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Ketchum, Idaho

The first chairlift in the world was installed at nearby Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain in 1936, so it would be hard to talk about Ketchum, Idaho without mentioning its place in ski history, culture, and innovation. Sun Valley Resort, envisioned and funded by the millionaire chairman of the Union Pacific Railroad, was the first destination ski resort in the US and with destination skiing comes destination amenities: hotels, restaurants, bars, and leisure activities. Ketchum and the surrounding area grew into a place where you were just as likely to run into a famous author, actor, or olympian, as you were to rip perfect corduroy, catch a 20” trout, or burn through every ounce of euphoric sweat on miles and miles of trails.

Featured Mountains in Ketchum

Mountain Approx. Elevation
Ruud Mountain 6,696 ft (2,041 m)
Prospect Hill 6,657 ft (2,029 m)
Proctor Mountain 7,723 ft (2,354 m)
Penny Mountain 6,033 ft (1,839 m)
Mahoney Butte 7,723 ft (2,354 m)
Johnstone Peak 9,878 ft (3,011 m)
Grays Peak 10,384 ft (3,165 m)
Dollar Mountain 6,503 ft (1,982 m)
Bald Mountain (Baldy) 9,117 ft (2,779 m)