Tree Lighting Ceremony. Sun Valley Village. December 20th, 2014

Better than ever, this iconic celebration will feature Santa, Sun Valley Carolers, gingerbread/cookie decorating, live holiday music, food offerings, hot cocoa, free “wrap-n-run” gift wrapping at Signatures and more!!


Ice Theatre of New York 2014 Residency Performance. Saturday, September 20th @ 7:30pm.

2014 Sun Valley Residency Performance

Saturday September 20th at 7:30 P.M. at Sun Valley Resort

Ice Theatre of New York in honor of our 2014 Sun Valley Residency is proud to present the premier of our innovative show ICE: DANCE with 12 of the world’s top dancers on ice including:   US Men’s Champion Ryan Bradley,

National and World Competitors Brent Bommentre and Kim Navarro, World Team Members Eve Chalom and Joel Dear; and making their Ice Theatre Debut 2014 National Ice Dance competitors Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giuletti-Schmitt.

The performance  will feature the premiere of two new works, one by ballet great, Edward Villella, and another by renowned modern dance choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi. For more information and tickets please visit


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Opening Day for Summer Gondola Operations. June 27, 2015

Head down to the base of River Run June 27th for the opening day of the Gondola.
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Warren Miller Entertainment Presents “No Turning Back” at The Opera House. November 1st and 2nd.

“Warren Miller’s 2014 film, No Turning Back, pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead WME to every end of the winter world. We’re taking a legacy that dates back to before skis had edges and mountains had condos and we’re running with it to the steepest peaks around the globe and back to the Mom and Pop hills that define skiing and riding.

Since he began creating films in 1949, Warren Miller has known that as skiers and riders, there’s no need to look back, we have to continuously drive to keep our edge and chase the snow. This year, we prove that not much has changed when it comes to why it is these athletes tilt and turn down mountains and pray for storms. Sheer delight. Welcome this winter season and remember there’s No Turning Back.”

For more information and to watch the trailer visit

November 1st Showings at the Opera House: 6:00pm and 9:00pm

November 2nd Showing at the Opera House: 5:00pm

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Yoga On The Mountain. Saturday, September 6th at River Run. 8:45am and 10:00am classes.

 Head down to the base of River Run this Saturday the 6th for complimentary yoga classes at 8:45am and 10:00am. It will be in conjunction with the last weekend of the gondola, so all participants will receive a voucher for a reduced rate on the gondola.
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Family Of Women Festival. Feb 28-March 1, 2015.

The Family of Woman Film Festival was launched in 2007 by Friends of UNFPA Board Member, Peggy Elliott Goldwyn, in Sun Valley, to bring attention to the work of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The first year, four films were presented highlighting the status of women in the developing world.

The festival has grown to include five films, both drama and documentary, along with guest speakers from UNFPA, who give free lectures to the public through the sponsorship of The Ketchum Community Library, as well as visits to local schools along with guest film-makers. Other local collaborators include The Community School, The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence, The Wood River Religious Leadership Council, and St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation.

As well as the main Festival, other films have been presented as special events and a photographic exhibit by local women photographers of women and children in the developing world was presented, from which a series of note cards were developed to benefit UNFPA.

For a full list of scheduled events please visit

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Have (Paddle) Boat Will Travel

Paddle boarding on the Sun Valley Lake is great fun. These smiles say it all!

Paddle boarding on the Sun Valley Lake is great fun. These smiles say it all!

Let’s face it. Kids have endless energy and sometimes even the most inventive parents crave an activity where the children are happy and entertained that allows them to sit in the grass under a tree and enjoy some shade. One such perfect activity on a hot summer’s day is paddle boating at the cool and welcoming Sun Valley Lake adjacent to the Sun Valley Pavilion lawn.

The manageably-sized, picturesque body of water is accessed by a fleet of family-friendly paddle boats, rented by a friendly and helpful staff.

Last week, local children Chloe and Peter drove by the Lake with their mother Katherine. “Suddenly they asked, what’s that? We’ve never tried that before!” she laughed. “So we turned around and in a short time, they were on the lake laughing and splashing. It was so easy and really relaxing. No backpacks, no packed lunches, no equipment.”

“It was awesome,” enthused Peter, 6.

“We had a lot of fun,” said big sister Chloe, 9. “We are definitely going to come back.”

Life jackets and sunscreen are the only equipment needed to enjoy this activity

Life jackets and sunscreen are the only equipment needed to enjoy this activity. It’s summer the way it’s meant to be

In fact, they returned the next morning for more fun and spent a few hours exploring the shore, insects and fauna.

Assisted by a helpful attendant Jerry, they quickly got their life jackets and boat and away they went. Explorations included finding a Garden Tiger Moth, rescued and given a ride to shore, getting close to ducks and ducklings and sighting a snake on the grass.

Paddle boating is leisurely, allowing time to explore your surroundings

Paddle boating is leisurely, allowing time to explore your surroundings

This backyard adventure is not only fun, it is extremely affordable. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a mellow few hours in Sun Valley.

Go out and take a paddle today. Remember, summer days are meant to be hazy, lazy and occasionally simple and relaxing!


The scenery from the Sun Valley Lake makes even just sitting on the sidelines worthwhile

The scenery from the Sun Valley Lake makes even just sitting on the sidelines worthwhile

Wish You Were Here!

Sun Valley Silver Car Auction. August 30th-31st.

“The Sun Valley Resort nestled in the high Wood River Valley frames Silver’s Labor Day Weekend car auction perfectly.” for more information please visit



The Doobie Brothers. Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 @ 7:00pm.

On Wednesday, August 20th, head out to the Sun Valley Pavilion to see the Doobie Brothers live in Concert. Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm. Presented by Sun Valley Resort and Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament. For more tickets and additional information please visit