Hello and welcome to my list of the best things to do in Sun Valley, Idaho in the winter. I tried to find a little bit of variety in the options, but the truth is that in the winter time, most of the options for activities are going to be indoor activities. But for each of those indoor activities I will give you their address, link you to their website, provide a yelp review, and even let you if and when they accept our convenient digital GiftYa gift cards.
As a reminder a GiftYa digital gift card is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A gift card that functions just like every other gift card. It lets you make purchases at a participating bar, attraction, or store up to the face value of the gift card. However, unlike traditional gift cards. GiftYa digital gift cards come with a few additional benefits. For instance, unlike a traditional gift card, a GiftYa can be sent straight to your phone in seconds. That way you don’t need to deliver a GiftYa in person if you want to give it as a gift. You don’t even have to go to a store in person if you want one for yourself. You can just visit the GiftYa website and pick one up today.
Since GiftYa cards are sent directly to your phone you never have to worry about misplacing them or forgetting to take them with you. In most instances you are going to have your phone with you so in most instances you will have your GiftYa cards right in your pocket. In addition to that, your GiftYa also keeps track of the balance for you. Which is so much nicer than having to try to remember how much was left over on those antiquated plastic gift cards. I mean you can’t write it on them very easily so idk what you’re supposed to do if you don’t use the total value the first time? Just guess the next time you are in town?
No matter what you decide to do in Sun Valley this winter, you are probably going to need some food. And since you’ll be on a trip you won’t want to waste time waiting on food that takes all day to prepare. Well not to worry GiftYa has you covered with convenient digital gift cards to some great local fast food options
Grab a digital Subway gift card by following the link!
600 N Main St | Hailey | order.subway.com/en
I don’t know how many people out there need Subway explained to them. But for those of you who don’t know, Subway is a sandwich shop that offers six inch subs, foot long subs, and salads in a variety of different options. You can choose your meat, vegetables, and dressing so you can eat as healthy as you want to which is a great feature in a fast food place in my opinion
“I will definitely return to this location and not the one in Bellevue due to the horrible service at the other location. Everything tasted fresh and delicious.” - Yelp Review
Grab a convenient digital Subway gift card by following the link!
You can get a Dominos gift card that you can access and use completely wirelessly by following the link!
20 E Bullion St | Hailey | dominos.com/
Dominos is also another spot that I imagine needs no introduction. But for a quick synopsis Dominos is a national fast food pizza chain that is quite affordable. So if you are in a hurry for a quick dinner or lunch you can’t really go wrong with pizza can you?
“Every time we order here the food is piping hot and extremely delicious. We have had Adam prepare our order each time and he is usually the only one working in the store and he does an excellent job! I always pick this location over the other pizza places in town. The food is always amazing and hits the spot every time.” - Yelp Review
1 Sun Valley Rd | Sun Valley | sunvalley.com/things-to-do/ice-skating/
If you are looking for something fun to do in Sun Valley in the winter then what beats a winter time classic? The Sun Valley Ice Rink is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon skating around this beautiful ice rink. And they have rental skates available so you don’t even have to worry about bringing your own.
And on top of that there are some of the best views in all of Sun Valley visible from the ice rink. And you might even catch an olympic level skater out on the ice practicing. But don’t let that discourage you, the rink is welcoming to skaters of all skill levels.
“Such a fun place to go! I love that it is open year round and is good for all ages! Their hours were a little hard to find and there are specific hours that are open to the public. Would definitely go back!” - Yelp Review
1 Sun Valley Rd | Sun Valley | sunvalley.com/things-to-do/ice-shows
Sun Valley Ice Shows is pretty much what it sounds like. However there is one big caveat, this isn’t your typical ice show. There are several medal winners and sometimes some Olympic level skaters will make an appearance for a performance. So not only do you get to watch an amazing spectacle all performed on razor sharp ice skates, you will also get to see some world class athletes. And if that isn’t a solid way to spend a winter afternoon I’m not sure what is.
“This is one of the fun things to do with your family & friends if you like watching ice skaters performs. It's like watching Cirque Du Soleil on ice.” - Yelp Review
1 Sun Valley Rd | Sun Valley | sunvalley.com/things-to-do/bowling
Lodge Bowling Alley is going to be? You guessed it, a place where you can go bowling. And it really has a pretty fun aesthetic that brings the experience up a level. I personally find bowling to be a great low energy group activity that you can do with friends in the winter when everybody is groggy from the sun setting at 4PM and never getting any vitamin D. So if you are looking for some inexpensive, fun, and low energy to do this winter in Sun Valley, Idaho then Lodge Bowling Alley might be just the place for you!
“A fun place to enjoy both bowling with 6 lanes and a full arcade as well. Here u can eat and drink too. The menu is very nice along with beer and wine. Enjoy!” - Yelp Review
151 S Main St | Ketchum | limelighthotels.com/ketchum
The Limelight Hotel might not sound like your idea of a winter activity, but give it a chance. It’s set in a modern brick building right in downtown Ketchum. And it’s not just a hotel as the name might suggest. It also has a remarkable restaurant where you can get food. And due to The Limelight Hotels prime location in downtown Ketchum, you can try the amazing food from the restaurant while enjoying views of main street Ketchum as well as the mountains. You really can beat that as a way to spend a relaxing winter afternoon in Sun Valley, Idaho.
“What a lovely property! Not one person that works there walked by w/out a greeting. Room was so comfortable & well appointed. Eric that checked us in was a delight! We'll be back.” - Yelp Review
220 N Main St | Ketchum | ketchumcasino.com/
So despite what the name may have you thinking, The Casino is not in fact a casino. It’s a bar with a slightly confusing name. But once that confusion is out of the way, this can be a great place to spend a winter evening in Sun Valley. It has all the features of the classic dive bar experience that you have come to expect (plenty of dart boards and billiards tables available) but The Casino provides them in a more established and upscale way.
However, don’t let that fool you. This isn’t some uptight pretentious bar pretending to be a dive bar, the staff and service you can expect are incredibly friendly and laid back. So if you want to grab a drink in a cool relaxed atmosphere then this is a great thing to do in the winter in Sun valley Idaho!
“If you are laid-back, like to drink, like to flirt, and like to play billiards, this is your place. If you are remotely uptight, do not come here :-). Staff is awesome!!!” - Yelp Review
83354 Sun Valley Rd | Sun Valley
Hemingway is one of the authors I have most enjoyed in my lifetime and he’s also one of the most celebrated authors in American history. So if bars and bowling alleys aren’t really your speed and you are looking for something with a little more culture to it, then I highly recommend you go check out the memorial. It’s a great secluded area that you can find repose in no matter what time of year you visit.
“This really a lovely and quiet place to reflect or meditate. The memorial is a short walk from the bike path and there is a bench to relax on and enjoy the stream and the beautiful views. If you look on-line you can read about the memorial and what it's about.” - Yelp Review
131 Washington Ave | Ketchum | facebook.com/theboholounge
The Boho Lounge is going to be pretty much exactly what it sounds like. An upscale lounge where you can just find a table, pull up a chair and unwind. And on top of the super relaxing atmosphere at The Boho Lounge they also serve some pretty excellent food. So if you want to unwind and grab a bite to eat one winter day in Sun Valley The Boho Lounge is a great choice!
“Love the vibe at Boho lounge! Service was excellent and the food was incredible! ” - Yelp Review
There you go! You have a list of some of the best things there are to do in Sun Valley, Idaho in the winter. I hope something on this list at least piqued your interest. But if it looks like you would rather visit Sun Valley in the summer, be sure to check out our article on the best things to do in Sun Valley in the summertime!