Sun Valley Resort Presents – Kenny Loggins Live, May 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM
There are certain welcoming voices in popular music that can be identified as soon as a song starts – they’re immediately familiar musical touchstones, inextricably part of our collective pop culture soundtrack. Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins possesses such a voice, and for over three decades it’s been inviting listeners in to experience music that reaches the heart and the senses with disarming candor, authentic emotion and rich lyrical and melodic resonance. From Loggins & Messina classics like "Danny’s Song" to signature solo tracks including "Celebrate Me Home" and the GRAMMY-winning "This Is It," Kenny Loggins’ expansive body of work speaks volumes with its warmth and directness.
On his latest album, 2007′s How About Now, the 2X GRAMMY-winning superstar whose long career has traversed diverse styles on record and in film music – comes home to the soulful, roots-centric singer-songwriter tradition that first made him a household name. In speaking about his 2005 tour with Jim Messina, beautifully captured on the concert album Live: Sittin’ in Again at Santa Barbara Bowl, Loggins commented, "I went on the road with Jimmy, we finally did a reunion tour, about 40 shows. During that time I rediscovered a kind of music I was making as a kid that had acoustic guitar at the center. There was a certain level of joy and simplicity to my writing. Working with Jimmy reminded me of that, and I got to thinking, if I was making my half of a Loggins & Messina record today, what would it sound like? That’s what I aimed for."
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Toni Childs, who most recently performed at two of President Obama’s Inaugural Balls, will be performing at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Toni’s debut album, Union, earned her Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. The New York Times called Childs “one of the most promising among a new generation of composers and performers.” Her first tour was opening for Bob Dylan. Toni’s most recent album, The Woman’s Boat, earned Toni her third Grammy nomination, for Best Female Rock Performance. Her music is deeply soulful and heart awakening. It comes from her personal and spiritual healing and transformation, and from her deep devotion to Mother Earth. She is much more than a "rock star"… people have compared her performances to the "heart-opening" music of Deva Prem.
Wednesdays belong to Bryant Dunn, Snow Safety Assistant with Sun Valley Ski Patrol and this week is no exception. Bryant reports on promising weather conditions for the upcoming week, brings you a summary of mountain lift and ski area closures and invites college skiing buddies to join this year’s Holding Cup race on Warm Springs, this year promises to be a lot of fun! Check out the video below for complete report.
Skin it! No, not talking about personalizing your gadgets – Winch Cat operator Kevin Klepser takes you out for a night grooming session on Bald Mtn. to discuss night skier & hiker safety. As days get longer, more and more people choose to climb up Baldy on skis or snowshoes – here’s a video with couple of tips on how to make it an enjoyable and safe experience.
In addition to walking through Winch Cat operating protocol, Kevin shares some of the grooming hot spots (where skiers & hikers should be extra alert) and discuses the dangers of the assisted cables and their movements on various terrain. This is a must-watch segment for anyone planning some night skiing or hiking. Remember to wear reflective clothing and check for signs & lights!
Sun Valley Company announces the appointment of Wallace Huffman to the position of Director of Resorts and Resort Development. Mr. Huffman has been the General Manager of Sun Valley Resort since 1977 and has had management responsibility for Snowbasin Resort in Utah for most of the ownership of Mr. Holding, which began in 1984.
Mr. Huffman will have overall responsibility for both operations but will step away from the daily operations to concentrate on planning and development for Sun Valley Resort, Snowbasin (a Sun Valley Resort) and Flagstaff Little America. The Sun Valley Resort completed a vision plan in 2004 and Mr. Huffman has worked since that time with the City of Sun Valley to implement the plan. Last year witnessed the completion and opening of the White Clouds Golf Course, the Sun Valley Club and the Sun Valley Pavilion, all integral components of the Holding family vision. Also Mr. Huffman has been shepherding the master planning of the Snowbasin base area properties for the last two years. He will now be responsible to the Holdings to implement that plan in the two counties in which Snowbasin is located. Mr. Huffman’s office will be located at the Sun Valley Resort.
Sun Valley further announces that Mr. Tim Silva, currently the General Manager of Northstar at Tahoe, has been tapped to become the new General Manager at Sun Valley. He has extensive experience at Northstar, having been the General Manager there for the past 17 years. Prior to that time he was lift operations manager at Sun Valley and has never lost his affinity for the Holdings and the Sun Valley area. Mr. Silva will assume his new duties early in May. We wish him all the best.
Sun Valley ski season will remain open through Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009.
As of Sunday, March 22, the Elkhorn lift,Half Dollar on Dollar Mountain and #11 Lookout lift on Baldy will close. This also will be the last day for the Roundhouse Restaurant.
Sunday, March 29 will be the last operating day for lift Exhibition #2 (ever – next year we’re having the new gondola run to Roundhouse instead!) and lift Sunnyside #6 – both will close at the end of that day.
Sunday, April 5, will be the last day of operation for Greyhawk #7, Seattle Ridge #12, Mayday #14 and Cold Springs #4on Baldy. Seattle Ridge Restaurant also will close.
Dollar Mountain will remain open through Easter Sunday weather and conditions permitting.
This information is subject to change depending upon weather and snow conditions.
Please visit Moutain Report on our website for updated condition reports or call 800-635-4150.
Bryant Dunn is back and reports from the base of Dollar Mountain about weather forecast for upcoming week and events happening in or around Sun Valley – like The 5th Annual Holding Cup Intercollegiate Alumni Race taking place on March 27 & 28, 2009. Watch the video for more info!