The 10 Best Winter Activities in Sun Valley Idaho

Sun Valley, Idaho is known as one of the best ski resort towns in the Northwest and was actually the first ski hill in America! Every winter major celebrities and ski families come to Sun Valley to enjoy the sunshine, powdery snow, and amazing winter activities the valley has to offer. It’s one of my favorite places to visit in Idaho and I highly recommend visiting this magical place in the winter!

10 Best winter Activities in Sun Valley Idaho

Below are the 10 Best Winter Activities in Sun Valley Idaho!

1. Ski or Snowboard on Bald Mountain or any of the Sun Valley Ski Resort hills

2. Snowshoe or cross country ski at the Nordic Center.

3. Take the sleigh ride from the Sun Valley Lodge to eat dinner at Trail Creek Lodge.

4. Ice skate at the Sun Valley Lodge.

5. Go to the Pioneer Saloon to have a dirty martini and their famous prime rib.

6. Walk around the Sun Valley Village and be sure to check out all of the ice sculptures, especially the sculpture of the sun in front of the lodge. My fave!

7. Head over to one of the many hot springs in the area.

8. Grab a drink and listen to the live music at Whiskey Jacques.

9. Warm up with a coffee at Maudes or Java and walk around downtown Ketchum. Be sure to be on the lookout for celebs! Also, Ketchum has one of the prettiest Starbucks I’ve ever seen, so it might be worth an Instagram photo on the outside of the building.

10. If you’re there during Christmas time:

  • Get a tree permit and cut down your own Christmas tree
  • Watch the tree lighting ceremony
  • Grab hot chocolate and cookies at the Nutcracker on Ice at the Sun Valley Lodge on Christmas Eve
  • Watch the Christmas Eve fireworks and Torch Parade

NOTE: If you’re in Sun Valley for a girls’ weekend, be sure to check out my post about a Girls’ Weekend Guide in Sun Valley Idaho. Some of my tips are for a summer trip, but there are still tips that work for a winter girls weekend!

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10 Best winter Activities in Sun Valley Idaho
10 Best winter Activities in Sun Valley Idaho
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By | 2017-11-29T20:21:41+00:00 January 6th, 2016|North America, Travel|0 Comments

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