Welcome to the sunny city of Sun Valley, Idaho, originally established by Count Felix Schaffgotsc in 1936. He had been on a mission to find the perfect untapped area in which to build a ski resort the likes of which no one had ever seen. Then in 1935, he overheard some locals talking about a small mining town in Idaho called Ketchum and he thought that “Ketchum” had a ring to it. Tucked into the western reaches of the United States, he described Ketchum holding “more delightful features than any place [he had] ever seen in Switzerland, Austria or the U.S. for a winter resort. ”Within eight months, it was an instant success and to this day stands as a year-round resort, where world-renowned skiers come and develop their talents along with lodging for celebrities and everyone else who wants a winter resort with almost year-round sun!