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Activities
Skiing Biking Fly Fishing Golf Horse Riding Hiking
Photography Health Clubs Water Sports The Arts Festivals

Skiing
Bald Mountain
Boasting 3,400 vertical feet and 2,054 skiable acres, "Baldy" has terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
There are 13 lifts including a new gondola for the 2009-20I0 season and the most extensive snowmaking in North
America. Make your experience on Bald Mountain complete with a meal in one of the magnificent day lodges.
(800)635-4150
Dollar Mountain
Part of the Sun Valley resort, this friendly mountain is known as "the finest teaching mountain in the world," with
10 gentle runs and an approximate 630 foot vertical rise. "Dollar" is an ideal mountain for beginners with all of
Sun Valley's first-class amenities.
(800)635-4150
Nordic Skiing
Sun Valley Resort offers 28 km of groomed classic and skate trails. The spectacular new Nordic center is open for lunch
with views of the ski trails. Nearby, Galena Lodge and the Harriman Trail also offer groomed classic and skate trails.

Biking
Road Biking
The Wood River Trail system connects the valley from Bellevue to north of Ketchum with 32 miles of paved
trail for summer biking and winter cross-country skiing.
Mountain Biking
Bald Mountain has nearly 28 miles of single track covering over 3,000 vertical feet including lift service to the top the
mountain. Also enjoy extensive mountain biking opportunities in the vast, pristine alpine areas surrounding Sun Valley.
 
Fly Fishing
Experience the wild of rivers in Idaho at famed spots such as Silver Creek, The BigWood, The Big Lost,
Cooper Basin, and the Little Wood. Local outfitters include:

Ketchum on the Fly (208)726-7572
Lost River Outfitters (208)726-1706
Silver Creek Outfitters (800)732-5687
Sturtevants Mountain Outfitters (208)726-450I

Golf
Bigwood Golf Course
Public 9-hole golf course.
(208)726-4024
Elkhorn Golf Club
Private 18-hole course, designed by Robert Trent Jones.
(208)622-3309
Valley Club Golf Course
Private 27 hole course designed by Hale Irwin and Tom Fazio.
(208)788-5400
Sun Valley Resort, Trail Creek Course
Public 18-hole course, designed by Robert Trent Jones.
(208)622-2251
Sun Valley Resort, White Clouds Course
Public 9-hole course, designed by Donald Knott.
(208)622-2251

Horseback Adventures
There are a variety of options in the area for anyone interested in riding, from local facilities to some
excellent outfitters who offer opportunities to adventure into high country that the average visitor never
gets the chance to experience. Offerings vary from hourly to half and full day rides, plus some also offer
overnight trail rides. Those offering riding include:

Sun Valley Stables (208)622-2387
Sun Valley Outfitters (208)720-6668
Mystic Saddle Ranch (208)774-3591
Elkhorn Stables (208)726-1865
         
Hiking and Backpacking
There are 100's of miles of trails. Everything from short 1/2 hour walks to multi-day backpacking adventures.

Photography
The valley offers all kinds of subjects for photographers:
- Animals (Wolf, Bear, Fox. Beavers, Bob cat, Dear, Elk, Moose, Birds )
- Scenery - The valley offers many stunning vistas and pristines natural settings including July wild flowers.
- Sports ( Road/Montain Biking, Skiing, Fishing, Golf, Equine, etc... )
- Architecture

Health Clubs
Wood River Community YMCA   (208)727-9622
Zenergy Health Club and Spa     (208)725-0595
Curves, Hailey           (208)788-6066
High Altitude Fitness     (208)726-1959
           
Water Sports
Float, Boat, or Swim- Raft, kayak or tube Idaho's wild rivers and their rapids. Along the Salmon and
Payette rivers, hot springs, Indian pictographs, thousand-foot cliffs and trout fishing are a few of the
treats found in a day's journey.

Far and Away Adventures (800)232-8588
Mackay WiIderness River Trips (800)635-5336
White Otter Outdoor Adventures (208)788-5005

The Arts
Sun Valley Opera
Featuring 3-5 concerts per year, the Sun Valley Opera brings top-quality opera performances at
affordable prices.
(208)726-0991 

Sun Valley Center for the Arts
The Center is committed to offering exhibitions, lectures, classes and performing arts events with
some of the world's most interesting artists, writers, and musicians.
(208)726-9491

Sun Valley Summer Symphony
Largest privately funded symphony inAmerica celebrates the majesty of its alpine setting with the beauty of
outstanding, free classical music performances in a stunning open-air pavillion.
(208)622-5607

Sun Valley Performing Arts
NexStage Theatre is a non-profit theatre offering films, community events, and educational programs.
Community Library
Phone: (208)726-3493


Festivals and Events
Sun Valley Wine Auction
This 3 day benefit is one of the oldest and most established wine auctions in the country.
Events include vintner dinners, gourmet picnics, wine tastings and a fabulous live auction.
Wagon Days
On Labor Day weekend the cities of Ketchum and Sun Valley host the historic Wagon Days Celebration.
The holiday weekend is packed with a variety of activities, many of which celebrate the valley's mining
history.The Big Hitch Parade is one of the largest non-motorized parades in the West
Trailing of the Sheep
Celebrating the history of sheep ranchingin the area, the festival's highlight is watching 2,000 sheep
move through downtown Ketchum in the fall after leaving their high mountain pastures, all led by dogs,
musicians and dancers