While Sun Valley is known for ski hills and uninterrupted days on the sloops, there are many other activities that can be enjoyed. For those who do not enjoy skiing, or who want more variety to their stay there is skating, snowmobiles, snowshoes, gondolas, live music, and much more. Enjoy a visit any time of year or show your guests the best of the city when they stay with you.
Sun Valley Lodge has a great skating rink that offers a chance for families and people of all ages to enjoy time on the ice. Skate rentals are available on-site and spend an afternoon enjoying the space, practicing your skating skills, and having fun with your friends. This activity is well suited to the entire family and can be enjoyed together or, if traveling alone, you can meet some new people and even make new friends.
Take in a Hockey Game
Hockey is a popular winter sport across the country, and the Sun Valley Suns have games open to the public every time they play. Get a feel for the area and cheer on the local team for a night out at the hockey game. There are many places to grab dinner before the game starts, and return to your hotel happy and energized.
Snowmobiling or Snowshoes
Other popular winter sports can be found around the ski hills, including snowshoeing or cross country skiing, If downhill skiing is not your preferred sport or you want to try something new, cross country skiing allows you to see the area without hitting the slopes and snowshoes are a traditional way to travel the snow and see nature as it is. Snowmobiles offer a faster form of transportation that can be taken out for the day and even through a guided tour of the local sites.
Ride the Gondola
Bald Mountain has a gondola that will take you from the base of River Run and transport you to the Roundhouse restaurant for a meal you won’t forget. With offerings from fondue to soups, sandwiches, and wagyu burgers there is something for everyone.
Bike the Trails
Biking through the snow can offer views you won’t find in other ways, and you can rent a bike on-site and spend a half or full day out on the trails. Bike rentals are available for winter tired bikes, and the trails are ready for your mountain bike the rest of the year, or you may rent a bike at many of the hotels around town.
Visit Local Bookshops and Coffeeshops
A short trip around town can offer you many local shops to visit, or grab a new book at the local bookstore and enjoy a coffee by the fire at the coffee shop of your choice. You can spend time in town to see the local sites and then enjoy a meal at one of the local restaurants before returning to your room for the night or heading out to the nightspots for live music and dancing. The history that can be seen during a walking tour around the town can bring you back to a simpler time, while still ensuring you enjoy all the latest comforts.
Enjoy a Sleigh Ride
No winter wonderland would be complete without offerings of a sleigh ride. They follow the Wood River Valley, and you can go with a group or book a private tour for you and your group. A sleigh tour ends with a meal at one of the top local restaurants, or be returned to your starting point and enjoy your own plans from there.
Bring the Whole Family
When looking for a family-friendly vacation that includes the entire family and has safe and comfortable activities for everyone, Sun Valley fits that need. Many hotels are pet-friendly, and there are activities for every age range. Select a hotel that fits your needs from a quiet mountain stay to a downtown hot spot, several have their own swimming pools and others include things like bike rentals or snowshoes, with access to everything from quiet days into lavish nights on the town.