Spending time in Sun Valley, Idaho is a great way to make the most of a refreshing and revitalizing vacation experience. If you’re fortunate enough to kick things off in 2024 with a trip this way, you’ll certainly be in for a treat at every turn. Sun Valley is brimming over with options for customized fun no matter what your travel style might be. From outdoor adventures and relaxing retreats to savory moments and thrills as well, there’s something designed to inspire just about everywhere you go. The following are a few of the many options for enhancing your journey when you head this way in 2024.
Enjoy Time on the Slopes to Start Things Off Right
The beginning of a new year in Sun Valley typically comes with plenty of fresh powder on the slopes. That makes it the perfect time to grab your skis and snowboard and make your way to Bald Mountain. Towering over Ketchum, Bald Mountain is a mesmerizing landmark year-round but at the beginning of the year, it’s a destination that endlessly thrills downhill enthusiasts. Here, you can access more than 3,000 feet of fall line skiing and the terrain is dotted with lovely lodges that elevate the après-ski scene too. There are lessons readily available for newcomers and those who are experienced on the slopes will love the challenges that await.
Try Backcountry Ski Tours While You’re in Town
While the Sun Valley slopes are sure to inspire in 2024, there are just as many thrills to be found in the backcountry terrain in this area. If you’re more for backcountry skiing fun, this is the perfect time of year to grab your skis and plan on exploring the Galena Pass. There are multiple routes to choose from depending on your skill level. No matter what route you take, it’s a wonderful way to spend time with friends in the new year and offers up some breathtaking views of the greater Sun Valley area too.
Give Fat Tire Biking a Try
The trails that run through Sun Valley are incredible to explore in the summer, but a beginning-of-the-year trip doesn’t have to be without its cycling fun! Instead, visitors to Sun Valley can opt to rent a fat tire bike and hit the snowy trails at their own preferred pace alongside family and friends. Surtevant’s and Elephant’s Perch both rent fat tire bikes in town, and if you’re looking for a great route to start on, the Wood River Trail comes highly recommended. Don’t miss out on time on the Boundary Loop too out Trail Creek when you’re looking for at least a half-day of cycling adventures.
Get a New View on the Terrain in the New Year
When you’re craving a new view in a new year, start 2024 off with a stunning vista from above when you book a paragliding adventure with the team at Fly Sun Valley. These excursions take off from Bald Mountain and give you breathtaking views from a bird’s eye advantage that’s always one-of-a-kind. You’ll soar alongside an expert instructor who will help you navigate and point out fascinating sights along the way. This is an experience you simply won’t want to miss out on in 2024.
Treat Yourself to a Well-Deserved Spa Day
2024 is the year to begin with a new and refreshed perspective on life. A great way to achieve that is to treat yourself to a luxurious spa day while you’re in Sun Valley! The Spa at the Sun Valley Lodge is a wonderful destination for enjoying everything from massage and facials to wraps, hot stone treatment, and aromatherapy as well. You can even book follow-up yoga or personal training sessions that will have you feeling balanced and looking and feeling your absolute best.
Savor the Flavor of Your Stay
There’s no reason to leave fantastic flavor out of the equation when you kick off 2024 in Sun Valley. You’ll find delicious moments waiting for you at the Pioneer Saloon on North Main Street where specialty menu items range from prime rib and filet mignon to grilled freshwater shrimp and Pioneer Teriyaki chicken. They have a wide variety of handcrafted cocktails, wines, and beers to enjoy as well as appetizers if you’re more in the mood for shared plate experiences. Don’t leave without trying the berry cobbler for dessert when you’re dedicated to the idea of ending things on a spectacularly sweet note.
Book Your Stay Today
When you’re excited to turn Sun Valley travel plans into a reality in 2024, the team at Adobe Sun Valley has the beautiful and inviting property options made to match the moment. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting lineup of vacation rental options in town and how we can help you make more of every single moment of your stay.