The Sun Valley Music Festival presents its fifth Winter Season at the Argyros Performing Arts Center from March 15-17, 2023. The program will feature Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, one of the most popular works in all classical music, in an arrangement for 21 brass and percussion musicians that captures the power and emotion of the original. Music Director Alasdair Neale will conduct the performances, which will also feature a series of short works showcasing the beauty and range of various instruments in the brass and percussion sections. Admission is free, and the atmosphere at the Argyros will be intimate, offering the perfect setting for audience members to experience this beautiful music up close and personal. This year’s program will feature two acts with an intermission, and the same program will be performed each evening. Tickets Admission is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required. Reservations for the public begin on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. (Mountain Time). Seating is limited to two seats per household for one performance. Reservations are available online at svmusicfestival.org. Festival donors of $6,000 and up may reserve seating early, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. (Mountain Time), by calling the …
The Boulder Mountain Tour is currently full
Thank you for your interest in the Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour. Please add your name to the waitlist via the registration link and we will see what transpires. Or, please consider skiing in our Virtual BMT.
Thursday, February 2
NordicTown USA Sprints
Simplot Lot, 2nd Avenue & Fourth Street, Ketchum
The NordicTown USA Sprints pit teams of two in a head-to-head freestyle relay format on a 400-meter oval. The event features elite racers from the field, adaptive skiers, as well as top juniors from the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. Cash prizes to the top teams. Come join the fun as a participant or spectator. Day of race signup only. Hot drinks and cookies will be provided by Sun Valley Community School. Details, Rick Kapala (208) 726-3899.
- 3:30 p.m. Registration and bib pick up
- 4:15 p.m. Welcome/Instructions
- 4:30 p.m. Youth mass start – 1 lap
- 4:45 p.m. Youth mass start – 2 laps
- 5:00 p.m. Adaptive class – 4 laps (If enough racers)
- 5:15 p.m. Elite class – 6 laps
Boulder Mountain Tour & And Future Champions Reception
The Elephant’s Perch, Ketchum, 6 p.m.
Meet and mingle with past champions of the Boulder Mountain Tour while enjoying complimentary food, beverages, and a raffle.
Friday, February 3
Race Bag/Packet Pickup And BMT Expo, 10-6 P.M.
Limelight Hotel, Main Street, Ketchum
All racers should plan on picking up their race bag and packet at the BMT Expo. Each racer receives a souvenir bib, timing chip, race-day details, an official SWIX race hat, and goodies. The BMT Expo features event sponsors, industry insiders, and local vendors. Want to get the lowdown on trails, temps, wax, and equipment from the pros? This is the spot to do it.
Saturday, February 4
Boulder Mountain Tour, 10 A.M.
Harriman Trail, Sawtooth National Forest
The 50th annual Boulder Mountain Tour launches at 10 a.m. on the Harriman Trail. A field of 800 racers will challenge themselves over 34 kilometers. The 15k Charley Course Half-Boulder begins at Baker Creek at 11:30 a.m. Spectators can catch the elite class finish shortly after 11 a.m. at the end of the Harriman Trail located across from SNRA Headquarters.
Saturday, February 4, 5 To 7:30 P.M.
BMT Awards Celebration And Block Party
Ketchum Town Square, East Avenue, and Fourth StreetCash prizes will be given to the top three men and women overall, preem winners, and adaptive racers. Commemorative prizes will be presented to the top three males and females in each age class in the Full Boulder, wave champs, and Oldest/Youngest racers. Most Improved skiers will receive the Jon Engen Award given to the man and woman who improve their time the most from the 2022 BMT. Half Boulder prizes go to the fastest overall, class, and team winners. The whole town – and, of course, race participants – are encouraged to celebrate the BMT, cross-country skiing, and our vibrant community at our penultimate party. Food and beverage trucks, awards, and a good time will be highlighted. Party tunes, a huge raffle with great prizes from our generous sponsors and supporters. You must be present to win.
The 50th annual Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour will take place in Ketchum, Idaho, on its traditional day, the first Saturday in February, falling in 2023 on February 4.
The premier cross country race in the Western United States, the Tour is staged on the historic Harriman Trail located in the pristine Sawtooth National Forest Area. Race distances are 34 kilometers, the Full Boulder, and 15 kilometers, the Charley Course Half Boulder.
The field features World Cup-caliber racers to cross country enthusiasts who embrace the “Tour” aspect of the event. All ages are welcome. Racers are separated by waves, including Elite Men, Elite Women, seeded by previous race times in the BMT or comparable marathon distance races. There are seven waves in the Full Boulder. This year, the in-person race field will be capped at 800 skiers for the Full Boulder, and 200 skiers in the Half.
Entry fee includes official 2023 BMT SWIX race hat, 50th anniversary souvenir racing bib, race bag, event program, sponsored goods, a raffle ticket, race shuttles, post-race and on-course food and beverages, awards party, plus the opportunity to win amazing raffle prizes from our amazing event sponsors. No refunds are offered for any reason.
The BMT Block Party and Awards Bash will be from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Ketchum Town Square. Food and beverage trucks, awards, music, and a good time will be on tap. Raffle prizes include skis, boots, poles, clothing, bags, and training aids from our generous sponsors and supporters. You must be present to win.
Annually, the BMT recognizes its fastest, oldest and youngest racers, on-course preem champions, wave winners, and Jon Engen Perpetual Awards for most significant time improvement (male/female) from one year to the next in the Full Boulder. Post-race, the BMT Block Party and Awards Bash will be from 5-7:30 p.m. at Ketchum Town Square. Food and beverage trucks, awards, music, and a good time will be on tap. Raffle prizes include skis, boots, poles, clothing, bags, and training aids from our generous sponsors and supporters. You must be present to win.
For full details, please visit bouldermountaintour.com