Sun Valley Resort Snowboarding

The MOST popular snowboarding destination in Idaho.

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East of Boise, the Sun Valley Resort has 100 runs spread across 2,000 acres that are accessed by 12 lifts with a maximum descent of 3,400 feet. The runs have a level of difficulty ranging from 40% easy to 40% moderate to 20% difficult.

Bald Mountain, known as Baldy, is considered a big carving mountain and can be very icy at times unless the snow is very fresh. When you are ready for some challenge, head over to the Upper River Run that is just too steep to groom! If there are freestylers in your crew, they'll be pretty happy about the five terrain parks in Sun Valley and the one superpipe.

For some apres ski action, you’ll want to drive on over to Grumpys in downtown Ketchum. For some nightlife, you can try The Cellar Pub and Whiskey Jacques.

To reach the snowboarding at Sun Valley from Boise, head east on US84 to Mountain Home. In Mountain Home, exit onto US20 heading east. At the intersection with SR75, turn left heading north. Head north on SR75 through Hailey and into Ketchum. The ski area is located on the west side of SR75. The closest airports are in Hailey and in Boise. The ski area bases are interconnected by a free shuttle bus.

Overall, Sun Valley Resort is the 1st most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 12 snowboarding resorts in Idaho.


Local Contact(s):  Sun Valley Resort Ski Area (800) 786-8259; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820; Sawtooth Avalanche Info (208) 765-7323

Recommended Book:  "Snowboard Resort Guide 2016" from Chris Gill

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Tyrolean Lodge (208) 726-5336; Lift Tower Lodge (800) 462-8646

Luxury Loding:  The Knob Hill Inn, Ketchum; Sun Valley Lodge

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Kneadery; Western Cafe; Java On 4th

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Article Source:   Best Sun Valley Resort Snowboarding Review

GPS:  43.670812, -114.367262

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  12/3/2018

ID:  11405

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