Snowmobiling in Sun Valley

Published in the January 2009 Issue Travel
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Sun Valley is perhaps the most famous place in all of Idaho-and yet probably the last place on just about every snowmobiler's riding radar.

Oh, Sun Valley and the mountains that ring the Wood River Valley have all the elements that make for a great snowmobiling trip-an abundance of snow, excellent sledding terrain, spectacular scenery, plenty of groomed and ungroomed paths and, yes, plenty of sun.

So why is snowmobiling in the area not nearly as famous as the alpine skiing? Mostly because skiing is king and everything else takes a backseat, including snowmobiling. It could also be that Sun Valley has long been a playground (and second home) for the rich and famous, many of whom, we're guessing, could care less about snowmobiling.

Driving through town and the outskirts is like being in an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Some of the more famous people who have homes in the Sun Valley area include Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Hanks.

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