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Sun Valley’s latest video help guests imagine the full resort experience.

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So much of marketing is delivering small, bite-sized pieces of action-inspiring information. Snow reports, glossy sunset photos, dining specials, etc.

And while individual pieces are great, the experience you’re selling is a sum of those parts. Which means that every once in a while you need to tie it all together. You need to connect the dots between the dining specials and the new lift, the glossy sunset photos and the skating rink.

That “wide view” of your resort can be challenging, but I think it’s an important type of message to study and practice.

Sun Valley Flowmotion

I’ve talked about a few such concepts before, but a recent one from Sun Valley took a very unique and, in my opinion, effective approach to this. With friendly narration and clever animation to lead guests from one activity to the next, potential guests experience everything from sleigh rides to ice skating to hot tubs in just a couple couple.

And while I think it work well in 16:9, they’ve also shared edits in square renders as well to give this message legs on as many channels as possible.

Summer Too

This might look familiar with folks who sit a little closer to the Sun Valley market, because over the summer they released a snow-free version that does the same thing with their equally long list of things to do during warmer months.

Once again, it a very small, fast-paced package you get an inspiring, 360° view of the resort and what a vacation might look like.


An interesting point worth pondering is that (similar to Snowbasin’s What If campaign) they aren’t trying to tailor it down to specifically to a unique segment of guests.

Instead, they lead you through everything but they’re using quick cuts and clever editing to keep your attention so there’s never too much time spent on one thing that may not be as relevant as others. Romantic evenings, wide open groomers, ice skating, food…even if one of those things isn’t high on your list, it doesn’t dwell long enough on one theme to lost the audience’s interest.

Great work from the Sun Valley team. The full-resort message isn’t easy, but they’ve delivered one of the better versions I’ve seen.

About Gregg & SlopeFillers
I've had more first-time visitors lately, so adding a quick "about" section. I started SlopeFillers in 2010 with the simple goal of sharing great resort marketing strategies. Today I run marketing for resort ecommerce and CRM provider Inntopia, my home mountain is the lovely Nordic Valley, and my favorite marketing campaign remains the Ski Utah TV show that sold me on skiing as a kid in the 90s.

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