Don’t forget about the Nordic Demo Days this Sunday, the day after the Boulder Mountain Tour, at the Sun Valley Nordic Center. Marking the official end of the highly successful Sun Valley Nordic Festival, the Demo Days give skiers a chance to try the latest and greatest from Fischer, Rossignol and Salomon. Wax technicians, local shop representatives and BMT racers will be on hand to offer advice and pointers. Hours are from 10-2, and there will be an outside BBQ during the Demo! Oh yea, and the Super Bowl will be streaming inside the Clubhouse later in the day. Best of all, the skiing is FREE all day, as are the Demos. Don’t miss this chance to ski some of the best trails in the world, on the best Nordic gear available today. What a great way to recover from the Boulder.
Mark your calendar and turn on your radio! On Monday, February 8, “Performance Today” (an American Public Media program) will broadcast the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s performance of Elgar’s “In The South” recorded live at the August 9, 2009 symphony concert at the Sun Valley Pavilion.
If you are listening in Sun Valley, tune into 91.9 FM KWRV at 9am on Monday, February 8
This is the first time the Sun Valley Summer Symphony will be heard on national radio. “Performance Today” is a program produced by American Public Media, broadcast on 245 affiliate stations across the country and heard by 1.2 million people each week. Those outside of the Wood River Valley can go to http://performancetoday.publicradio.org/stations/ to find out when the program will air in your area.
Seven members of the Norwegian Olympic Nordic ski team arrived in Sun Valley this Tuesday to finish off their training before the Olympics in Vancouver. Check out the fresh video and interviews!
The Sun Valley Town Series continued this week. This time it was a little cloudy with some snow falling as your favorite local racers competed on Lower Cozy. As Race Department head Mike Wrobel said, he must have set the course pretty fast because this week the racers killed it on the GS course. Dead Last Team member, Robin Sarchett continued his winning streak, grabbing first place and beating his nearest competition, Carlo Rixon (from Team Tekasoreass’s), by four tenths of a second. The top girl this week was speedy Erika Hogan (Team SVSEF) again, finishing fourth overall. The winners of the traditional fifth of tequila (the fifth place male and female) were John Campbell from Team Hide the Decline and birthday girl and Scott USA team member, Toby Arnett. Billy Cook (Team Pulling Out Is For Quitters) and Kevin Moss (Hores to Culture) were the two rabbits this week, finishing 51st and 52nd.
Six teams tied for first this week, each with zero points. They were Wood River Masonry, Tekasoreass’s, SVSEF, Ski Tek Trainwrecks, Scott USA and the blog.sunvalley.com Blog Chicks. And because the top place goes to the first alphabetically, your very own blog.sunvalley.com Blog Chicks were the winning team this week. Check back next Thursday to find out if the Blog Chicks can keep it up, or if any other shake ups happen for next week’s World Cup Wednesday. Thanks to Whiskey Jacques for hosting this week’s after-party!
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" 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Sun Valley Nordic Sprint Races
Sun Valley Nordic Center
AFTERNOON SPRINT RACES on the White Cloud trail system at Sun Valley Nordic.
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