Sun Valley Resort Announces Summer 2022 Operations
Sun Valley Resort is excited to announce its summer operations for the 2022 season which include activities, dining, and entertainment for the whole family! Lift-service access to Bald Mountain hiking and biking trails, Sun Valley On Ice, and numerous concerts at the Sun Valley Pavilion and River Run are just some of the highlights visitors can look forward to this summer.
The Roundhouse Gondola and the Christmas Chair will start spinning for the season on June 25th providing access to Bald Mountain for hiking, dining at the Roundhouse and sight-seeing. Access to downhill mountain biking will begin one week later on Friday, July 1st with mountain bike rentals available at Pete Lane’s at River Run. Visitors can enjoy hiking and biking 12 trails totaling over 38 miles including the longest purpose-built downhill mountain biking trail in the U.S. which drops over 3,300 feet. Access to the trails is free and visitors wishing to catch a ride to the top of the mountain can opt to purchase lift tickets online or at the River Run ticket office starting at $26. Lifts will run 7 days a week from 9 am to 4 pm with alternative hours on select Wednesdays in July and August. Beginning on June 25th, guests can soak in breath-taking views while enjoying lunch at the Roundhouse, perched at 7,700 feet on Bald Mountain. Open Thursday through Mondays this summer, visitors can hike up or catch the gondola for a one-of-a-kind dining experience open 5 days a week from 11 am - 3 pm.
Join us on Saturday, July 2nd for the Bald Mountain Summer Kick-Off Party at River Run. Enjoy a day full of free outdoor yoga, live music, lawn games, an outdoor BBQ and bar, free bike inspections at Pete Lane’s and raffle prizes including a custom New Belgium bicycle. The fun continues at River Run throughout the summer with the new River Run Summer Series, a casual opportunity to gather with friends and family for an evening outdoors held five Wednesdays in a row beginning July 20th. The community is invited to come down to River Run from 4 to 7 pm to hang out at the base of beautiful Bald Mountain with live music, lawn games, food and beverages. Lift service will be extended for the series operating 9 am - 6 pm and a portion of the proceeds from lift ticket sales will benefit a different local non-profit each week.
Fresh air yoga is back in a big way this summer at the Resort with offerings at least four days a week in July and August, many of which are free! Complimentary yoga classes sponsored by Brass Ranch will take place at River Run most Saturdays and Tuesdays at 9 am beginning on June 21. Additionally this year, The Spa at Sun Valley will offer free yoga on the Pavilion Lawn at 10 am on five Wednesdays throughout the summer; July 13th, August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th. Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join these community gatherings and encouraged to bring their own mat, water, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Yoga on the Mountain will be held atop Bald Mountain on Sundays at 10 am kicking off on July 10th and running through August 28th.. Yogis of all levels will enjoy the breathtaking view while practicing with a skilled yoga instructor. The session costs $60 and includes instruction and a lift ticket to the top of Baldy. A full schedule of classes can be found on the Sun Valley events calendar. Registration for Yoga on the Mountain can be made online or at the Recreation Office in Sun Valley Village.
Sun Valley On Ice will dazzle guests and light up six evenings this summer at the iconic outdoor ice rink with many of the best figure skaters in the world headlining the performances. The 2022 season kicks off with reigning U.S. Gold Medalist and U.S. Silver Medalist Mariah Bell on July 1st. Reigning Olympic Gold Medalist, three-time World Champion and six-time U.S. Gold Medalist Nathan Chen will headline the July 16th show and two-time U.S. Gold Medalist and World Bronze Medalist Alysa Lui will shine at the season’s final show on September 2nd. Reigning World Gold Medalists, Olympic Silver Medalists and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist pair Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier will also be featured in this year’s Sun Valley On Ice star-studded lineup on August 6th and two additional shows will be offered on July 23rd and August 27th. “There’s something simply magical about watching the world’s best skaters performing live, under a blanket of stars that you can’t find anywhere else,” said Scott Irvine, the producer of Sun Valley On Ice. “It’s what sets Sun Valley On Ice apart from any other skating production,” continued Irvine. Tickets start at $79 and can be purchased online or at the Recreation Office in the Sun Valley Village starting June 6th.
Sun Valley Resort is teaming up with many local non-profits to host a myriad of concerts and events this summer including cultural favorites like the summer symphony and rocking good times with the Avett Brothers. Country rock bands Cadillac Three and the Powell Brothers will kick off the concert season in the open-air Sun Valley Pavilion on Saturday, June 18th. Ballet Sun Valley will host the Boston Ballet with artistic direction from Mikko Nissinen for two evenings in the stunning Pavilion, June 24th and 25th. The Pavilion and lawn will host fourteen free symphony concerts brought to the community by Sun Valley Music Festival between July 24th and August 18th. All concerts begin at 6:30 pm and seats in the pavilion or on the lawn are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sun Valley Museum of Art will offer their Summer Concert Series beginning with Lyle Lovett and Chris Isaac at River Run on June 30th and concluding at the same venue with the Record Company with Lindsay Lou on August 11th. On July 13th, the Pavilion will play host to three-time Grammy Award Nominees the Avett Brothers. Tickets for all shows at the Pavilion and River Run are on sale now and more information can be found on the Sun Valley events calendar
Many other fun opportunities await for locals and visitors alike around Sun Valley Resort this summer including 45 holes of golf, horseback trail rides and horse-drawn wagon rides, bike rentals for bike path or trail riding, a full menu of pampering options at the Sun Valley Spa, or dining at any number of indoor and outdoor options around the Resort including The Ram, Gretchen’s, Konditorei, Sun Valley Club, Village Station and Roundhouse.
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About Sun Valley Resort
Sun Valley Resort was founded in 1936 as America’s first destination ski resort. Located in the Idaho mountains, it is truly a four-season resort with a wide array of activities. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts enjoy world-class skiing, snowboarding, skating, hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, shooting, concerts, shopping, restaurants, and conferences, and special event space. Sun Valley is a member of The Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. Sister properties include Snowbasin Ski Resort, The Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel (all Salt Lake City, Utah); The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, Calif.; Little America Flagstaff, Ariz.; Little America, Wyo., and Little America, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Sun Valley is served by Hailey's Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN). The airport is located 14 miles from the resort and is easily accessed from six major cities: San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), Salt Lake City (SLC), Denver (DEN), and Chicago (ORD). All Sun Valley Resort guests receive complimentary roundtrip airport transportation.
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