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  • Cheryl Concannon M.A., SRS, Realtor

Sun Valley's Smorgasburg of Fun

Sun Valley has everything you need to make it a weekend to remember.

With nonstop flights from Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Chicago, getting to Sun Valley is easy.

The Limelight Hotel Ketchum, located on Main Street, is a great choice if you’re looking for a luxurious and centrally located place to spend the weekend. The Limelight is pet-friendly and offers knowledgeable concierge service in addition to their continental breakfast

After getting situated, take a stroll around town. If it’s snowing, look for a flashing blue light on the top of the Warfield Distillery & Brewery. When the light is on it means there will be a powder day in the morning, and also that all of Warfield’s tasty brews are just $3 a glass in celebration.

Head to the ski slopes before the lifts start turning at 9:00am. Take the Roundhouse Express gondola and then the Christmas lift to reach the summit of Bald Mountain. Admire the view—there are mountains as far as the eye can see in every direction—before taking your first turns down Upper and Lower College to get your bearings.

In the afternoon take a few runs at the Seattle Ridge area before checking out the bowls, which soften in the afternoon sun. Stop by the River Run Lodge for an après ski cocktail before making your way back to where you''re staying. There are numerous botique hotels around town as well as numerous condo's, homes, and townhomes available to rent through property management companies. The Limelight Hotel, in downtown Ketchum, is the newest place to stay as well as a local hot spot.

If you have energy to spare, dance the night away at Whiskey Jacques (Ketchum’s live music venue) or check out the shot-ski at the Sawtooth Club, one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite haunts.

Explore some of the unique off-mountain experiences in Sun Valley. If pampering is calling your name, book a treatment at Sun Valley’s newly renovated spa. Whether you enjoy a massage, a body ritual, or a wellness treatment, The Spa at Sun Valley offers an oasis of tranquility and decadent relaxation.

Ketchum offers a luxury day spa at Zeergy. With Olympic pools, full service spa, exercise equipment, indoor tennis, etc., there is more to do that you'll have time to discover in one trip!

As the weekend comes to an end, you may not be ready to leave. With sleigh ride dinners, the largest heli-ski serviced backcountry terrain in the lower 48 states, fat tire snow biking, backcountry snowmobile tours, and cultural offerings that exceed expectations (art galleries, opera, ballet, symphony), you might be tempted to stay another week!


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