Winter in Sun Valley, Idaho

Winter in Sun Valley, Idaho is unlike any mountain town out there. Sure, there's a myriad of traits that are similar to other destinations but it is the feeling that you get here that is hard to duplicate. The people, the pace, the essence, the culture, and the lack of FOMO are a few elements that you have to experience in Sun Valley, Idaho to truly know it's all about. We won't try to explain it, but rather invite you to experience for yourself first-hand.

In the event that you were looking for more details on what to do in Sun Valley in the winter, you'll find downhill skiing & snowboarding, backcountry skiing & snowboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, fly fishing, snowmobiling, world-class arts & culture, a robust dining scene, and a wellness-oriented community.

Inhale. Exhale. Slow it down. Loosen up. Pour a cup. Meet a local. Make a friend. Pay it forward. Take a hike. Take a nap. Sleep in. Stay out. Buy a round. Tip your server. Share a smile. Respect the land. Lend a hand. Be kind. Go well.

Sun Valley, Idaho is calling. We look forward to seeing you.

Mindfulness in the Mountains

Sun Valley Ranked #1 by SKI Magazine

We're beyond stoked to be graced with the #1 Ski Resort Ranking from SKI Magazine for multiple years. Big thanks to the readers for giving us the nod.

Here's what they're saying, "Sun Valley is just magical. The village and the Lodge can’t be topped. The mountain is perfectly maintained and has perfect pitch on every run. The history makes it fun to be a part of. The Holding family are supreme stewards of this jewel."

#1 Ski Resort Ranking

Upcoming Events

Various Locations
Oct 5 – Oct 9 all-day
26th Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival @ Various Locations
12:00 am
“SHEEP HEADLINE IDAHO’S ICONIC TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL Unique Cultural Festival Celebrates Sheep, Land, People and Stories  Sheep have been trailing through the Wood River Valley of Idaho for well over a century and are an integral part of Idaho’s heritage. The iconic Trailing of the Sheep Festival, October 5 – 9, 2022,  celebrates the sheep, herders, history, and food, of this unique cultural tradition, with the event recognized as one of the “Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World” by msn.com. Each fall, the Trailing of the Sheep Festival honors the 150+ year annual tradition of moving sheep (‘trailing’) from high mountain summer pastures down through the Valley to traditional winter grazing and lambing areas in the south. This annual migration is living history and the focus of a unique and authentic Festival that celebrates the people, arts, cultures, and traditions of Idaho’s sheep ranching families, highlighting the principal contributors – the Basques, Scottish and Peruvians. The five-day Festival includes nonstop activities in multiple venues – history, folk arts, a Sheep Folklife Fair, lamb culinary offerings, a Wool Festival with classes and workshops, music, dance, storytelling, championship Sheepdog Trials and, the always entertaining, Big Sheep Parade with 1,500 ...
Sun Valley Resort
Oct 12 – Oct 16 all-day
Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival @ Sun Valley Resort
12:00 am
Sun Valley Jazz Tickets are on sale NOW! Go to www.SunValleyJazz.com to place your order! $265 (+tax) for a 5-day pass, with a 1,500 ticket limit for the event. Day passes will not be available. If you purchased tickets for 2020 and/or 2021, you will find a SURVEY HERE, giving you an opportunity to tell us how you want your purchase(s) processed by either donating, rolling over to 2022, or requesting a refund. YOUR TICKETS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ROLLED OVER TO 2022 IF WE DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR RESPONSE TO THE SURVEY BY NOVEMBER 30, 2021. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER NOVEMBER 30, 2021. Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival Five days. Forty Bands. One Million Smiles Attendees from all fifty states, every Canadian province, and several foreign countries gather each October to celebrate live performances of America’s music. The Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival was birthed out of a love and appreciation for jazz music by Tom & Barbara Hazzard and is held mid-October each year in Sun Valley, ID. Become One of the Thousands of Jazz Fans Who Have Been Delighted Since 1990! This experience of telling the story of “American” music is our passion. Amazing isn’t it? We ...
River Run Lodge
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bald Mountain Opening Day Winter 2022 - 2023 @ River Run Lodge | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
9:00 am
Join us at River Run as we kick off the season with Sunny the Bear, a DJ spinning the tunes, hot cocoa, ceremonial toasts, and more. Get there early- we have surprises in store for guests and for the first chair on the River Run chairlift and the gondola. Dollar Mountain opening date is TBD. CLICK HERE to view  season pass options for the upcoming season. For the latest conditions, weather, hours of operation, and lift statuses, check out the Mountain Report or call (800) 635-4150.
Sun Valley, ID - Various locations
Mar 29 – Apr 2 all-day
Sun Valley Film Festival @ Sun Valley, ID - Various locations
12:00 am
Returning for its 12th year, SVFF kicks off another five days of Films, Coffee Talks, Parties and more. 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. The Sun Valley Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. To support and learn more about SVFF opportunities, visit sunvalleyfilmfestival.org    

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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 IKON & Mountain Collective Pass Holders

For the 2022/2023 season, the Sun Valley Resort is a partner of the IKON & Mountain Collective pass offerings. We've compiled everything you need to know from information on the pass offerings.

IKON
Main Pass = 7-days at Sun Valley, no blackouts
Base Plus Pass = 5-days at Sun Valley, blackout days apply
Main Base Pass & Session Passes = not applicable

Mountain Collective
Main Pass = 2-days at Sun Valley, additional days at 50% off, no blackouts

IKON Pass Details
Mountain Collective Pass Details

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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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Before the snow flies visit our local skate parks and practice your kickflips and drops. ⁠


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The Stay Sunny Society* and @discoverwoodrivervalley would like to remind us to slow down and enjoy the little things... because it's the little things that end up being the big things.

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*The mission of the Stay Sunny Society is to celebrate and protect the things we love most about Sun Valley. This Society is not run by an eccentric billionaire or international cabal. Instead, it is a collective voice of the Valley: its servers, bartenders, cops, hoteliers, townies, tourists, and Regular Joes. ONE community bound together, by kindness and respect. For all others and for this beautiful Valley we call home.
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Who out there has scoped the @sawtoothbotanicalgarden this summer ✋!? // #seeksunvalley ...

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