Tenor Alfie Boe in the Limelight March 19


The Sun Valley Opera presentsAlfie Boe, one of Britain’s most popular tenors and international recording artist in the Sun Valley Inn Limelight Ballroom on March 19, 2011. Doors open at 7:30pm and the concert starts at 8pm.

Tickets are $45 & $65 on sale Friday, February 25 at the Sun Valley Recreation Center (208) 622-2135.
Purchase tickets online at: seats.sunvalley.com

Diva Party tickets are $125 and up and include a cocktail party in the Sun Valley Inn Continental Room beginning at 6:30pm, March 19. Diva Party tickest are only available at the Sun Valley Opera. (208) 726-0991

Biography:
When Alfie began his studies at the Royal College of Music as an opera singer he was encouraged to explore this beautiful classical folk music. As he immersed himself in the history of these arias he was immediately hooked on the tradition it was steeped in & his love affair had begun! “When I’m performing these songs it’s the music and the words that are telling the story and that’s where the passion comes from. I really connect with the people and their love and emotion for their homeland,” explains Alfie.

Alfie’s trajectory was set when he left home to join the D’Oyly Carte Touring Opera Company. It was a fine experience but it wasn’t enough for the young Boe. He wanted to learn his art thoroughly and left for London enrolling at the Royal College of Music. After graduating he joined the The National Opera Studio and then went on to the Villar Young Artists Programme at The Royal Opera House.

It has been well documented that Alfie’s first break came when Baz Luhrmann, after spending two years looking for one of the main leads for his controversial production of Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’ approached Alfie for the role. His performance on Broadway led to him winning a Tony Award which sits comfortably next to his John McCormack Young Voice Award and Lyric Tenor of the World Audience Award.

There have been many highlights in his career but the last 12 months have been exceptional. Alfie has enjoyed two chart topping classical albums and now finds himself on the eve of releasing his third studio album; he was nominated for a Classical Brit Award for ‘Best Album’ sharing the category with Sir Paul McCartney and Sting; he’s toured the length and breadth of the country; performed at the Royal Albert Hall with Lesley Garratt and Sir Willard White; performed in a sell-out run of the English National Opera’s production of Kismet alongside Michael Ball and performed at Clarence House where he graciously accepted the role as Ambassador for HRH’s Arts & Kids Foundation.

De Temps Antan to perform at the Sun Valley Opera House March 12

photo of De Temps Antan

De Temps Antan

Since 2003, Eric Beaudry, Andre Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honored melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, our three virtuosos blend boundless energy and joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music.

De Temps Antan concert starts at 6:30pm, Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Sun Valley Opera House located in the Sun Valley Village.

Tickets are $20 & $30 (non members) available only through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
Call (208) 726-9491 for tickets and more information.

Bring your March 12 concert ticket to a Sun Valley Resort Restaurant the same day as this show and receive 10% Off dinner.
*Offer good only at Gretchen’s, The Ram, Bald Mountain Pizza, The Duchin Lounge and The Inn Lobby Lounge. (Alcoholic beverages not included / one discount per ticket)

Sweet Plantain performs in the Sun Valley Opera House March 4

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Sweet Plantain

Sweet Plantain, a string quartet that specializes in genre-blurring, original compositions and arrangements as well as contemporary works by Latin American composers. Their unique style fuses Latin, classical, jazz and improvisational forms.

Concert starts at 6:30pm, Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Sun Valley Opera House located in the Sun Valley Village.

Tickets are $20 & $30 (non members) available only through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
Call (208) 726-9491 for tickets and more information.

Bring your March 4 concert ticket to a Sun Valley Resort Restaurant the same day as this show and receive 10% Off dinner.
*Offer good only at Gretchen’s, The Ram, Trail Creek Cabin, Bald Mountain Pizza, The Duchin Lounge and The Inn Lobby Lounge. (Alcoholic beverages not included / one discount per ticket)

USCSA National Championships in Sun Valley March 8-12

The United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association is the sports federation for collegiate team ski racing and snowboarding in America. In excess of 178 colleges from coast to coast, field some 4,700 men and women, alpine, cross country and snowboarding athletes in over 200 race events annually.
Competition takes place across three progressive tiers. Conference qualifiers determine the participants at the six USCSA Regional Championships. The Regionals are the last step on the road to the annual U.S. Collegiate Skiing and Snowboard Championships, the showcase event in college ski and snowboard competition.
The 33rd annual National Championships in Sun Valley will be the the culmination of all that hard work. Events will include Nordic, Alpine Slalom and GS, Snowboard GS, Freestyle and Super-pipe competitions.
It will be an exciting week for the spectators but not half as exciting as it will be for the athletes who make it to Nationals this March. Best of success to all.

Want to be a part of the action and volunteer at the race events? All volunteers get a one-day lift ticket for a day of skiing on Baldy. Please contact Marshall McInnis via email at: mmcinnis@sunvalley.com

Click here for downloadable pdf schedule of events. Schedule is subject to change.

Check out the following link for all the event results.

http://www.live-timing.com/race2.php?r=26210&u=10&maxr=10

You can also check out live streaming video coverage at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/uscsa-national-championships-2011

Both links are also on the home page of our website: http://www.sunvalley.com/

For more information visit: www.USCSA.com

Her Turn Women’s Clinics March 4-6


"Her Turn" 2011 Women’s Clinics
Winter Session- Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 4-6
Spring Session- Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 4-6

Women Alpine skiers who want to take their technique to the next level should not miss this program.
We are pleased to announce the return of our "Her Turn" Women’s Clinic. This program is designed for women and taught by women. Our guest coach for the February Clinic will be Carol Levine, past National Alpine Team member, and current Rocky Mountain Examiner. Carol was the original organizer of the National Women’s Seminars, and pioneered the integration of women’s issues at the national level for many years. She created and hosted her own women’s program for the Vail Ski & Snowboard Schools called "Her Turn," as well as developing their successful "Focused Learning" ski immersion program. Currently a Masters Racer, Carol now works with the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen, and continues to work with women instructors.

photo of Carol Levine

Feb Guest Coach Carol Levine


March Clinic guest coach – TBA
Sun Valley SnowSports Her Turn clinics include five hours of on-snow instruction daily, a 5:1 instructor to student ratio, the latest in demo equipment rentals, daily lunch at River Run, video analysis, parties and goody bags.

The total cost for each Her Turn Clinic is $575.00 per 3-day session
Daily lift pass discounts available for participants.
Classes will meet daily at 8:30am inside River Run Lodge.
Class sizes are limited. Sign up early at the Sun Valley SnowSports School (208) 622-2289 to insure your space.

Diamondback’s Revenge Nordic Race February 20


Diamondback’s Revenge Nordic Race. Challenge yourself on one of the most spectacular ski courses at the Sun Valley Nordic Center. Great prizes for the winners. Start training now!

Sunday, February 20 – $15 Adult Entry Fee
-10am start for Men & Women – 9K Course: White Clouds + Diamondback + White Clouds
-Noon start for Juniors & younger – 6K Course: Diamondback Loop only $10 entry fee
-Age 11 and under – 1.5K Course: Whiteclouds Loop only $5 entry fee

For details and to pre-register please visit or call the Sun Valley Nordic Center (208) 622-2250.

2011 Sun Valley Wellness Festival May 27-30

The 14th Annual Sun Valley Wellness Festival will feature Keynote Speaker Gregg Braden,

Get ready to be recharged and renewed!
The Sun Valley Wellness Festival is an annual gathering of the top speakers and practitioners of mind-body-spirit and environmental wellness. Presented by the Sun Valley Wellness Institute, our mission is to "inspire positive change". We welcome you to join us for 3 days of inspiration, education and healing that will enrich your life at the Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Sun Valley Wellness Institute
PO Box 4174
Ketchum, ID 83340
(208) 726-2777

2011 USA Cycling Cross Country Mountain Bike National Championships July 14-17

In it’s first two years at its very own venue, the 2011 and 2012 USA Cycling Cross Country Mountain Bike National Championships will be held in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Event dates are: July 14-17, 2011 and July 12-15, 2012.
The event is organized by Breakaway Promotions and will include the Olympic-style cross country, short- track cross country and Super-D competitions.

In years past, the Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships, USA Cycling Juniors, U23 and Elite & Paralympic Road National Championships have been held in the same city, but beginning this year, 2011, USA Cycling and its members made the decision to split venues, allowing both gravity and cross-country athletes the best possible race courses, which can’t always happen in the same area. The venue for USA Cycling Juniors, U23 and Elite & Paralympic Road National Championships will be in Augusta, Georgia this summer and next.

2011 Sun Valley Summer Symphony

For one month every summer, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, the largest privately funded free admission symphony in America, calls the Sun Valley Pavilion home. Bring your blanket, low-backed chairs and cooler for lawn seating or sit inside the shady Pavilion for the concerts.

2011 Summer Concert Series- July 24-August 16
-Edgar M. Bronfman In Focus Series – July 24 – July 29
-Benefit Concert – July 31 (ticketed event, featured artist Jackie Evancho, Soprano)
-Orchestra Festival – August 1 – August 16
-Summer Music Workshops – August 1 – 5

2011 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference August 19-22

For four days each August, extraordinary writers and thinkers talk with an engaged audience about their work, the world, and why the written word matters. Are we different from other literary events? You bet. Until you have had "the Sun Valley experience" you won’t know what the best writers’ conference in the country is all about.

We call ourselves SVWC for short. We are a once-a-year community of discerning readers and writers who come together to consider ideas set forth in fiction, nonfiction, journalism, poetry, and filmmaking. While covering a great breadth of subjects, the conference is always anchored by important literary figures and frequently includes policy makers who have authored respected books.

We often liken SVWC to a four-day literary house party that takes place in Sun Valley, Idaho, a gorgeous Western resort nestled under the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. As the weekend unfolds you will become aware of our unique staff, which is a never-say-no group that makes all things possible; if you ask for help you’ll get a guiding hand and a big smile. You’ll meet the members of our exceptional audience – generous individuals who flock here from all over the country. Like you, they believe in the importance of books in all forms, of civil discourse and teaching, of coming together to laugh, cry, listen and learn from the authors of the written word. And you will get to know some of our generation’s finest writers.