The 34th Annual 2012 Baldy Hill Climb will include hiking and mountain biking events on Saturday, September 29th. The “Cheeso Baldy Double”, named in honor of late coach Craig “Cheeso” Kjesbo, features a mountain bike race to the top followed by a hiking race to the top!
The traditional hike to the summit will take place on the Warm Springs side of Bald Mountain with the recreational class starting at 10 a.m. and the racing class starting at 11 a.m.
The traditional children’s event – The KINDERCLIMB, for children aged 11 and younger will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Warm Springs.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at Spondoro.com. Forms will also be available at local stores including Sturtevants in Ketchum and Hailey, The Elephant’s Perch and Backwoods Mountain Sports. There is NO race-day registration.
Registration may be received via fax or mail in the SVSEF offices by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28. Our fax is 726-4129, and our P.O. Box is 203, Sun Valley, ID. 83353.
Hemingway wrote about it for good reason: fall in Sun Valley is the best of all and this year is no exception.
Music with Marley and The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Sun Valley Harvest Festival, the gnarly Baldy Hill Climb and even a fun Bocce Ball Contest all kick-off the fall season in Sun Valley.
The Sun Valley Music Festival Saturday, September 25 will bring legends of Gospel to the Sun Valley Pavilion for the first time. The Blind Boys of Alabama interpret everything from traditional Gospel to contemporary spiritual material from legends like Curtis Mayfield, Eric Clapton and Prince. The Blind Boys will be joined by New York City’s Bill Sims Jr. and Lew Soloff, and local’s favorite The Paul Tillotson Love Trio. Tickets are $45 at the Sun Valley Recreation Center (208) 622-2135 or online at mySVfun.com
Harvest Food & Wine Festival
The Sun Valley Harvest Festival, September 24-26, is strategically planned for this time of year so chefs and participants can take full advantage of the local harvest. Sun Valley’s newest culinary event will offer fun-filled activities centered around sustainable regional food, wine and beer. It will focus on educating about foods available regionally and how to connect with local farmers, and also interesting ways to prepare these foods. For more information visit sunvalleyharvestfestival.com, or call 208-450-6430.
Friday, September 24 the Night Bocce World Championships and the Dick Barrymore Ski Movie Tribute will be held at River Run 6-10 pm.
Marley In The Mountains – Harvesting of the Vibes Reggae concert will feature Richie Spice of St. Andrew, Jamaica and is planned for Saturday, September 25 at 9pm at the Ketchum Town Plaza.
The Baldy Hill Climb starts at 8 am on Saturday, September 25 on the Warm Springs side of Baldy and will be sponsored by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. A long-time local challenge, the Baldy Hill Climb is a great family event. (To sign up call 208-726-4129).
Also, the last day for gondola rides and lunch at Baldy’s Roundhouse will be Sunday, September 26. The Sun Valley Fall Golf Package will come to a close September 25, however, the Late Fall Golf Package begins the next day and will run through the end of the season.
And finally, after participating in all or many of these events, you might like to take a seat in Sun Valley’s Opera House to view "Ride The Divide – 2,700 miles, Canada to Mexico, Alone." The special film will be shown one night only Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30 pm and will be sponsored by Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports and the Elephant’s Perch. Tickets are $10 at the door or online at seats.sunvalley.com
Big October events include The Trailing of the Sheep, October 8-10, the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree October 13-17, The Sun Valley Harvest Film Festival October 22-23 and Crosstoberfest on October 30-31.
For additional information please visit www.sunvalley.com