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GET­TING THERE

Fly to Los An­ge­les with one of the ma­jor car­ri­ers (such as Qan­tas, Vir­gin Aus­tralia, United and Delta), then con­nect to Fried­man Memo­rial Air­port in the small town of Hai­ley, which is 22 kilo­me­tres from the re­sort. Alaska Air­lines and Delta reg­u­larly make the two-hour fight be­tween LA and Hai­ley. If you are al­ready ski­ing in Utah or Colorado (where most Aussies go), there are also flights from Salt Lake City with Delta and with United from Den­ver. Free shut­tles are avail­able from Hai­ley air­port for Sun Val­ley re­sort guests.

• alaskaair.com, delta.com, united.com

LAY OF THE LAND

There are two ski ar­eas, Bald Moun­tain and Dol­lar Moun­tain. In be­tween is the re­sort vil­lage, in­clud­ing Sun Val­ley Lodge. There is no ski in and ski out ac­com­mo­da­tion, but free shut­tles take skiers to the nearby slopes. There are day lodges at, or on, each moun­tain. Shut­tles also run into the Old West town of Ketchum, which is about three kilo­me­tres away and has most ac­com­mo­da­tion, restau­rants and bars.

WHERE TO STAY

• The Sun Val­ley Lodge has charm, style and his­tory and a

new wow fac­tor thanks to its ren­o­va­tion. sun­val­ley.com

• The Lime­light Ho­tel (there’s one in Aspen too) is edgy, af­ford­able and for the young crowd. It was the first new ho­tel in Sun Val­ley in 20 years when it opened in Ketchum in late 2016. lime­lightho­tels.com

• The Knob Hill Inn is a bou­tique prop­erty in Ketchum with Euro­pean ski chalet am­bi­ence. knob­hillinn.com

WHERE TO EAT IN KETCHUM

• The Warfield Dis­tillery & Brew­ery is a gas­tro-pub where you can par­take in lo­cal beers such as Big Plough, spir­its in­clud­ing gin and vodka, and a mod­ern menu fea­tur­ing oc­to­pus, pheas­ant breast and Hokkaido scal­lops. warfield­dis­tillery.com

• Step into the Wild West at the cosy Pi­o­neer Saloon, a Sun Val­ley icon where steaks and ribs rule. pi­o­neer­sa­loon.com

• The Enoteca restau­rant and wine bar, op­er­ated by the own­ers of the ac­claimed Ketchum Grill, has wood-fire piz­zas and Idaho trout on its menu. ketchum-enoteca.com

• For mod­ern-day celeb spot­ting, book a break­fast, brunch or lunch ta­ble at the stylish Ital­ian, Cristina’s. cristi­na­sof­sun­val­ley.com

FUR­THER IN­FOR­MA­TION

• sun­val­ley.com

• Idaho Tourism: vis­i­ti­daho.org

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