Sun Valley in the Winter

Sun Valley isn't just a ski town, 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 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 see why.

Various Locations
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Holidays in Sun Valley @ Various Locations
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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 2019 guide of must-see events and happenings from Christmas festivities to rock-the-house New Year’s shenanigans! Hailey Holiday Tree Lighting – December TBD 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. Papoose Club Christmas Bazaar – December 7 & 8 The Papoose Club Christmas Bazaar is family-friendly event that celebrates the season of giving with gift items available for purchase. Pick up that perfect locally-made organic soap for your grandmother, or a leather-wrapped mason jar for your brother. Fresh baked ...
Sun Valley Nordic Festival, featuring the Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations
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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. 2020 Schedule Wednesday, 1/29 – Nordic Town USA Town Sprints and Opening Celebration, Thursday 1/30 –  Ski clinic with SVSEF Gold Team members, Friday, 1/31 – BMT Expo and Race Bag Pickup Saturday, 2/1 – 47th annual Boulder Mountain Tour/Awards Party Sunday, 2/2 – Demo Days at Sun Valley Resort Wednesday, 2/12 – BMT Volunteer Party SV Nordic Festival and Boulder Mountain Tour Schedule of Events Saturday, January 25 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 ...
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Feb 27 – Feb 29 all-day
Sun Valley Music Festival Winter Series @ Argyros Performing Arts Center
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For community members who live in Sun Valley year-round, and those who flock to the recreational opportunities the area provides in the winter, the Sun Valley Music Festival aims to provide an uncommonly rich concert experience. The Winter Concert Series will feature familiar and unfamiliar musical pieces in a refreshingly new environment, exploiting a wide range of acoustic possibilities and encouraging concertgoers to interact and engage with musicians in fresh ways. By up-ending the traditional structure of an orchestral performance, the concerts aim to reinvent what it means to enjoy music together. Stay tuned for details later in 2019. “Our goal is to create an event unlike any other our concertgoers have attended—a shared experience that breaks down the walls between musicians and audience, and re-defines the ways in which classical music can enhance our lives. It won’t feel familiar in every way… but it will be very Sun Valley.” —Alasdair Neale, Music Director I’m speechless.  On the drive home, I was racking my brain for an adequate adjective for this evening’s performance and I’m at a total loss.  Kudos to everyone for one of the most amazing nights of music in my life. —Patron, Winter Festival 2019
Various Locations
Mar 18 – Mar 22 all-day
Sun Valley Film Festival @ Various Locations
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The Sun Valley Film Festival brings together over 3,500 festival goers for five unforgettable days where industry insiders and movie lovers alike gather to celebrate the art of filmmaking in a majestic setting. A combination of cutting-edge content and unprecedented access in Sun Valley’s cinematic setting makes SVFF a “can’t miss” in this year’s lineup of destination festivals.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Ranked the 2nd Best 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 2019/2020 winter season marks Sun Valley, Idaho's inaugural  partnership with the EPIC pass! We've compiled everything you need to know from information on the pass offerings to special Epic Pass deals and specials. 

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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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A little dash of ❄️❄️❄️ sprinkled over 🍁🍁🍁 // #seeksunvalley ...

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@crazy_karl has us drooling for winter. Scope his sendy sections (including this massive road gap segment shot in our own backyard) via this year’s @mspfilms production titled “Return to Send’ER”. For the folks who will be in town, there’s a showing at @theargyros this evening (Friday). See you there 🤘// 🎥: @crazy_karl #seeksunvalley ...

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“Angling is extremely time consuming. That’s sort of the whole point.” ~ Thomas McGuane. // 📷: @talroberts #seeksunvalley ...

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What do you think? Does Bald Mountain look better uncovered or wrapped up in a cloud scarf ☁️⛰// #seeksunvalley ...

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The trails have been extra scenic lately 🍁🍁🍁 // 🎥: @stellar_media ...

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Who’s headed to Valley for the Trailing of the Sheep Festival this weekend!? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️🐑🐑🐑🍁🍁🍁 // #seeksunvalley ...

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Skipping through the season. // 📷: @steelskis 🤸‍♀️: @littlemeggiewanders #seeksunvalley ...

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