6 Incredible Sun Valley Winter Activities

Featuring spectacular views and an endless variety of winter activities, Sun Valley is the perfect winter destination for thrill junkies and novice sports enthusiasts alike.

Visitors will enjoy exploring the Ketchum area on skis, skates, bikes, or snowshoes.


The first full-purpose ski town in America, Sun Valley has been offering thrill seekers the winter trip of a lifetime since 1936.

Sun Valley offers world-class skiing and snowboarding. Ride Dollar or Bald Mountains, take a lesson, or just enjoy the bluebird days.

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Yes, you read that right. Helicopters and skiing do go together. And they make for a fantastic pairing.

Backcountry trips with Sun Valley Heli Ski offer unparalleled access to Idaho powder and terrain. No need to be an expert, there are slopes for intermediates as well.

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Nordic Skiing

This is one of the most intense cardiovascular activities you can do, which means it’s both healthy and insanely rewarding.

With over 200km of immaculately groomed trails, the Wood River Valley is home to some of the most extensive and beautiful Nordic trail systems in the nation.

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Ice Skating

Home to year-round ice at Sun Valley Lodge, rent skates and enjoy fun for the whole family! Or, join a pick-up game of hockey at the natural rink at Atkinson’s Park.

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Make Sun Valley your stomping grounds. Literally!

Want to get out and explore the backcountry on foot? Strap on some winter snowshoes and get ready for a stunning and rewarding trek. You can even bring your dog on many of the area’s trails!

Fat Tire Biking

Who said mountain biking was just a fair-weather sport?

It turns out that it belongs in winter too! Head to Bigwood Sports Park for a groomed fat biking experience. Adults, kids, and pups are all welcome!

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