Summer Fun Under The Valley Sun
Long comfortable days, cool star-bright nights, and mountain air so clear you can see forever! Summer in Sun Valley is an unforgettable experience, where activities abound, and every day is filled to overflowing.
Ride the lift up Bald Mountain and hike down--or take your bike to the top for a fast and fun descent. Pack a lunch from our deli or enjoy the BBQ at Roundhouse! Bat the ball around for a few sets of tennis, then take a dip in our Olympic pool--perhaps you'll do 72 laps for a mile-high-mile!
Or maybe our trails beckon and your morning hike on Proctor Mountain (see the world's first ski lift) will be followed by a family horseback ride up Dollar Mountain in the afternoon. But only if you put off testing your marksmanship skills at Gun Club.
Download: Summer Recreation Guide
The Sun Valley Tennis Center is within easy walking distance from the Lodge or the Inn. The tennis center is open to the public and offers a full-service Pro Shop, 17 courts, ball machine, group clinics and private lessons headed by Tennis Pro Mark Frisby.
Sun Valley is the home of the NIKE Tennis Camp for adults and children. Camp runs from mid-July through mid August. Register for your camp dates online and contact Sun Valley Hotel Reservations at 800-786-8259 for special lodging rates for participants.
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm. Opening May 31 through September 30.
Season & Prices
|Resort Guest||$13.00 per person / per day|
|Non-Guest||$16.00 per person / per day|
|Children (9 and under):||FREE with paid guest|
|One Hour:||$30.00 hour|
|Adult Tennis Clinic|
|3-Day (4.5 Hours):||$150.00|
|1-Day (1.5 Hours):||$60.00|
|Children's Tennis Clinic|
|3-Day (4.5 Hours):||$99.00|
|1-Day (1.5 Hours):||$36.00|
|Prices per person / per day. Subject to change|
Hiking & Biking
No visit to Sun Valley is complete without a trip to Bald Mountain. The world famous mountain is now open to sightseers and adventurers all summer long. Whether you want a relaxing day in the wildflowers, or a challenging journey through the rugged beauty of Idaho's wilderness, a day on Bald Mountain promises an unforgettable experience for everyone.
Sun Valley offers nearly 28 miles of hiking and biking trails on beautiful Bald Mountain. Feel free to tackle the trails yourself, and discover what makes the Bald Mountain experience so unique.
Download: Summer Trail Guide
For the true "gear head," Bald Mountain offers everything from challenging uphill climbs to extreme downhill switchbacks covering over 3,000 vertical feet. Visit Pete Lane's Mountain Sports for bike rentals and receive a free summer lift day pass when you rent a bike at Pete Lane's. Click here for Summer Lift Ticket Information.
A five-mile trail system called the Sun Valley White Clouds hiking and biking trail is located directly across the street from the Sun Valley Lodge entrance. Take a hike around the nine-hole White Clouds golf course with beautiful views of the valley and nearby mountain ranges.
Inquire about additional hiking and biking in the area at the Sun Valley Recreation Center (208) 622-2135 or talk to the helpful staff at Pete Lane's Mountain Sports in the Sun Valley Village or at the base of Bald Mountain.
Location: River Run Ticket Office
Phone: 208-622-6136 / 208-622-2097
Sun Valley Stables
The Sun Valley Stables are located on Sun Valley Road, an easy walk or bike ride from Sun Valley Resort or Ketchum. Guided 1 hour or 1-1/2 hour rides on scenic Dollar Mountain. Group wagon rides also available by appointment.
Riders must arrive at the stables 20 minutes prior to ride for orientation. Children must be at least 8 years old & 52" tall, and must be accompanied by an adult.
*Ask us about summer wagon rides and winter sleigh rides to Trail Creek Cabin for dinner.
Location: Sun Valley Road
Season & Prices
|Open Daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Memorial Day through Mid October|
|1-Hour Ride:||$44.00 per person|
|1 1/2-Hour Ride:||$54.00 per person|
Evening Horse Drawn Wagon Rides to Trail Creek Cabin
|$22.00 per person|
All rides subject to availability and weather/trail conditions. Prices subject to change.
Kid's Day Camps
Summer in Sun Valley is the perfect time for children to enjoy our various activities. Besides a well-equipped playground, children enjoy all the recreational activities that Sun Valley is famous for. The program includes indoor/outdoor play, arts & crafts, gondola rides and ice skating. These and other activities are all carefully supervised by a well-trained, fully certified staff.
Sun Valley PlaySchool & KinderCare
The PlaySchool is year-round facility with child appropriate activities and play ground for children age 5 and under. Located conveniently in the Sun Valley Village near the Post Office. All day includes lucnch and all activities (ice skating, swimming, paddle boating, golf at the Sawtooth Putting Course, bowling, crafts, field games and supervision by carefully selected child-friendly personnel)except Friday's Hay Wagon Ride and picnic.
KinderCare is offered during the winter months at Carol's Dollar Mountain Lodge.
This program offers both indoor and outdoor playtime, arts, crafts, bowling and ice skating. Mini-ski lessons are also available at additional cost.
Both summer and winter programs offer 2 hour, half-day and all-day rates for Ages 3 mos. - 5 years. Program and rates subject to change and weather permitting.
Reservations suggested and required during peak seasons. 48 hour cancellation policy (2hr charge for late cancellation)
Need after-hours child care? The PlaySchool staff is available year-round at the PlaySchool facility or hotel guest room.
Please call for more information regarding after-hours fees.
Sun Valley Village PlaySchool: (208) 622-2288
Carol's Dollar Mountain KinderCare: (208) 622-2009
For additional information call the Sun Valley Recreation Center: (208) 622-2135
PlaySchool & KinderCare Hours & Rates
Opening June 3rd for Summer Seaosn - Please call (208) 622-2288
|Hay Wagon Ride:||$15.00|
Young Summer Day Camp
A unique summer opportunity for children age 6 and older to meet new friends and experience all that Sun Valley has to offer in a coordinated weekly program. Located conveniently in the Sun Valley Village directly behind the Brass Ranch. All day includes lunch and all activities (ice skating, swimming, paddle boating, tennis, golf at the Sawtooth Putting Course, bowling, crafts, gondola rides, field games and supervision by carefully selected child-friendly personnel) are included except Friday's Hay Wagon Ride and picnic.
Young Summer Day Camp Hours & Rates
Reservation Only - Please call (208) 622-2288
|Hay Ride Picnic:||$15.00|
|Horseback Ride: (Must be 9 yrs old and 52" tall)||$15.00|
|Some activities are extra. Program and rates subject to change.|
Program offers 2 hour, 4 hour and all day rates. Program and rates subject to change and weather permitting.
Contact Young Summer at (208) 622-2133 or 622-2248 for reservations or additional information. Reservations suggested. 48 hour cancellation policy.
Need after-hours child care? The Day Camp staff is available. Please call for more information regarding after-hours fees.
Sun Valley Gun Club
The Sun Valley Gun Club is located one-and-a-half miles east of the Sun Valley Lodge across from the entrance to Trail Creek Cabin. Our beautiful facility is ready to accommodate individuals or groups.
Beginners to sharp-shooters will be challenged at the Sun Valley Gun Club. We offer Trap, Double Trap, Wobble Trap, Skeet, Duck Tower, 5-Stand and Sporting Clays.
The Gun Club features Beretta shotguns and “light target load” ammo to minimize gun recoil. Each shooter is briefed on proper gun safety procedures. Beginners welcome!
Certified instructors are always available to assist the novice and the seasoned shooter.
Please contact the Sun Valley Gun Club for additional information at (208) 622-2111
Sun Valley Recreation Dept (208) 622-2135 email@example.com
|Hours & Rates|
10 am - 4 pm
Ammo (Box 25)
Trap & Skeet (25)
5 Stand (25)
|$125.00 ($100.00 Prior to June 1)|
|Prices subject to change.|
Reservations requested, Minimum age of 12 years.
Sun Valley Lake
You can't beat the fun and exercise at the coolest place in the valley. Rent a paddle boat and join in the fun on the water at the Sun Valley Lake. Or start up a game of Sand Volleyball or Horseshoes on the beach. Located a short walk from the Sun Valley Lodge & Inn.
Paddle Boat Rates: $12 - 1/2 Hour, $15 - 1 Hour
Dates: July - Labor Day
Hours: Daily, 10 am - 5 pm (last boat rental 5 pm)
Age Limit: If you can wear a life vest, you may ride in the boat
* Two persons per boat. At least 1 passenger must be age16 or older.
For additional information call the Sun Valley Lake: (208) 622-2492 or (208) 622-2248