Getting Here & Around

Part of the adventure of Sun Valley is getting around. You won’t need your car, because it’s just a short stroll to just about anything you could want to see, do or eat. Or you could hop on the Mountain Rides complimentary bus service for transportation throughout the Wood River Valley, including round trips from the Village to both Dollar and Bald mountains and to the towns of Ketchum and Elkhorn Springs.

    Daily Non-stop Flights to Sun Valley from San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver and Salt Lake City

    Sun Valley is served by Hailey's Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN). It's located 14 miles from the resort and is easily accessible from the gateway cities of San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), Salt Lake City (SLC), Denver (DEN), Portland (PDX), and Chicago (ORD). These cities are served by most major airlines and are met by Sun Valley’s connecting carriers: Alaska Airlines, Delta Connection (Operated by SkyWest) and United Express (Operated by SkyWest).

    Winter 2017-18 Flights Schedule

    Sun Valley Resort offers courtesy transportation for our guests staying at the resort from/to Friedman Memorial Airport and the Sun Valley Resort. For more information contact Bell Service (208) 622-2122 or e-mail svshuttle@sunvalley.com. Reservations must be made to guarantee a seat upon arrival.

     

     

    Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines - A boarding pass with benefits!

    Fly on Alaska Airlines from Seattle (SEA), Portland (PDX) or Los Angeles (LAX) to Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) and receive more bang for your buck with your boarding pass.

    Seattle (SEA)
    Exchange your Alaska Airlines boarding pass either the day you arrive or the next day after your arrival. Your choice once you arrive in Sun Valley:
    Same day of arrival | Free lift ticket to Bald Mountain OR a day pass at the Sun Valley Nordic Center.
    Next day after arrival | 50% off a two-hour adult group ski lesson OR free sport package rental at Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports at River Run (base of Bald Mountain).

    Portland (PDX) and Los Angeles (LAX)
    Exchange your Alaska Airlines boarding pass for one of the following for the next day after your arrival:
    50% off a two-hour adult group ski lesson OR free sport package rental at Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports at River Run (base of Bald Mountain).

    Nonstop service to Sun Valley from Seattle or Los Angeles.
    Nonstop flights from Portland twice a week.

    To book online, visit www.alaskaair.com.

     

     

    Delta Airlines

    Daily Nonstop Route - Salt Lake to Sun Valley

    CRJ 700 jet service runs daily.

    Book a flight on Delta.com

     

     

    United Airlines

    Nonstop Routes from Denver and San Francisco to Sun Valley

    NEW Starting on December 23, 2017. The new flight from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Sun Valley (SUN) will operate weekly, on Saturdays, for the winter season, with a break in service during January and early February. Specific flight dates are December 23, 30, January 6, February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. The aircraft used will be a 76 seat Embraer E175 regional jet.

    The winter flight will run December 23, 2017 through March 31, 2018 with the following schedule:

    Departs ORD at 9:00am, arrives SUN at 11:48am
    Departs SUN at 12:25pm, arrives ORD at 4:50pm

     

    Book a flight on United.com

     

     

    MORE TO EXPLORE

    For additional vacation ideas throughout Sun Valley and central Idaho, contact Idaho Tourism at info@tourism.idaho.gov, order a free copy of Idaho State Travel Guide or download electronic version of the publication now.

    Daily shuttle service between Boise Airport (BOI) and the Sun Valley Lodge via Sun Valley Express.

    Advance tickets may be purchased by calling Sun Valley Express (877) 622-8267 or going online to www.sunvalleyexpress.com. Tickets also may be purchased on the bus at time of departure on a space available basis.

     

    Driving to Sun Valley

    Driving to Sun Valley Resort offers an enjoyable ride through high desert and picturesque farmland with very little traffic.

     

    From Boise Airport:

    Head east on I-84 41 miles to the second exit for Mountain Home. Turn left on Hwy. 20 (a good spot for rest or refreshments). Continue on Hwy. 20 for 84 miles to the Hwy. 75 junction. Turn left on Hwy. 75 and continue for 25 miles to Main Street in Ketchum. Turn right (east) on Sun Valley Road. The Resort is one mile ahead.
    Total: 151 miles (2hrs 50mins)

    From Boise in inclement weather:

    Take I-84 east 87 miles to the Bliss Exit. Take Hwy. 26 toward Gooding and Shoshone, about 27 miles. Turn left on Hwy. 75 at Shoshone. Continue 54 miles to Ketchum. Turn right (east) on Sun Valley Road. The Resort is one mile ahead.
    Total: 169 miles (3hrs 10mins)

    From Twin Falls Airport:

    Take Airport Road east. Road turns into Washington, then Shoshone Street. Continue through downtown Twin Falls to the Five-point Intersection. Turn left on Hwy. 93 (Blue Lakes Blvd.).
    Continue to the Perrine Bridge which crosses the Snake River Canyon. Continue on Hwy. 93 which will turn into Hwy. 75 at Shoshone. Continue 54 miles to Ketchum. Turn right (east) on Sun Valley Road. The Resort is one mile ahead.
    Total: 85 miles (2hrs)

    Electric Vehicle Charging

    Sun Valley Resort currently hosts 3, level-2 electric vehicle charging stations. We have 2 Tesla Wall Connectors that deliver up to 64 amps of power. We also have a universal J-1772 station that can charge all electric vehicles and delivers up to 32 amps of power. All of our stations are available to our guests and patrons, just check in with the front desk.

    Rental Car

    Rental cars are now available at the resort from Enterprise Rent-A-Car for roundtrip and one way rentals, as well as drops-offs from other locations. Reserve online with Enterprise Rent-A-Car or call  (800) 261-7331. You may alo inquire with the Sun Valley Concierge (208) 622-2097.

    Getting Around

    Getting to the Lifts and Around Town

    Sun Valley is a complete walking village, where automobiles are unnecessary. Condominium units are located within easy walking distance of the Sun Valley Village, but complimentary bus service is also available. The Mountain Rides Transportation Authority system provides free transportation in Ketchum and Sun Valley, including continuous round trips from the Village to both Dollar and Bald Mountains and to the town of Ketchum and Elkhorn Springs.

    For more information visit www.mountainrides.org

     

     

     

    Counting Down to Opening Day


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    It’s beginning to look a lot like ski season. Baldy’s slopes are clearly delineated in delightful winter white, the forecast this week looks wonderfully snowy (more than a foot of snow expected!), and anticipation fills the air. In just a week, at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 23, the lifts at the base of River Run and Dollar will spring into action, carrying the lucky first skiers and boarders to the start of what is sure to be an amazing year.  This year, Sun Valley celebrates its 82nd season as America’s premiere destination ski resort...