Sun Valley is an original. No where else can combine the fantastic world of skiing with such high style and sophistication. Aspen is close, but Sun Valley uses it’s Idaho address to keep itself private, unspoiled, and fantastically hip. The resort offers a plethora of celebrity spotting (Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, just to name a few) and that’s just on the mountain! Skiing here is an intermediate paradise offering good solid cruising runs and amazing views from the plush mountain restaurants. Experts have a few choices to explore, but the beauty of Sun Valley is that everyone can ski it. Beginners also have a great option of skiing at Dollar Mountain, a smaller area just down the road from the main resort. It’s the perfect spot for lessons or simply getting your ski legs on your first day.
The nightlife can be summed up in one word: excellent. You can party the night away listening to live music at Whiskey Jacques or have a gourmet meal at any of the restaurants in Ketchum. There are plenty of ways to eat, drink, and be merry and just as many ways to work off the excess. Snowshowing, cross-country skiing, or simply walking amongst the shops and art galleries in town will open up the best of Sun Valley to you.
Why Go There?
Why Go Elsewhere?
Terrific all around ski area
Stylish, relaxed town
Plenty for non-skiers to do
Great on-mountain restaurants
Less natural snowfall than other resorts in Rockies
Long journey from the UK
Staying in Sun Valley is just as nice as the skiing. There are options galore around the Sun Valley/Ketchum area, from comfortable hotels in Ketchum to the historic elegance of the Sun Valley Lodge. There are also slopeside self-catering units to consider, charming B&Bs, and impressive resort accommodation at all levels of expense. You can stay in Sun Valley for a reasonable price or you can stay in Sun Valley and be pampered like a movie star.
Elkhorn Resort: the Resort are eight condominium complexes offering a wide variety of lodging options for groups and families. There are many on-site activities available for children, including a year-round Kids Camp where kids ages three months and up partake in supervised programs. Elkhorn offers both hotel and condominium accommodation, as well as a wide range of amenities including several pools and hot tubs.
Sun Valley Lodge:
Premier Properties Condos and Hotels
Base Mountain Properties
Sun Valley leaves a lasting and favourable impression. From the immaculate grooming on the slopes to the atmosphere in town, a holiday to Sun Valley/Ketchum is worth the money. It’s the perfect destination for the discerning skier, one who wants an enjoyable skiing experience and the finest of amenities off the slopes.
Day Trip Options:
Two Centre Options:
Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee, Big Sky