To Idaho… for a Sun Valley Film Festival experience

A three-day film, ski and spa escape

Actress Janet Leigh and ski instructor Sigi Engl on the slopes of Bald Mountain
Actress Janet Leigh and ski instructor Sigi Engl on the slopes of Bald Mountain

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This month sees the ninth edition of the Sun Valley Film Festival in Idaho, USA, an event promoting the art of filmmaking, which this year will honour standout stars such as Winston Duke for his roles in Black Panther and Us. To coincide with the festival, Sun Valley Resort is hosting a three-day experience (18-22 March) where guests will be given insider access to the line-up of cinematic events, combined with skiing and spa treatments.

The historic Sun Valley Resort
The historic Sun Valley Resort
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The historic hotel – opened as America’s first ski resort and famed for hosting Ernest Hemingway as he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls, as well as film stars during Hollywood’s Golden Age – has organised Insider Passes (the film festival’s highest level access) for visitors joining the event, which offer entry to all film showings, panels and parties, in addition to an invitation to the Screenwriters Lab Cocktail reception, hosted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Dolittle and Syriana). The main event, however, will be the SVFF Vision Dinner held on 21 March, which pays tribute to icons of the entertainment industry. Past honorees include Clint Eastwood and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Ernest Hemingway and actor Gary Cooper were among the hotel’s famed guests
Ernest Hemingway and actor Gary Cooper were among the hotel’s famed guests
Marilyn Monroe was a famous visitor to the hotel
Marilyn Monroe was a famous visitor to the hotel

As part of the package, guests will also have time at the spa and on the slopes of Bald Mountain for skiing with a professional guide.

Guests will be able to enjoy skiing as part of a three-day Film Festival experience
Guests will be able to enjoy skiing as part of a three-day Film Festival experience
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