Sun Valley in the Winter

Winter will prove to be a challenging time amidst the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is up to us to work on a collective front so that we can slow the spread of COVID-19,  avoid a shut down, and maintain the unique nature of this place we cherish. In order to do this, we ask that you: wear a mask, keep your 6 feet of distance from others, limit gatherings to ten or less, wash/sanitize your hands, and stay home if you are feeling sick. 

 When You're Ready

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 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 & Updates

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. Face coverings will be required in lift-lines, on the lifts and in lodges or close quarter situations where physical distancing is not possible.

The Sun Valley Resort is fortunate to be off the beaten path, and to have significant slope and lift capacities contributing to a relatively uncrowded resort.

New Terrain: 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.

#1 Ranking from SKI Magazine: for the 2020/2021 season, Sun Valley is proud to announce the #1 ranked ski resort in the west by SKI Magazine.

Upcoming Events

Apr 14 – Apr 18 all-day
Sun Valley Film Festival - 10th Anniversary! @ Virtual
12:00 am
The Sun Valley Film Festival will host a streaming on-line event April 14-18, 2021 with original films, exclusive Q&As and virtual events. SVFF supports independent film and the magic of storytelling. It’s mission to celebrate and award filmmakers who are established and emerging has earned the Festival accolades by the film industry, film festival goers, film lovers, and filmmakers. The year-round Sun Valley Film Initiative develops professionals and illuminates the process of filmmaking, propelling emerging voices with grants and education. Since 2012 the Sun Valley Film Festival has invited fans and filmmakers to America’s first ski resort to celebrate the magic of storytelling. In the past, Festival guests include Hollywood legends such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Geena Davis, and Oliver Stone as well as avant-garde writers and filmmakers like Stephen Gaghan and Mark and Jay Duplass. With over 4,000 yearly attendees, SVFF has become known as the Festival for Filmmakers. SVFF looks forward to being back in 2022 with in person events, panels and parties. Until then, join online, this spring, for groudbreaking films and signature spotlight events. The Sun Valley Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. To support and learn more about SVFF opportunities, visit   ...
Various Locations
Jun 25 – Jun 28 all-day
Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference @ Various Locations
12:00 am
SVWFC 2021 will take place on 25 – 28 June. While these 2021 dates are confirmed, health and safety factors in the upcoming months will determine if the physical component is appropriate.  We are optimistic toward both a physical and virtual program and are excited to have the event take place, as we had planned in 2020, in downtown Ketchum at the Argyros Performing Art Center, the Limelight Hotel, and the Forest Service Park. Announcing 2021 Featured Speaker: James Nestor Breath: The New Science of A Lost Art A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020 A Goodreads Award Finalist for Best Science & Technology Book of the Year Humans typically take about 25,000 breaths per day — often without a second thought. But the COVID-19 pandemic has put a new spotlight on respiratory illnesses and the breaths we so often take for granted. In Breath, author and journalist James Nestor lays out his ten-year personal investigation of breathing in a spellbinding, comedic, and riveting fashion.
Various Locations
Jul 2 – Jul 5 all-day
Hailey Days of the Old West @ Various Locations | Hailey | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
  The best small town 4th celebration in the West!  Hailey, Idaho, offers up perhaps the most quintessential small town 4th of July celebration in the West. In fact, the Los Angeles Times called out Hailey as one of the best places in the US to find “maximum fun for your Fourth of July.” The Hailey Days of the Old West celebration, July 2-6, offers up a fun and unique parade with colorful entries, plenty of horses and a Road Apple Roulette, antique market, pancake breakfast, live music and a spectacular fireworks display.  There is plenty to do and authentic entertainment for all ages throughout the Wood River Valley during this holiday celebration. Here is the run-down of what is happening during the Hailey Days of the Old West 4th of July celebration. Pancake Breakfast:  The University of Idaho Extension, Blaine County 4-H Club families offer up a hot full breakfast of homemade pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more at the Grange Hall in Hailey.  It’s the perfect way to fuel up for the long, fun day ahead. Hailey Days of the Old West Parade: Over 80 enthusiastic parade entrants march down Hailey’s Main Street to delight the crowd! This ...
Festival Meadows
Jul 9 – Jul 11 all-day
Ketchum Arts Festival @ Festival Meadows | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
  The Festival is held at the Festival Meadow located on Sun Valley Rd and admission to the Festival is FREE! Hours for the Festival are 10 – 6 Fri and Sat and 10 – 4 Sunday Over 100 Arts and Crafts from Idaho Artists Food and beer booths Free kids activity tent The neighboring Catholic Church graciously allowed the use of their parking lot for the event when they do not need it for Church functions. Click here for    Festival Map and List of Artists  

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


 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

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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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The 48th annual Boulder Mountain Tour will look different this year, but there are a few great ways to still get involved all week long no matter where you are. Read more in our bio. // #seeksunvalley #bouldermountaintour #sunvalley #idaho #nordicfest #crosscountryskiing ...

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