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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.
Head over to Warfield Distillery & Brewery to see how their gin, vodka, and cask ales are made. This hip venue is a welcome addition to the downtown Ketchum scene and features delectable small plates and appetizers.
The Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center is the gateway to more than 20 miles of blissful cross-country trails. Discover some of the best Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in the country as you glide through the forest.
Golfers at White Clouds Golf Course enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Wood River Valley, Bald Mountain, and Dollar Mountain. The challenging course is a one-of-a-kind experience that should be on any golfer’s bucket list.
Sun Valley is about much more than winter sports--cyclists will revel in the more than 30 miles of paved, car-free bike paths, not to mention the hundreds of singletrack mountain bike trails that wind through the surrounding wilderness.
Every summer, Sun Valley puts on an original season of summer ice shows, featuring up-and-coming stars, impressively athletic routines, dazzling music, and the chance to see Olympic medalists do what they do best.
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.
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Unlike glitzier resorts, Sun Valley fosters a laid-back atmosphere free of crowds and congested lift lines. Locals are as common as tourists, and at the end of the day, skiers recover over beers and pub food at the town’s casual bars and eateries.
Despite its minuscule size, Ketchum offers a wealth of cultural delights, including a well-respected gallery scene, annual writer’s conference, wine auction, top-notch symphony, and weekly summer outdoor ice spectacle featuring Olympic skaters.
The small town of Ketchum, which sits at the foot of Bald Mountain, retains the look and feel of an Old West mining town. Be sure to spend some time checking out the town’s unique galleries and stylish boutiques.
At more than a mile above sea level, the altitude of Sun Valley and Ketchum may be challenging for some visitors. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout your stay and enjoy those hoppy microbrews in moderation.
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. Sun Valley offers some of the best skiing in the country and its mountains invite pro skiers and boarders from around the globe.
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