The people-the place!
Very small Town of Sun Valley & Ketchum area, congested traffic, & lots of "Tourism."
fabulous ski resort/ summer play resort
The Parade runs along Main Street in Hailey. Things get started in the morning with everyone setting up their chairs along the route. It can be very hot, so prepare with a hat, water and food. There aren't many vendors selling food, maybe none in fact. People bring food, or are associated w/ a store front that may have it's own little mixer going...more
After the parade on Main Street and before the fireworks show, a great way to spend the evening is at Hailey's Rodeo Grounds watching the rodeo and listening to the bad jokes from the announcer. (Cheesy, but "kid-safe" jokes like: I knew my wife was Mrs Right when I met her, I just didn't know her first name was Always.) The show is great w/ b...more
Dollar is a beginner ski run. Once you've mastered Dollar you are ready for River Run. I learned to snowboard here. My instructors were a sister and brother, 14 and 16 yrs old. They were amazing teachers. -children of some family friends.The lodge at Dollar was expanded in 2005. It is quite nice and offers up great food.more
If you go to Sun Valley in summer you can get the chairlife to the top of Bald Mountain and paraglide off the top. This is truly amazing, one of the best experiences ever! The guys who run the paragliding are really knoqwledgable and enthusiastic, and you get taken up with one of them piloting, but if you're very good they let you take control a...more
Bike down from Ketchum to Hailey and back and enjoy the scenery of the valley. There is a nice and easy bike path paralleling but not right next to the highway. Traffic along the highway isn't heavy and the speed limit is low between the two cities. I think it's limited to 50 miles per hour. The bike path is mostly flat. there is a slight incline...more
If you go in the winter to Sun Valley, you must go snowskiing or snowboarding. The most common places are Dollar Mountain (easy) and Baldy.Dollar Mountain is pretty much just snow - not a lot of trees. It's fun but you have a lot of beginners and none of the slopes are that challenging for decent skiiers/boarders.Baldy has a mixture of trails that...more
Get to the top of Baldy for the veiw from the top. During the winter you can ski from the top hence it being the main ski mountain. During the summer season you can hike one of the many trails to the top and ride the chairlift down for free or pay a fee to ride up and hike/ride down.more
1 Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley, ID, 83353, USA
Good for: Business
I've enjoyed the restaurants, grounds, ice rink and a summer concert here. I stay with family in Sun...more
HC 64 - P.O. Box 8326, Sun Valley, Idaho, 83340, United States
Good for: Couples
This is a very popular and venerated locally owned breafast/lunch spot. They have live music some evenings. The place is warm, woodsy, and decorated with miscellaneous old signs and what not on the walls along with taxidermied animals in appointed locations. There's a huge fireplace in the dining room that also adds greatly to the atmosphere. The...more
I've been to The Mint just once (on my 32nd birthday) but it was a great time! I spent the night listening to the sounds of Bruce Willis & The Accelerators! Granted, it did take forever (or so it seemed) just to get into the club and then almost as long for the show to start but that's what happens waiting to hear the owner (and huge movie star) perform live. Once it did, it was well worth the wait and I ended up standing about 3 feet from Bruce. The place was packed (of course it was a holiday weekend) but none the less, it was a great show and hope to catch one of his next ones!
Dress Code: Casual ~
About the airport for the Sun Valley area. During the winter season, late october thru april'ish, the airport has been known to shut down do to the winter storms that come thru and intern the flights are either cancelled or diverted to Twin Falls 95 miles south. So be prepaired to either not get there or have to take along bus or rental car drive.
Summer time it is extremly rare for this to happen, it has happened, but not to worry.