Sun Valley was the first destination resort in the United States. It has a rich history but these days is often overlooked by its neighboring resorts in Wyoming and Utah. With over 3,400 vertical feet, the resort offers plenty of ski terrain, including big open bowls and plenty of tree zones to take advantage of on storm days.

Tree skiing has been a theme in Sun Valley this winter as it has been one of the best in recent memory.  According to some locals, there are areas of the resort and surrounding boundaries that are being skied for the first time in 20 years or more, depending on how old you are. This past weekend was no exception. Thirty inches of new snow fell over a 72-hour period. The new snow added to a base that is already well over 100 inches. This made for one heck of a Super Bowl weekend in Idaho. —Jay Dash