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


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.


Sun Valley Lodge

2 Sun Valley Rd.


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


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


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



Sixth Street and Warm Springs Road, Ketchum


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


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


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


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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