Sun Valley Skiing Resort – The First Destination Ski Resort of America

If you have any plan this coming winter, perhaps you want to experience the unforgettable memories of visiting an ultimate skiing resort in the world. Like if you are visiting the United States, this beautiful country offers numerous skiing resorts with stunning mountainous sceneries and breathtaking lifts.

Of course, there are many remarkable places to consider when you visit America and experience the best skiing vacation with the entire family.

When talking about history, the first destination ski resort of America is the Sun Valley Skiing Resort. The actual geographical location of this particular resort is within the Blaine County in Idaho. Its neighboring areas include the Wood River and Ketchum City. It is one of the perfect destination for ski lovers because it almost 5,930 feet elevation above the sea level.

To reach the place, tourists can book a flight through Friedman Memorial Airport located in Hailey.

For many people who had visited the Sun Valley, they considered it as a perfect family destination to enjoy skiing because it offers various important amenities and complete with enjoyable outdoor activities. This is the reason why it is always on the top 10 most visited skiing resorts in America and worldwide.

Since they opened the first destination ski resort of America back in 1936, it continues to improve and attract more visitors who are coming here to enjoy the great outdoor adventures. From the information published through skiinghistory.org, the Sun Valley had accommodated countless of popular celebrities and personalities for more than 80 years now.

As a favorite spot for an exotic skiing vacation in the United States, many celebrities picked this place because of its brilliant offerings.

To name a few of them include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, tom Hanks, Bill Gates, Robert Redford, Claudette Colbert, Darryl Zanuck, Stephen Spielberg, Jane Russell, Ingrid Bergman, Steve Hannagan and Tyrone Power, among others. All of these known celebrities and personalities had shared their remarkable experience visiting and staying in Sun Valley.

From the shared information also, Averell Harriman (founder of the ski resort) made an effort to hire Steve Hannagan (famous publicist from New York) to encourage many celebrities from the Hollywood industry to come and visit America’s first destination skiing resort in history. This is the reason why the aforementioned names above came to experience Sun Valley and their pictures went on public through different magazines and newspapers that time.

They were able to publish millions of copies of the taken pictures.

Even though the Sun Valley Ski Resort is not the first one to have a school for skiing, it played a very important role in the evolution of downhill or alpine skiing worldwide. It is likewise a pioneer in terms of consistent developments and great resources, which helped this skiing resort gained impressive recognition across the globe.

In the middle of 1930 also during while Sun Valley is gaining its popularity, some of the ski instructors of Hannes Schneider arrived in America and setup different skiing schools here. They started and “Arlberg Skiing Schools” and one of the lucky places they chose is Sun Valley. The focus then is about downhill skiing and it became a popular sporting event during the Winter Olympics in 1936 (held in Garmisch, Germany).

This historical ski resort in Idaho is continuously improving until today. Since they opened it back in 1936, more and more ski lovers and tourists are visiting here to discover the beautiful Bald Mountain summit (9,150 feet above sea level) and the Dollar Mountain (6,638 feet above sea level).

In year 1947, the resort became an incorporated business and expanded better.

 

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