Skiing & Snowboarding, Winter

Sun Valley + IKON Pass

No matter how much you might love your home mountain, there are always other resorts to try out. And if you’re a powder hound, you might just spend your winters hopping from ski hill to ski hill, going where the meteorologist says the next dump will hit. This kind of winter adventuring is a heck of a lot easier with the IKON Pass, a multi-resort ski and snowboard season pass that gives you access to a whopping 50 resort destinations across five continents, 10 countries, 15 states, and four Canadian provinces. The 2022–2023 season, marks the first year that the Sun Valley Resort is a part of the Ikon Pass, adding itself to the list of iconic mountains one can experience as a pass holder.

Sun Valley is also on the Mountain Collective Pass for the 2022-2023 season. Sun Valley is no longer on the EPIC Pass.

What Are the IKON Pass Offerings?

For the 2022-2023 season the original namesake IKON Pass costs $1,179 (for adults 23+, other options are available for young adults and children) and gets you unlimited access at 14 destinations and up to seven days each at 37 destinations. Included in those 14 with unlimited days are some of the heavy hitters in the ski community like Mammoth Mountain in California and Steamboat in Colorado.

There are other benefits and amenities like discounts from friends and family and on lodging, but this is the IKON Pass at its core.

There are also IKON Base Passes, a cheaper option at $869 that gives you unlimited days at 13 resorts and up to 5 days at 32 locations. Lastly, the IKON Session Pass gives you 2, 3, or 4-day pass options at 38 destinations.

Breakdown

IKON Pass

  • Cost: $1,179 | (2022-2023 season)
  • World-Wide Access: 7 days at 37 destinations, unlimited at 14 other destinations
  • Sun Valley Access: 7 days
  • Additional Perks: discounts at a variety of lodging properties

IKON Base Pass

  • Cost: $869 | (2022-2023 season)
  • World-Wide Access: 5 days at 32 destinations, unlimited at 13 other destinations
  • Sun Valley Access: not applicable unless this is upgraded to the IKON Base Plus (additional $200)
  • Limitations: there are a number of blackout days associated with the IKON Base Pass

IKON Session Pass

  • Cost: $269 – $449 | (2022-2023 season)
  • Access: 2, 3 or 4 day pass options at 38 destinations
  • Sun Valley Access: not applicable
  • Limitations: there are a number of blackout days associated with the IKON Base Pass

What resorts are included with the IKON Pass?

With destination resorts spanning across the world, it can be easier to wrap your head around by looking at an IKON Pass map, like this interactive one or scope the one below.

Sun Valley IKON Pass

Western Locations

  • Palisades Tahoe
  • Mammoth Mountain
  • June Mountain
  • Big Bear Mountain Resort
  • Crystal Mountain
  • The Summit at Snoqualmie
  • Mt. Bachelor
  • Schweitzer
  • Sun Valley

Rockies

  • Aspen Snowmass
  • Steamboat
  • Winter Park
  • Copper Mountain
  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Eldora Mountain Resort
  • Jackson Hole
  • Big Sky
  • Taos
  • Deer Valley
  • Solitude
  • Brighton
  • Alta
  • Snowbird
  • Snowbasin

Midwest

  • The Highlands
  • Boyne Mountain
  • Stratton
  • Killington
  • Sugarbush
  • Snowshoe
  • Sunday River
  • Sugarloaf
  • Loon Mountain
  • Windham Mountain

Canada

For those feeling more adventurous and looking to get out of the U.S., there are numerous international destinations, starting with our neighbor to the north.

  • Skibig3
  • Revelstoke
  • Cypress
  • Red Mountain
  • Panorama
  • Tremblant
  • Blue Mountain

Global

If you’re down to chase the pow, no matter how far it takes you, pack up your gear and hit Valle Nevado in Chile or perhaps Italy’s Dolomiti Superski. Switzerland’s Zermatt Matterhorn, Austria’s Kitzbuhel, and France’s Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley are all world-class, famous mountains to ski and board and are all included in the IKON Pass.

But that’s not all! Pop a sleeping pill and wake up across the world to experience Thredbo and Mt. Buller in Australia or Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Mt. Hutt in New Zealand. And of course, what epic powder vacay is complete without a winter visit to Japan, where IKON will get you access to Niseko and Lotte Arai.

What is the relationship between Sun Valley and IKON now?

Sun Valley is available on the main IKON Pass as well as the IKON Base Plus Pass. It will not be available on the IKON Base or IKON Sessions passes.

  • IKON Pass = 7 days skiing/snowboarding at Sun Valley, no restrictions.
  • IKON Base Plus Pass = 5 days of skiing/snowboarding at Sun Valley, certain blackout dates apply.

In addition to being one of the resorts with limited access for all IKON Pass holders, Sun Valley is offering its own pass holders new benefits. With the 2022-2023 season, those who purchase a Sun Valley Challenger Platinum Pass will also receive an Ikon Base Pass which offers access to over 40 partner resorts.

Is Sun Valley on the Mountain Collective Pass?

Yes, as of the 2022-2023 season, Sun Valley is on the Mountain Collective pass. If you’re a Mountain Collective pass holder, check out this blog for the ultimate road trip that includes Sun Valley Resort.

Is Sun Valley on the EPIC Pass?

Sun Valley Resort is no longer a part of the EPIC pass as of the 2022-2023 season.

Ideal IKON road trip = Alta/Snowbird, Sun Valley, Big Sky, Jackson Hole, & Snowbasin

If you ask us, the best intermountain IKON road trip that you could take would be to hit Snowbird, Sun Valley, Big Sky, Jackson Hole, and Snowbasin..

  • Fly Into: Salt Lake International Airport
  • Part 1: ride Alta/Snowbird
  • Part 2: drive to Sun Valley, Idaho (4.5hrs)
  • Part 3: drive to Big Sky, MT
  • Part 4: drive to Jackson Hole, WY
  • Part 5: drive to Ogden, UT and ride Snowbasin.

How do I get to Sun Valley?

Sun Valley is located in south central Idaho. The closest airport is Friedman Memorial (SUN) and is a mere 16 miles from the ski hill. Friedman Memorial offers nonstop flights from Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Denver, & Chicago.

Click the button below for more information on getting to Sun Valley.

Where Should I Stay in Sun Valley?

There are a variety of properties and locations to stay during your visit to the Sun Valley area depending on the price point and amenities you’re looking for. If you’re looking for the classic lodge experience, check out the Sun Valley Lodge. For close access to a variety of restaurants & shops, check out the Limelight Hotel, Hotel Ketchum, Tamarack Inn, or Best Western Tyrolean. For a more affordable stay, look to the Fairfield Inn, AmericInn, or the Wood River Inn. More lodging information can be found here.

Closest to the Ski Hill

  • Pennay’s
  • Best Western Tyrolean
  • Limelight Hotel
  • Best Western Kentwood

Downtown Ketchum

  • Limelight Hotel
  • Hotel Ketchum
  • Tamarack Hotel
  • Best Western Kentwood

Hailey

  • AmericInn
  • Fairfield Inn
  • Wood River Inn
  • Airport Inn

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