After working to get a hotel built at Main and First streets since 2010, Ketchum officially welcomed Aspen Skiing Company’s Limelight Hotel at a grand opening celebration in January. The 175,000-square-foot hotel features 111 guest rooms and suites, 14 private residences, and 4,000 square feet of indoor function space.
The leaves are turning, the weather is mild, and the rates are lower. Here’s a second look at an oft-ignored time of year for mountain meetings and events.
Colorado-based Aspen Skiing Company is taking the successful model of its Limelight Hotel in downtown Aspen to downtown Ketchum, where it broke ground for a hotel of the same name on July 10. The property is in close proximity to Sun Valley’s River Run base of Bald Mountain and will feature 99 rooms and suites, 14 condominiums and 12 lock-off units. The Limelight in Aspen features large guest rooms, a large and open lounge, a lobby restaurant and adventure programming for guests.
Sun Valley is aptly named. Surrounded by the Sawtooth and Pioneer Mountain ranges in central Idaho and fed by four creeks, the region is drenched in sunshine 250 days a year. Because it sits at the western edge of the Mountain time zone, summer days can last more than 16 hours. Even in January, the high-desert climate is so temperate, early marketing campaigns tout, “Winter sports under a summer sun!”