Not everyone gets on their first pair of skis at the age of 2. For Madeleine Eiting, her earliest memories of skiing are some of her earliest memories, period. Growing up in the midwest, she spent her childhood years skiing at nearby mountains, only to find her way to Denver, Colorado, where her love for skiing and the outdoors flourished. To experience the wide array of mountains she was newly surrounded by, Madeleine took advantage of the Ikon Pass, eventually leading her to Sun Valley, Idaho.
Located in the Idaho mountains, Sun Valley is infamous for consistent vertical pitch, endless groomers, and some of the best glade skiing. Aside from its terrain, the secret to this mecca for outdoor enthusiasts is the lack of crowds. While many of the more popular ski resorts have become highly desirable and as a result, packed with eager skiers and snowboarders on any given day, Sun Valley is just far enough away to keep the crowds light. Consisting of two mountain ranges and 3,400 vertical feet, this hidden gem quickly became a must see for Madeleine.
Madeleine learned that Sun Valley had just recently been added to the Ikon Pass and planned a trip to check another amazing mountain off her list. After flying to Ketchum, Idaho and renting a car, Madeleine arrived at the beautiful mountains of Sun Valley.
Known as the very first ski resort in the United States, the quaint and historical aesthetic of the destination painted an idyllic picture with a charming and old-timey feel. Between skiing, dining and accommodations, we were excited to learn more about Madeleine’s experience at Sun Valley!