Sun Valley Ski Resort  

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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.

Average Snowfall
220 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
3400 feet
36% beginner, 42% intermediate, 22% advanced
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
November to April
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Sun Valley

Current Conditions:
Fair, 42 F
Sun - Clear. High: 59 Low: 33
Mon - Sunny. High: 67 Low: 38
Tue - Sunny. High: 77 Low: 43
Wed - Sunny. High: 80 Low: 43
Thu - Mostly Sunny/Wind. High: 71 Low: 39

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  • Surface Conditions:
    Machine Groomed


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    6 of 19
  • Trails:
    39 of 80
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Last Updated: December 08 2014 12:47 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 can't have a good time anywhere!. Pros: Short lines, Good tours, Well maintained. Cons: Expensive.
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