Free Laughs with Mike Murphy in the Boiler Room every Wednesday


Don’t miss comedian and musician, Mike Murphy in the Boiler Room every Wednesday night, beginning December 22 through March 23, 2011. New Material – No Cover Charge! Doors open at 5:00pm, Show starts at 6:00pm. For more Boiler Room information call 622-2148.

Mike’s Last Stand!
Mike will perform 3 dates the final week of March. Tuesday, March 29, Wednesday, March 30 and Friday, April 1. These are the final shows of the season! $10 tickets will be sold in advance only for all three shows at the Sun Valley Recreation Center in the Sun Valley Village. All proceeds will go to the Wood River Valley Animal Shelter. 622-2135

By Popular Demand!
Mike Murphy will be available for private engagements.

Documentary Film “No Woman, No Cry” Jan 10 at the Opera House

On Monday, January 10 at 6pm, at the Sun Valley Opera House, St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation will present a talk by Dr. Thomas Burke on international women’s health issues. Dr. Burke is the Chief of the Division of Global Health and Human Rights at Massachusetts General Hospital and is a senior faculty member at Harvard Medical School. His life’s work focuses on transforming health care and human rights in vulnerable populations around the world, including Zambia, Liberia, Uganda, Mali, Kenya and Southern Sudan.

The evening will also feature "No Woman, No Cry," a documentary film directed by Christy Turlington-Burns. After delivering her first child, she suffered a serious complication, but was fortunate to receive prompt and competent care. "I was shocked to learn that more than 500,000 women die each year during childbirth—and 90% of these deaths are preventable."

Ms. Turlington-Burns is now enrolled in the Masters of Public Health program at Columbia University and has formed the organization, “Every Mother Counts.” Her film tells the stories of four pregnant women: in Tanzania, Bangladesh, Guatemala—and in the United States, which ranks 17th in the world in safe childbirth for mothers, behind such countries as Croatia and Greece.

After the screening, Dr. Burke will be joined for a question and answer session by Arlene Samen, Founder and President of One Heart Worldwide, who has designed and implemented successful birthing models in China, Nepal, Mexico and Tibet.

The evening’s presentation complements the work of St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation to support women’s health initiatives, as well as that of UNFPA (the United Nations Population Fund).
Dr. Burke has worked extensively with UNFPA and Ms. Turlington-Burns was recently honored by Americans for UNFPA.

The Fourth Annual Family of Woman Film Festival promoting the work of UNFPA will be held this February 18-20 at the NexStage Theatre in Ketchum. Films will include documentaries from Turkey, India and Iran, and discussion panels on the subject of women and the environment. Details can be found at:

Fun for Youths over the Holidays in Sun Valley

Join the Fun!
Friday December 26 through Tuesday, December 30 and on New Year’s Eve.
Evening Fun for Youths Ages 6-14 – Sun Valley Inn Continental Room.
Fun, adult supervised activities every night including: Arcade Games, Crafts,
Fast-Track Auto Racing and more!
Time: 6-10pm nightly. Cost is $25 per person at the door. Reservations not required December 26-30.

On December 31, New Year’s Eve, the Continental Room will be open from 7:30pm -1am. Tickets are $75 and on sale now at the Sun Valley Recreation Center. (208) 622-2135

The Sun Valley Playschool will also be open for evening hours December 21-31 for infants and children through age 5. Reservations required. (208) 622-2288

New Year’s Eve Limelight Ballroom Party

Freddy Pink Band photo

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Sun Valley style in the Limelight Ballroom from 9pm-1am.
This year, dance the night away to the Rock n’Soul sounds of the The Freddy Pink Band!
There will also be hors d’oeuvres, cash bars and a champagne toast at midnight!

Tickets are $75 per adult (no children please) at the Sun Valley Recreation Center (208) 622-2135. Also available at the door.

For New Year’s Eve dinner reservations at one of our fine restaurants please call (208) 622-2800
Limelight Party tickets only $35 for those who dine at Trail Creek Cabin, The Ram, The Lodge Dining Room or Gretchen’s Restaurant for New Year’s Eve.

Evening Child Care is available-
For kids age 6 and up call (208) 622-2135 for more information.
For kids age 6 and under please call the Sun Valley Playschool at (208) 622-2288

Silver & Gold Ice Show December 21, 2010

Sun Valley Resort opened for business on December 21, 1936 and we are celebrating this anniversary with a Silver & Gold Ice Show featuring medalists Evan Lysacek, Sasha Cohen, Brian Boitano, Ryan Bradley and Nathan Chen. The show will start at 6pm on the outdoor ice rink, fireworks and a post show Meet & Greet Autograph Party in the Inn Limelight Ballroom.

Skating stars and author of "The Sun Valley Story," Van Gordon Sauter will sign autographs and books.

Silver & Gold Ice Show Tickets on sale now at the Sun Valley Recreation Center on online at:
-Silver & Gold Ice Show only tickets are $45
-Ice Show and post-show Meet & Greet Autograph Party tickets are $75. All the performers will also attend the party and sign autographs.

The Silver & Gold Ice Show will feature Silver and Gold medal winning figure athletes including:
Evan Lysacek- 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist, World Champion, 2 X United States Champion
Sasha Cohen- Olympic Silver Medalist, 2X World Silver Medalist
Brian Boitano- Olympic Gold Medalist, 4 X United States Champion
Ryan Bradley- United States Silver Medalist
Nathen Chen- 2010 United States Gold Medalist (Novice)

Buy Ice Show Tickets Online!

Christmas Eve Celebration at Sun Valley Resort

Join us for holiday fun at Sun Valley Resort on December 24. Festivities will begin at 5pm at the Sun Valley Lodge Terrace and Outdoor Ice Rink. Be sure to bundle up to stay warm for all the outdoor events!

Enjoy a free performance of the classic Christmas tale of the “Nutcracker on Ice” (performed by local children & adults ), free hot chocolate, cookies, Fireworks and Dollar Mountain torchlight parade and free ice skating after the show. The performance will last a half-hour to 45 minutes. Sun Valley Village retail shops will be open late for last minute shoppers!

3rd Annual Christmas Concert December 23

Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Classical Christmas Concert at the Sun Valley Opera House.
Doors open at 7:00pm and the concert starts at 7:30pm
Tickets are $35 on sale now at the Sun Valley Recreation Center: (208) 622-2135.

For a third straight year Sun Valley Resort brings together four incredible singers for a wonderful night of Christmas music at the historic Sun Valley Opera House. Brother and sister John (Tenor) and Leslie Mauldin (Soprano) and Celena Shafer (Soprano) have sung on stages throughout the United States and beyond to rave reviews. Accompanied by the Hatvani Ensemble of talented musicians on strings, piano an cello, they are excited to be singing together again and have chosen some of their all-time favorite Christmas songs to share with you.
Special appearances by Sun Valley favorites Paul Tillotson, Joe Fos, The Sun Valley Carolers and a chorus of local students will round out this festive concert.
From classical offerings to traditional Christmas tunes, their incredible voices and emotional delivery guarantee a night you won’t soon forget.

Sun Valley Heli Ski Trips begin December 27

Photo of a powder skier near Sun Valley

Make your reservations now for epic backcountry skiing! Sun Valley Heli Ski Guides will begin operations 10 days earlier than scheduled due to above average early season snowfall. The first day of operations will be December 27th.
A series of large Pacific storms have dropped several feet of fresh snow in the mountains surrounding Sun Valley and produced backcountry conditions which allow for the start of the heli ski season.

"Our terrain has received an abundance of high quality snow over the past several weeks and the backcountry is ready for heli skiing. We are excited to be able to offer heli skiing to Sun Valley visitors over the holidays." says Scott Desserault, Business Manager for Sun Valley Heli Ski.

Sun Valley Heli Ski is the oldest heli ski operation in the continental US and is celebrating its’ 45th year of operation. It operates out of Sun Valley Resort and the Smoky Mountain Lodge; the only fly-in heli ski lodge in the lower 48. In 2008, Sun Valley Heli Ski became part of EpicQuest, which also owns and operates Chugach Powder Guides, Alaska’s largest heli ski provider.
For additional information on Sun Valley Heli Ski and EpicQuest, contact Scott Desserault at 208.622.3108.

Additional Terrain Openings

Thanks to an abundance of early snowstorms, Lower College run on Baldy is open today followed by the opening of Frenchman’s lift and Frenchman’s terrain Saturday, December 11.
Following the completion of safety work, the Bowls and Seattle Ridge also will open Saturday. Seattle Ridge Day Lodge will open Saturday for the season with limited offerings.
Dollar Mountain is also open on a daily basis for the season with Quarter Dollar lift, Dollar lift and the Accelerator moving carpet. Some terrain park features also will be open and the Tubing Park will operate from 11 am to 5 pm.

Chapter One Bookstore December Book-Signings

Chapter One has opened a second bookstore in Sun Valley Village. We offer have a beautiful selection of cards made by local artists, Buddhas from Bali hand made by local artisans they also carry a great seletion of ICU reading glasses to help you read your favorite books. Our Ketchum bookstore on Main Street remains open.

Sun Valley Store Book Signing dates:
Monday, December 20- Leslie Patricelli will be here from 4-6pm to sign her large selection of wonderful children’s books.

Monday, December 27- Book signing with local author and illustrator, Kim Howard from 4-6pm

Tuesday, December 28 – Author and photographer Timothy Floyd will be here from 5-7pm to talk about his books: “Aid and Comfort to the Enemy: A Surgeon’s View of the War in Iraq” and “Yellow Bear”

Thursday, December 30- “The Perfect Turn” book signing with local author Dick Dorworth from 5-7pm

More Sun Valley store book signing events TBA.
We also have book signings at our Chapter One Ketchum Store on Main Street.