Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County in the central part of the U.S. state of Idaho
, adjacent to the city of Ketchum, lying within the greater Wood River valley. This is a popular destination and tourists from around the world enjoy its skiing, hiking, ice skating, trail riding, tennis, and cycling.
There are many holiday lodging and accommodations ranging from charming chalet rentals to comfortable condo rentals and even luxurious vacation rentals for the whole family.
A small mountain saddle splits the city of Sun Valley into two sections.
The northern section is centered around the famous Sun Valley Lodge, Inn, and the "village" complex of shops, condo rentals, chalet rentals, and original 18-hole golf course (27 holes by 2008), which winds its way up the Trail Creek valley to the northeast. This area is referred to as simply "Sun Valley." The southern area, called Elkhorn, has its own shopping, accommodations, vacation rentals complex and private18-hole golf course, and is in many ways quite distinct and. This area, near Dollar Mountain, was initially developed during the late 1960s and 1970s.
Among skiers, the term "Sun Valley" refers to the alpine ski area, which consists of Bald Mountain, the main ski mountain, and Dollar Mountain, which is geared toward novice and lower intermediate skiers. Bald Mountain, or "Baldy," has a summit of 9150 feet (2789 m) and a vertical drop of 3400 feet (1036 m). With its abundance of constant-pitch terrain, at varying degrees of difficulty, coupled with its substantial vertical drop and absence of wind, Baldy has often been referred to as the best single ski mountain in the world. The treeless "Dollar" at 6638 feet (2023 m) has a moderate vertical drop of 628 feet (191 m).
Sun Valley has a lively arts community offering a variety of opportunities through over thirty presenting organizations. Local, regional and nationally known artists are represented through gallery exhibitions, concerts, theater productions, dance productions, film festivals, lectures, opera and symphonic performances.
The locally owned accommodation, condo rental, vacation rental and chalet rental options in Sun Valley reflects this artistic talents of the community.
Whether you want to find a unique gift, indulge in handmade chocolates or outfit your family for vacation, Sun Valley promises unparalleled shopping. With over 15 unique shops for every need
, visitors are well cared for. There is a technical sportswear and footwear store with the latest in specialty designer ski-wear and outdoor gear including bikes, skis and fishing. Make sure not to miss out on the specialty hand-dipped chocolates.
Other stores available sell fine gifts, jewelry, souvenirs, home décor, candy, books, unique toys, cell phone accessories & service.
From the Trailing of the Sheep Festival in October to the culinary indulgence
of the Sun Valley Harvest Festival in September, it is no surprise that many of the events that characterize Sun Valley are simply unique. Wagon Days, Spiritual Film Festival, The Sun Valley Harvest Festival
October: Ernest Hemingway Symposium, Sawtooth Cycle Challenge Bike Ride & Biketoberfest, The Trailing of the Sheep Festival, Sun Valley Jazz Festival, Crosstoberfest, Nightmare on Main Street and Hailey Halloween Hoopla is just a taste of what festivals and events to expect in Sun Valley.
Make sure to book your vacation rental or Sun Valley accommodation well in advance as not to miss out on this great resort.
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