Sun Valley


Sun Valley Resort is a world-renowned destination for winter sports enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. It is the country's first destination ski resort, built in 1936 by the Union Pacific Railroad. The resort is located in the Northern Rockies region of south-central Idaho and is open year-round with four distinctly beautiful seasons. Sun Valley has more than 2,000 acres of skiable terrain across two mountains - Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain. Baldy- a big-time mountain. Boasting perfect-pitch vertical from peak to base, Bald Mountain has no flats, no plateaus and nothing but downhill. And with the barely-there lift lines, there’s plenty of time to make as many turns as your legs will allow, usually under a sun that shines for 80 percent of the year. With runs ranging from expert to beginner, groomers to slalom challenges, Baldy is a mountain for people who like to go down, no matter how fast or what they strap to their feet. Dollar Mountain is where skiing learned to ski. The home of the world’s very first chairlift, it now has 76 rails, along with beginner-friendly slopes, five lifts and 628 feet of vertical on a treeless, sun-kissed face. Every snow lover, no matter their skill level, will find something on this mountain that will put a grin on their face and some fresh tracks behind them in the snow.

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Where is Sun Valley Resort located?

Sun Valley Resort is located in the state of Idaho, USA. It can be found in the central part of the state, cradled by the stunning landscapes of the Rocky Mountains. Sun Valley is served by Hailey’s Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) and is 14 miles from the resort and is easily accessible from the gateway cities of San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Chicago.

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