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Sun Valley

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Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County in central Idaho, in the western United States. The resort is adjacent to the city of Ketchum and within the greater Wood River valley. The population was 1,406 at the 2010 census, down from 1,427 in 2000. The elevation of Sun Valley (at the Lodge) is 5920ft above sea level. The area is served by Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, approximately 15mi south. Visitors to Sun Valley are relatively close to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, accessed over Galena Summit on Highway 75, the Sawtooth Scenic Byway.Among skiers, the term "Sun Valley" refers to the alpine ski area, which consists of Bald Mountain, the main ski mountain adjacent to Ketchum, and Dollar Mountain, adjacent to Sun Valley, for novice and lower intermediate skiers. Bald Mountain, or "Baldy," has a summit of and a vertical drop of 3400ft. With its abundance of constant-pitch terrain, at varying degrees of difficulty, coupled with its substantial vertical drop and absence of wind, Baldy has often been referred to as one of the better ski mountains in the world. The treeless "Dollar" at has a moderate vertical drop of.
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Popular things to do in Sun Valley

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Ski Area
Sun Valley Resort
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Bald Mountain
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Mountain
Dollar Mountain
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Bald Mountain Trail
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Sun Valley

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Stanley
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Forest
Sawtooth Wilderness Area Ketchum
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Redfish Lake Stanley
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Craters of the Moon National Monument Arco
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

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