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Sun Valley Lodge

1 Sun Valley Rd.
Sun Valley , ID , United States http://www.sunvalley.com
(800) 786-8259

This was America's first ski resort when it debuted in 1936, along with something completely new: chairlifts. Folks have since discovered Sun Valley's summer charms. Arnold Schwarzen-egger and Maria Shriver, Tom Hanks, and Bruce Willis all own houses nearby, and you might spot them at the resort's three outdoor pools, seven restaurants, 18 tennis courts, or 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course.

ICE PACK Yes, the resort's rink is outdoors, and yes, it's open all summer. During the day it's used for lessons and recreational skating, and on Saturday nights there's always an ice show. Past headliners: Sasha Cohen, Victor Petrenko, Scott Hamilton, and Brian Boitano.

NO SKIS NEEDED Hop on the chairlift and be whisked to the top of Mount Baldy, with its heart-stopping views. The hike down takes less than two hours—but it's a lot faster by mountain bike.

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