Sun Valley


From Mountain Biking and Hiking, to the Sun Valley Jazz Festival and Annual Trailing of the Sheep, Autumn Calls Visitors to the Idaho Mountains 

Sun Valley, IDSeptember 8, 2015 — Fall has arrived in Sun Valley and with it comes glorious days perfect for exploring the area, whether it is cruising the miles of buffed-out singletrack trails on a mountain bike, hiking through spectacular fall foliage in the surrounding mountains, hitting the links on one of Sun Valley’s three stunning courses, or simply relaxing at the Spa at Sun Valley.

In addition, the Ketchum region boasts a variety of events to satisfy all types of travelers ─ from jazz aficionados to literary enthusiasts and western history buffs, complete with world-class lodging and amenities at the completely reimagined Sun Valley Resort.

Sun Valley’s fall offerings include:

Fall Golf Packages: Recognized by Golf Digest as one of top 75 courses in North America, Sun Valley Resort is offering two fall packages for stays beginning this month. Trail Creek, Sun Valley’s signature championship course, spans a sweeping 6,968 yards and affords a full complement of stream carries and ominous bunkers. The alpine links–style, nine-hole White Clouds course offers 3,600 yards of play, with 360-degree views of the Wood River Valley and incredible views of the surrounding mountains. The Elkhorn Course, a semi-private course, showcases one of the last collaborations between the father-son duo of Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr. Packages include:

Aspen Glow Golf Package: Includes one night’s lodging and 18 holes of golf anytime from September 8 through September 27. Stay at the new Sun Valley Lodge for $229 per person, double occupancy, or at the Sun Valley Inn for only $184 per person, double occupancy. Package includes cart.

Golden Eagle Golf Package: From September 28 to the end of the season, enjoy 18 holes of golf and one night’s lodging at the new Sun Valley Lodge for $166.50 per person, double occupancy or at the Sun Valley Inn for $124, per person, double occupancy.

September 10-12/Earnest Hemingway Festival: This year, the Earnest Hemingway Festival will focus on a theme of “Hemingway at the Edges,” exploring the many ways in which Hemingway pushed boundaries ─ in the wild places he visited, in the writing style he crafted, and in the political realms and conflict zones he investigated. The Festival includes a dynamic range of scholarly presentations, group discussions of Hemingway’s work, and guided visits to local Hemingway sites. Visit www.visitsunvalley.com/events/ernest-hemingway-festivalfor more information.

October 7-11 / “Trailing of the Sheep”: The 19th annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival honors and celebrates the history, heritage, and culture of sheep ranching in Idaho with storytelling, art, culinary events, championship sheepdog trials and, of course, the sight of thousands of sheep being herded through the streets of Ketchum. Visit www.trailingofthesheep.org/ to learn more.

October 14-18 / Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival: Now in its 25th year, the Sun Valley Jazz Festival arose out of a deep love and appreciation for jazz music, continuing to delight festival goers from all fifty United States, every Canadian province, and dozens of foreign countries. With five straight days of live music, the festival showcases more than 40 bands playing Vintage Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Zydeco, Blues, and more. In addition to live music, attendees enjoy free dance lessons, an amateur dance competition, and the Afterglow Dinner and Big Band Dance. Visit www.sunvalleyjazz.com/ to learn more.

Guests can also experience the modern lodging and amenities at the reimagined Sun Valley Lodge and brand-new destination spa. The renovated Lodge offers more spacious guestrooms ─ now 94, down from 148, and many doubled in size ─ with modern comforts and amenities, including expansive bathrooms with walk-in showers and soaking tubs. The Spa at Sun Valley offers 15 treatment rooms, a world-class fitness center, full-service beauty salon, yoga studio, and year-round heated saline pool.

Guests of Sun Valley Resort enjoy a myriad of amenities, including 13 restaurants, 45 holes of golf, the 18-hole family-friendly Sawtooth Putting Course, 17 tennis courts, outdoor skating rink, outdoor swimming pools, and world-class shopping, along with access to the Sun Valley Playschool, horseback riding, the Sun Valley Gun Club, and more.

For accommodations, or for more information, please visit Sun Valley Resort at www.sunvalley.com or call 800.786.8259.

About Sun Valley Resort

Founded in 1936 as America’s first destination ski resort, Sun Valley Resort in the Idaho mountains is a four-season resort. Perennially ranked “best of” by major international ski, golf and travel media, outdoor adventure enthusiasts enjoy championship-level skiing, snowboarding, skating, hiking, biking, golf, fishing, shooting, concerts, shopping, world-class restaurants, and conference and special event space, ranking Sun Valley above other destination resorts for its array of active pursuits.   Sun Valley is a member of the Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. Sister properties include Snowbasin Ski Resort, Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel (all Salt Lake City, UT), The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, CA, Little America Flagstaff, AZ, Little America, WY, and Little America, Cheyenne, WY.

Sun Valley is served by Hailey’s Friedman Memorial Airport  (SUN). Sun Valley Resort is located 14 miles from the resort and is easily accessible from the gateway cities of San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), Salt Lake City (SLC), and Denver (DEN). All Sun Valley Resort guests receive complimentary roundtrip airport transportation.

For more information about Sun Valley Resort:  www.sunvalley.com, 800.786.8259.