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Sun Valley Resort Fact Sheet

Sun Valley Resort
1 Sun Valley Road
P.O. Box 10
Sun Valley, ID 83353

Fax: 208-622-2100

Opening Day: December 21, 1936

Sun Valley Resort is America’s first destination resort, originated in 1936 by Union Pacific Railroad. It is located in the Northern Rockies region of south central Idaho and is open year-round with four distinctly beautiful seasons.
There are more outdoor recreations here than any other destination resort in the U.S.


The Sun Valley Village Resort sleeps 1,200 with a total of 485 rooms.
Sun Valley Lodge: 148
Sun Valley Inn: 105
Apartments, Cottages and Condominiums: 232

Mountain Statistics

Ski Season: Thanksgiving Day – Mid-April
Hours: 9 am – 4 pm

Sun Valley Lifts: 19
Gondola 1
Quads: 9
Triples: 4
Doubles: 2
Surface: 3

Total Lift Capacity Per Hour: 29,717
(More lift capacity per skier per hour than any other ski area)

Average Skier Day: 2,900
Skiable Acreage: 2,054
Longest Run: 3 miles
Total Runs: 80
Super Pipe (22 ft. high)
Steepest Run: Inhibition (70% or 35 degrees)

Slope Rating:
36% Easiest
42% More Difficult
22% Most Difficult

Snowmaking Acreage: 645
Total # of Snow Guns: 535
Groomable Acreage: 810
Percentage of groomable terrain with snowmaking: 78%
Sunshine: 120 days out of 150-day ski season or 80%


Summit Elevation: 9150 ft.
Vertical Feet: 3400 ft.
Vertical Rise: 19,714 ft.
Lifts: 12
Runs: 66
Lift Capacity: 23,680/hour

Day Lodges:

  • River Run Day Lodge
  • Warm Springs Day Lodge
  • Seattle Ridge Day Lodge
  • Lookout Restaurant
  • Roundhouse

Sun Valley Snowsports School: 240 Instructors


Summit Elevation: 6,638 ft.
Vertical Feet: 628 ft.
Vertical Rise: 976 ft.
Lifts: 6
Runs: 14
Lift Capacity: 6,037

Day Lodge: Carol’s Dollar Mountain Lodge
New Terrain Park -3 parks, two cross courses, 76 rails
Superpipe: Old Bowl (620 ft. long, 22 ft. high)


40K or 25 miles of meticulously groomed tracks for classical, skate skiing and ski touring.

Snowshoe Trails: 14K

Ski and Snowshoe rental, accessories, wax room
Clinics and private instruction


Swimming & Soaking: Two glass enclosed heated pools, one jacuzzi

Spa: Day Spa and full service salon

Ice Skating & Hockey: One outdoor rink, one indoor rink

Entertainment: Boiler Room, Duchin Lounge, Bald Mountain base lodges.

Dancing: Jazz musicians perform nightly for dancing in the Duchin Lounge 

Movies: First run movies nightly in The Opera House. Free viewings of “Sun Valley Serenade” play continuously in guest rooms.


Golf: Sun Valley Golf Resort Courses – 45 holes

  • 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed Trail Creek Course
  • New 9-Hole White Clouds Course designed by Knott & Linn
  • New Elkhorn Golf Club

Tennis: 17 courts, full service pro shop & expert instruction
Ice Skating: Indoor and outdoor rinks, skating school, hockey
World Class Ice shows every Saturday night featuring Olympic & world champion figure skaters
Swimming: 3 heated outdoor pools, 1 jacuzzi, 1 children’s pool
Gun Club: Trap and skeet fields, Double Trap, Wobble Trap, Duck Tower, 5-Stand, Sporting Clays, professional instruction
Horseback riding: Sun Valley Horsemen’s Center
Gondola & Chairlift rides: Access to Baldy’s summit, biking & hiking trails
Fly Fishing
Rafting: Whitewater trips on Main Salmon River, Middle Fork of the Salmon river and others.
Bowling Alley: Six Lanes – SV Lodge basement
Paddle boating, Horseshoes, Volleyball: Sun Valley Lake

Sun Valley Playschool: Available Year-round


13 Restaurants including 6 Mountain lodges
4 Lounges: The Duchin Lounge, The Inn Lobby Lounge, Warm Springs Day Lodge and River Run Day Lodge


Sun Valley Village: 12 village shops


Major events include Sun Valley Pavilion Entertainment, the Sun Valley Wine Auction, Arts And Craft Show, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Saturday night Sun Valley Summer Ice Shows, Swing ’N’ Dixie Jazz Jamboree, Car Auction, Writer’s Conference, Danny Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament.


The newly renovated Sun Valley Inn Convention Center totals more than 12,000 sq. ft. and is as grand in interior décor as it is impressive in its concealed state of the art technological function. Meeting rooms have extensive telecommunications and audio-visual backbone cabling systems which allow for numerous telephone, data, video, and audio distribution via fiber optics, data rated twisted pair 802.11b wireless and coax. High-speed internet access is achieved through RJ45 twisted pair connectivity, fiber optic cabling along with 802.11b wireless Ethernet. This access also can be configured to allow for virtual LAN networking between meeting rooms within the hotel. In addition an in-house, resort-wide fiber optic backbone can accommodate all possible data and video distribution needs as well as direct fiber connections from carrier circuits to all meeting rooms.
Total Meeting Rooms: 18
Largest Capacity: Seats 1,100 theatre style
Total Meeting Space: 28,500 square feet


Sun Valley Resort is privately owned by the R. Earl Holding family, owners of Sinclair Oil Corporation. Sister properties include Snowbasin Ski Resort, Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel and Towers, all SLC, UT., Westgate Hotel, San Diego, CA, Little America Flagstaff, AZ, Little America, WY, and Little America, Cheyenne, WY.


Director of Resorts & Resort Development: Wallace Huffman
General Manager: Tim Silva
Director of Hotels: Dick Andersen
Director Marketing & PR: Jack Sibbach
Director of Sales: Brent Gillette
Manager of Mountain Operations: Peter Stearns