Ski USA - Idaho

Sun Valley Ski Resort Guide

Ski USA - Idaho

Sun Valley Ski Resort Guide

Sun Valley Ski Resort Guide

the bowls, Sun Valley photo

Sun Valley

Photo credit: David Boock

Sun Valley photo

Sun Valley

Photo credit: Tom

Sawtooth Range, Sun Valley photo

Sun Valley

Photo credit: Tom

Bald Mountain, Sun Valley photo

Sun Valley

Photo credit: Tom

Slope Stats

  • 2780m

  • 1036m

  • 1744m

  • Acres of ski:2054
  • Pistes:78
  • Snowmaking:78%
  • Halfpipes:1
  • Terrain Parks:-
  • X-Country:40 km
  • beginner36%
  • intermediate42%
  • advanced22%

Sun Valley, in the United States (Idaho State), is a large resort with 18 lifts (17 chair lifts, 1 surface lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 1036 metres (3400 feet) of vertical descent. Sun Valley has 2054 acres of terrain over 78 trails. Sun Valley is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. There are 40 kilometers (25 miles) of cross country ski trails at Sun Valley. For snowboarders, there is a half pipe. The majority of the trails at Sun Valley are covered by snow-making. The nearest airport is at Salt Lake City. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Sun Valley.


  • Nearest Airport:Salt Lake City
  • Nearest Train Station:-
  • Tourist Office Phone:+12086224111
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  • Season opens:
  • Season closes:
  • Lifts:18 (17 chair lifts, 1 surface lifts)
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Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:8 Oct
  • Last Snowfall:
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  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (2262 m)view full snow forecast

5 ENE5
8 °CF-Level
5 SSE5
10 °CF-Level
0 WNW0
7 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of Sun Valley

Michael Wilko from Australia writes:

Sun Valley is a riders mountain with 3,300 ft of vertical that you can ski every run. The big mountains like, Whistler, Jackson, Snowbird etc have lots of steeper runs that are broken up with a traverse along cat tracks to get to the next run. Sun Valley gets different weather systems to the Rockys but as most weather comes across deserts to get there, it can be as dry as the best. With no major mountains to block the weather systems, Sun Valley doesn't get as much snow as would like, but this is made up for by one of the best man made snow facilities anywhere in the world. Many a time have I driven from New Mexico to British Columbia looking for snow only to find top to bottom skiing in Sun Valley on man made snow with always perfectly groomed corduroy runs. If you are a wimp like me that doesn't enjoy skiing in temps below 20 degrees zero, enjoy the climate of one of Nth Americas finest. My tip for the serious snow rider is Dec / Jan Niseko Japan, Feb / March Sun Valley, Idaho.

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