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Biking, Fall, Summer

Freehub Magazine Explores the Sun Valley Bike Scene

The crew from Freehub Magazine ventured out to Sun Valley, Idaho to sample some of the 400+ miles of mountain biking trails unravelling only mere pedal strokes from town. From lift access and bermed segments to epic shuttle rides and primite backwoods singletrack, there’s a little something for everyone. 

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Camping, Fall, Spring, Summer

Unique Places to Stay in Sun Valley, Idaho

Home to Hollywood stars and Olympic athletes, Sun Valley visitors often expect lavish accommodations with white glove service and pillow mints. While five-star hotels and spa treatments abound, the Wood River Valley also attracts a thriving community of outdoor adventurers, ski bums and families, offering up a variety of lodging options for all types of travelers. So whether you’re looking for a diamond facial and mani-pedi, a week or two of #VanLife, or a back-to-nature camping experience with the kids, choose your own adventure this summer in Sun Valley.

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Fall, Summer, Winter

How to Plan the Perfect Sun Valley Wedding

Sun Valley, with its rustic elegance and tangible charm, is an idyllic setting for a wedding celebration. From a luxurious ceremony for 500 to an intimate dinner affair for 20, Sun Valley has the venues and services needed to provide the perfect experience on your special day.

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Fall, Spring, Summer, Wellness, Winter

Take a Wellness Weekend in Sun Valley

Wellness is the pursuit of a healthy life, nourishing both mind and body. Call us biased, but there’s no better place to restore a healthy outlook than Sun Valley. Between relaxing spas, invigorating workouts, and simple but delicious meals, you’ll realign your outlook on life. Only have a weekend? That’s plenty of time. Here’s our recommendations for two perfect days of wellness in Sun Valley.   Where to Stay Did you know that lack of adequate sleep is associated with a shorter lifespan and the development of serious medical conditions? That simply won’t do. Catch up on some much needed shut-eye with a stay in Sun Valley. Dive into soft sheets, nestle in a pile of pillows, and let the quiet mountain air lull you to your best sleep in weeks. Knob Hill Inn The remodeled Knob Hill Inn is a European-style hotel with serious charm and luxurious details. Limelight Hotel Ketchum Newly opened Limelight Hotel Ketchum is in the center of the action on Main Street in Ketchum. Sun Valley Lodge The Sun Valley Lodge is not only the epitome of luxury, but its world class spa and year round outdoor pools are close enough to access without removing …

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Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

How to Get to Sun Valley, Idaho

Nonstop flights to Sun Valley, Idaho from 6 major cities! Yes, you read correctly, Sun Valley does have an airport and it is served via United, Delta, and Alaska Airlines. While getting to Sun Valley is part of the adventure, new non-stop flights have made it easier than ever to visit this little corner of winter paradise. Fly to Hailey’s Friedman Memorial Airport or land a bit further out and take the beautiful drive to Sun Valley. Either way, we’ll be waiting to welcome you.

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Fall, Wellness, Winter

How to Beat Cabin Fever in Sun Valley

When the weather is too cold to recreate outdoors and not yet snowy enough to ski, cabin fever can challenge Sun Valley residents and visitors alike. Beat the shoulder-season blues with this holistic guide to mind, body and soul-filled wellness.

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Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Host a Meeting or Event in Sun Valley

Looking to have a meeting or event in Sun Valley? Your guests will thank you. With excellent meeting venues both indoors and out, and a town filled with great food, fun activities, and the beauty of the surrounding mountains, you’ll be getting a pat on the back from even the most discerning meeting attendee

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Biking, Fall, Summer

Getting Out There and Grinding Gravel at Rebecca’s Private Idaho

Sun Valley has long been known around the Labor Day time of year as the home of one of the most remarkable non-motorized parades in the country, Wagon Days.  But last year, local endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch, brought a new sort of twist on the non-motorized parade to town, Rebecca's Private Idaho. Heading into the great wide open a rider crosses into another world.  Wildhorse Canyon meets the Copper Basin.   Capitalizing on the lack of tarmac and abundance of top notch gravel roads which criss cross the county, this event run in the European Grand Fondo tradition, sends riders on an odyssey without the pressure of needing to compete, but inviting them to choose their own level of adventure. As many sports do, road cycling has evolved over the recent years with a new category whose machines make riding dirt roads, well, kind of cool and fun. Why is there a picture of an ass in this post? Read on, it will make sense. Wagon Days parade entrant #22.   For the second year in a row, the four legged non-motorized set was joined by the two legged two wheeled contingent adding a new wrinkle to an old horse. …

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Biking, Fall

Rebecca’s Private Idaho or Enter the Pain Cave, We’ll Feed You Beers Later

Sun Valley is a mountain bike paradise with over 400 miles of singletrack spun like a spider web in all directions.  However, what many don't realize is the abundance of jaw dropping scenic and leg crushing dirt roads that beg to be pedaled weaving through the region connecting remote corners with main arteries.  Local endurance sadomasochist, 24 hour and Leadville suffer queen, Rebecca Rusch, hatched an idea to bring her legions to the valley and show them what a good time was.  She called named it in the apropos style, Rebecca's Private Idaho , which sounds deceptively quaint.  This quaint little tour is a 50 or 100 mile grind over hill and dale from Sun Valley and back again covering some spectacular country and just hard enough to make on find religion yet shy of questioning life. They charged out the gate like eager rabbits but the road would decide who hopped and who crawled home.   In the Old World of cycling, another name for Europe, one of the most popular riding event formats is the Grand Fondo.  This is a bit like a massive group ride that is timed but is more about the camaraderie than it is the result.  Sure some …

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Arts & Culture, Fall, Spring, Summer

Fine Art & Cheap Wine

Most of the time it’s hard to forget we live in a ski town, but once a month we are invited to indulge and be surrounded by the mad and creative folk of this mountain community. And tonight is my favorite type of Friday night: Gallery Walk–an evening of sipping wine and chatting about art all over town.