Sun Valley Powder Festival – The Ultimate Snow Dance Weekend

Sun Valley Powder Festival – The Ultimate Snow Dance Weekend

Sol’Jibe to play the Boiler Room Friday & Saturday, Feb. 5 & 6

Sol’Jibe, the number 1 band from the Reno-Tahoe area for the past 3 years, to play the Sun Valley Resort Boiler Room Friday & Saturday, February 5 & 6. Doors open at 9pm. First 10 people at the door Free. $10 Cover.

Blending American roots, world beat, and Latin rhythms into an inspired sound that has been dubbed “World Pop," Sol’Jibe creates a high-energy performance that gives its audiences an irresistible desire to dance. Their eclectic sound draws from extensive travels to Spain, Cuba, and Central America where they studied folkloric rhythms and culture.
Sol’Jibe has been honored to provide musical support for such acts as Michael Franti, Robert Randolph, and Steel Pulse, while independently staging upwards of 200 festivals and shows yearly across the United States, Mexico, Canada and Cuba.

Spring Fling – Adult & Child Snowsports Clinics

"Spring Fling" SnowSports Camp (formerly known as Blaine County Kids Camp)

3 consecutive weekends: Feb 20 & 21, 27 & 28, and Mar. 6 & 7.

Limit first 150 skiers per session and 100 snowboarders per session.

$130 includes 6 lessons and all day lift ticket.

AM Session: 9-11:30 PM session: 12:30-3:00.

First session meets at Dollar Mtn.

Adult Spring Fling
3 consecutive Saturdays February 20, 27 and March 6th

Beginners: 10am-12pm at Dollar Mountain

Intermediate to Advanced: 1-3 at River Run

$110 includes 6 hrs of instruction

*Does NOT include lift ticket.

Please call the Sun Valley Snowsports School at (208) 622-2289 for more information. snowsports@sunvalley.com

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will make a stop in Sun Valley the weekend of February 4th. For three nights the festival, which will make its tenth annual stop in Sun Valley this year, will showcase 20 films over the three nights. The festival is working in conjunction with the 2010 Sun Valley Nordic Festival and the Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center’s Avalanche Awareness Week. Proceeds will benefit the Avalanche Center and the Satipo Kids Project, which funds the education of 38 children in Peru, the weekend is sure to be educational, intriguing, and entertaining.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival was started in 1976 and takes place in Banff the first weekend in November each year. It is one of the largest mountain film festivals in the World, showing films in 285 communities and to over 200,000 people this year alone. The festival consistently "offers up exploration of remote landscapes and mountain culture to adrenaline fueled action sports and thought provoking mountain films." This year’s stop in Sun Valley will include films like mountain bike film "Kranked-Revolve", a profile of unicyclists in "Revolution One", "The Ultimate Skiing Showdown", a Australian boy’s story of competing in long-distance horseback riding in Mongolia in "A Little Bit Mongolian", and "Project Megawoosh", the story of the world’s largest human water slide.

All films will be shown at the nexStage Theater, the doors will open at 6 pm, with the program beginning at 6:30 pm and the films at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 and are available at Chapter One Bookstore, Backwoods, and the Elephant’s Perch.

Nordic Sprint Races at Sun Valley Nordic

Wednesday, Feb. 3, will be an exciting day at the Sun Valley Nordic Center. On top of the Norwegian National Team training here, we will be hosting the Sun Valley Sprint Races from 1p-3p. Sprint races are the Nordic equivalent to SkierCross, and offer great racing and spectating. The course will utilize the White Clouds trail system across from the Nordic Center, and is approximately 1.65KM in length. Waves of 4-6 skiers compete for a place in Semi-final and Final heats.  If you have never skied in a Sprint race, it is a blast.  And sprint races are just as much fun to watch.  The price for the race has been reduced to $10 per entry, with the money going into the “pot” for the top female and male winners. 

Details: 

Sun Valley Nordic Sprint Races
1:00:00 PM
Sun Valley Nordic Center

AFTERNOON SPRINT RACES on the White Cloud trail system at Sun Valley Nordic.

DAY OF REGISTRATION ONLY at the Sun Valley Nordic Center.

Open male and open female categories only.

$10 entry…skiers are guaranteed to race at least 2 heats.

NEW AFTERNOON SPRINT FORMAT:
9am-12:30pm: Registration at the Sun Valley Nordic Center
1:00pm: Sprint Heats begin on 1.5 K loop (waves of 4-6 depending on registration)
2:00pm: Semifinal heats
2:30pm: Final heats

First Annual Sun Valley Nordic Festival

Sun Valley Nordic Festival

The Sun Valley Nordic Festival is a week filled with nordic skiing, demonstrations, races, seminars, and activities all culminating with the Boulder Mountain Tour.

Come to Nordic Town, U.S.A.
for the Week of January 30, to February 7th, 2010
See what the fun is all about!

Check out the event list and more details on http://www.svnordicfestival.com/events.asp

Boulder Prep Tips and Technique clinics

Join Sun Valley Nordic instructors, Olympians and Sun Valley Ski Education skiers for a day of tips and pointers specific to skiing the Boulder Mountain Tour. Skate technique only.
Schedule:
Session 1 – 10am start – covering skate technique, efficiency, V2 and V2+ focus). Followed by a lunch break.
Session 2 – 1pm start – focusing on starts, corners, feeds, nutrition…the easily overlooked details). Participants will be given reasonable rates on clinics (TBD).