Every first Monday of a month (1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4), Ladies Ski Free (pay no trail fee)! This is a great opportunity to try Nordic Skiing or Snowshoeing and introduce a girlfriend or two to this great sport. Great times and great exercise guaranteed!
Equipment rentals and Skate or Classic Ski instruction available (but are not free).
Spring skiing conditions are great at the Sun Valley Nordic Center right now. The majority of our 40km trail system is open and all trails are groomed daily for skate and classic skiing. Warm days and cold nights have created the ultimate trail surface… it’s fast, fun and silky. So get out there now while the skiing is good!
Our pro-shop is currently offering 25% of all Nordic apparel and accessories. Used rental classic and skate ski gear is also on sale now at rock-bottom prices.
Skate and Classic skiing lessons are available daily.
The Sun Valley Nordic Center is located 1 mile east of the Sun Valley Lodge in the Sun Valley Club.
For lesson times and more information call: (208) 622-2250
This Saturday marks the kickoff of the first annual Sun Valley Nordic Festival. Lasting from January 30th to February 7th, the festival which is promoting Nordic Skiing from one of the country’s premiere Nordic skiing areas, will include demonstrations, parties, celebrations, races, seminars, and more. The week’s events will culminate in the 35th annual Boulder Mountain Tour.
Starting Saturday, January 30th, with the Blaine County Recreation District Ski the Rails/ Downtown Hailey Celebration and continuing throughout the week with events like Boulder Mountain Tour Preps and Clinics, Alturas Lake Skis, an aprs-ski party at historic Smiley Creek Lodge, an evening with ski-writer Dick Dorworth, Avalanche Awareness Programs with the Sawtooth National Avalanche Center, guided snowshoe adventures, the first Sun Valley 5K Snowshoe Challenge, and Sun Valley Nordic Sprint Races. There will also be a Downtown Ketchum Nordic night on Thursday, February 4th, with friendly competition, music from Reno-based World Pop group Sol’Jibe, and a bonfire. The party will take place at the future site of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, across from the Ketchum Post Office. Check out the Sun Valley Nordic Festival’s website for a complete list of the week’s activities (www.svnordicfestival.com).
The highlight event of the week will be the Boulder Mountain Tour. The 32-km world famous race starts at Senate Meadows and snakes along the immaculately groomed trails along the beautiful Big Wood River. Don’t miss your chance to race alongside some of the country’s best Nordic skiers and enjoy some spectacular views. New to the tour this year, the Half Boulder Mountain Tour. Beginning at the Tour’s halfway point, Baker Creek, the 15K course is an excellent opportunity for young and novice skiers to check out what the Boulder Mountain Tour is all about. For more information or to sign up for the race, go to www.bouldermountaintour.com.
A special thanks goes out to the Nordic Festival’s organizers including the Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau, the Blaine County Recreation District (BCRD), the Boulder Mountain Tour, the Hailey Chamber of Commerce, the Sun Valley Nordic Center (nordic.sunvalley.com), the Elephant’s Perch, the Sawtooth National Avalanche Center and many more who made this awesome week of Nordic skiing happen. Welcome to Nordic Town, USA!