Sun Valley, Idaho

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Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States.wikipedia
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Ketchum, Idaho

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The resort is adjacent to the city of Ketchum and within the greater Wood River valley. The term "Sun Valley" is used more generally to speak of the region surrounding the city, including the neighboring city of Ketchum and the Wood River Valley area winding south to Hailey and Bellevue. Late in his trip and on the verge of abandoning his search for an ideal location for a mountain resort development, he backtracked toward the Ketchum area in central Idaho.
Located in the Wood River Valley, Ketchum is adjacent to Sun Valley and the communities share many resources; both sit in the same valley beneath Bald Mountain, with its world-famous skiing.

Blaine County, Idaho

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Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States.
It is home to the Sun Valley ski resort, adjacent to Ketchum.

Hailey, Idaho

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Scheduled passenger airline service is available via the Friedman Memorial Airport located in nearby Hailey, approximately 15 mi south. The term "Sun Valley" is used more generally to speak of the region surrounding the city, including the neighboring city of Ketchum and the Wood River Valley area winding south to Hailey and Bellevue.
Hailey is the site of Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN), the airport for the resort area of Sun Valley/Ketchum, 12 mi north.

Friedman Memorial Airport

Scheduled passenger airline service is available via the Friedman Memorial Airport located in nearby Hailey, approximately 15 mi south.
It serves the resort communities of Sun Valley and Ketchum, and the surrounding areas in the Wood River Valley.

Bellevue, Idaho

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The term "Sun Valley" is used more generally to speak of the region surrounding the city, including the neighboring city of Ketchum and the Wood River Valley area winding south to Hailey and Bellevue.
It is located in the Wood River Valley, about 18 mi south of the resort area of Ketchum and Sun Valley.

Union Pacific Railroad

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The first destination winter resort in the U.S. was developed by W. Averell Harriman, the chairman of the Union Pacific Railroad, primarily to increase ridership on U.P. passenger trains in the West.
The latter resulted in the Sun Valley ski resort in central Idaho; it opened in 1936 and finally was sold in 1964.

Bald Mountain (Idaho)

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Among skiers, the term "Sun Valley" refers to the alpine ski area, which consists of Bald Mountain, the main ski mountain adjacent to Ketchum, and Dollar Mountain, adjacent to Sun Valley, for novice and lower intermediate skiers.
"Baldy" is the primary ski mountain of the Sun Valley ski resort, renowned for its lengthy runs of constant gradient, at varying levels of difficulty, with absence of wind.

Galena Summit

Visitors to Sun Valley are relatively close to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, accessed over Galena Summit on State Highway 75, the Sawtooth Scenic Byway.
The summit is on State Highway 75, the Sawtooth Scenic Byway, and is 29 mi northwest of Ketchum and the Sun Valley ski resort.

Big Wood River

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The resort is adjacent to the city of Ketchum and within the greater Wood River valley.
The river flows by Sun Valley and Ketchum, where it receives the tributary streams of Warm Springs Creek and Trail Creek.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

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Author Ernest Hemingway completed For Whom the Bell Tolls, while staying in suite 206 of the Lodge in the fall of 1939.
Ernest Hemingway wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls in Havana, Cuba; Key West, Florida; and Sun Valley, Idaho in 1939.

Idaho State Highway 75

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Visitors to Sun Valley are relatively close to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, accessed over Galena Summit on State Highway 75, the Sawtooth Scenic Byway.
Sun Valley is accessible via a spur route junction in Ketchum at Third Street, which becomes Sun Valley Road.

Dollar Mountain

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Among skiers, the term "Sun Valley" refers to the alpine ski area, which consists of Bald Mountain, the main ski mountain adjacent to Ketchum, and Dollar Mountain, adjacent to Sun Valley, for novice and lower intermediate skiers.
Dollar Mountain (6638 ft., 2023 m) is a ski hill in south central Idaho, part of the Sun Valley ski resort.

Wood River Valley

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The term "Sun Valley" is used more generally to speak of the region surrounding the city, including the neighboring city of Ketchum and the Wood River Valley area winding south to Hailey and Bellevue.
The valley has four incorporated cities: Bellevue, Hailey (county seat), Ketchum and Sun Valley.

Ernest Hemingway

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Author Ernest Hemingway completed For Whom the Bell Tolls, while staying in suite 206 of the Lodge in the fall of 1939. The region has been a seasonal home to the rich and famous since first being brought to public attention by Ernest Hemingway in the late 1930s.
As he had after his divorce from Hadley, he changed locations, moving his primary summer residence to Ketchum, Idaho, just outside the newly built resort of Sun Valley, and his winter residence to Cuba.

The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

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In February 1958, the cast of "I Love Lucy" filmed an episode of their follow-up series of hour-long specials, known in syndication as "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour", at Bald Mountain.
Desilu produced the show, which was mostly filmed at their Los Angeles studios with occasional on-location shoots at Lake Arrowhead, Las Vegas, and Sun Valley, Idaho.

Sun Valley Serenade

Sun Valley was featured (and promoted) in the 1941 movie Sun Valley Serenade, starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, Milton Berle, and bandleader Glenn Miller.
The surprise comes right before the band is to travel to Sun Valley, Idaho, for a Christmas event.

Christin Cooper

Later that year, Janss married Mrs. Glenn Cooper, a widow, family friend, and mother of five, including World Cup racer Christin Cooper, silver medalist in the women's giant slalom at the 1984 Winter Olympics.
Born in Los Angeles, California, she was raised in Ketchum, Idaho, and learned to ski and race at neighboring Sun Valley.

Sun Valley Golf Course

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Elkhorn's golf course was opened in the summer of 1975.
Sun Valley Golf Course is a resort golf complex in the Rocky Mountains of the western United States, located in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Gretchen Fraser

Sun Valley transfer local and future gold medalist Gretchen Fraser was the skiing stand-in for Henie.
In 1938, she traveled to Sun Valley to compete in the second Harriman Cup, a new international event featuring the best racers in the world.

W. Averell Harriman

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The first destination winter resort in the U.S. was developed by W. Averell Harriman, the chairman of the Union Pacific Railroad, primarily to increase ridership on U.P. passenger trains in the West.
Founder, Sun Valley Ski Resort, Idaho, 1936

Robert Holding

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While the negotiations were strung out by Disney, Earl Holding, a Utah businessman, learned of the situation through a small article in The Wall Street Journal and contacted Janss and arranged for a meeting.
Robert Earl Holding (November 29, 1926 – April 19, 2013) was an American businessman who owned Sinclair Oil Corporation, the Grand America Hotels & Resorts, the Grand America Hotel, the Westgate Hotel in San Diego, California (directed by Georg Hochfilzer), and two ski resorts, Sun Valley in central Idaho since 1977, and Snowbasin near Ogden, Utah, since 1984.

Sawtooth National Recreation Area

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Visitors to Sun Valley are relatively close to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, accessed over Galena Summit on State Highway 75, the Sawtooth Scenic Byway.

Ann Sothern

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Another resident was actress Ann Sothern, whose career spanned six decades and included 64 movies and 175 television episodes; she is buried in the Ketchum cemetery.
In the 1950s, she opened the Ann Sothern Sewing Center in Sun Valley, Idaho, which sold fabric, patterns, and sewing machines.

Barbara Kent

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Sun Valley's oldest resident was former actress and silent movie star Barbara Kent.
They lived in Sun Valley, Idaho, later settling in Palm Desert, California.

Idaho

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Late in his trip and on the verge of abandoning his search for an ideal location for a mountain resort development, he backtracked toward the Ketchum area in central Idaho.
Only Blaine County, which contains the Sun Valley ski resort, supported John Kerry, who owns a home in the area.