ski vacation destination. It rose to fame when it became a favourite playground for Hollywood stars and European royalty in the 1930s. Since then, the ski resort's legacy has only grown, attracting winter enthusiasts from all over the world. Visitors can also explore the Sun Valley Museum of History to learn about the ski resort's history, including its role in shaping the modern ski travel industry.

Beyond the Ski Slopes

While skiing and snowboarding is the main thing, Sun Valley offers a variety of other activities for those who want to experience something other than skiing. Enjoy a scenic sleigh ride through the snow-covered landscape, ice skate at the iconic Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink, or unwind with a soothing spa treatment. The lively village offers a wealth of shops, galleries, and a diverse culinary restaurant scene, ensuring that there is never a dull moment for anyone in the travelling party.

Unmatched luxury and comfort

Sun Valley is synonymous with luxury, and its accommodations reflect this reputation. From the historic elegance of the Sun Valley Lodge to the modern comfort of the Sun Valley Inn, there are a variety of lodging options to suit everyone's preferences. Impeccable service, cozy open fireplaces and breathtaking mountain views create a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy.

Nature's canvas

The surroundings of the ski resort are a masterpiece of nature's creation. Nestled between the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Sun Valley Bald Mountain, visitors are met with impressive views everywhere they turn. The commitment to environmental protection is evident as the ski resort seamlessly integrates with its surroundings, which provides an authentic and unspoiled winter experience.

A year-round destination

While winter is the time of year when Sun Valley really comes to life, it appeals to outdoor enthusiasts in all seasons. Spring and summer bring opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and fly fishing, with the same stunning scenery, but transformed into green plants and vibrant wildflowers instead of white snow. The same applies in the autumn when the mountains turn into a colourful paradise.

How to get to Sun Valley

Getting to Sun Valley combines a combination of air travel and as Sun Valley does not have its own commercial airport. The best and most common option is to fly to Boise Airport (IATA: BOI), which is the largest airport in Idaho. From Boise Airport, it is about a 2.5-3 hour transfer to Sun Valley with either a rental car, bus or shuttle service.

Frequently Asked Questions

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There are 58 restaurants in Sun Valley with 26 different types of kitchens, the most popular being American, Bar and Cafe.

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