Winter in Sun Valley


All of us in Sun Valley are getting excited for the upcoming 2010/2011 winter season.  Not only is Sun Valley celebrating their 75th anniversary we have great events happening all winter long: 

The backcountry has already received over a foot of snow and the nordic ski trails have been groomed and skiing is great up around Galena Summit, 24 miles north of Ketchum.  The Galena lodge is set to open this weekend,  November 20th, do not miss out on their great breakfasts and lunches and full service rental shop for nordic skis and snowshoes.  Don’t forget Galena Lodge’s Thanksgiving dinner.  Galena Lodge is one of the most popular places for Thanksgiving and their Full Moon Dinners beginning November 19 th and 20th and throughout the winter are not to be missed.  Reservations are required so please call and book your spot today at 208-726-4010 or at

In Sun Valley our holiday season is spectacular.  We have the Christmas tree lighting in downtown Ketchum and at Sun Valley the first part of December,  along with numerous celebrations that happen throughout the valley, from the Christmas Eve celebration in Sun Valley with the Nutcracker on Ice, torch-light parade on Dollar Mountain, fireworks and of course a visit from Santa, all rounds off the holidays.

This winter season, for the first time, the Roundhouse Restaurant on Bald Mountain will be open for dinner.  Ride the gondola to the historic restaurant, have dinner by the fire around the original four-sided fireplace and enjoy the views of Sun Valley from on top of the mountain.  This will truly be a wonderful Sun Valley experience for everyone.  One note though the gondola ride is free to the restaurant in the evening but you’ll need  reservations at the restaurant to ride, so call 208-622-2012 to make your reservations or have our concierge service make those reservations for you.  Besides the Roundhouse do not miss our amazing restaurants in town.  There is something to please everyone, all of our restaurants are locally owned and offer an uniques Ketchum and Sun Valley experience.  The sleigh ride to Trail Creek cabin is always a favorite for visitors and locals alike.  Cuddle up in your warmest winter gear and be transported back in time for an evening that won’t be forgotten. 

After all this, I almost forgot the most important reason to be in Sun Valley in the winter, the skiing of course.  Celebrating 75 years, America’s first ski resort has helped grow the sport of skiing over these many years, and continues to do so today.  Dollar Mountain‘s new terrain park was a hit when it opened last year and more jumps and rails are planned for this year.  But the crown jewel of Sun Valley, Bald mountain, is better than ever with over 3400 vertical feet of terrain and 2,054 skiable acres of slopes Bald Mountain has something for every skill level and every age.

Here at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties we would love to help you plan your next vacation to beautiful Sun Valley.  We offer you the best in Luxury homes and condos that the Sun Valley area offers.  On top of our great homes, we offer our premier concierge service for you and your guests.  Let us do the work for you in planning your Sun Valley experience and come and enjoy everything that is Sun Valley.  To view our homes and services please visit our website at or give us a call at 208-622-3400. 

We look forward to seeing you on the slopes this winter in Sun Valley.


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