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In 1935, Count Felix Schaffgotsch was commissioned by Union Pacific Railroad to begin a search for the perfect North American ski destination. After months of exploring the western United States, the count found Ketchum Valley and was overwhelmed by the area’s terrain features and charm. After just seven months of construction, Sun Valley opened to the public for the winter of 1936.

Sun Valley Resort is a unique combination of Old World European styling mixed with a Wild West heritage. Sun Valley is a ski destination that every skier should have on their bucket list.

Where Is Sun Valley Ski Resort Located?

There are direct flights to the Sun Valley area via six U.S. cities: Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. There is a shuttle between the Boise Airport and the Sun Valley Lodge.

 

Plan Your Trip

Sun Valley Lodging
Lift Access

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

95"
59"
40"
20"
3"
3"
Nov
13"
Dec
79"
Jan
20"
Feb
10"
Mar

Total Lifts: 18

1
Gondolas & Trams
9
High Speed Quads
3
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
3
Surface Lifts

Elevation

9150'
Summit
3400'
Vertical Drop
5750'
Base

Important Dates

November 25, 20212021/11/25

Projected Opening

April 03, 20222022/04/03

Projected Closing

136

Projected Days Open

149

Days Open Last Year

1936

Years Open

220"

Average Snowfall
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