Sun Valley Idaho

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Trails

Beginner
36%
Intermediate
42%
Advanced / Expert
22%

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Overview

Idaho is home to Sun Valley – the most famous, historic ski resort in the country. Sun Valley is the “original,” home of the world’s first chairlift in the country, on Dollar Mountain in 1936. This is the resort that produced so many Olympians and invented the ski week concept as movie stars, musicians, skaters and skiers arrived by train for days of winter play.

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Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 20 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

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Intermediates

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Advanced

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Accessibility

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Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

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Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

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Family Friendliness
MMark
Very Good!

4 / 5

Dec 30, 2010
The variety of terrain, the excellent restaurants in the area, and the ski valet services available on the mountain.
DDaniel
Very Good!

4 / 5

Aug 02, 2010
This resort is lovely. It is out of the way and very laid back. It has multiple mountains to ski.
JJamie
Very Good!

4 / 5

Feb 22, 2010
Just a fun place to be. Beautiful views of the mountains and lots of celebs on the slopes. Difficult skiing yet you can find enough to ski together even with young children.
KKarl
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 28, 2009
Long, long runs at a great pitch, good snow, great lifts, and a fine town.
KKcapps
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 09, 2009
This is the oldest resort in the nation and had the first chair lift. The tradition is unbeatable and the setteing is perfect. The lower altitude has less of an effect on the head and the snow making system suppliments below average snow. The temps are usually much warmer than... More
PPat
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 25, 2009
HARDER THAN SNOWMASS, BUT JUST AS NICE. HIDDEN AWAY,NOT TOO CROWDED. LOT OF SKI AREA. GREAT SNOW ALWAYS. EXCELLENT TOWN YOU CAN WALK TO, ICE SKATING INDOOR AND OUTDOOR. FREE PROFESSIONAL CHRISTMAS SHOW. GREAT DINING. 2ND BEST TO SNOWMASS.
CClara
Very Good!

4 / 5

Dec 19, 2008
This area has everything that anyone could want, lodging, scenery, food, and the best mountain
VVinh
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 29, 2006
I like Sun Valley because its lifts are great, and it's so close to the shopping center
RRick
Very Good!

4 / 5

May 16, 2006
The mountain is great, but the restaurants and bars in town are excellent and easy to gte to. Plus, the people are friendly and helpful.
AAndy
Average!

3 / 5

Dec 28, 2004
Long runs but doesn't have the bowl skiing that Vail does.

Lifts

Gondola & Tram
1
High Speed Quads
9
Triple Chairs
4
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts
3

Elevation

Base
5,750 feet
Summit
9,150 feet
Vertical drop
3,400 feet

Terrain

Total runs
80
Terrain Parks
0
Longest Run
4 miles
Skiable Terrain
2,054 acres
Snowmaking Area
645 acres
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