Sun Valley Ski Resort  

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Address

1 Sun Valley Road
Sun Valley, ID 83353
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Overview by Nathan Borchelt

The oldest ski resort in the United States doesn't look like it has been around since 1936. The amenities are truly top-shelf, with a decidedly French air, lots of furs, and ski apparel that retails for the cost of a season pass. But that's just the surface. As you'd expect from a resort that has been in the game for almost a century, Sun Valley is as its best when viewed through a pair of goggles.

The majority of skiers and riders understandably flock to massive 9,150-foot Bald Mountain, where the bulk of the resort's 92 runs reside, from the blue-level Warm Springs, which descends the resort's entire 3,400-foot vertical drop, to a veritable geographic collage of bowls, ridges, and faces.

But Sun Valley takes all comers; the expert and advanced may feel slighted with only 22 percent of the mountain, but the blacks and double-blacks the resort has prove that it's not messing around. Tricksters have a world-class terrain park and half pipe to tempt the harsh mistress that is gravity. Beginners and families, meanwhile, tend to flock to nearby Dollar Mountain, a 6,638-foot peak that seems small only in comparison to Bald. A modest collection of blue and green runs are complimented with a variety of snow parks.

Of course, at this veteran resort, there's a lot more to do than merely ski. Ice shows, ice skating, luxe shopping and dining, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and the copious distractions of nearby Ketchum—the epicenter of the après scene—make Sun Valley a welcome refuge for all your winter-inspired activities.

Price
$$$?
Average Snowfall
220 Inches
Skiable Acreage
2054
Vertical Drop
3400 feet
Terrain:
36% beginner, 42% intermediate, 22% advanced
Number of Runs
80
Number of Lifts
19
Season
November to April
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Sun Valley

Current Conditions:
Fair, 60 F
Forecast:
Thu - Mostly Cloudy. High: 55 Low: 33
Fri - Mostly Cloudy. High: 57 Low: 37
Sat - Showers/Wind. High: 46 Low: 22
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 34 Low: 22
Mon - Cloudy. High: 38 Low: 24


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Base Depth

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Last Updated: November 24 2014 08:04 PM

Traveler Reviews of Sun Valley


John rates Sun Valley
Next to Banff, this is some of the best skiing I have ever had.The moguls are as big as Volkswagons and the snow conditions are always great.I can highly recommend taking a glider flight over the resort. It was better than skiing as the pilot banked over and pulled about 5 g's in a dive. Lot's to do in Sun Valley. If you can't have a good time here...you can't have a good time anywhere!. Pros: Short lines, Good tours, Well maintained. Cons: Expensive.
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