The Sun Valley Ski Resort in Sun Valley Idaho is not only one of the most popular places to ski in Idaho, but it is one of the most well-known ski resorts in the world. With over 78 ski runs found on 2,000 acres (there are two mountains), a Sun Valley Ski vacation offers the right kind of run for every level of skier. Not only is the skiing great at Sun Valley Ski Resort, but area resorts and condos offer some of the best entertainment of any ski area in Idaho.
For skiers, the number of great runs found on a Sun Valley ski vacation alone is enough to make a great trip. The longest of the 78 runs is just over 3 miles long, making it one of the best ways for skiing enthusiasts to spend more time skiing and less time on ski lifts. A Sun Valley Ski vacation is literally one of the best places in the world for almost uninterrupted skiing.
Sun Valley heli ski is yet another way to ski in Sun Valley. As the name suggests, a Sun Valley heli ski is a drop from a helicopter onto a high or remote section of the mountain. Sun Valley heli ski is for advanced skiers looking to take advantage of fresh snow, longer runs and backcountry skiing. Sun Valley ski holidays for heli skiing can be arranged ahead of time, or in person once you arrive in Sun Valley.
Travelers interested in cross-country skiing will also find plenty to do at the Sun Valley Ski Resort. Sun Valley Ski holidays offer more than 75 miles of trails, all of which connect in a huge trail system that is ideal for cross-country skiers as well as snowshoers. Many cross-country skiers and snowshoers head north from Sun Valley along the trails to the town of Galena, where they can have lunch at the Galena Lodge before heading back to Sun Valley.
Even family members who might not enjoy a full day in the snow can find things to do on Sun Valley ski holidays. Shopping in the village is a popular pursuit for anyone who might want a break from skiing. There are also two ice-skating rinks located at the Sun Valley Resort Lodge, which are open year-round. Also available in the off-season at Sun Valley are the many ski trails devoid of snow. Mountain biking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting and more can all be enjoyed in the summer at Sun Valley. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and traditional skiing can all be enjoyed on Sun Valley ski holidays, providing something fun to do for the entire family.