About Sun Valley
With more than 75 years of experience, a top-notch reputation and 250 days of sunshine a year, a Sun Valley ski resort vacation is bound to dazzle just about every preference. It started as a playground for European nobility and Hollywood stars in 1936, when it opened the world’s first chairlift. The modern American ski resort was truly born and bred in Sun Valley Idaho.
Bright, sunny days with comfortable temperatures combined wide-open groomed runs and awesome scenery are a few of the reasons Sun Valley retains appeal among the world’s skiing elite. But don’t let the prestige mislead you—this is Idaho after all. Expect a low-key atmosphere with the highest standards of service and comfort. Sun Valley ski resort offers over 70 runs, a 3,400-foot vertical drop and more uphill capacity, per skier, than any other ski area.