Sun Valley, Idaho: How to get there, where to stay, what to do and more

November 23, 2011
GETTING THERE

Delta and American Airlines offer connecting flights from all three Washington area airports to Hailey and Sun Valley, Idaho, with mid-January fares starting at $505 round trip. Sun Valley Lodge and Sun Valley Inn provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. Flights to Boise, 153 miles from Sun Valley, start at $259 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Sun Valley Lodge

2 Sun Valley Rd.

800-786-8259

www.sunvalley.com

Elegant, full-service 148-room hotel with spacious common area, large outdoor heated pool, spa, bar, restaurant, ice rink and more. Studio condos adjacent to the lodge from $199. Standard rooms in the lodge from $229.

Sun Valley Inn

Sun Valley Road

800-786-8259

www.sunvalley.com

Recently remodeled 109-room inn with outdoor heated pool, exercise room, restaurants and a bar. Rooms from $189.

Best Western Plus Kentwood Lodge

108 S. Main St., Ketchum

208-726-4114

www.bestwesternidaho.com

Clean and convenient, with friendly service. A short walk from Bald Mountain’s main base area and downtown Ketchum. Doubles from $150.

WHERE TO EAT

Globus

Sixth Street and Warm Springs Road, Ketchum

208-726-1301

www.globus-restaurant.com

Cozy, low-lit dining room and wine bar with Pacific Rim-themed menu featuring lots of organic ingredients and colorful art on the walls. Entrees from $15.

Trail Creek Cabin

Sun Valley Road

208-622-2800

www.sunvalley.com

Built in 1937, this cabin set on a creek away from the bustle of town offers dining with a Western flair: wild game, mountain trout, steaks and ribs. Entrees from $17.

Sawtooth Club

231 N. Main St., Ketchum

208-726-5233

www.sawtoothclub.com

Warm, wood-heavy dining room with a broad menu — bison burger to cedar plank salmon — cooked over a mesquite fire. Entrees from about $14.

WHAT TO DO

Bald Mountain is open for skiing 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Full-day adult lift tickets $89, $62 in value season (through Dec. 16 and after April 2), $95 during Christmas week and Presidents’ Day weekend. Dollar Mountain lift tickets $49, $34 in value season and $50 during peak weeks.

Other activities include a Nordic and snowshoe center, a tubing center and sleigh rides.

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