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Skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho


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Take your pick from a wide selection of wonderful places to visit and inspiring activities to engage in the beautiful state of Idaho. With a wide variety of top choice destinations to pick from, you’re simply spoiled with choices for fun things to do while visiting the State.

Of all of the wonderful locations to visit, one of the more exclusive areas the state has to offer is the majestic, awe-inspiring Sun Valley which sits at the center of the state and is a resort location surrounded by several popular skiing destinations.

Skiing destinations like the Bald Mountains which attracts experienced skiers and snowboarders from various parts of the world looking for steep, challenging runs, and also a good number of celebrities and well-to-do travelers or the Dollar Mountains which is typically seen as a mountain for novice skiers, or new entrants into the sport, because of its gentle slopes, but however still attracts the professionals and popular skiers as well.

The mountains opened up to the public in the winter of 1936 and was immediately an instant success after its opening. Becoming the preferred destination for celebrities, professional skiers from all over the world and pleasure seekers looking for a winter resort with almost year-round sunlight, endless vertical slopes and little or no crowds most of the time. Every snow lover, no matter your skill level, will surely find something on this mountain to put a huge smile on your face while leaving behind fresh tracks behind them in the snow.

So whether you’re here for skiing or summer fun, Sun Valley is an extremely popular destination that offers a good number of recreational activities to its visitors and always delivers a great time to them. Summer in Sun Valley offers way too many adventures to travelers. For instance, the Sawtooth Wilderness Area boasts over 200,000 acres of natural splendor, with opportunities for activities like swimming, mountain biking, fishing, white-water rafting and many more.

Some might even conclude that Sun Valley has special powers, because there seems to be a lot of magical things happening right on top of those mountains. The slopes on Bald and Dollar mountains enjoy a nearly zero lift line presence and cloud-free atmosphere all winter long. There’s also a 26,000 -square-foot family center that has everything you can think of; from lessons to rentals to lockers.

The restaurants are loaded with gorgeous menus of fresh gourmet options ranging from low-priced to luxury. During summer, you can choose to hike, or bike, or golf during morning hours, go bowling in the afternoon, and still make it in time to catch the sunset from about 8,000 feet at the Roundhouse before finally stepping out to enjoy the mountain’s night life at an event happening around the corner or at a jazz show happening in several of the lounges or relaxation spots. 

Not to brag or anything, one can conclude at this point that there’s definitely something special going on in these beautiful hills and everyone should want to be a part of. Right here, the sun is almost always out through most part of the year; giving the resort community its well-deserved name of; the “Magical Hills of Sun Valley”.

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