A Sun Valley family ski vacation is an ideal choice for a slew of reasons. First and foremost, Sun Valley boasts perfect family ski terrain, and a world-class ski school. The Sun Valley village provides families with a safe, well-contained area for children to play, explore and experience the many off-mountain activities, including the Sun Valley PlaySchool and Day Camp. Families will love catching a movie together at Sun Valley’s historic—and charming— 1937 Opera House. Kids of all ages will love hanging out at Sun Valley’s six-lane bowling alley and game room. The many vacation condos and townhomes in Ketchum provide all the comforts of home, and make for a relaxing and comfortable family ski vacation.
If you’re a family who loves a little bit of history, or values a long-standing and exceptional reputation, as well a slew of family-friendly activities and dining options, then the Sun Valley Inn. As the second hotel in Sun Valley history buffs are in for a treat; built in 1937, the Inn has been meeting place for celebrities, politicians, artists, writers and other movers and shakers for more than 75 years. The Inn offers a variety of dining options, but Bald Mountain Pizza and Pasta tops the charts for family dining. Parents will love the fact the fitness room adjoins the glass-enclosed swimming pool, so everyone in the family will enjoy off-mountain recreation. If affordability and family-friendly amenities, like a pool, is high on your list then boutique, chalet-style Knob Hill Inn will please. Located within walking distance to downtown Ketchum, and a short walk to ski shuttle to access the chairlifts, which is nice for large families with a lot of ski gear.
Families looking for a convenient, hassle-free lodging option will be happy to learn that Prospector Complex, located in beautiful Warm Springs Village, is only one block to Sun Valley chairlifts. Warm Springs Village offers multiple shopping, après ski and dining opportunities, so everything is close when staying at Prospector. Properties in this complex range from cozy one bedrooms to expansive four bedroom condominiums, so every family size will be aptly accommodated.
If you’re looking for a quality all-day restaurant that everyone in the family will enjoy Sun Valley Lodge’s Gretchen Fraser serves up home breakfast fare, burgers, sandwiches and salads. Kids love Bald Mountain Pizza and pasta in the Sun Valley Inn, so be sure to make an evening—or two—out of it. And after dinner, the whole family can enjoy some dessert at A La Mode, which serves up sundaes, shakes, hot cocoa and ice cream.