Coles Whalen to perform January 8 & 9 in the Boiler Room

Coles Whalen and her band to play the Sun Valley Boiler Room Friday & Saturday, January 8 & 9, 2010.
Doors open at 9pm ~ Cover is $10 ~ First 10 people at the door get in FREE!
Coles Whalen knows how to jump start a music career, literally. After independently releasing an EP in 2005, she bought a pick-up truck and camper and never looked back. In the next 12 months, she played over 150 venues across the western U.S. and was able to release her follow up, full-length record "Gee Baby," in February of 2006.

Steppin’ Out Magazine said of the release "Whalen’s voice has more than enough power to carry a rock anthem, but she prefers to use that power to sustain her gentler, more pensive moments. Her pitch and articulation – vocal and instrumental – are flawless."

Whalen sold more than 10,000 records in the U.S. and Canada straight out of the back of her truck. In 2007 Whalen released her third solo project, "Nothing is Too Much" and parked the camper for good. Forming a new band in her hometown of Denver, CO, she’s opened for Paula Cole, Pat Benatar, The John Butler Trio, Rufus Wainwright, Melissa Ferrick and Reckless Kelley among others.

Ricardo Baca, Pop Music Critic for The Denver Post wrote "Whalen delivers an absolutely great show, she left a lasting impression on me."

Whalen is not only making waves in the U.S., she and her band were declared the winners of Akon’s Showcase in Montreal, Quebec Canada 2009. The Whistle Stop Road Record, presented by, is Whalen’s fourth solo album, released in October 2009. While on tour to support this record, Whalen will take a few weeks off to be in the studio with producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson) and Akon working on her fifth full – length release, expected to hit the airwaves in February of 2010.

"Soulful, powerful, straight from the heart" -Monica Younge, Indie Music Reviews

2010 Winter Comedy Series heats up the Boiler Room Friday & Saturday Nights

Stand-up comedian Jay Davis performs March 12 & 13

If you like stand-up comedy, come to the Boiler Room every Friday & Saturday night now through March. New comedians, hot off the comedy circuit every weekend. Doors open at 5:30pm- Comedy starts at 6:30pm. $15 cover. Only $10 with your Sun Valley season pass, discount pass or lift ticket. Stick around for live music after the comedy!

January 15 & 16 – Eddie Ifft & Dax Jordan
January 22 & 23 – Jason Resler & Leif Skyving
January 29 & 30 – Tig Notaro & David Huntsberger
February 5 & 6 – Dan Gabriel & Gary Cannon
February 12 & 13 – Jackie Kashian & Steve Mazan
February 19 & 20 – Mike Pace & Heath Harmison
February 26 & 27- Harry Basil & Jim Summers
March 5 & 6 – Jimmy Shubert & Ryan Wingfield
March 12 & 13 – Jay Davis & Tracy Smith
Final Show! March 19 & 20 – Michael Loftus & John Moyer

It’s Always Sunny in Sun Valley Episode Two

Mark Oliver does it again with the second installment of his video series, “It’s Always Sunny in Sun Valley”. This time featuring local riders like Wyatt and Yancy Caldwell, A.J. Ogden, Josh Keefer, and Olympian Graham Watanabe. Check it out here.

It’s Always Sunny in Sun Valley Episode 2 from Mark Oliver on Vimeo.

New Year, New Season, New Future and Hopefully, New Snow.

2010 is just a few hours away and we now look forward to what the New Year, the new season, and possibly the new snow holds for Sun Valley. With 75 years of history behind us, containing a storied past of great skiers, celebrities, politicians, ripping locals, blue skies, and sun-filled seasons of good skiing; we are excited and hopeful for what the future has in store for our much-loved mountain.

We have a rough year behind us. In 2009, the economy served to threaten our tourist-dependant community and it is easy to see the misfortune. But instead, we look back on a community that continues to grow, people that continue to work hard, a company with a vision for the future, a passionate, outspoken and hard-working generation of youth in the valley who want the best for their hometown, and a mountain that has continually stood tall over our valley as it has for ages, serving as a pillar for our community and a cornerstone for ski culture throughout the world.

With timeless Bald Mountain, a new terrain park on Dollar, a new era of management, an ever-present supply of sunny skies and short lift lines, 3,300 feet of vertical just waiting to be skied, an environment that provides endless terrain for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and mountain biking, and a community that continues to support and enjoy this blessed place, we can be nothing but grateful we live in Sun Valley and be nothing but optimistic for all that 2010 has in store.

Now with a forecast calling for 17-20 inches in the area overnight tonight, it seems the New Year is most definitely starting out right.

So check out to the festivities in Sun Valley, head to one of the parties in downtown Ketchum, or snuggle at home on the couch and ring in the New Year with optimism, love, hope, and cross your fingers for all that snow. Happy New Year to you and yours!