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)
  • Location
    Blaine County
  • Base Elevation
    5,920 feet
  • Skiable Acres
  • Past and Present Olympian Residents

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  • An American Original

    Sun Valley is the birthplace of destination skiing and features more than 3,400 vertical feet and 2,000 acres of skiable terrain. Thirteen chairlifts whisk skiers and snowboarders to the top of more than 60 varied runs and acres of challenging glades.

    Bald Mountain. This peak features an abundance of constant-pitch terrain, of varying degrees of difficulty, and caters to intermediate and advanced skiers. “Baldy’s” sizable vertical drop and relative absence of wind makes it one of the premier ski mountains in the world.    

    Dollar Mountain. The treeless Dollar Mountain caters primarily to beginner and lower intermediate skiers, and is serviced by four chairlifts. Be sure to check out the Dollar Terrain Park too, with its 22-foot superpipe and family-friendly boardercross course.

    Sun Valley Heli-Ski. Sun Valley pioneered helicopter skiing in America, offering rapid access to acres of light, deep powder. Since 1966, Sun Valley has been home to some of the most sought-after heli-skiing in the United States.

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Travel Tips


  • 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. Sun Valley offers some of the best skiing in the country and its mountains invite pro skiers and boarders from around the globe.


Map of Sun Valley, Idaho

Google Maps satellite images are not always up-to-date, especially in non-U.S. destinations. Some Inspirato accommodations are located in developments built after images were last updated. Our pin placements represent our best location estimates, but actual locations may vary.


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