Ketchum Named Top 25 Ski Town in World


Hey, guess what? Ketchum is a pretty great ski town! OK, so this should come as no surprise to any of us who live in these parts, but the town (and it's associated ski area) landed on the list of the Top 25 ski towns as chosen by National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Ketchum/Sun Valley rounds out the list of international destinations, joining the likes of Zermatt, Switzerland, Chamonix, France, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, and Stowe, Vt. The West actually claimed quite a few spots on the list. Other regional ski towns on the short list include Bend, Ore.; Jackson, Wyo.; Bozeman and Whitefish, Mont.; Crested Butte, Aspen, Telluride and Steamboat Springs, Colo.; and Park City, Utah.

Of Ketchum, the magazine had this to say:

"The upscale mountain and its opulent lodges still carry the grandeur of their pre-war days while the old mining and sheep town of Ketchum, population 2,689, maintains a rustic elegance, with gourmet restaurants and steak-and-microbrew saloons in century-old brick buildings."

Check out the full list here.