Sun Valley has long been known as a mountain biking and cycling Mecca, with over 400 miles of single track trails snaking through the region. Lift-accessed gravity riding is available at Sun Valley Resort and Hailey and Ketchum also feature bike parks that have pump tracks and jumps. For road cyclists, Sun Valley has over 30 miles of paved bike paths with hundreds of miles of surrounding country and mountain roads.
The Sawtooth Mountains are the backdrop to some of the best hiking and backpacking treks in the region. Guided trips and trailhead shuttles are available in town, or stop by the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Visitor Center for maps and trail guides.
The fly fishing tradition runs deep in Sun Valley. Pristine fisheries like Silver Creek, The Big Wood, The Big Lost, Copper Basin and The Little Wood are teeming with rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat trout. Just over the Galena Pass to the north, the Salmon River holds Idaho’s finest Chinook salmon and steelhead runs.
Sun Valley is the first and oldest destination ski resort in the US and will be celebrating its 80th ski season this 2015/2016 season. With runs for every ski level and a fantastic ski school, it’s no wonder that Sun Valley has become synonymous with skiing and ski culture.
With over 100 miles of groomed trails throughout the valley, Sun Valley is known as “Nordic Town, USA.” It is also the training home for the US Olympic Nordic Ski Team.
If motorized fun is what you crave, Sun Valley has numerous on and off trail snowmobiling available. Guided and non-guided options are available on hundreds of miles of groomed trails.