"Sun Valley, Idaho" Sun Valley by anacapa

Sun Valley Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 42 photos

River Run ski run

A picture is worth 1000 words. River Run is for more advanced skiiers and snow boarders. Beginners go to Dollar.

The Lodge is as cozy as the runs are exhilarating. Excellent food, drink, lounging options for a day apres ski.

The gondola runs from here up the mountain to the Round House restaurant.

Dollar ski run

Family ski run for kids and those learning to ski. Once you've conquered Dollar you will be ready for River Run.

Dollar has a lovely rustic looking but oh so plush lodge for relaxing in-between sets. Plenty of dining space with great views of the mountain, and very decent food service. Really, they cover a lot of territory with their food options.

This place is very child-friendly and has some of the best ski instruction for children. They have a whole section of the building reserved for children in ski school that is not accessible by anyone but staff and accompanied parents.

You might want to check with your airline if there might be a ski lesson package included with your flight to Sun Valley. Often it's the case that you might get one free or greatly reduced same-day, or next-day, ski lesson with your flight. Dollar is where the ski lesson would be.

There are lockers, large and fancy bathrooms, and plenty of parking and friendly staff at Dollar to make your visit very nice.

The ski slopes are what bring people here in the first place. The runs are hardly crowded. The variety of runs are perfect for beginners to intermediate. There is a terrain park and mogul ground for skiers and snow boarders alike. This mountain gets more sun and for longer than Bald Mountain.

Dollar with Baldy in the background

You can get a sense of the density of skiing in Ketchum / Sun Valley. -and the blue sky!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great skiing, lovely weather, nice people, small town
  • Cons:Expensive
  • In a nutshell:For the avid skiier! Worth the effort and price.
  • Last visit to Sun Valley: Dec 2015
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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