Health & Wellness
Just breathe in the mountain air and you'll find you are already feeling better here in Sun Valley.
AHHHH ... hot towels, beauty and spa treatments ... indulge yourself and make an appointment with one of the area's many practioners.
Want to sweat but don't want the workout? Take a soak in one of the area's natural hot springs.
Plan your visit during one of our many events, including the annual Sun Valley Wellness Festival and other events, programs and workshops, which are offered throughout the year by the Sun Valley Wellness Institute and other area businesses and organizations.
Year-Round: Sun Valley Wellness Institute
The Sun Valley Wellness Institute provides a comprehensive online wellness resource directory for the Sun Valley area and also offers exceptional and inspiring wellness programs & workshops throughout the year on a wide variety of topics.
Winter: A Winter Feast for the Soul - January & February
"What nine months does for the embryo, forty early mornings will do for your growing awareness" - Jelaluddin Rumi
The Winter Feast for the Soul is a 40-day worldwide spiritual practice period for people of all faiths founded and headquartered here in Sun Valley.
Spring: Sun Valley Wellness Festival
The Sun Valley Wellness Festival presents an inspiring line-up of world-renowned speakers and programs each Memorial Day weekend at the Sun Valley Resort. With over 60 programs and workshops on mind, body, and spirit, a variety of movement classes, and an exciting selection of vendors and practitioners at the Wellness Expo and in the Hands-On Hall, participants can always experience a great weekend of wellness education and inspiration. The Sun Valley Wellness Festival has been recognized as “One of the Top Ten Wellness Vacations/Events” by TraveltoWellness.com.
Sports and Recreation
Sun Valley is the perfect environment for competition, perfectly groomed slopes, miles and miles of the best cross-country trails, golf courses that make your palms itch, and trails that are unparalleled when it comes to mountain biking. It is no wonder there are so many sports events and competitions that take place in Sun Valley. Check the local calendar of events often as new events are always popping up.
In addition to the rich history examined by the local museums, Sun Valley is home to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, a community resource showcasing native and cultivated plants that flourish at high altitude. Visit the site to see living exhibits of wildflowers and other plants that thrive in the Wood River Valley, learn about the five natural regions of Southern Idaho or pick your own raspberries. Wildflower walks depart from the Sawtooth Botanical Garden beginning on Memorial Day through the first week of August with special members-only pricing and drop-in rates available. Seasonal events include the annual 'Gimlets in the Garden' benefit, the 'Garden Tour' every July, and a holiday 'Lights in the Garden' display during the month of December.
Light on the Mountains Center for Spiritual Living provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place.