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Sun Valley

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Sun Valley at-a-glance

Best known for:

Intermediate Skiing


Beginner Skiing


Expert Skiing


Mountain Stats

  • Skiable Area:

    831.225044

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  • Vertical Drop:

    1036

    m
  • Snowfall:

    559

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With well over 75 years of experience, top-notch repute and 250 days of sunshine a year, you’re guaranteed a Sun Valley ski vacation that will dazzle just about every preference. It started as a playground for European nobility and Hollywood stars in 1936, when it opened the world’s first chairlift. The modern American ski resort was truly born and bred at Sun Valley. Bright, sunny days with comfortable temperatures combined with long, wide-open groomed runs and awesome scenery are the reasons for Sun Valley’s storied appeal among the world’s skiing elite. But don’t let the prestige mislead you—this is Idaho after all. Expect a low-key atmosphere with the highest standards of service and comfort. Famed ski-filmer Warren Miller began his early career at Sun Valley, camping out in a van in the parking lot by night and filming by day. Sun Valley offers over 70 runs, a 3,400-foot vertical drop and more uphill capacity, per skier, than any other ski area.

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Off-mountain activities include skating at the Olympic rink, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, a lively and tradition-rich apres-ski scene, and world-class dining and shopping. An excellent European-style shuttle service provides easy access to the slopes and town.

Sun Valley Ski Resort

Sun Valley is the ultimate intermediate skier’s haven. Boasting over 2,000 skiable acres, with 44 percent of the terrain designated as intermediate, Sun Valley truly has some of the best groomers in North America. This Idaho ski resort certainly lives up to its namesake and is a top-of-mind choice for fair-weather skiers. Sun Valley skiing is divided by two mountains: Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain. Baldy, which earned its nomenclature after several forest fires, offers expert skiers and snowboarders more challenging terrain, including perfectly spaced glades and wide-open bowl skiing. Dollar Mountain is more suited for beginners and early intermediates, thanks to its gentle, meandering groomers.

 

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From air, lodging and excursions to ground transfers, lift tickets and equipment rentals, We will manage all your trip components so you and your group can get the most out of your time playing in the mountains and building memories that will last a lifetime.

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1-800-908-5000

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Expert Reviews (1)

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3.7
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  • 4.0
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  • 3.0
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  • 4.0
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  • 4.0
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  • 4.0
    Family Vacation
  • 4.0
    Intermediate Skiing
  • 3.0
    Accommodations
  • 3.0
    Luxury Vacation
  • 4.0
    Nightlife
  • NR
    Terrain Park
  • NR
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  • NR
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Expert reviews are written by our seasoned mountain vacation specialists based on their first-hand experiences.

Reviews

Bill Kelly
Bill Kelly
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000
X 3692

Sun Valley, Idaho is America’s Shangri la!

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I like places with a history, and the Sun Valley ski resort has a storied one. Opening in 1936, it was the West’s first ski area, and they even installed the first chairlift in the world there. With a base area of 5700 feet and a top elevation of 9100 feet, Sun Valley ski resort boasts 4400 vertical feet of skiing and 2054 skiable acres. The lower elevation at Sun Valley makes it an ideal ski resort to visit for skiers that have trouble with the higher elevations. Sun Valley also boasts Dollar Mountain, a separate lift-served mountain that is exclusively for beginners. You will find Nordic skiing, tubing, snow shoeing, and sleigh rides at Sun Valley. In the summer there is hiking, mountain biking, golf, fly fishing and even trap shooting. Here is another secret: both summer and winter seasons offer some of the best celebrity spotting in the West! Call me at ext 3692 or email Bill@ski.com and let’s discuss a package to Squaw Valley today!
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