Jim Salestrom’s Tribute to John Denver August 31, 2010

John Denver

Rediscover the joyous spirit of John Denver’s music on August 31.
Jim Salestrom and Friends, including special guests from John Denver’s Band: Bill Danoff, Denny Brooks, Jim Horn, Alan Deremo, Chris Nole & Pete Huttlinger, will perform a special tribute concert in the Sun Valley Pavilion Tuesday, August 31 at 8pm. Gates open at 7pm.
Tickets are $20, $27 & $40 on sale now online at: Seats.SunValley.com or at the Sun Valley Recreation Center box office (208) 622-2135.

Band members and John Denver songwriters weigh in to remember John Denver and his musical legacy. An evening with these musicians will recall special stories and inside humorous anecdotes… but the music will do most of the talking.

Jim Salestrom is an Emmy Award Winning songwriter, a gifted guitarist and a seasoned performer who has been writing and recording music since he was 13. His music crosses generational boundaries and is enjoyed by fans of all ages. During a career spanning the last 35 years, Jim has recorded and performed with such stellar artists as John Denver, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

Premier Comedian Brian Regan to perform July 16, 2010

Brian Regan will perform in the Sun Valley Pavilion, Friday, July 16, 2010 at 8:30pm
Tickets are $35, $45 & $55 On Sale Now at seats.sunvalley.com or call Sun Valley Recreation Center box office toll-free: 888-622-2108!

Critics and peers agree, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.
Brian’s non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues into 2010. It is the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian’s fan base.

For more information about Brian Regan, please visit his website at www.brianregan.com

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference August 20-23, 2010

The Sun Valley Writers’ Conference at the Sun Valley Resort

August 20-23, 2010

For ticket information, please call Robin Winston at 800-841-4906 or email robin@winstonevents.com Package & single event tickets are available.

The Sun Valley Writers’ Conference is celebrating its fifteenth year in a four-day gathering at the beautiful Sun Valley Resort, where prominent writers will give talks and readings to a thoughtful and engaged audience. This summer’s program will include fiction, nonfiction, journalism, memoir writing, theatrical performance & music. Among our presenters will be former Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson Jr., Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Academy Award-winning Actor John Lithgow, Poet and Memoirist Mary Karr, Economist Niall Ferguson, Travel Writer Pico Iyer, Human Rights Activist and Memoirist Ishmael Beah, Novelist and Screenwriter Dennis Lehane among many others.

The Sun Valley Writers’ Conference is a nonprofit organization that reaches out to discerning readers and writers from all over the country. It always includes scholarship students, and admits teachers and students free of charge. One third of our funding comes from the sale of tickets. The other two thirds comes from the generosity of individuals and foundations who believe that the literary world can make a difference in the shaping of contemporary culture. Tickets are $850 which includes admission to all events over four days, breakfasts and lunches.

Please visit the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference website at www.svwc.com for a complete list of writers and a conference schedule.

Sun Valley Resort Trail Creek & White Clouds Courses Now Open!

The Sun Valley Resort Golf Courses Now Open!
For Tee-Times call (208) 622-2251.

Golf Season Passes are now on sale. Our new Medalist Pass includes unrestricted golf during the early/late seasons, golf-season locker rental, daily driving range use and indoor Virtual Golf. Both full season passes also include 10 free rounds of golf for a Junior golfer (age 15 & under) when accompanied by golf season pass holder.

And the last day is here…

It is 8:30 in the morning on the last day of the season. The sun is shining, coffee is brewing, it is a balmy 36 degrees on top of our beloved Bald Mountain, the wind is still, and we can’t wait to get up there! Grab your skis, your board, your Big Feet, your Snow Blades, your mono-ski, or something with a lot of wax on the bottom and head out to the mountain today.

It is the last day of what has been a great season and we couldn’t imagine a better day to end it on. And when your legs can’t take anymore, head to any of the apres-parties at River Run Plaza (with the Kim Stocking Band), Warm Springs Lodge (with the 812 Band) or at Apple’s on the Warm Springs Side.  And don’t forget that any Sun Valley Resort Pass is a season pass today! So if you already used up your 20/20 or if you have a discount pass, today you ski for free!

Thanks to everyone for an amazing 2009/2010! It has been a season of great changes, great skiing, and a great community! Thanks to Tim Silva, Peter Stearns, the Sun Valley Ski Patrol, Guest Services, the Mountain Department, the Snowmakers, the Lift Operators, the Race Department, the Sun Valley Ski and Ride School, everyone in all the mountain lodges, everyone who enjoyed the snow on Baldy and every guy or girl in town that tuned our skis/boards. See you next year!

Take the Mountain Rides bus to Bald Mountain this weekend

Leave your car at home this weekend! The Mountain Rides Valley Northbound bus from Bellevue/Hailey delivers skiers to River Run Plaza at 8:30am (it will also pick skiers up at 3:17pm to take them back home) or locals can jump on the Green Route and arrive at :20 and :40 after the hour from 7:00am – 5:40pm (No service 10:30am – 2:00pm).

The end of the ski season is near, head up and enjoy Baldy while you still can!

It is Thursday and the last weekend of the ski season is upon, so get your skis on, strap onto your snowboard and head up on the mountain. The conditions are perfectly springlike, with plenty of corn to shred, plenty of groomers to cruise, and plenty of the mountain still left to be enjoyed. After today there are three more days of the 2009/2010 season and spend them with us, on the mountain we all love.

Take advantage of Sun Valley Resort’s new “Christmas in April” Deal on Sunday when a passholder of any kind can ski for free, come join the revelry on River Run Plaza with the Kim Stocking Band, or enjoy the tunes of the 812 Band at Warm Springs Lodge throughout the weekend. Another great season on Baldy is coming to a close, so get out there and enjoy it while you can!!

Ski Baldy with any Sun Valley Ski Pass on April 18

Every Sun Valley ski pass becomes a Season Pass on the last day of Sun Valley’s winter season, Sunday, April 18.
In appreciation for an excellent 74th winter season, Sun Valley will offer this free “make-up” day recognizing the ski closure on Christmas day due to a power outage.
Skiers holding the following passes will ski for free Sunday, April 18:
Season Pass Holders
Early/Late Pass Holders
20-Day Pass Holders- even if you’ve used all your days – ski free on Sunday!
Season & Weekend Discount Card Holders
All Dollar Mountain Season Pass Holders
Blaine County Season Pass Holders & Discount Pass Holders
College Six-Pack and Triple Play Pass Holders
The weekend celebration will include the music of the Kim Stocking Band at River Run and the 812 Band will play at Warm Springs. Everyone is invited to the party!

Sun Valley Gun Club Fun Shoot June 19, 2010

The Sun Valley Gun Club is located about 1.5 miles east of the Sun Valley Lodge across from the entrance to Trail Creek Cabin. The facility has been completely remodeled and is ready to accommodate individuals or groups.

Don’t miss our Sporting Clay Fun Shoot Saturday, June 19th! 100 Targets and Lunch for only $35
Special Hotel Rates available for Fun Shoot participants: $119 (plus tax based on double occupancy)
Hotel Reservations: 800-786-8259

The Sun Valley Gun Club offers Trap, Double Trap, Wobble Trap, Skeet, Duck Tower, 5-Stand and Sporting Clays. We feature Beretta shotguns and we use "light target load" ammo to minimize gun recoil. Each shooter is briefed on proper gun safety procedures. Beginners welcome! Certified instructors are always available to assist the novice and the seasoned shooter.

Please contact the Sun Valley Gun Club for additional information at 208.622.2111

First Annual Sun Valley Volleyball Classic May 29-31

The First Annual Sun Valley Volleyball Classic will be held over Memorial Day Weekend – Saturday, Sunday & Monday, May 29, 30 & 31 at Sun Valley Resort.

Three Ways to Participate!
1: Indoor Youth Tournament- ages 14-18 Girls Club-Style Tournament.
2: Corporate Challenge Event – 4 person coed tournament on Pavilion lawn. All businesses are welcome!
3: Open Beach Tournament – Sand Doubles highlighted by pro-player matches under the lights on Saturday night!

To register and for more information please visit the Sun Valley Volleyball Classic website: www.sunvalleyvb.com

Entertainment includes Yoga Concert featuring Tyia Wilson in the Sun Valley Indoor Ice Rink on Friday, May 28. Free to all participating athletes. ($20 to the general public).
All participants and their families are also eligible to receive discount rates to the Colbie Caillat concert on May 30 and discounted rates to participate in the Sun Valley Wellness Festival happening at Sun Valley Resort over Memorial Day weekend as well. More information about these rates at www.sunvalleyvb.com