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.
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Your Boarding Pass Has Its Summer Benefits
Exchange your Sun Valley boarding pass for free putting, range balls & gondola rides.
Everyone flying to Sun Valley Resort this summer on Alaska Air from Seattle or Los Angeles can exchange their Boarding Pass for a free gondola ride*, putting on the 18-hole Sawtooth Putting Course and a free bucket of range balls. The offer is good any day of your stay.
Show your Boarding Pass for the gondola ride at the River Run Ticket office and at the Sun Valley Club’s Pro Shop to receive your complimentary round of putting and a bucket of balls for the Driving Range.
* Please check back for Summer 2015 gondola service dates.
Daily Non-stop Flights to Sun Valley from San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles 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) and Denver (DEN - summer 2014). These cities are served by most major airlines and are met by Sun Valley’s connecting carriers: Alaska Airlines, Delta Connection (Operated by SkyWest) andUnited Express (Operated by SkyWest).
Sun Valley Resort offers a complimentary guest resort shuttle for transportation from/to Friedman Memorial Airport and the Sun Valley Resort. For more information contact Bell Service (208) 622-2214.
Daily nonstop service to Sun Valley from Seattle or Los Angeles.
To book online, visit www.alaskaair.com.
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Daily Nonstop Route - Salt Lake to Sun Valley
CRJ 700 jet service runs daily.
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New Nonstop Route - San Francisco to Sun Valley
The flight schedule during winter season is:
SFO 10:40 am --> SUN 1:22 pm
SUN 1:57pm --> SFO 2:54 pm
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Cars from Avis, Hertz, and Budget may be rented and dropped off at Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) in Hailey, Idaho.
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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 at (877) 622-8267 / (208) 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)
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 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 throughout the Wood River Valley, including continuous round trips from the Village to both Dollar and Bald Mountains and to the town of Ketchum and Elkhorn Springs.
2015 Spring Season Bus Schedule
Mountain Rides provides free Daily Bus Service from Sun Valley, Warm Springs, River Run Plaza, Dollar Mountain, Downtown Ketchum, and Elkhorn Springs.
This schedule runs through June 19th, 2015.
Blue Route connects downtown Ketchum, Warm Springs, Sun Valley Village, and Elkhorn Springs. It currently runs hourly from 7 am to 9:30 pm.
Green Route connects Sun Valley Village, downtown Ketchum, West Ketchum, River Run, St. Luke's Hospital, and the Meadows. It currently runs hourly Monday through Friday from 7:35 am - 10:58 am and 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm. There is no midday service from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Mountain Rides provides daily service Northbound and Southbound to Hailey and Bellevue with a fare required.
Valley Route connects Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley. It currently runs every 30 minutes during the peak commute time, hourly midday, and limited late evening trips Monday through Friday 5:45 am to 10:05 pm. On Weekends and Holidays the Valley bus runs every 2-3 hours from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm.
Hailey Town Route connects downtown Hailey, Community Campus, and Woodside plus deviations to the Senior Connection and St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic and the airport. It currently runs hourly from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm Monday through Friday only. There is no holiday or weekend service.
For more information visit www.mountainrides.org