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What type of activities can you do in Idaho's Sun Valley resort?

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Winter sports, mountain biking, fly fishing and hiking are some of the types of activities that can be done at Idaho's Sun Valley resort. Sun Valley has many other activities available depending on the season, including theater, bowling, tennis, horseback riding and sport shooting.

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Sun Valley, Idaho, is most famous for its winter sports. The long winters stretch the season from mid fall to late spring. Downhill and Nordic skiing have been popular attractions since the world's first chairlifts were installed there in 1936 on Proctor and Dollar mountains. The resort features over 2,000 skiable acres as well as terrain parks for snowboarders and tubing hills for the less adventurous. For those who prefer cross-country skiing, Sun Valley has over 40 kilometers of groomed trails. Visitors can take horse-drawn sleigh rides in the evenings as well.

The waters that surround Sun Valley attract fly fisherman of all skill levels, and professional shops are available for instruction, gear and guides. The ski runs become a labyrinth of mountain bike trails when the snow melts. Riders can take the gondola to the top for extreme rides down the mountain. Bike sports shops are ready with rentals, guided tours and spare parts if needed. Hikers have 400 miles of car-free tracks and trails to explore at their own pace.

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