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Uncategorized Win a trip for two to Sun Valley, Crosson Skis and more in this giveaway valued over $3,000! Published on January 3, 2019 by FREESKIER FREESKIER is teaming up with the crew at Visit Sun Valley to give one lucky winner and a friend of their choosing a three-day, two-night trip to Sun Valley, Idaho, to ski one of the most beautiful resorts in North America! Enter your information below to be considered to win complimentary lift […]
Uncategorized Your Guide To The Holidays In Sun Valley, Idaho Flocked in a frosty coat of white and adorned with shimmering lights, wreaths, and a passionate reverence for time honored tradition and family gathering, few places are as magical during Christmas as Sun Valley. As the streets lined with lights welcome visitors to town and the village teems with festive activities and traditions, the spirit […]
Uncategorized Bruce Willis Sells His Idaho Estate for $5.5 Million, Breaking a Town Record The ‘Sixth Sense’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’ star’s 20-acre lakefront ranch sold after seven years on the market. Actor Bruce Willis has officially sold his 20+ acre lakefront ranch property in Hailey, Idaho, just 12 miles south of Sun Valley. In 2011, Willis listed the estate for $15 million with Sotheby’s, then re-listed it in 2016 as a […]
Uncategorized Stunning Sun Valley: Hiking, Biking and Rafting in Idaho’s Alpine Gem SUN VALLEY, IDAHO — Mountain peaks pierce the sky like emerald pyramids as we weave through Idaho’s Sawtooth National Forest, more than two million acres of gorgeous green that’s home to Baldy, one of the Smoky Mountains’ highest summits. After spending a day discovering the hipster comforts of Boise, we’ve driven three hours east to this massive […]
Uncategorized Sun Valley Center for the Arts Prepares for Annual Festival KETCHUM — The dates have been set for Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ 50th Arts & Crafts Festival — a cultural highlight of the Wood River Valley’s summer season. This free event will take place Aug. 10–12 on the lawns of Atkinson Park in Ketchum. Festival hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, […]
Uncategorized Ketchum Building Activity Picking Up First 5 months of 2018 outpace prior years in city Looking across Ketchum, the story of new commercial property development is no longer solely focused on new hotels. The construction of the Limelight Hotel on Main Street and the anticipated construction of the Auberge Resort Sun Valley hotel were the major new commercial development projects […]
Uncategorized Sun Valley: A Year-Round Destination Forbes, April 4th, 2018 Sun Valley in Idaho offers just about everything an outdoor enthusiast might dream of doing in one location. Skiers and snowboarders relish its more than 2,000 skiable acres and 40 kilometers of cross-country tracks. But don’t discount its warm-weather outdoor activities, as droves of people come here for hiking, mountain biking, golf, […]
Uncategorized Junior Alpine Championships After all the excitement from Monday’s women’s giant sla-lom finale of the 2018 Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships on Baldy, Sun Valley will make a quick turnaround two days later and stage another major U.S. Ski and Snowboard (USSA) event. Roughly 70-80 men and 50-60 women from across the U.S. are expected for the USSA U.S. […]
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Uncategorized Olympic Coach Started Out in Sun Valley U.S. halfpipe skiers take 3 medals at PyeongChang U.S. freeskiing halfpipe coach Ben Verge started skiing at Dollar Mountain as a kid. When he got older, he coached for the Sun Valley Ski Team. This week, his team struck gold at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.     “I definitely remember skiing on […]
Uncategorized Skiing legend Warren Miller dies at 93 Titan of ski filmmaking launched career, genre in Sun Valley Warren Anthony Miller, a ski-film pioneer in Sun Valley and lifelong pillar of the genre, died Wednesday at his home on Orcas Island, Wash. He was 93. Born in Hollywood, Calif., in 1924, Miller took to the outdoors—and to photography—at a young age, surfing on […]
Uncategorized Idaho’s first beer, wine and spirits event moves from Boise to Ketchum KETCHUM, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – Taste and Craft, formerly known as Taste208, was first held in 2010. Now, in 2018, the founders decided to close the Boise event and move it to Ketchum. According to the release, the founders say they want to move the event to the Wood River Valley during the Trailing of the Sheep […]
Uncategorized Why people really want to move to Idaho but are fleeing its neighbor, Wyoming Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the union. Half of its neighbors are in the top five. All but one are in the top 13. The “but one” is Wyoming. It’s dead last. 51st out of a possible 51 (our ranking is adjusted for population and includes Washington, D.C.). Wyoming lost 1.0 percent of its […]
Uncategorized 81 Years of Superb Skiing In 1936, deep in south-central Idaho’s jagged Sawtooth Mountains, Sun Valley Resort spun the world’s very first chairlift. For 81 years, the resort has been offering up some of the best skiing in the western United States on Bald and Dollar mountains, the two peaks that make up the resort. Obviously, the sunny, snowy resort town […]
Uncategorized Sun Valley has been ranked the #2 Overall Resort by SKI Magazine for 2018! The results of our reader-ranked survey ranking the top 15 resorts in Western North America. SKI Magazine Editors September 22, 2017 “Tradition, ambiance, great customer service, efficient lifts, beautiful location, amazing grooming… there is, quite simply, no place like it.” -SKI Magazine Other rankings included in the 2017-2018 SKI Magazine Readers Poll include: Lifts: #1 […]
Uncategorized Sun Valley Jazz And Music Festival Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 to Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival Five days. Forty Bands. One Million Smiles Attendees from all fifty states, every Canadian province, and several foreign countries gather each October to celebrate live performances of America’s music. The Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival was birthed out of a […]
Uncategorized Trailing of the Sheep Wednesday, October 4th through Sunday, October 8th 2017 The Trailing of the Sheep Festival was started in 1996 in response to the rapid loss of farms and ranches and the rapid growth in the Wood River Valley. The Festival preserves the stories and colorful history of sheep ranchers and herders, celebrates the rich cultures of the past […]
Uncategorized Wagon Days 2017 Join us for Wagon Days‘ 60th Anniversary, August 31-September 4, 2017 Welcome to yesteryear. Please join us Labor Day weekend as Ketchum celebrates the days before railroads or automobiles reached the town with its 60th year celebration of Wagon Days. Come to Main Street and watch the largest parade in the country without motorized vehicles (on Saturday). Basque […]
Uncategorized 2017 Total Solar Eclipse On August 21, 2017, Ketchum and Sun Valley, Idaho residents and visitors will experience a Total Solar Eclipse as the moon moves fully in front of the sun. This extraordinary moment marks the first total eclipse of the sun visible from all 48 contiguous United States since 1979 and the first visible from coast to […]
Uncategorized An Eventful Summer In Sun Valley, ID – 2017 By Sunseeker Every summer adventure conquerers are drawn out of the wood work to Sun Valley, Idaho in search of something special. For some, the lure is the 400+ miles of singletrack mountain biking trails, the endless hiking opportunities or even the rod-torquing trout lurking in the various waters are the sacred quests. For others, Sun Valley’s hybridization […]
Uncategorized How To Do Sun Valley, In Two Parts Whether you’re celebrity chasing or couch crashing, here’s the run down on where to stay, eat, and ski. April 13, 2017 By Julie Brown There are two ways to experience Sun Valley. The Hollywood way, with diamond-crusted facials and celebrity hobnobbing. Or the couch-surfing way, with a DIY flair that capitalizes on the local secrets of your hosts. […]