Brooks Hartell – Ram Bar (5pm-8pm)

Come join Brooks Hartell at the Ram Bar from 5pm-8pm.

Ski For Air Service Day

“SKI FOR AIR SERVICE DAY RETURNS ON JANUARY 26 WITH $40 LIFT TICKET AT SUN VALLEY”

 

Fly Sun Valley Alliance (FSVA) and the Sun Valley Resort have teamed up again to present Ski for Air Service Day by offering a full-day $40 lift ticket for skiing at Sun Valley on Sunday, January 26, along with an après ski party from 3-5pm at River Run Lodge featuring live music and a raffle offering a variety of prizes including 2 roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines.  All proceeds from Ski for Air Service Day will support air service to Sun Valley.

 

For more information please visit

www.flysunvalleyalliance.com

Freeway Revival – River Run Lodge

On Friday, January 31, at 2:30-5:30pm will be closing out the month with Freeway Revival at River Run Lodge. Come down to enjoy great live music and drinks after a day on the mountain!

 

Jason Spooner – River Run Lodge

On Saturday, January 25, come down to River Run Day Lodge and enjoy some live music from Jason Spooner.

Show starts at 2:30pm and goes until 5:30pm

Tbird & The Breaks – River Run Lodge

Come join us Friday, January 24 for Tbird & The Breaks at River Run Day Lodge.

-Show runs from 2:30pm – 5:30pm

 

 

River Run Day Lodge

 

Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles – River Run Lodge

Join us at the River Run Day Lodge Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th for Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles.

Show runs from 2:30pm-5:30pm.

 

 

River Run Day Lodge

Sun Valley Wellness Festival

Come join us for the 17th annual Sun Valley Wellness Festival at the Sun Valley Inn from May 22nd-26th. The Festival will include presentations and workshops addressing various modalities of body, mind, and spirit wellness.  Leading off the long list of impressive, nationally-renowned speakers is Diana Nyad, who will talk about the power of the human spirit.  Kris Carr, the author of the bestseller Crazy Sexy Cancer, will address how diet and self-care can help you thrive.   Among the many speakers who will share their knowledge during the weekend are Panache Desai, Arielle Ford, Eric Saperston, yoga expert Tommy Rosen, parenting guru Kim John Payne, and over 20 other speakers addressing body, mind, and spiritual wellness.  In addition, the festival will offer a variety of yoga and fitness classes.  The Wellness Expo features vendors selling wonderful products from beautiful clothing to jewelry and health products.  In the Hands-On-Hall, visitors can get a massage, reflexology, have a reading, or try a henna tattoo.

For information please visit www.sunvalleywellness.org or call (208) 726-2777.

Sun Valley Opera presents Cody Austin

Come Join New York Tenor Cody Austin as he performs Bocelli and Groban’s greatest hits, Saturday, December 28th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $35 dollars and the show takes place at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Ketchum. For information please call 208-726-0991.

 

A Board Bin Birthday Block Party

This week, Ketchum’s Board Bin celebrates its 25th birthday and you are invited to the party! On Saturday, October 26, from 1 to 8 p.m., the crossroads of Fourth Street and Washington will host a block party with food, bands, games and fun for the whole family.

Ketchum's Board Bin celebrates 25 years of bringing snowboarding and skateboarding to the community

Ketchum's Board Bin celebrates 25 years of bringing snowboarding and skateboarding to the community

“It’s supposed to be a beautiful day and we would love everyone to come out,” said Board Bin owner, Karin Reichow. “There will be a skateboard slalom race course, four ping pong tables hosting a tournament for every level player, a bouncy house and much more. Our neighbors are all participating and it will be a great community event.”

That corner of Ketchum has a lot to celebrate. In addition to the Board Bin celebrating 25 years in business, the Toy Store (with another location in the Sun Valley Village) can boast 35 years of making children happy; Java on Fourth has been serving up their famous Bowl of Soul coffee drink for 22 years; Johnny G’s Subshack has been making their fabulous grinders for 15 years. All will contribute to Saturday’s celebration, as will Rickshaw, Ninkasi Beer, Glow, Desperado’s, Dr. Maria Maricich and Bavarian Soul.

The owners of Board Bin helped show Sun Valley a new way to play on the snow

The owners of Board Bin helped show Sun Valley a new way to play on the snow

There is much to celebrate and much to look forward to in the coming winter sports season according to Karin and her husband Jim Slanetz. “We are obviously hoping for tons of snow to enjoy,” Jim said. “And Sun Valley is always getting better and better for this sport. With new Adventure Trails and other runs being cut, there will be even more terrain to explore on Baldy. For boarders, Dollar and the park and pipe are awesome, too.  We are expecting a great season.”  

And Karin and Jim would know, as they have been in Sun Valley since 1988 with front-row seats to the development and evolution of the sport of snowboarding in the winter and skateboarding in the warmer months.

“We started with two snowboards, five skateboards, some accessories and stickers in a little garage in Ketchum,” Karin laughed. Business was mostly word of mouth at that point as people interested in this new way to play in the snow sought out the Board Bin. That year, the young couple had the weather gods on their side, with one of the best snow seasons on record. The combination of powder and the fact that the new store carried the best snowboards available at the time got many people hooked.

That was then, Karin Reichow and Jim Slanetz in 1991...

That was then, Karin Reichow and Jim Slanetz in 1991...

But it was definitely an uphill go. “We were open from maybe noon to six that first year,” Karin recalled. “We were typical young people in a resort town, working all these jobs.” Jim added, laughing, “I drove a taxi, worked as a prep cook, everything.” But the Board Bin grew, moving two more times before settling on Fourth Street in 1993 where they have been selling hard goods, accessories and hip clothing for boys and girls, men and women ever since. They also lease children’s snowboarding equipment for the season and offer limited free leases to kids with a passion for the sport but who could not afford it otherwise.

... this is now

... this is now

And Sun Valley has also evolved into a snowboarding kind of town. The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation was named the USSA Snowboard Club of the Year, Chase Josey who graduated from Community School last spring was named to the 2013 Snowboard Team and Dollar Mountain boasts the only 22-foot Superpipe in the Northwest.

Head out to downtown Ketchum on Saturday to celebrate and socialize. Three bands, Jimmy Robb, El Stash and StoneSeed with provide a soundtrack to what is sure to be a fun-filled, beautiful autumn day. Congratulations Board Bin on 25 great years.

–RES

The new gear is in and everyone is looking forward to the opening of the mountain in about a month

The new gear is in and everyone is looking forward to the opening of the mountain in about a month

Come Out, Thank a Firefighter and Celebrate

The valiant efforts of 1,500 firefighters saved our beautiful Valley. Come say thank you Sunday night at River Run

The valiant efforts of 1,500 firefighters saved our beautiful Valley. Come say thank you Sunday night at River Run

With the monstrous Beaver Creek Fire now 70 percent contained and clear, sunny skies prevailing over Sun Valley, it is time to show our appreciation for the firefighters who protected our Valley and the way of life we so value.

Just a week ago, the outcome of this fire was very uncertain as crews worked around-the-clock from Hailey to north of Ketchum (photo Great Basin NationalIncident Management Team #1)

Just a week ago, the outcome of this fire was very uncertain as crews worked around-the-clock to contain it from Hailey to north of Ketchum (photo Great Basin National Incident Management Team #1)

Sun Valley Resort is throwing a picnic on the River Run lawn this Sunday, August 25, to do just that. Everyone is invited to bring a blanket or chairs down to the mountain beginning at 6 p.m. for an evening of celebration and entertainment featuring the popular bands Old Death Whisper and Up A Creek.

There will be a complete western barbecue with chicken and ribs, beer, refreshments and ice cream available for purchase. You are also welcome to bring a picnic.

The brave men and women who walked into the flames of the Beaver Creek Fire have earned a standing ovation from all of us. Come down Sunday night to honor them, reconnect with friends and neighbors and take in the beauty of everything that was saved. Many firefighters are expected to be in attendance so you can express your appreciation personally.

Please check back to the blog for updates on this event.

–RES

Two of Ketchum Fire Department's finest work Wednesday to ensure the danger has passed

Two of Ketchum Fire Department's finest work Wednedsay to ensure the danger has passed