Sun Valley Resort

Bald Mountain at Sun Valley Resort
Bald Mountain at Sun Valley Resort

Sun Valley offers two good ski mountains: Dollar, a beginner's paradise with exquisitely groomed slopes, and Baldy, which many serious skiers consider to be America's single best ski mountain. These are the Sawtooth Mountains, overflowing with fine, light powder. Steep chutes, long cruisers, mogul runs, big bumps, incredibly varied terrain, Sun Valley has it all. There are lots of snowshoe trails and 40 kilometers of well-groomed cross-country trails, too.

Sun Valley Resort is about 1 mile up the hill above Ketchum, Idaho, about 3 hours east of Boise.

An ice skating show at Sun Valley Resort
An ice skating show at Sun Valley Resort

Quick Facts about Sun Valley Resort

Nearest City: Sun Valley, Idaho
Season: Late November to early April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Lifts: 21
* 7 quad chairs
* 5 triple chairs
* 5 double chairs
* 4 surface lifts
Average Annual Snowfall: 220 inches
Base Elevation: 5,750 ft
Top Elevation: 9,150 ft
Vertical Rise: 3,400 ft
Skiable Terrain: 2,054 Acres
Number of Trails: 75
Trail Classifications:
Beginner: 36%
More Difficult: 42%
Most Difficult: 22%
Longest Run: 3 miles
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Sun Valley Resort
Sun Valley Resort
Photos courtesy of the Idaho Department of Tourism
Ski Trails Maps courtesy of Sun Valley Resort