Located in the Rocky Mountains of central Idaho is the outdoor adventure paradise of Ketchum – home to Sun Valley, the oldest ski resort in the United States. With over 90 years in the skiing business, Sun Valley resort continues to draw in skiing enthusiasts, locals, celebrities, and high profile personas with it’s winter activities. The secret? Sun Valley’s Wild West aura combined with the classic European skiing village scene makes for a truly American ski resort. The Ketchum & Sun Valley area also has some of the best restaurants, bars and shopping that Idaho has to offer.
Sun Valley Ski Resort is one of America’s iconic ski destinations. This famous resort is all about fresh powder turns, stunning mountain views, expertly groomed trails, and scenic runs along America’s longest fall lines.The resort is serviced by lifts known for their per hour lift capacity – the highest in the country. Looking to tear down crowd-free, wind-free groomed trails? Sun Valley offers just that. With an average annual snowfall of 220 inches, Sun Valley pow days await you. The resort stretches across two 12000-ft mountains – Bald Mountain and Dollar.
Bald Mountain offers over 100 varied runs across 2000 acres in the Sawtooth National Forest, 62% of which is intermediate or advanced. Skiers and boarders alike rave about the consistent pitch and diverse terrain of “Baldy”. Baldy’s impressive 9150-ft summit elevation, and 3400-ft of vertical drop makes it a popular choice for experienced skiers. Don’t miss the Warm Springs trail – rated the best blue run in North America. Or hop on the Limelight and Inhibition trails – Olympian-approved trails. Bald Mountain’s 5 lodges offer spectacular views and exciting an exciting apres scene complete with live music.
Dollar Mountain is a beginner’s paradise marked by smooth, easy, and groomed terrain. Great for family skiing, Dollar’s terrain is 78% beginner. Kids will love the easy slopes, and gentle treeless runs.
Just 2.5 hours from Boise (150 miles), Ketchum is a great road trip option. Or fly into the centrally located Sun Valley airport to skip the commute.
The best time to visit Sun Valley ski resort is December through February for the best snow conditions. Apart from being a world class winter ski destination, Ketchum is the gateway to warm weather adventures in the surrounding Sawtooth mountains. June through September is the perfect time to visit for a Ketchum / Sun Valley summer adventure.
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