Press Release


Sun Valley Resort is excited to announce the completion of its current phase of renovations including new culinary concepts and improvements to the Sun Valley Inn, which enhance the guest experience through modern updates, attention to detail, and a refreshed look and feel.

The pinnacle of the renovations is the grand opening of the much-anticipated Village Station, an all-new, family-friendly restaurant with a full-service bar, pizza, sandwiches, salads, and four large-screen televisions. This casual spot hosts a nightly happy hour from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and includes 12 craft beers on tap with six rotating handles, along with appetizers such as the Mozzarella Bricks. Menu items include the Short Rib Ragu with braised short rib, creamy polenta, maitake mushrooms, parmigiana, and herbs; as well as the locals’ favorite, Chicken Parmesan. For those wishing to grab and go, take-out options include such dishes as Spaghetti Bolognese and Chicken Piccata, available in large and regular portions, based on the number of people.

The Ram, a modern steakhouse featuring an upscale menu which incorporates locally-sourced ingredients, has undergone a complete remodel featuring an exhibition kitchen, nightly wine specials, and an updated menu. The historical charm remains, while modern renovations provide an inviting and warm atmosphere. Featured dishes include 44 Farms Angus Ribeye, Rocky Mountain Lamb Shank, and Idaho Ruby Trout. Keeping true to its roots, The Ram which opened in 1937, gives the nod to classic entrees served throughout the decades with the Heritage Dinners, such as The Hemingway Hasenpfeffer from 1954 and the Hungarian Goulash from 1966. Reasonably priced at $25, guests can enjoy a different meal each day of the week.

What’s more, The Ram Bar has reopened following a revamp and now features craft cocktails, batch cocktails served in punch bowls, regional beers on tap, and wines from the Sun Valley cellar. Updates to the iconic bar include hardwood floors, a fireplace, three large screen televisions, and new furniture.

“With our new lineup of culinary offerings, we can provide dining options that accommodate gatherings of all kinds, from casual and festive to elevated and celebratory,” said Jim Snyder, Sun Valley’s director of food and beverage. “We are excited to introduce our guests to the all-new Village Station and the renovated Ram and The Ram Bar so they can experience the enhancements first-hand.”

Sun Valley also unveils phase one of the Sun Valley Inn renovation project. This stage of the revamp includes the first 25 of 105 rooms, with new carpeting, linens, mattresses, bathrooms, energy-efficient windows, 55-inch screen televisions, and enhanced wireless internet. A number of the rooms were combined to increase their size and comfort, to create 20 rooms and one suite. The remaining 80 guest rooms will be renovated in the Fall of 2018, with completion planned for next December. After the project is complete, the Inn will have 98 completely remodeled guest rooms.

“Beginning with the renovation of Sun Valley Lodge in 2015, we have been dedicated to meeting the needs of our luxury travelers by incorporating the modern updates, amenities, and attention to detail guests desire while still highlighting Sun Valley’s treasured history,” said Justin Cambier, Sun Valley Resort’s director of hospitality. “Sun Valley aims to create a timeless ambiance that evokes memories and is rooted in traditions but also looks forward toward new adventures. This phase of the renovation captures this spirit and supports Sun Valley in providing guests with authentic and memorable experiences during their visits.”

Sun Valley is offering lodging and skiing packages throughout the winter season. It’s the perfect time to stay in one of the remodeled rooms, enjoy dinner at the Village Station, and spend time on the slopes.

January | Ski & Save

Now through January 31, season pass holders from other resorts can take advantage of the best snowmaking and grooming in North America with 40% off lift tickets and 20% off lodging at Sun Valley Resort.

February | Ski & Stay Free

Guests staying at the Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley Inn or one of the Sun Valley Cottages can ski for free this winter. Kids who are 12 years old and younger ski for free with each paying adult lift ticket and a three-night minimum stay. Rates start at $249 a night.

March | Kids Ski Free

Kids ski free in Sun Valley during March! One free child (12 and under) lift ticket per paying adult when staying at participating resort properties.

Availability is limited, and restrictions apply.
To make a reservation, please call 800.786.8259.

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