The Sun Valley ski resort began as the dream of an Austrian Count in 1935. Today, Sun Valley is counted as one of the premier ski resorts in the country. The terrain on Bald and Dollar Mountains accommodates everything from downhill skiing to Nordic sports to dog-sled tours. Gopndola rides reveal majestic mountain-top vistas, while attraction in the towns of Hailey and Ketchum offer culture and apres-ski entertainment. A Sun Valley summer vacation offers whitewater rafting on the Salmon and Snake Rivers, and ample action for anglers on the Big Wood River and Silver Creek. Hiking and biking enthusiasts can trek through the extensive Wood River Valley Trail System. Breathtaking views make two Robert Trent Jones golf courses even more appealing.