Vacation Ideas for Sun Valley, Idaho
The clear days, moving vistas and crisp mountain breezes of Sun Valley, Idaho have inspired the likes of Ernest Hemmingway to put pen to paper and engineers to build the very first chairlift in 1936. Today it still entices visitors with its mesmerizing mountain ranges and lively arts and outdoor pursuits.
Apart from riding either the chairlifts or horses up Bald and Dollar Mountains to breathtaking scenery, summer and springtime in Sun Valley are brimming with events and activities. Once atop the 9150-foot peak of Bald Mountain, try swimming in the Olympic-size pool for a mile-high swim, then dining on a world-famous lamb burger at The Roundhouse. Navigate the four main waterways for a quiet day of fly fishing or hire one of several very adept anglers to lead the way to hatches of golden stones, green drakes and many more varieties of trout. Golf on the new Sun Valley White Clouds surrounded by a pristine five-mile hiking and biking trail with views of the valley and meadows. Enroll in the acclaimed Nike Tennis Camp, and then top off the day with an electrifying outdoor concert at the country’s largest free outdoor symphony.
The sister mountains "Baldy" and Dollar provide a variety of winter sports for Olympians and all levels of powder seekers. Bald Mountain is world renowned for its substantial vertical drop and consistently low wind, making it a favorite around the globe for heli-skiers and winter sports competitors. The other sister, Dollar Mountain, has plenty of green and blue runs for beginning skiers. Sun Valley’s terrain park draws thousands with its new 2012 super pipe, while families return season after season to take advantage of the money-saving Kids Ski Free Program. Try snowmobiling as part of a winter adventure tour and ice skating for something more laid back, or watch an ice show and let someone else do all the entertaining. Plus, Sun Valley features over 40 kilometers of groomed trails designed Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and sleigh rides. Check out Sun Valley’s myriad winter events like the après-ski winter comedy series and the off-Broadway hit Plaid for nightly entertainment.
Search hundreds of slope-side condos and townhomes, single-family vacation rentals along with pet-friendly vacation homes to begin the Sun Valley experience.