The Town of Ketchum

Ketchum is an unmistakably laid back kind of town. Where the dress code is come-as-you-are. The pace is better-late-than-never. And the people are wholly authentic. It’s a town with a proud past, but a firm belief that the present is the only place it wants to be. Spend a little time getting friendly with downtown and you’ll know exactly what we mean.

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Uphill Skiing at Dollar Mountain

Sun Valley is friendly to uphill skiing, meaning that if you want to "earn your turns," you've come to the right place. Locals love heading up Dollar Mountain first thing in the morning, but note that you must follow designated routes for safety reasons.


The Argyros

This performing arts center is Sun Valley's newest cultural destination: a high-tech performance space with a compelling roster of special events and seasonal offerings. We especially love the live concerts in the acoustically rich Tierney Theater.


The Wood River

Flowing through town and the heart of Sun Valley is this iconic river. The same one that inspired Ernest Hemingway (and appeared in many of his short stories) today captivates anglers from around the world.

Sawtooth Botanical Garden

This slice of peace and tranquility — in an already tranquil town — is beloved by residents. Spin the prayer wheel in the Garden of Infinite Compassion, explore the riparian habitat along the river, or learn all about insects at the annual Bug Zoo in late April and early May.


Shopping in Ketchum

If there is one common thread unifying the downtown Ketchum shopping scene, we'd say it is "inspiration in unlikely spaces." Home décor inspo? Surprising gifts? The latest fashions? Yes, and more. Get the scope from our friends atVisit Sun Valley.


Sun Valley Summer Symphony

Don’t miss the largest privately funded free-admission symphony in America. Performed at the Sun Valley Pavillon, sit inside or bring your picnic basket and sit on the lawn.


Trailing of the Sheep Festival

The annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival is a fun celebration of the history and heritage of sheep ranching in this region.



There’s a lot to say about Grumpy’s, yet "Sorry We Are Open" on the front says it all. It’s probably best if you just go, order a gigantic beer and burger and try not to be offended.


The Covey

With its modern-meets-mountain atmosphere and soulful cuisine, The Covey has become an essential dinner reservation. The pasta dishes alone are worth a second visit.


The Kneadery

A beloved Ketchum institution since 1974, the Kneadery pays homage to baked goods and American diner classics, all with a log-cabin aesthetic that feels right at home.


The View from Limelight Hotel Ketchum

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