Latest Ski Patrol update from Bryant Dunn

March 30th Snowstorm

15″ on new snow fell on Baldy over the past 72 hours!

13th Annual Sun Valley Wellness Festival May 28-31, 2010


Sun Valley Wellness Festival, May 28-31, Sun Valley Inn

Special Wellness Festival hotel rates, starting at $115.00 a night, are available at Sun Valley Resort. Please call Sun Valley Resort Reservations at 800-786-8259 for more information.

The 13th annual Sun Valley Wellness Festival features keynote speaker Jamie Lee Curtis, along with Abraham Verghese, Dani Shapiro, Lama Surya Das, Spencer Sherman, Ross Bishop, David Crow and many other wonderful presenters. Movement classes from yoga to belly dancing, an Exhibit Hall and Hands on Hall with over 50 vendors and practitioners, two days of workshops and more, including a special musical performance by Colbie Caillat. A beautiful setting for an inspirational event. For more information and tickets please go to: www.sunvalleywellness.org

Spring Forward Private Ski Lessons on Bald Mountain Daily


It’s never too late to improve your skiing! Right now Sun Valley SnowSports School is offering private one-on-one ski lessons for only $199. This includes 2 hours of private instruction and a ski demo package from Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports. Lessons are from 1-3pm or 2-4pm daily on Bald Mountain. One person per instructor. Call Sun Valley SnowSports to sign-up! (208) 622-2289. Or visit the SnowSports School desks at River Run or Warm Springs Lodge.

Colbie Caillat to perform May 30 at the Sun Valley Pavilion


A coordinated effort between Sun Valley Resort and the Sun Valley Wellness Festival will bring Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat to the Sun Valley Pavilion on Sunday, May 30, 2010. Gates open at 6:30pm and the concert will start at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $43, $36 and $29 for Pavilion seating. Lawn seating $23.
Hotel & Concert Ticket packages are also available. Call Hotel Reservations at 800-786-8259.

Tickets on sale now online at: seats.sunvalley.com or call the Recreation Center box office toll-free: 888-622-2108.

Colbie Caillat is known for such hits at “Bubbly,” “Realize,” “The Little Things,” and “Feelings Show.” Her simple soft voice and catchy rhythms transcend what is traditionally classified as pop music. Aside from singing, she also plays acoustic folk guitar.
Caillat won the Grammy Award for best pop collaboration with vocals with Jason Mraz for their collaboration on the song, “Lucky.” Caillat was born in California in 1985 and grew up in Malibu and Ventura County. She grew up surrounded by music with her father, Ken Caillat, who is most notably remembered for co-production and engineer credits on Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” among several other albums.
Last time around, Colbie Caillat was feeling "Bubbly," and the entire pop world seemed to want a sip. But this time, effervescence flirts with explosiveness. For her sophomore album, Breakthrough, Colbie has shaken up her sound, bringing in a wider array of producers and players, and significantly picking up the tempo at times from her debut effort’s signature ballads. So keep an eye on those carbonation levels: champagne corks may fly.

Sun Valley Dollar Dayz End of Season Party April 3 & 4


Celebrate the end to a great 2010 ski season on Dollar Mountain this weekend!
Saturday, April 3 will feature a Skier/Boarder-Cross event at Noon. Registration starts at 9am. $10 entry fee.
Races are for two age groups: Ages 10 & under, and Ages 11-15.

On Sunday, April 4 check out or better yet, participate in the first ever Pond Skim on Dollar Mountain.
Registration from 9-11am and the Skim starts at 1pm. The Pond Skim is Free for all ages. Prizes for Best Costume.
For more info about Dollar Dayz: bcallahan@sunvalley.com

Dollar Mountain ski operations end for the season on Sunday, April 4. Bald Mountain is scheduled to remain open through April 18, 2010.

USSA Alpine Masters Championships Begin Today on Baldy

March Madness may be in full swing but Sun Valley is hosting their own National Championships this week.  The 2010 USSA Alpine Masters Championships start off today on Baldy.

Sponsored by Racer’s Edge and hosted by Sun Valley Resort and the Sun Valley Ski Club, the National Championships have four events this year, Super G, Super Combined, GS and Slalom. More than 500 racers have gathered in Sun Valley, with the race action starting off today on Lower Warm Springs. The first race of the week-long event is today’s Super Combined on Warm Springs followed by a Welcome reception at the Sun Valley Inn.

Stop by Warm Springs throughout the week to see some of the nation’s best masters racers go for the gold. Check out the results here (http://ussa.org/magnoliaPublic/ussa/en/events/masters/major/nationals.html) as the week goes on.

SVSEF Freestyle Team Shreds Dollar’s Terrain Park

Watch as SVSEF’s little rippers shred Dollar Mountain’s Terrain Park this spring. Keep an eye out for these kids in the next few years, they are our future!

Sun Valley Early/Late Passes go into effect Monday, March 29

Beginning Monday, March 29, Early/Late Season Passes will go into effect continuing through the end of the season on Bald Mountain, April 18.

Also, beginning Tuesday, March 30, daily lift ticket prices on Dollar and Baldy will be discounted for adults, children, (age 12 & under) and seniors (65 & over).
For Baldy, a one day adult ticket will be $56, children $34 and seniors, $45.
For Dollar Mountain a one day adult lift ticket will be $30, children $25 and seniors $25.
Children age four and younger ski free.
The last day for skiing on Dollar Mountain will be Easter Sunday, April 4.
For more information please call 208-622-6136.

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD in Hailey


Opera lovers and culture vultures look no further!
The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD
Big Wood Movie Theater in Hailey, Idaho
The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world continues for its fifth season, featuring 12 thrilling live transmissions led by Maestro James Levine and acclaimed guest conductors.
All transmissions will begin at 11am on the following Saturdays at the Big Wood Movie Theater in Hailey, Idaho:
October 9, October 23, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12, February 26, March 19, April 9, April 23, April 30 and May 14.
Tickets: Adults $22, Seniors $20, Students $18. For more info go to: www.sunvalleyopera.com