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I have never been there.  I need information on where to stay.  I will be flying there sometime in March.  I could rent a car in Boise but would rather fly to Sun Valley.  Any ideas on that part?  And I just need a place to stay for me, something convenient, walking distance to restaurants, bus stop.  I have the MCP.  Snowbird in January, Jackson Hole in February, and Aspen in April.  Thanks for any help.

 

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Originally Posted by Rubberduck View Post
 

I have never been there.  I need information on where to stay.  I will be flying there sometime in March.  I could rent a car in Boise but would rather fly to Sun Valley.  Any ideas on that part?  And I just need a place to stay for me, something convenient, walking distance to restaurants, bus stop.  I have the MCP.  Snowbird in January, Jackson Hole in February, and Aspen in April.  Thanks for any help.


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Driving from SLC is another possibility, especially if you can carve out a day or two for Snowbird.

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I too am interested in making a road trip from SLC to Sun Valley and would also be interested in nice (yet relatively affordable) lodging, if such a thing exists.  This will be my first season with the MCP and I hope to make it count.  The goal is to hit Squaw, Aspen, AltaBird and Sun Valley this year.

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Paging @Bill Miles , Ambassador for Sun Valley.  Has a good Unofficial Guide.

 

Seems like joining the MCP will be a win for Sun Valley.  I've considered a loop from SLC that includes SV, Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole, Alta/Snowbird.

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I too am interested in making a road trip from SLC to Sun Valley and would also be interested in nice (yet relatively affordable) lodging, if such a thing exists.  This will be my first season with the MCP and I hope to make it count.  The goal is to hit Squaw, Aspen, AltaBird and Sun Valley this year.

SLC, Sun Valley and Jackson Hole make sense in a loop road trip.  Squaw and Aspen would be quite a bit more driving.  Not sure of your exact plans, but if this is a single trip it might be better to spend some extra time at those resorts at the 50% rate rather than putting gas in the car.

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I've had good luck with VRBO and other condo rental options for Sun Valley, and typically find things aren't too expensive, at least when compared to comparable "walking distance to lift" condos at Lake Tahoe resorts.  Not cheap, but not too bad either.

 

Flying, if you can fly non-stop to Hailey (Sun Valley) it's really nice to be 20 minutes from Ketchum after you leave the airport.  But if you have to connect thru somewhere vs. getting a non-stop to Boise, the 3 hour drive from Boise might not take much longer than the connecting flights would, and it's almost always cheaper to buy tickets to Boise than Hailey.

 

If you do drive from Boise, it's a nice flat route, no real passes or anything if you stay on the interstate.  There's a minor pass if you take the US 20 short cut, but the bigger problem is white-outs on the plains stretch, so DON'T take that if the weather is bad.

 

And I got the MCP based solely on skiing Sun Valley. I figure with 6-7 days in Sun Valley I'll basically break even, if I use the pass anywhere else I'll be well ahead of the game.

 

Bob

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