Winter Family Fun in Sun Valley

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Sleigh Ride In Sun Valley

There's plenty of fun in store when families travel to Sun Valley! If you've heard the words "I'm bored" a little too often this winter, schedule a trip with the Sun Valley Express to check out these boredom-busting activities


Kids and sledding go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows. Sun Valley is surrounded by snow-covered hills tailor-made for downhill sledding thrills your kids will love! Penny Hill and Quigley Canyon are just a few popular local sledding hills. 


No matter what kind of skiing your family is into, Sun Valley delivers in style. Skiing in Sun Valley is known across the world, so why wouldn't you hit the slopes? Try Nordic, downhill, backcountry or helicopter skiing for a well-rounded skiing experience your family will never forget.


If skiing isn't your thing, or you want to try something new, snowboarding is a great option. From Baldy to Dollar Mountain, there's a snowboarding trail for all experience levels. Expect great snowpack all winter long!

Ice Skating

Sun Valley boasts the nation's only year-round outdoor skating rink, plus outdoor ponds for seasonal skating or ice hockey. And if watching an exciting hockey game is your idea of family fun, check out the Sun Valley Suns games and the Idaho Pond Hockey Classic in January.

Winter Fat Biking

Bike in the wintertime? If your plans include travel to Sun Valley, the answer is yes! Fat-tire bikes are available for rental for winter biking fun both in town and on groomed tracks.

Dining in Style

Winter sports helps kids work up an appetite. Sun Valley's roundup of restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries will fill them up in style. For a memorable experience your family won't soon forget, make dinner plans at the Trail Creek Cabin and get there in Sun Valley style on a horse-drawn sleigh.


From art to trinkets, boots to dresses, there's plenty of shopping in the area. Kids need great gear too, and Sun Valley offers some of the best winter and outdoor clothing and equipment around!

Believe it or not, we haven't covered everything Sun Valley has to offer! Getting there from Boise is easy—book your trip using the Sun Valley Express shuttle.