Baldy Blanketed in 11″ Of New Snow

Weekend storms left Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain covered in 11″ of new snow officially signaling the beginning of what’s hoped to be a stellar la nina snow year for  the Sun Valley area. Also, last night marked the start of snowmaking on both Dollar and Bald Mountain, bringing Sun Valley’s 75th Winter Season closer to our anticipated November 25th opening date. So get those riding legs in shape, hit the gym or pavement because the season will be upon us in a matter of weeks!

Think Snow!

2010 Crosstoberfest & Cyclo-Cross State Championships

Celebrate the advent of winter and Cyclo-cross racing at the Sun Valley Crosstoberfest, Saturday & Sunday, October 30 & 31 from 10am-4pm.
Sponsored by Sun Valley Resort, Power House and Road & Dirt.
For more race info contact or call 788-9184.

*We love dogs, but dogs and bike racing don’t mix. Please leave your pets at home for their safety and the safety of the cyclists. Thank you.

Idaho State Championships for cyclo-cross racing.

Prizes in all categories
Adults: $30 entry fee per day, Juniors $15 entry fee per day
Kid’s 12 and under are free!
Race Categories & Start Times for both days:
1. Flight 1: Juniors and Beginners: 20 minutes
2. Flight 2: Women 1/Men 1,2,3/Master 35+: 60 minutes
3. Flight 3: Women 2,3,4/Men 4/Master 45+
4. Shimano Youth Series:
10 to 12 year olds: 1 lap on adult big course
7 to 9 year olds: 5 minutes plus 1 lap on special course
6 and under: 1 lap on special course
11:00 – Registration opens
12:15 – Flight 1
12:45 – Shimano Youth Series 10 – 6 and under
1:00 – Flight 2
2:10 – Shimano Youth Series 7 to 9 year olds
2:20 – Shimano Youth Series 10 to 12 year olds
2:35 – Flight 3
Day of race registration ONLY! Sunday is the Idaho State Championships.
Special Sun Valley Resort room rates $119.

2010/2011 Winter Kick Off at the River Run Plaza Shops
Come see the new 2010/2011 winter skiwear, skis, boots, and accessories
$150 off any purchase of new (2010/2011) skis and bindings
Free custom footbed ($135) with any new (2010/2011) ski boot
$40 off any new (2010/2011) helmet and goggle purchase
Up to 75% off 2009/10 gear and apparel
Free Kid’s Activities

Food and Beer Gardens
Crossoberfest Grill & Beer Garden open from 11:00am to 5:00pm both Saturday & Sunday serving authentic Bavarian fare
$119 room rates at the Sun Valley Lodge Friday & Saturday Nights – Just say "Crosstoberfest"

Raul Midon performs in the Sun Valley Opera House Dec. 3

Raul Midn performs his heady fusion of old-school soul, Latin jazz and folk-pop in the Sun Valley Opera House Friday, December 3 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non-members on sale now only at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

New York based vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Raul Midn has always experienced the world differently than most. Born prematurely in a rural hospital in Mexico, he and his twin brother, Marco, were accidentally blinded as infants after spending time in an incubator without eye protection. Midn followed a musical path inspired by his father, a professional Argentine folkloric dancer. Midn studied jazz at the University of Miami and after graduating became a backup singer, working primarily in the Latin-pop world for such artists as Julio and Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Ricky Martin and Alejandro Sanz. In 2002, Midn walked away from his lucrative work as a back-up singer to pursue a career as a solo artist. Since striking out on his own Midn has produced three solo albums and received accolades for his music’s heady fusion of old-school soul, Latin, jazz and timeless singer/songwriter folk-pop.

Warren Miller’s Wintervention plays Sun Valley Nov. 26 & 27

No Thanksgiving holiday weekend would be complete without a Warren Miller ski movie at the Sun Valley Opera House. Wintervention starts at 8pm on Friday and 6 & 9pm on Saturday. Tickets are $18 available at the door or at Sturtevants.

On Saturday before the movie, The Boiler Room will be open from 4:30-6pm
for a pre-screening party and raffle sponsored by KECH/KSKI.

Narrated by skiing icon Jonny Moseley, Warren Miller’s Wintervention is the definitive solution for the snow-obsessed. Wintervention takes riders like Reggie Crist, Chris Davenport, Jonny Moseley and Lindsey Vonn on a global tour of Alaska, Norway, Canada, Antarctica and beyond… delivering a successful Wintervention for all of us in need. Warren Miller films attract a cult-like following and mark the official start of winter for sports enthusiasts everywhere. Warren Miller premieres are an experience, a party and a phenomenon not to be missed.

Don’t miss the Fireman’s Ball on November 20

Good times to be had at the Fireman’s Ball in the Sun Valley Inn Limelight Room on Saturday, November 20. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $15. Live music featuring “Freddie Pink” will heat up the dance floor.
Proceeds to benefit the local fire department.

Crystal Monee Hall performs in the Sun Valley Opera House Nov. 19

Singer/Songwriter Crystal Monee Hall grew up singing in the church choir and went on to perform with Disney Entertainment and as a soloist in the Tony Award winning musical "Rent."
On Friday November 19 at 6:30pm Crystal Monee Hall will smoothly combine the sounds of folk, gospel, jazz and blues in the Sun Valley Opera House. Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non-members on sale now only at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

Sun Valley Harvest: A Gathering of Film Oct 22 & 23

To kick off our 75th Winter Season, Sun Valley Resort, Level 1, Monster, Red Bull, Smith, Apple’s Bar & Grill, The Roosevelt Tavern, Whiskey Jacques and the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation present The First Annual SUN VALLEY HARVEST: A GATHERING OF FILM festival, October 22-23, 2010.

A friendly film competition to celebrate the beauty of our mountain and valley, the talent of those who live, ski and ride here and the creativity of local and regional film & video makers. The first annual Sun Valley Harvest Film Festival will showcase local talent – on the hill, winter or summer, as well as behind the camera. Final Film Submission deadline is October 15!
Info about film submission on our website at:
The First Annual Harvest, A Gathering of Film is set to show Friday and Saturday, October 22-23.

The Harvest will feature EYE TRIP by Level 1, a special appearance by Director and Producer Josh Berman and athletes starring in the film including Wiley Miller, Tom Wallisch and others.

Another first will be the local premiere of Stan Evans’ "Say My Name." Showing up with the Director Producer will be film athletes Grete Eliassen, Winter X-Games gold medalist and featured on the cover of the November issue of "Free Skier" magazine.

The event kicks off Friday, October 22nd starting at 4:30 p.m. at Apple’s Bar & Grill with an open house, autograph session and film entry viewing. Early evening entertainment will be Billing Montana’s own Taylor Brown. Entry fee is $10.
At 7pm, local premieres will be viewed – starting with TGR;s "Light The Wick." At 9:30 pm the party, sponsored by Red Bull, moves on to Whiskey Jacque’s with a showing of Forums "F*** It" with the sounds of the Red Bull guest DJ Miller to make sure that
Post preview welcome party at Whiskey Jacques in Ketchum starts at 9:30pm.

Saturday, October 23rd, the Sun Valley Opera House will host an open house at 2pm and will include film submission viewing, an autograph session and special lawn exhibitions. Tailgate Alaska will be showing their latest movie starting a 4:00pm. "Say My Name" will be shown at 6pm and at 7:30 pm the Awards Ceremony will begin. Level 1′s "Eye Trip" premieres at 8pm. Saturday entry fee is $15.

The festival will conclude with a farewell party at 9:30 pm at The Roosevelt Grille with the sounds of Ethan Tucker and the brews of Alaskan Brewing Company.

Also on Friday through Sunday, October 22-24 check out the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s Ski Swap at the Sagewillow Barn in Elkhorn. Always a hit with the locals, you won’t have too much trouble finding great gear and apparel. Admission is only $1.00 at the door.
Swap Hours:

  • Friday 11am-6pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 10am-1pm

Hourly door prize drawings for free Sun Valley resort day passes and tickets to the Sun Valley Harvest, A Gathering of Film.
For more SVSEF Ski Swap info:

The Freeheal Life 2: Hippies Punx & Misfits

Telemark Skier Magazine’s movie, “The Freeheal Life 2: Hippies Punx & Misfits,” will be playing at Whiskey Jacques on October 20! The film features local skier/Sun Valley athlete Conor Davis, and $2 per person will directly go to benefit the Sawtooth National Forest Service Avalanche Center. Show your support, and be there:
Doors @ 7:30 PM
Showtime @ 8:00 PM
$10 @ Door – ALL AGES
Click here to join the facebook event

As the follow up to "The Freeheel Life,” this film delves into where telemark skiing began. Taking you back to what dropping knees looked like in Morgedal, Norway in the 1860s to when it reemerged in the United States in the early 1970s. The scenery and skiing range from some of the first American telemark skiers, like Tom Carter and Doug Robinson, to their modern day protgs like Weston Deutschlander and Ty Dayberry. Get ready to sit back and enjoy some of today’s most progressive moves on freeheel gear, both on and off-piste. It is a journey through the lives of some of the sport’s Hippies, Punx, & Misfits that you won’t want to miss.

Shot on location in Norway, Utah, Alaska & California

Starring: Weston Deutschlander, Shaun Raskin, Ty Dayberry, Zeph Hallowell, Conor Davis, JT Robinson, Candy Froerer, Dan Ruppel, Josh Madsen, Cody Smith, and Alex Paul" -Telemark Skier Magazine

“The Freeheel Life 2: Hippies Punx & Misfits” Official Trailer