Sun Valley in the Winter

Start planning your Sun Valley ski vacation here! Sun Valley isn't just a ski town though, it's a place with a unique culture born from its rich history and the contributions of the people who have called it home. The result is a ski vacation destination that isn't driven by the trends of the day, but instead is defined by its innovators, creators, entrepreneurs and adventurers. We're here because we love it here — come for a Sun Valley ski vacation this season and see why.

We have ample activities and things to do in addition to skiing this winter in Sun Valley. Take you pick from snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, ice/hockey skating, indoor workout classes, spas, art galleries, classes and so much more.

Sun Valley Resort 2020/2021 Operations

Sun Valley Resort does not plan to implement a reservation system or visitation limits for Sun Valley Season Pass holders or Epic Pass holders on Bald Mountain or Dollar Mountain this 20/21 winter season. If necessary, they will manage peak day access for both Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain through day-ticket restrictions.  Lift tickets will go on sale in early October, and this year we encourage all guests to pre-purchase their lift tickets online.

The Sun Valley Resort is fortunate to be somewhat off the beaten path, and to have significant slope and lift capacities contributing to a relatively uncrowded resort. The 2020/2021 season will cut the ribbon on a 380 acre expansion of skiable terrain on Bald Mountain and replacing the old Cold Springs lift with a state of the art express quad lift. We're looking forward to another amazing season on the mountain.

Upcoming Events

Festival Meadows
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day
Oktoberfest! @ Festival Meadows
12:00 am
Get Your German on, Idaho Style at Sawtooth Brewery’s 9th Annual Ketchum Oktoberfest! Join us at Sun Valley’s Festival Meadows Sept. 18-19 for Beer, Food, Music, and Games! Visit www.KetchumOktoberfest.com for all of the details about this year’s events, including an expanded menu from the Outpost by Sawtooth Brewery! We’ll be adjusting how we operate Oktoberfest this year to accommodate distancing! Enjoy our 4.25 acre Beer Garden with German Beers by Sawtooth Brewery on tap. We will have Pints, SiliPints, 25 oz., .5L, & 1L Glassware available. Any Sawtooth glass is your ticket to Oktoberfest! On tap will be: Oktoberfest! Cold Springs Pilsner Cranberry Gosé Festival HefeBarrel Aged Standhope Doppelbock Raspberry Wyder’s Hard Cider Root Beer Wine by the Glass Sawtooth Brewery Outpost will be slinging bratwurst along with other German-inspired Pub Fair with a local flair. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Beer Garden opens 4pm-9pm! 4pm | Tapping of the Firkin by Sun Valley’s Mayor Peter Hendricks 5pm | Live Music by Doghaus SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 12pm – 9pm | Beer Garden open 12pm – 2:30pm  | Live Music by Dusty and the Drifters 2:45pm – 4:45pm  | Live Music by Bobs Down Town Sound 3pm | Beer Olympics 5pm – 7:30pm | Live ...
Festival Meadows
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day
Oktoberfest! @ Festival Meadows
12:00 am
Get Your German on, Idaho Style at Sawtooth Brewery’s 9th Annual Ketchum Oktoberfest! Join us at Sun Valley’s Festival Meadows Sept. 18-19 for Beer, Food, Music, and Games! Visit www.KetchumOktoberfest.com for all of the details about this year’s events, including an expanded menu from the Outpost by Sawtooth Brewery! We’ll be adjusting how we operate Oktoberfest this year to accommodate distancing! Enjoy our 4.25 acre Beer Garden with German Beers by Sawtooth Brewery on tap. We will have Pints, SiliPints, 25 oz., .5L, & 1L Glassware available. Any Sawtooth glass is your ticket to Oktoberfest! On tap will be: Oktoberfest! Cold Springs Pilsner Cranberry Gosé Festival HefeBarrel Aged Standhope Doppelbock Raspberry Wyder’s Hard Cider Root Beer Wine by the Glass Sawtooth Brewery Outpost will be slinging bratwurst along with other German-inspired Pub Fair with a local flair. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Beer Garden opens 4pm-9pm! 4pm | Tapping of the Firkin by Sun Valley’s Mayor Peter Hendricks 5pm | Live Music by Doghaus SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 12pm – 9pm | Beer Garden open 12pm – 2:30pm  | Live Music by Dusty and the Drifters 2:45pm – 4:45pm  | Live Music by Bobs Down Town Sound 3pm | Beer Olympics 5pm – 7:30pm | Live ...
Various Locations
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Holidays in Sun Valley @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Imagine yourself enjoying a savory cup of hot cocoa under the stars after an evening of night skiing on Sun Valley’s Dollar Mountain, or strolling the snow-covered streets of Ketchum and Sun Valley, underneath the twinkle of holiday lights, as the sound of carolers filters through the air. The holidays in Sun Valley are magical, and these are just a few of the festive moments that await this holiday season. Don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled your 2020 guide of must-see events and happenings from Christmas festivities to rock-the-house New Year’s shenanigans! Hailey Holiday Tree Lighting Join with family, friends and neighbors to flip the switch and start the holiday season. Gather at the Old County Courthouse at the corner of Croy and 1st Street in Hailey on Saturday, December TBD from 4:30pm to 6:30pm to see the Hailey holiday tree aglow for the first time this winter. Ketchum Tree Lighting Ceremony Pull on your winter boots and down coat for the Ketchum Tree Lighting Ceremony in Town Square. Santa will be on hand for pictures and to spread the holiday cheer, and hot chocolate, cookies, and candy canes will be served. The festivities kick off at 4:30pm. Papoose ...
Sun Valley Nordic Festival, featuring the Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour and Sun Valley Nordic Festival welcome you to NordicTown USA in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho. Independent groups, organizations and individuals such as the Blaine County Recreation District, Galena Lodge, Sun Valley Nordic Center, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, Vamps, local businesses and a host of generous dedicated individuals have come together to give you the best cross country experience on the planet. Come to Sun Valley, Idaho and enjoy everything NordicTownUSA has to offer. SV Nordic Festival and Boulder Mountain Tour Schedule of Events Saturday, January 30 Galena & the Trails Winter Benefit 5:30 p.m. Limelight Room, Sun Valley Inn The Galena and Trails Winter Benefit brings friends together to celebrate the importance of our local treasure. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the community’s efforts to “Save Galena Lodge” from being torn down. This year’s benefit includes dinner, drinks, dancing, silent and live auctions, and paddle raise. A great time for a good cause! Details, Jenna Vagias (208) 578-5455. Wednesday, February 3 NordicTown USA Sprints Simplot Lot, 2nd Avenue & Fourth Street, Ketchum The NordicTown USA Sprints pit teams of two in a head-to-head freestyle relay format on a 400-meter oval. The ...

Use this calendar to find out what is happening in and around Sun Valley, Idaho and the entire Wood River Valley, including Ketchum and Hailey, plus...

Skiing & Snowboarding

Ranked the #1 Ski Resort by Ski Mag, Sun Valley is the place to be. We have it all – Bald Mountain’s vertical lines, Dollar Mountain’s family-oriented terrain, and limitless backcountry access.

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Nordic Skiing

Sun Valley is hailed as “Nordic Town USA.” This is some of the best and definitely most immaculately groomed Nordic ski terrain in the US.

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Ice Skating & Hockey

Year-round ice. It’s not just for cocktail drinkers. Ice-skaters and hockey fans can lace up, too, no matter the season. Catch a Sun’s Hockey game or lace up your own skates this winter.

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Welcome Epic Pass Holders

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 The Sun Valley Resort will once again be in a partnership with the EPIC pass! While there is an affiliation, the Resort is not required to uphold the same reservation requirements that Vail owned resorts are required to do. For more information on Sun Valley's 20/21 resort operations, check out their site.

We've compiled everything you need to know from information on the pass offerings to special Epic Pass deals and specials. Hit the button below for all of the details.

Sun Valley Epic Pass Partnership

Plan Your Vacation or Call 1.866.265.4197

Getting Here

Getting here is easier than you think. With nonstop flights from 6 major cities, Sun Valley is closer than ever.

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Places to Stay

Book your perfect accommodations, from luxury resorts to cozy condos and expansive campgrounds.

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Dining & Nightlife

We value local, sustainable and organic food here in Sun Valley, and our menus show it. Learn more about our eclectic range of cuisines and nightlife.

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