18
Oct
2016
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Lodging

Stay and Play – the Rates are Great!

The high peaks that surround the Wood River Valley are already wearing snowy caps, a portent of the great season to come. Our ski lifts will start running in just over a month and now is the time to think about booking some terrific stay and play packages. One size certainly doesn't fit all when it comes to planning a Sun Valley vacation. There are many perfect ways to kick off what is certain to be an epic snow season to come.


Before we know it, we will be enjoying views like this on Bald Mountain at the start of an epic winter season. Book now to secure some great deals on stay and play packages

Opening day on Bald and Dollar Mountains is traditionally Thanksgiving Day, which falls, this year, on November 24 and two great specials will get you to your first turns in a very welcoming way.  The Early Escape Package offers a 25 percent discount on lodging and lift tickets and is a compelling reason to get in some early season runs. From November 23 through December 15, stay and ski or ride at the best prices of the season and kids under 12 ski for free with a paid adult! Don’t forget to book with the pros at the SnowSports School to make sure you start your season strong. Kids ski free based on a three night minimum stay. To reserve this package or to learn more please call 800-786-8259. The code for this escape is “ESCAPE”.

Thanksgiving in Sun Valley is special. Let the Resort create a memorable holiday for you and yours. Every year, the Limelight Room at the Sun Valley Inn transforms to offer a legendary buffet filled with all your Thanksgiving favorites and tasty surprises. Our professionals will alleviate all the stress of planning, preparing, and serving a bountiful and beautiful Thanksgiving meal – never mind the clean up! To truly enjoy a holiday focused on friends and family, book the Thanksgiving Package. From November 23 – 27, you will save 25 percent on lift tickets, lodging and the buffet. Kids under 12 ski free with each paid adult ticket. There is a four-night minimum for this offer. To reserve your place at the Thanksgiving table, please call 800-786-8259 and use the code “TURKEY”.


Check into the Inn or the Lodge and enjoy luxurious accommodations with a world of adventure at your doorstep

A few weeks after Thanksgiving, the holiday season commences in earnest with a beautiful celebration at the Sun Valley Village. The annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony draws people from near and far to enjoy an evening of festivity and light. The Village is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights, magnificent ice carvings, festive food and drink, and entertainment including the famous Sun Valley Carolers. It is a special night for the whole family – an ode to the old fashioned charm of the season. To make it even more special, stay and play from December 16 – 19 and enjoy 25 percent off lodging and lift tickets with children under 12, again skiing or riding for free with a paid adult lift ticket.  The code for this special event is “HOLIDAY” and it can be booked by calling 800-786-8259.


Sun Valley’s Winter Wonderland Festival and Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony harken back to simpler times and embody the spirit of the season

If your plans include visiting Sun Valley after the busy holiday season, take advantage of the Unbeaten Path Package, available from January 1 through February 15, and again from February 20 to March 30. Forge your own path to a perfect vacation as you explore the trails on legendary Bald Mountain, the terrain park on Dollar, and everything in between! This package offers a 25 percent discount on lodging and lift tickets with children under 12 skiing or riding free with a paid adult lift ticket. This is a very flexible option for travel, letting you pick the perfect time to visit and still save. Kids ski free with a three-night minimum and this package can be booked by calling 800-786-8259 and using the code “PATH”.

Sun Valley greatly values and appreciates our service men and women and offers a great package to active-duty military to enjoy some down time and relax in our beautiful valley. From now through November 23, reserve the Sun Valley Inn for $169 a night or the Lodge for $259 a night, then kick back and enjoy everything Sun Valley offers whether that is a walk in the brisk mountain air, a fabulous meal, or a pampering treatment at the Sun Valley Spa (you deserve it!). To reserve, please call 800-786-8259 and use the code “MILITARY”. Please also present an active duty military ID upon check-in. Please note, this package is not available October 19 – 22.


Come and enjoy everything the Resort offers. You may never want to leave!

It has never been easier to get to Sun Valley to take advantage of all these great deals. With flights from six major cities, you can land in paradise from Seattle, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, San Francisco Denver, and new this year, Portland, and all the cities that connect with those hubs. Carriers are Alaska, Delta, and United. With the country’s best snowmaking and grooming, a main street in Ketchum that was just voted best in the country, a luxurious Spa, the distinction of being Nordic Town USA, and fabulous food and culture, Sun Valley offers an unmatched mountain town experience. And there’s never been more incentive to enjoy an authentic Sun Valley vacation than with packages that make it easy to say yes to a vacation you will remember forever.  

Book now so you don’t miss out! Locals, too. These packages offer the perfect excuse for a fantastic staycation!


14
Oct
2016

Skiing & Riding

Young Rippers Rejoice: Kids Ski Leases have Started

There’s something especially exciting about picking up a new pair of skis for the season. It’s sort of like the excitement kids feel at the end...

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11
Oct
2016

Events

Jazz: America’s Music

It’s time to jump, jive, and wail when Sun Valley transforms into Bourbon Street west during the Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival.  From October 19 – 23, attendees...

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07
Oct
2016

Fall

Autumn: The Best Time to Hit the Trails

Fall is hands-down my favorite season in the Wood River Valley and that is saying a lot. I love the shoulder-season feel in town when you can again wave at...

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03
Oct
2016

Events

Bring on the Sheep!

It’s that wonderful time of the year, a time when we celebrate our heritage, the glorious autumn weather, and, of course, sheep! The Trailing of the Sheep Festival,...

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If you like to birdwatch, Sun Valley has an amazing opportunity for you. A three-day “Birds of a Feather” itinerary includes amazing early summer birding on the one-of-a-kind Silver Creek Preserve and the beautiful Camas Prairie Marsh with lots of time built in to learn, socialize, nibble, and nosh. From June 1 – 4, join fellow minded enthusiasts for demonstrations, presentations, and guided birding field excursions. All levels of birders are welcome.
This June, the opportunity for unparalleled bird watching in spectacular places can be yours over an action-packed, fun-filled long weekend The first day welcomes participants to the beautifully appointed and historic