4:35 pm, December 19, 2023

No matter what your ideal vision of the perfect New Year’s might be, you’ll find reasons to celebrate and relish the moment in Sun Valley, Idaho. Whether you only have a few days to spare or you’re looking forward to an extended stay, New Year’s in Sun Valley is designed to inspire. The city is still twinkling with lights from Christmas events, but there are new options on the calendar for New Year’s Eve too. The following are a few great ways to ring in the new year in Sun Valley with 2024 right on the horizon.

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Add Family Fun and Fireworks to Your New Year’s Stay

A trip to Sun Valley at the end of the year is ideal for those with a passion for time on the slopes. On New Year’s Eve, Dollar Mountain treats skiers to extended hours for night skiing opportunities under the starry sky. There’s live music scheduled for this annual event which comes to a conclusion with an impressive firework display everyone is sure to love! The New Year’s Eve event is ticketed beyond traditional slope passes, so make sure to get your early.

Start the New Year Off with Great Music

All year long, the Limelight Lounge in nearby Ketchum is a top stop for live musical entertainment you can enjoy alongside family and friends. As the new year approaches, the lineup of shows really heats up with something for everyone to love. Head this way on New Year’s Eve and enjoy a cold beverage while listening to a great performance or two. You’ll likely be treated to some holiday favorites as well as original numbers by local artists making it a night to remember.

Enjoy the New Year’s Eve Snow Ball at Sun Valley Resort

Whether you’re excited to dance the night away, dress up in your best for a New Year’s Eve gathering, or can’t wait to make the most of amazing food and drinks too, Sun Valley Resort has it covered. Once again, they’ll be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve Snow Ball on December 31st, which invites ticketed guests to dress up in glitzy and glamorous attire for a night of celebrating in style. The Snow Ball event has live music, a dance floor, and champagne and small bites to enjoy as well. It’s a wonderfully refreshing and fun way to ring in the new year and at midnight, there is a champagne toast to look forward to as well.

Enjoy Snowshoeing

Winter in Sun Valley comes with plenty of snow included which means those who are heading here over New Year’s can take advantage of the great snowshoeing routes that run around Galena Lodge. Situated near the Sawtooth National Forest, this lodge offers two-hour guided snowshoeing tours through the forest, making the most of the sparkling terrain while you get a head start on your health-focused New Year’s resolutions. If you book a snowshoe tour earlier in the day, you’ll have options to enjoy lunch at the lodge afterward.

Cross Country Ski Your Way to New Year’s Fun and Adventure

For even more outdoor recreation and entertainment over New Year’s, make sure your Sun Valley getaway includes some quality time cross country skiing at the Sun Valley Nordic Center. Here, you’ll have seamless access to over 25 miles of trails through the mountains and valleys and day passes are just $32 per adult. Whether you’re an experienced cross country skier or you’re new to the sport entirely, it’s a wonderful workout and a great way to enjoy the winter scenery at New Year’s.

Warm Up in a Hot Spring

If you’re a traveler heading to Sun Valley and looking to make it a refreshing and revitalizing New Year’s to remember, you’ll want to make sure to set aside time for a well-deserved soak in the Frenchman’s Hot Springs. Located just 30 minutes from the center of town, Frenchman’s Hot Springs is a spacious soaking pool next to a scenic river that makes for a great place to unwind and relish the views while warming up this time of year. If a lot of snow has fallen while you’re in town, plan a trip this way for the afternoon when the roads leading to the hot spring have been thoroughly cleared by plows.

Enjoy Fondue at Roundhouse

Welcome the new year with plenty of flavor included when you make the most of a fondue meal at Roundhouse. To get here, you’ll take the gondola up to the summit of the mountain so you can settle in with a vast menu and great views to match. Be sure you have a reservation for this popular stop which is just as scenic and exciting as it is mouthwatering.

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When you’re looking to elevate your Sun Valley stay in style, Abode Sun Valley is here to make it happen. Reach out today to learn more about our inviting and exciting property options and to start planning your New Year’s getaway to Idaho.

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