SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
About The Resort
Sun Valley is a resort city in the western United States, in Blaine County, Idaho, adjacent to the city of Ketchum in the Wood River valley. The elevation of Sun Valley (at the Lodge) is 5,920 feet above sea level. Among skiers, the term "Sun Valley" refers to the alpine ski area, which consists of Bald Mountain, the main ski mountain adjacent to Ketchum. Dollar Mountain, which is adjacent to Sun Valley, is suited for novice and lower intermediate skiers. Bald Mountain, or "Baldy," has a summit of 9,150 feet and a vertical drop of 3,400 feet. With its abundance of constant-pitch terrain, at varying degrees of difficulty, coupled with its substantial vertical drop and absence of wind, Baldy has often been referred to as one of the best ski mountains in the world. The treeless "Dollar" at 6,638 feet has a moderate vertical drop of 628 feet.
GATEWAY CITY: Sun Valley/Boise DISTANCE: 30 min/2.5 h ELEVATION: 5750'-9150'
# OF LIFTS: 18 # OF MARKED TRAILS: 121 LONGEST RUN: 3 miles
BEGINNER RUNS: 36% INTERMEDIATE: 42% ADVANCE: 20% EXPERT: 2%
HIGHEST VERTICAL DROP: 3400'
5 Star Sun Valley Lodge
The number 1 place to stay in Sun Valley, this elegant hotel offers guests cozy rooms that feature free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. The lodge features amenities perfect for relaxation, such as a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and more.
4 Star Limelight Hotel
Featuring a ski pass sales point and ski storage, Limelight Hotel features a restaurant and bar. Rooms include air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a seating area, and some include a balcony. Guests can relax comfortably at the outdoor pool and hot tub, or stay fit at the fitness center.
4 Star Sun Valley Inn
Featuring many of the same amenities as the Sun Valley Lodge, the Sun Valley Inn is located on the same property as the lodge and is just a short walking distance away. Rooms include free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and room service. Guests can enjoy the pool, hot tub, and lounge area at any point during their stay.
4 Star Wildflower Condos
Featuring free private parking, these condos are a great place to stay in Sun Valley. Each apartment is fitted with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and living room with a flat-screen TV. Guests are encouraged to use the hot spring bath, swimming pool, and fitness center.