This lavish resort has been compared to European gems in both Switzerland and Austria. Modelled after these raptures, the founders of Sun Valley set out to create the new American version of Shangri-La, and they’ve come pretty close to perfection.
Centered on the majestic Bald Mountain, and surrounded by crisp air, Sun Valley has been satisfying skiers, hikers, and spa-goers since 1936, and its proximity to Ketchum Valley has only made it more popular. Approximately 4,300 acres of natural land makes the resort a true getaway in the wilderness – but with all the amenities of a city. Classic lodges, glass enclosed pools, fine dining, impeccable service, and a breathtaking orchestra are all remarkable.
This magnificent resort is the perfect year round destination, so there’s absolutely no bad time to book flights to Sun Valley. Winter (between December and February) brings cold temperatures as low as between -6 and -1 that create perfect snowy conditions for skiing. As you descend into the great white, you’ll be thankful for every flake of snow on the ground, but be sure to pack accordingly — the weather gets bitter cold.
If you’re booking flights to Sun Valley in the summer (June to August), you’ll be greeted by temperatures between 15 and 20, and the perfect daytime weather to hike around the natural trails.
It is easy to walk around the Sun Valley there are also various bus service which take visitors around the area. They depart daily and cover different routes. If you don’t feel like relying on public transport, you can hire a bicycle and explore the area on two wheels.