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Sun Valley-Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau. Visitor Information Center: 491 Sun Valley Road, PO Box 2420, Ketchum, ID 83340. Phone: 208-726-3423; Toll-free: 1-800-634-3347; Fax: 208-726-4533. E-mail
InIdaho.com. Phone: 208-634-4787; Toll-free: 1-800-844-3246.
The Community Library. 415 Spruce Avenue N, Ketchum, ID 83340. Phone: 208-726-3493.
Ketchum is just one mile from Sun Valley, and located on the banks of Big Wood River beneath Bald Mountain in the heart of the central Idaho Rockies. Surrounding peaks such as Bald Mountain soar to 9,200 feet and more. The nearby rugged Sawtooth Mountains are known as the "American Alps". The southern edges of Sawtooth National Forest and Challis National Forest encircle the resort area. It is about 160 miles (a two and a half hour drive) west of Boise, the state's capital.
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Sun Valley Magazine. 111 1st Avenue North #1M, Hailey, ID 83333. Phone: 208-788-0770; Fax: 208-788-3881.
Idaho Mountain Express. 591 First Avenue North, Ketchum, ID 83340. Phone: 208-726-8060; Fax: 208-726-2329.
Wood River Journal. 312 South Main Street, Hailey, ID 83333. Phone: 208-788-3444; Fax: 208-788-0083.
Ketchum Ranger District. 206 Sun Valley Road, Ketchum, ID 83340. Phone: 208-622-5371; Fax: 208-622-3923.
Main route in is ID 75 off US 20 to the south. This drive is within the section of ID-75 designated as Sawtooth Scenic Byway. It can get a little crowded on the 12-mile stretch between Hailey and Sun Valley, as it is used by an average of 12,000 vehicles per day. Closest Interstate is I-84 to the south.
Closest domestic airport is the Friedman Memorial Airport, 12 miles to the south in Hailey. There are daily services by Horizon Air (1-800-547-9308) and SkyWest Airlines (1-800-453-9417). All Sun Valley Resort guests are met by Sun Valley Bell Services for complimentary transportation, or car rental and taxi services are available at the airport.
Sun Valley Stages offers scheduled shuttle connections between the Boise Airport and the Wood River Valley, and Sun Valley Express provides trips between Boise Airport and Wood River Valley via vans that deliver passengers to their specific destinations. Teton Stage Lines offers charter motor coaches.
Getting around Ketchum
Wherever you stay Ketchum, you're close to everything in a compact area that is surrounded by wilderness. At most you will need to travel only 5 or 10 minutes by car with good parking at facilities.
Valley Ski Conditions
On the Weather Underground web site.
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