Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Sun Valley

Planning a ski trip to Sun Valley? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Sun Valley stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Sun Valley review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 4.1

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 63
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.8
  • Nightlife
  • 3.7

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 56%
  • Beginner
  • 37%
  • Families
  • 67%
  • Intermediate
  • 63%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 56%
  • Advanced
  • 48%

Helpful Highlights:

as stated above have been coming to sun valley for 42 it all seasons...fond early family memories of every christmas in sun valley and now grand...

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  • 5

    The Best Place to Be

    by nhutter - 22nd November 2010

    Pros: Great place to take a family, seriously steep

    Cons: The snow can be great but isn't consistent like a Powder Mountain or a Whistler

    I grew up skiing Sun Valley from California and can think of no matter place to teach your kids how to ski, go on a ski trip with some buddies for a relaxin... Full review

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  • 4

    Sweet Spot

    by drdevon - 4th February 2010

    Pros: Terrain for all types, super service

    Cons: Pricey, hard to get to

    Spent a really great weekend skiing here on their nice varied terrain on Bald Mountain. Visited several of the lodges for a beer or a meal and really enjoy... Full review

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  • 4

    Classy resort with under-rated terrain

    by freshpow - 31st January 2010

    Pros: Uncrowded, alpine scenery, classy town, terrain, ski school, mountain lodges

    Cons: kids' ski scool at a different mountain, town and mountain separated

    SV has some real strengths, and one achilles heal if you have small kids The Town - We have skied almost every major resort in the U.S. (and some in Eur... Full review

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  • 5

    A one of a kind classic

    by bjarvis - 13th January 2010

    Pros: Town, Vertical, Grooming, Scenery, Food, Apres ski, No lift lines, beginner terrain

    Cons: Snowfall, terrain

    Sun Valley isn't just a hill and a bunch of condos like so many other western resorts have become. It's really one great big all encompassing experience. Th... Full review

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  • 3

    sun confirmed, snow/accomodations not

    by papi6022 - 7th January 2010

    Pros: fast lifts, small lines, great day lodges, town of ketchum

    Cons: perennial lack of snow, limited runs, dated lodging

    Perhaps my last trip here for a while during xmas '09, after many visits through the years. The main problem being the lack of snow issues and tired lodging... Full review

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  • 3

    sun yes, but snow is a dice roll

    by papi6022 - 16th December 2009

    Pros: great lifts, no lines, great town

    Cons: limited snow, hard to get to

    Sun Valley is in a beautiful location, but after a dozen visits in as many years I've come to realize they have a snow problem - or lack thereof. They just ... Full review

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