Skiing & Snowboarding
Known as the "American Shangri-La” and as the nation's first destination ski resort, Sun Valley offers world class downhill skiing and snowboarding on one of the country's largest and best mountains. And with 250 days of Rocky Mountain sunshine a year, your best days of skiing await you at Sun Valley. Don’t just take our word for it -- Sun Valley consistently rates in the top ten in Ski Magazine.
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"Known for its long, long, lo-o-ong steady-pitched jet-fueled groomers (perfect for raising World Cuppers like Picabo Street and Reggie Crist), its lack of crowds (“forgot what a liftline was!”), its opulent on-mountain lodges and its celebrity-studded history, Sun Valley has won over skiing’s well-traveled visitor for decades. It has sunshine and a top-flight lift network, an authentic Old West town with metro-quality cuisine, sagebrush vistas and a largely friendly and easygoing vibe. Its resort hotel facilities are equally appropriate for families with kids, vacationing couples, aspiring starlets and global financiers alike.” - SKI Magazine
Sun Valley is also one of the best places to learn how to ski. Being the first destination ski resort in the country we’ve grown used to the idea that not everyone grows up with a world class ski mountain in their backyard. The mountains are diverse enough for the beginner to the advanced skier or rider. As Ski Magazine puts it “Sun Valley lets you ski like water flows." One reader calls Bald Mountain “the monarch of skiable mountains.”
Skiing for Kids
We all remember our first experience skiing. Learning to ski in Sun Valley is a memorable experience. Dollar Mountain is often refered to as the best teaching mountain in the world, treeless and gentle, seperate from the advanced mountain, with a luxurious day lodge built with the little ones in mind. It will have your young skier hooked on skiing for life. Visit the acclaimed Sun Valley Ski School where instructors follow a long tradition of the legendary Austrians who formed the Ski School in 1936.