Sun Valley, Idaho

In Sun Valley, Inspirato members can choose from multiple luxury accommodations at the Limelight Hotel Ketchum, which brings modern style and premium amenities to this legendary mountain destination. Located just steps from Ketchum’s celebrated eating, drinking, and shopping, the Limelight Ketchum is the perfect base to explore all the Sun Valley area has to offer.

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The Birthplace of Destination Skiing

Located beneath the rugged peaks of Idaho’s Sawtooth Range, Sun Valley holds the distinction of being the first purpose-built ski resort in the United States, featuring legendary powder and more than 2,000 acres of varied terrain. The thriving town of Ketchum anchors the community and serves as the focal point for dining, nightlife, shopping, and entertainment. Made famous by frequent visitor (and avid fly fisherman) Ernest Hemingway, this slice of alpine heaven features world-class streams, stunning golf courses, and near-endless backcountry to explore by foot or on two wheels.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN)
  • Elevation
    5,945 feet
  • Average temperature
    78°F in summer; 32°F in winter
  • Car recommended?
    Yes
  • Peak season
    Winter

Destination Highlights


  • Silver Creek Fly-fishing

    Channel your inner Ernest Hemingway and cast a line into Sun Valley’s storied waters. Fish for native Chinook salmon and steelhead trout as they make their way 1,000 miles to the Pacific Ocean.

  • Sun Valley Resort

    The country’s first destination ski spot features more than 3,400 vertical feet and 2,000 acres of skiable terrain. Bald Mountain is better for more advanced skiers, while treeless Dollar Mountain is great for beginners.

  • Shows on Ice

    Every summer, Sun Valley puts on a season of ice shows, featuring up-and-coming stars, impressively athletic routines, dazzling music, and the chance to see Olympic medalists do what they do best.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Sun Valley Vacation

    Sun Valley is truly a four-season destination. The summers see mountain bikers and hikers take to the hills, where wildflowers bloom in a spectacular display. The winters bring feet of snow—sometimes more than 150 inches each year—to Sun Valley, owing to its distinction as the spot for some of the best skiing in the country.

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Map of Sun Valley

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