Non-Stop Flights to Sun Valley

Newsroom Flight Guide To Mountain Destinations Non-Stop Flights to Sun Valley

Sun Valley, America’s first destination ski resort, is one of the most historic ski resorts in America. It’s welcomed skiers from around the world for nearly 90 years to experience its charm, history, and 2,400 acres of skiable terrain. While some travelers may fly into Boise, and then drive to Sun Valley, it’s much more convenient to fly into Friedman Memorial Airport. It’s then just 30 minutes to Sun Valley Resort. Let our Sun Valley flight guide help as you plan your ski trip to Sun Valley.

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>About Sun Valley

Tucked away in the folds of the Northern Rockies, Sun Valley emerges as a winter oasis where tranquility meets adventure. Renowned for its expansive ski terrain, charming village, and legendary hospitality, Sun Valley captures the essence of a classic winter retreat. Whether you’re a skiing aficionado or a snow lover eager to experience the magic of a mountain escape, Sun Valley offers a bit of everything for skiers and non-skiers alike.

Sun Valley Resort family looking at vista.
©Sun Valley Resort

Located just five minutes from Sun Valley Resort, Ketchum is a small town rich with ski history and home to many unique boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and bars. Pop into the historic Pioneer Saloon, known for its classic Western atmosphere, hearty meals, and the tradition of guests leaving their signed dollar bills on the walls since it opened in 1940. Big Wood River runs right through town, adding to the beauty and uniqueness of Ketchum. Nearby, Sawtooth National Forest is a playground for outdoor lovers.

Get to Know Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN)

Friedman Memorial Airport, located just 14 miles from Sun Valley Resort and the town of Ketchum, is Sun Valley’s regional air hub. Daily nonstop flights to Sun Valley are available from several major cities, including San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), Denver (DEN), Salt Lake City (SLC), and Chicago (ORD). These flights run on a standard schedule from November to April, although times are subject to change due to inclement weather and delays.

Upon arrival at Sun Valley Airport, resort guests can access courtesy transportation to and from Friedman Memorial Airport and Sun Valley Resort. Call ahead to book with Sun Valley Resort at (208) 622-2122 or email to guarantee a seat upon arrival.

If you cannot connect your flight to Friedman Memorial Airport, or do not live in one of the major cities with direct flight access, there’s the option to fly to Boise Airport (BOI), which is about 171 miles from Sun Valley. A daily shuttle, the Sun Valley Express, runs between Boise Airport and Sun Valley Lodge. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling Sun Valley Express (877) 622-8267 or going online to Tickets also may be purchased on the bus at the time of departure on a space-available basis.

Non-Stop Flights to Sun Valley

Below you’ll find daily non-stop flights to Sun Valley from a number of U.S. metros. Some of these flights are seasonal, while others can change without much notice. We recommend checking with the airline for specific times and availability as you plan your trip.

Destination Route Dates 
Seattle  SEA – SUN Year-Round 


Destination Route Dates 
Salt Lake City  SLC – SUN Year-Round 


Destination Route Dates 
ChicagoORD – SUN Seasonal 
DenverDEN – SUN Year-Round  
Los Angeles LAX – SUN Seasonal 
San Francisco SFO – SUN Seasonal 


Need to Know Information 

It’s no secret that a ski trip can often take a little bit more planning and preparation. And that’s particularly the case when flying into a destination like Sun Valley that has a smaller airport and is prone to winter weather. We recommend booking your flights as far in advance as possible. Those weekend flights in and out of Sun Valley fill up quickly, and especially on holiday weekends. If you plan on using the Sun Valley Express, 

Finally, no matter where you’re flying in and out of, we recommend giving yourself some extra time. Winter weather, traffic, and the time to check ski gear and get through security can all be unpredictable. For one less thing to think about, consider shipping your skis or snowboard. 

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