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City of Sun Valley. 81 Elkhorn Road, Sun Valley, ID 83353. Phone: 208-622-4438; Fax: 208-622-3401.
InIdaho.com. Phone: 208-634-4787; Toll-free: 1-800-844-3246.
Guide to Boise and Sun Valley
Online version is a lengthy extract from the guide by Falcon Publishing as written by locals. Description plus accommodations, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, attractions, activities, outdoor recreation.
Resort's web site has information on the Sun Valley Lodge and Sun Valley Inn. The resort offers five-star accommodations with amenities such as glass-enclosed outdoor pools, a six-lane bowling alley, and massage center and year round activities for all ages. Read the dining guide that includes the chandeliered Lodge Dining Room, and the magical Trail Creek Cabin, and read about shopping at Sun Valley Village. Winter season information includes current weather, mountains maps, lift rates and ski schools.
Sun Valley Live
Web cams of the Bald Mountain and downtown Ketchum, plus current weather conditions and news. (Web site by Vestra.net.)
Sun Valley Today
This web site with fancy animation has web-cams and a tour of the area, as well as information on skiing, shopping, dining and lodging.
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.
Sun Valley is located just out of Ketchum, in the midst of the lovely Wood River Valley 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) east of Boise, the state's capital.
Click map to locate Sun Valley in Central Idaho.
Sun Valley Magazine. 111 1st Avenue North #1M, Hailey, Sun Valley, 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.
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.
Getting around Sun Valley
Sun Valley is very amenable to getting around on foot. All condominium units are located within easy walking distance of the friendly Sun Valley Village. Or Sun Valley resort guests can take advantage of a complementary bus service between the condominiums and the Village, and continuous round trips from the Sun Valley Village to Dollar and Baldy Mountains. At most you will need to travel only 5 or 10 minutes by car, and will find good parking at facilities.
The Mountain Rides system provides an excellent free bus transportation throughout the Wood River Valley. Phone: 208-788-7433.
Taxis and car rentals are also available.
Don't be fooled by the evergreen forest; Wood River Valley actually has a mountain desert climate so compared to other ski resorts there is somewhat less moisture here. The crisp, clear winter air that so enamored the sun-loving gentleman who named the resort, is perhaps also behind the investment in the world's largest computer-controlled snowmaking system. It cover 630 acres, about one third of the mountainï¿½s runs, and assures skiers fresh powder on the mountain every morning during the ski season.
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