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Sun Valley

Sun Valley Ski Resort Guide

Sun Valley, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift2,790m9,154ft
Resort Height1,750m5,741ft
 Nearest AirportsFriedman Memorial and Boise
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Sun Valley

The American ski resort of Sun Valley is in the American Rockies at an altitude of 1,750m5,741ft.


Sun Valley has direct access to 78 marked pistes, served by a total of 18 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,750m5,741ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,790m9,154ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Sun Valley offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Sun Valley offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Sun Valley?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 1 October.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Sun Valley

Ski Area Stats

Sun Valley Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Cross Country
Total Length
40km25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Sun Valley Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,790m9,154ft
Lowest Piste1,750m5,741ft
Resort Altitude (Sun Valley)1,750m5,741ft
Max Vertical1,040m3,412ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Sun Valley
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Sun Valley?

This ski resort is in the American Rockies in Blaine, Idaho.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Sun Valley is Friedman Memorial, 24 minutes drive away.

Boise airport is also within three hours drive.

Friedman Memorial is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 18 ski lifts are able to uplift 28,180 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 570 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Sun Valley open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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