This lavish resort has been compared to European gems in both Switzerland and Austria. Modeled after these raptures, the founders of Sun Valley set out to create the new American version of Shangri-La, and they’ve come pretty close to perfection.
Centered on the majestic Bald Mountain, and surrounded by crisp air, Sun Valley has been satisfying skiers, hikers, and spa-goers since 1936, and its proximity to Ketchum Valley has only made it more popular. Approximately 4,300 acres of natural land makes the resort a true getaway in the wilderness – but with all the amenities of a city. Classic lodges, glass enclosed pools, fine dining, impeccable service, and a breathtaking orchestra are all remarkable.
This magnificent resort is the perfect year round destination, so there’s absolutely no bad time to book flights to Sun Valley. Winter (between December and February) brings cold temperatures in the 20s and 30s that create perfect snowy conditions for skiing. As you descend into the great white, you’ll be thankful for every flake of snow on the ground, but be sure to pack accordingly — the weather gets bitter cold.
If you’re booking flights to Sun Valley in the summer (June to August), you’ll be greeted by temperatures in the 60s and 70s, and the perfect daytime weather to hike around the natural trails.
It is easy to walk around the Sun Valley there are also various bus service which take visitors around the area. They depart daily and cover different routes. If you don’t feel like relying on public transport, you can rent a bicycle and explore the area on two wheels.
Golf: If you’re packing the clubs on your flight to Sun Valley, then you’re in for a treat: Golf is the perfect spring and summertime activity. With 18 holes of fun, you’ll be sure to make some serious memories. Named one of the top resort courses in the nation, and number one in Idaho by Golf Digest, the Sun Valley Golf Course is the rugged and beautiful concoction that stuns veterans around the country each year. The picturesque course crosses the scenic Trail Creek several times, and constantly keeps gorgeous views of the mountains in sight, adding variety and charm to the game.
Spa: There’s no escaping the spa when you visit Sun Valley. After a tiring day outside on the slopes or on the green, spend time in the day spa for some full-body rejuvenation. Take advantage of the other amenities like acupuncture, herbal body wraps, and hot stone therapy. Only the best products are used to soothe and polish the body to reach its utmost relaxation.
Bald Mountain: With many ski-lifts and over 70 varied runs to choose from, skiing in Sun Valley won’t disappoint. You’ll stand atop the mountain, peering into the lush greenery of the Sawtooth National Forest, and head straight down into blissful descent. River Run, Seattle Ridge, The Bowls, and Warm Springs all stand tall in anticipation. Summer in Sun Valley along Bald Mountain is just as enjoyable: Almost 30 miles of hiking and biking trails await your trekking, and whether you hit the trails by yourself or with a guide, you’ll be absolutely amazed by all of the bold flora and fauna you encounter.