Sun Valley was the first ever ski resort destination in the USA and is now a glamourous playground for celebrities and wealthy skiers.
The main activity for visitors enjoying a stay in Sun Valley holiday rentals is skiing. The area has 78 ski runs and Bald Mountain is considered one of the best for offering a constant pitch for smooth skiing. Nearby Dollar Mountain is ideal for beginners and the Terrain Park has a superpipe, a new half pipe and many rails and jibs to challenge all levels of snowboarders. Winter sports abound in the area including 100 miles of cross-country trails and skating lanes, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice skating. In summer, the area has plenty to keep visitors happily occupied with tennis courts, shopping, four golf courses, a skateboarding park and natural hot springs. Fishing enthusiasts will find excellent opportunities for fly fishing in the Silver Creek and Big Wood River.
Sun Valley holiday rentals are close to the town of Ketchum, a former silver and lead mining town which has retained its Western pioneer charm. Enjoy browsing art galleries, boutiques and restaurants housed in the original brick buildings along Main Street. On Labor Day Weekend it hosts the annual Wagon Days Parade. Nearby there is access to Bald Mountain and Seattle Ridge at an elevation of 8,680 feet for winter sports, summer hiking and cycling. The Sun Valley Ice Shows are a must see. They feature Olympic medalists and top skaters in a stunning show on ice accompanied by a buffet dinner.
Holiday rentals in Sun Valley have hot summers and freezing winters with plenty of snow, particularly on the high elevations. In July, daytime average temperatures are 33°C (92°F) with 13 hours of sunshine, dropping to around 15°C (59°F) at night. From October to March, the main ski season, temperatures in the day range from 3-9°C (37-48°F) but drop well below freezing at night and have ample snow showers. The area has showers throughout the year.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Sun Valley is Friedman Memorial (SUN) Airport in Hailey, about 14 miles from Sun Valley itself. The airport is served by Delta, American and Alaska Airlines making it easy to get a connecting flight to the area. From there it is very easy to get a taxi or shuttle bus to your final destination. For international visitors to Sun Valley holiday rentals, Salt Lake City International (SLC) Airport is the nearest. From there the drive time is 5 hours along the I-84, a distance of 298 miles.