Sports & Recreation

Most people associate Sun Valley recreation with world-class skiing, but not every Sun Valley recreational activity requires a lift ticket. The surrounding area supplies visitors with an endless variety of spectacular scenery and sporting diversions. In Sun Valley, you're only limited by your imagination.

Cross-country ski the Harriman Trail, the staging area for the Boulder Mountain Tour, one of the nation's pre-eminent cross-country ski races. Or strap on some snowshoes for a moonlit walk and dinner at one of Galena Lodge’s full moon dinner nights. Take the family on a heli-skiing adventure in the magnificent Sawtooth Mountain range. Or turn a few circles at the legendary Sun Valley Ice Rink, where you might rub shoulders with Olympic skaters.

There are endless opportunities and locations to go hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, or land your first 18-inch Rainbow Trout on the Big Wood River. Book a trip with friends for a guided backcountry ski tour where you’ll overnight in cozy Mongolian-style yurts. With so much to occupy your time, a return trip to Sun Valley will definitely be in order.


Things To Do

  • Blaine County Rec District BCRD

    Founded in 1976, the BCRD is a non-profit recreation organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in the greater Blaine County through healthy, active recreation. We strive to make...

  • Christina Potter's Ice Rink

    Christina Potter's Ice Rink

    Every winter, Ketchum's Parks and Recreation Department builds and maintains one of the largest non-refrigerated ice rinks in the Northwest.  Skates, helmets, pucks and sticks are all available at no...

  • Learn about nature by getting out in it!

    Environmental Resource Center

    Welcome to summer at the Environmental Resource Center (ERC)!

  • paragliding tandem flight

    Fly Sun Valley

    Paragliding Tandem Flights/Rides

  • Ryan's Mountain Rentals

    At Ryan's Mountain Rentals our motto is "We Rent Fun" and we make it our business for you and your family to have fun! Our two seat and four seat Polaris RZR UTV's are fun and a safe way to get down...

  • Shaw Shooting

    Please visit for a comprehensive overview and classes available at the Shaw Shooting School! Check out the class videos below! Bio:

  • Stanley, Idaho

    Stanley, Idaho is one of the last strongholds of the Idaho frontier. Unaffected, pristine, and planted at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountains on the banks of the Salmon River. It's nestled in an...

  • Wood River YMCA

    Welcome to the Wood River Community YMCA!  A place to learn. A place to grow. A place where the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are first and foremost in everything we do.  ...


  • Smiley Creek Lodge

    Drive north from Ketchum and Sun Valley over Galena Pass and you will be transported into even more mind-blowing mountain beauty and splendor. The Sawtooth Valley is a mecca for backcountry junkies...