Originally Posted by jwest09
I would go to Ketchum. Ski season will be over, and hotel prices will be lower during slack.
Yeah, why travel 8 hours when you can get to Ketchum / Sun Valley in less than 3?
The money you'll save on gas can go toward lodging which will be very reasonable during slack.
You can find a good room for not much over $100 during slack.
Even better, you can find a reasonable vacation rental as many town-houses and condos are sitting empty during off-season.
The town is nice and quiet now and will be for a couple of more months.
There are excellent restaurants, good bars, incredible natural beauty, great hiking / walking, ice skating, maybe fishing? friendly people who will very happily welcome you (and your money
) during slack.
You can drive up to Galena Summit and over into Stanley Basin.
It's not the very most beautiful time of year as the snow in the valley is gone and it will still be brown but the entire Wood River Valley is beautiful during any time of year.