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Biking, Summer

Baldy Gets a Bike Park, Sun Valley Breaks Ground on a New Playground

It started like most great ideas.  After a series of stiff beers from Europe served at a local house of ill repute, some local emissaries lit on the idea of providing an economic impact study on the business that surounds mountain biking, more specifically bike park mountain biking. The arms race for summertime recreation has been heating up over the past few years with bike parks popping up like opportunistic weeds all around the world. With changes in bike technology and the growing momentum of mountain biking we felt there was a case to be made.   Only a couple of years after that study was delivered on the doorstep of Sun Valley Company a flurry of planning, applying for permits, and corralling contractors, precipitated.  Cutting to the chase, Sun Valley broke ground this late summer on what will be one of the biggest bike parks in the country. Working on a five year build out plan Sun Valley has taken the bull (er rather shovel) by the horns and dived right in to building a facility that will further the area's reputation as a mountain bike mecca. And so we felt it only appropriate to take a day and …

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Innovation, Skiing & Snowboarding, Winter

A Look at Sun Valley Progression – Through the Lens of Tal Roberts

Sun Valley had long been off the radar of the freeski and snowboard movement, the youth and creativity that once defined the original zip code to hang your ski bum shingle had all but evaporated.  But then a rumble was felt and slowly the monolith of the past began to awaken.  A park was constructed on Dollar Mountain and with that came photographers, athletes, film crews and the few locals who had been living the dream woke up to Christmas. Movements are created out of momentum, one significant event sets the dominos in motion.  Which is what is happening in our valley today.  We took a moment to sit down with local photographer, Tal Roberts to view this movement through his work as he captures the product of this momentum.