Sun Valley

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Sun Valley
United States
Phone: 208 622-2001

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About the Ski Resort

Sun Valley is located in South Central Idaho just three hours from Boise in the Sawtooth Mountain Range.

Since Averell Harriman first put Sun Valley on the map in 1936, the things that make the area irresistible have remained essentially the same.

The sun shines almost daily on this Old West setting. Small bands of sheep are driven through Ketchum twice a year. Locals still smile and are glad to give directions. And the valley continues to be a peaceful refuge for visitors year after year.

Sun Valley boasts two fabulous mountains: Baldy, considered by serious skiers as this country's single best ski mountain, and Dollar, a beginner's paradise with gentle, sunny slopes groomed to perfection.

In the Old West town of Ketchum, just one mile down the road from the Sun Valley Resort, you'll find a lively community of shops, restaurants, night spots, art galleries and theater.

Ketchum is best known for its small town friendliness that makes every visitor feel welcome.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: Yes
Cross country: 40 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  36 %

 More Difficult:  42 %

 Most Difficult:  22 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  5,750 ft
Summit elevation:  9,150 ft
Vertical drop:  3,400 ft
Skiable area:  2,054 acres
Annual snowfall:  220 in
Snowmaking:  31 %
Number of trails:  75
Number of lifts:  21
Types of lifts:  4 Surface Lift,
 5 Double Chairs,
 5 Triple Chairs,
 7 Quad Chairs

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

Sun Valley is located 100 miles east of Boise, Idaho, and 300 miles north of Salt Lake City, Utah. Driving time from Boise is about 2 1/2 hours. Sun Valley Village, at the base of Bald Mountain, is one mile from the town of Ketchum.
Daily flights into Sun Valley arrive 12 miles south of the resort at Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, Idaho. You can also fly in to Boise. Bus service is available to Sun Valley from Boise.