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Sun Valley Skiing

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Season Start/End: 11/23/2017 - 04/15/2018
5750ft - 9150ft
36%|42%| 20%| 2%
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from US$75.00 to US$135.00
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Sun Valley Powdertrees

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.


Sun Valley Powdertrees

Sun Valley is situated across two mountains; Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain. Baldy offers expert skiers and snowboarders a variety of challenging bowls and glades off the peak, while Dollar Mountain is a beginner's dream with gentle, perfectly groomed slopes.

Sun Valley is serviced by a modern lift infrastructure and a well designed trail system. The resort has terrain for all ability levels and has over 2000 skiable acres.



Sun Valley Powdertrees

Sun Valley Resort has been welcoming skiing enthusiasts since the winter of 1936 when the lifts started turning. The resort was the first ski area in the world to install chairlifts. Developed in Omaha, Nebraska at Union Pacific’s headquarters, the Original Proctor Mountain Ski Lift is based on a banana loading conveyor used for loading the fruit onto ships.

To enjoy the total Sun Valley experience, one must stay at the famed Sun Valley Lodge. This is where filmmaker Warren Miller slept in his trailer in the parking lot, stole oyster crackers from the kitchen, and began his amazing film-making career.



  • 9150ft
  • 3400ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 5750ft


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  • Longest Run

    4 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    2054 ac

  • Snow Making

    645 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 11/23/2017
  • Days Open Last Year: 149
  • Projected Closing: 04/15/2018
  • Projected Days Open: 137
  • Years Open: 82
  • Average Snowfall: 220"

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Sun Valley - Epic day!! Mountain was closed till noon. Everyone bailed. fresh pow everywhere, untracked. Did not open the bowls or Seattle ridge.  - © mbradford415
Sun Valley - Baldy is back in business!  - © Billy's I Phone
Sun Valley - For that magic snow. No matter how bad the weather gets you can still hold an edge.  And the bumps are in good shape.   - © stefan’s iPhone

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Sun Valley Reviews

  • Tom

    • 5
    8th March 2018

    Full review

      excellent ski terrain (Picabo Street can't be wrong). The town has great restaurants and a friendly, relaxed, and cool feel. Should definitely...
  • perice.houle

    • 5
    6th March 2018

    Full review

      This has to be one of the best mountains to really advance your skiing skill. As a local I will warn you...

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