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 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).

    A new meaning to boarding pass…

    Hit the slopes for free the day you arrive.

    Flying to Sun Valley from Los Angeles? If you trade us your Alaska Air boarding pass, we’ll trade you a lift pass for an afternoon of skiing/boarding.
    On top of your free afternoon of skiing/boarding, you’ll then receive 50% off a ski/board adult group lesson the following day or a free Sport Ski/Snowboard Rental Package.

    Snag a free rental package & discounted lessons the next day.

    If you’re arriving on Alaska Air from Seattle, you’ll receive 50% off a ski/board adult group lesson or a free Sport Ski/Snowboard Rental Package the following day.


    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.



    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*

    Register and 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 5, 2016 to qualify. Register today at

    Book flights


    Delta Airlines

    Daily Nonstop Route - Salt Lake to Sun Valley

    CRJ 700 jet service runs daily.

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    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

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    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 (877) 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)

    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 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.

    For more information visit




    Enjoying the 80th Opening Day


    There’s nothing quite like the first day of ski season. It’s like a combination of the first day of school and Christmas morning—except there’s isn’t any homework afterwards and it takes a lot longer than one day to unwrap all the gifts of another season on the slopes. The 80th opening day for Sun Valley couldn’t have been much better. Fresh snow had fallen the day before creating conditions that felt more like mid-season than opening day. And that’s always a great sign for the upcoming season. In fact, “great” was the word I...