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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  • 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

    Sun Valley, Idaho

    by Spain - 10th November 2009

    Pros: empty, no lift lines

    Cons: hard to get to

    Sun Valley is a special place with plenty of winter sports options.Quad lifts with no ski lines make for packing 2 days of skiing into one. The runs are lon... Full review

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  • 4


    by dbrick59 - 13th February 2011

    Pros: Fairly empty of crowds.

    Cons: Not a big snow target. Bad bus service

    Steepest green runs I have ever seen. They manage what they have very well. Food on mountain good and not overpriced like some mountains.They dont seem to g... 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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  • 3

    Sun Valley Review

    by anonymous_user - 21st November 2007



    Great place if you can afford the ski experience. Locals have changed and the area doesn't seem as friendly as 20 years ago. Miss the ski bum workers that... 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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