It is snowing in Sun Valley! There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until Sunday and they are calling for three to five inches of new snow in the next 24 hours.
The inch of new snow that accumulated overnight on Friday made for some seriously happy skiers and boarders early Saturday morning. The soft layer of fresh snow over the machine-groomed terrain was pretty packed for most of the day, but the skiing was still good. With the opening of Ridge, Blue Grouse, and Lower College on Friday, the most snow and the most terrain of the season made for a day of soft snow, weekend-crowded slopes, and some fun turns. Lookout Express also opened to the delight of many, though plenty of cold skiers and boarders were still seen riding the Gondola to stay warm.
Ski team kids covered the mountain, amped to get the race season started. The Snow Sports School was also busy, with ski and snowboard lessons taking place all over the mountain. The mini Terrain Park on Lower River Run was packed with riders in bright jackets, tall T’s, and big pants. The lodges are busy, with kids racing to get the chocolate chip cookies in Warm Springs Lodge when the bell rings and friends crowding around the new River Run fire pit. ‘Tis the season for things to get busy and for the snow to keep falling!
The Sun Valley Center for the Arts Presents:
The Campbell Brothers
Saturday, December 12 at 7:30pm
Sun Valley Opera House
$20 / $30 nonmembers
The Campbell Brothers present “Sacred Steel”: African American gospel music with electric steel guitar accompanying the vocals. This tradition is just now emerging from the House of God Keith Dominion Church, where for sixty years it has been an integral part of worship. As the music moves from sanctuary to concert hall-the group has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music-secular audiences are able to appreciate a performance both devotional and rocking. The Campbell Brothers present a rich variety of material from the African American Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire with a new twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar, played as you have never heard it played before.
A part of the 2009/2010 Winter Performance Series, sponsored by Gail and Jack Thornton.
Tickets available ONLY through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.