You need to escape. You love to shred. You have five days. How will you spend your kid’s precious Spring Break this year?

Well lucky for us all, Sun Valley Resort is running a kids ski free promotion for the entire month of March 2018. Yeah, we’re taking full advantage. 

Here’s a suggested (and awesome) itinerary for a family of four this Spring Break. Maximize your time in Sun Valley with shredding Baldy, learning on Dollar, or playing in the pool.

DAY 1: Arrival

You’re most likely going to arrive just in time for aprés ski, so find your way to Lefty’s, for some crowd-pleasing bites. Then, prep yourself for tomorrow: grab your rentals from our onsite shop, prep for a perfect day on the slopes, and hit the sack early.

DAY 2: Beginner’s Ski Day

Once you’re ready to show your kids how it’s done, spend the morning getting to know Baldy. There’s tons of terrain, so don’t feel like you have to get to it all in one day!

If you need ski school for your kids, there are a number of programs and camps, starting at 9:45 AM.

For lunch, pop off at The Lookout at the top of the mountain – the views (and tacos) are to die for. In the afternoon, shred your hearts out and grab a brew before ski school lets out at 3:00.

DAY 3: Leveled Up

If you’re not going for first chair, don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone. Instead, take a leisurely morning and enjoy breakfast and coffee in the Limelight Lounge.

Then, hit the slopes. Be sure to check out Seattle Ridge if you’re on Baldy. The big wide open groomers will get your blood pumping but are intermediate-skier friendly. Grab a quick lunch at the Seattle Ridge Lodge.

If you’re into terrain parks, head over to Dollar Mountain in the afternoon and enjoy the jumps, rails, and tables!

After your relaxed and warmed up at the hotel, grab dinner. For a budget-friendly and delicious meal, head over to the Sawtooth Club for happy hour and catch their bar menu.

Day 4: Take it Easy

If your family members are ski enthusiasts, you can certainly fill every single day with skiing. But we like to take one day off the mountain and explore the town’s other kid-friendly activities. Our favorite things to do are:

  • Ice skating at the Sun Valley rink, open 11-7 daily
  • Snowshoeing, there are multiple easy trails for kids
  • Rock climbing, indoors at the local YMCA

Mix and mash these activities with a long lunch, afternoon nap, and eventual dinner.

Day 5: Watch the Pros

From March 21-26, the 2018 Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships are in Sun Valley, each day featuring different races. Check the schedule here and pick a handful of races to watch on Bald Mountain. These men and women are inspiring and the races exhilarating to watch from the sidelines.

In the evening, plan some pool time for the kids and hot tub time for you. Limelight’s outdoor pool is open year round and quite the kid-pleaser. After your kids have pruned, order up some pizza and s’mores kits and eat them fireside.

Other Things to Do

There are endless activities to be done over Spring Break in Sun Valley, and they cater to a broad range of interests. There’s just as much fun to be off the mountain as there is on the mountain so ask your concierge. After this action-packed week, we hope you’ll leave feeling energized and re-connected to your family. That’s what Spring Break is all about, right?

About Casey Sedlack

Casey grew up in the mountains and has years of skiing, snowboarding, and creative writing under her belt. A Sun Valley resident for years, Casey recently moved to Wyoming to start a ranching life with her husband and son.