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.

Ski Free The Day You Arrive

Trade in your Alaska Air Seattle - Sun Valley boarding pass for an afternoon of skiing/riding - or make tracks at the Sun Valley Nordic Center. Then, receive a 50% off two-hour ski/board adult group lesson the following day.

Free Demos & Discounted Lessons

Present your L.A. - Sun Valley boarding pass at any of our ticket windows and get a free demo ski/board package the day after arrival - or enjoy 50% off the adult ski/board group lesson.

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.



    Alaska Airlines

    Daily nonstop service to Sun Valley from Seattle or Los Angeles.
    To book online, visit


    Fly 2 ski trips & get 1 for the tax*

    You signed up to be a Mileage Plan member for the benefits and we’re here to deliver (not a member, sign up today). As a special thank you for flying with us to Sun Valley we are going to give you your third trip for just the cost of the tax.

    You just have to register, fly two separate round trips to any of our selected ski destinations, including Sun Valley and we’ll send you a coupon for a third round-trip flight to Sun Valley, or any of our selected ski destinations. All you have to do is pay the tax. Register by February 23, 2015 to qualify. Register and learn more

    To book your flight to Sun Valley, visit

    *Taxes & fees from $29. Offer is valid for Mileage Plan™ members who are also California, Oregon, or Washington residents. Registration is required prior to your first qualifying flight. Once registered, member must fly 4 qualifying nonstop flights between any city Alaska Airlines city and BZN, SLC, YLW, RNO, MMH, HDN, FCA, SUN, YVR, and RDM. Flights must be marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines. Flight miles must be credited to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ account. Not valid on free or award travel. All travel must be completed by February 23, 2015, and credited to your Mileage Plan™ account by March 14, 2015. Maximum of one Discount Code per Mileage Plan member will be issued. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan™ program apply. Offer subject to change without notice. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. See for details.


    Delta Airlines

    Daily Nonstop Route - Salt Lake to Sun Valley

    CRJ 700 jet service runs daily.

    Book a flight on



    United Airlines

    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

    Book a flight on


    Fly United Non-stop From San Francisco To Sun Valley Starting At $444

    Fares start at $444 (including taxes and fees) on United's non-stop flight from SFO to Sun Valley this winter. This flight gets you to Sun Valley in under two hours with departure times of 10:50 am and arrival into SUN at 1:41 pm. Return flights depart SUN at 2:05 pm and get passengers to SFO by 3:03 pm. Certain terms and conditions apply.

    Terms and Conditions:
    Tickets | Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days prior to departure. Round trip purchase may apply. Travel Period | Travel must be completed by March 29, 2015. Fare Validity | Fares shown are valid daily. Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on United/United Express carriers and certain codeshare operated flights only. Minimum Stay | Up to 2-nights or a Saturday-night minimum stay may be required, based on travel days. Blackout Dates | There are no blackout dates. Miscellaneous | Fares, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Some flights may be operated by the following airlines, doing business as United Express: Chautauqua Airlines, CommutAir, ExpressJet Airlines, GoJet Airlines, Mesa Air, Republic Airlines, Shuttle America, Silver Airways, SkyWest Airlines or Trans States Airlines.


    Rental Cars 

    Cars from Avis, Hertz, and Budget may be rented and dropped off at Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) in Hailey, Idaho.



    For additional vacation ideas throughout Sun Valley and central Idaho, contact Idaho Tourism at, 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 at (877) 622-8267 / (208) 622-8267 or going online to  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)

    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 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.

    Winter Season 2014-2015 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 from November 27, 2014-end of ski season April 12, 2015.

    Blue Route serves downtown Ketchum, Warm Springs, Sun Valley Village, and Elkhorn Springs. It currently runs every 30 minutes from 7 am to 9:30 pm and hourly 10 pm to 12:50 am.

    Red Route serves Elkhorn Springs, Morning Star, Twin Creeks, River Run Plaza, and Ketchum. It runs hourly from 8:30 am until 4:55 pm. Starting on December 13th until March 31, 2015, the Red Route will run every 30 minutes until 4 pm and hourly until 5 pm. (There will be no Red Route service after the last day of ski season until summer service starts on June 20, 2015.)

    Green Route serves Sun Valley Village, downtown Ketchum, West Ketchum, River Run Plaza, St. Luke's Hospital, and the Meadows. It currently runs hourly from 7:35 am until 5:30 pm.

    Bronze Route serves Sun Valley Village and Warm Springs via Saddle Road. Starting on December 13th until March 31, 2015 it will run every 30 minutes from 8:30 am until 10:44 am and then again from 1:15 pm until 3:30 pm. (No service midday from 10:45 am until 1:10 pm.)

    Silver Route serves Sun Valley Village and River Run Plaza plus has a connection to Dollar Mountain. It runs every 30 minutes from 8 am until 6:26 pm. Starting on December 13th until March 31, 2015 the Silver Route will run every 15 minutes from 8:00 am until 6:26 pm.

    Valley Route serves 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 10:00 pm. On Weekends and Holidays the Valley bus runs every 2-3 hours from 6:35 am to 7:50 pm.

    Hailey Town Route serves downtown Hailey, Community Campus, St. Luke's Hailey Clinic and Friedman airport and Woodside plus deviations to the Senior Connection. It currently runs hourly from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday only. There is no holiday or weekend service.

    For more information visit



    The Spring Series Returns


    The best up-and-coming ski racers in the West will be descending upon Sun Valley again for the annual Spring Series. This final stop in the FIS's Western Regional Spring Alpine Series runs from April 1-6th and will include two Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom races on Baldy for both genders. The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) and Sun Valley Resort are hosting the event and more than 200 participants in the 16 to 21 year-old range will be coming from throughout the West, and will be joined by some of the top collegiate skiers from the East and Midwest. "Basically,...