Feb
1
Wed
BCRD Wood River Trail Challenge @ Wood River Trail
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
BCRD Wood River Trail Challenge @ Wood River Trail

Blaine County Recreation District invites the community to join in the free 2023 Wood River Trail Challenge, which runs from January 27 through February 28
To complete the challenge, participants must ski, walk, snowshoe, or snowbike the entire 32 kilometers of the Wood River Trail, from Hulen Meadows in Ketchum to Gannett Road in Bellevue.
Participants may tackle the challenge all at once or break the trail up into sections and complete them between January 27 – February 28. Finishers will need to complete and mail a form to receive a prize from the BCRD.

The Wood River Trail is a 32-kilometer multi-use, year-round path that provides a non-motorized connection between the Wood River Valley communities of Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley. BCRD grooms the Wood River Trail in the winter and provides this resource free for all users. MAP HERE

PK’s Baldy Challenge @ PK's Ski and Sports
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day

The Baldy Challenge is an annual local fundraiser supporting The Senior Connection in Hailey .

Skiers face-off against Baldy in an epic challenge to ski every run on the mountain in the 28 days of February and be entered into a raffle for the chance to win fun prizes. More information or sign up to go PK’s in Ketchum or Apple’s in Warm Springs.

Feb
5
Sun
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival 2023 @ Argyros Performing Arts Center
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival 2023 @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Willis | Virginia | United States

Doors open at 5:30pm and films begin at 6:30pm.

Tickets • $25.00 in advance,  $29 at the door.

Each night’s showing will have eight new films for a total of 24 films over the three day run.

For a listing of each nights film’s go to www.mountainfever.us

For more information contact:

Michael Boge

Mountain Fever Productions

208.661.3857

[email protected]

www.mountainfever.us

Feb
6
Mon
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival 2023 @ Argyros Performing Arts Center
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival 2023 @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Willis | Virginia | United States

Doors open at 5:30pm and films begin at 6:30pm.

Tickets • $25.00 in advance,  $29 at the door.

Each night’s showing will have eight new films for a total of 24 films over the three day run.

For a listing of each nights film’s go to www.mountainfever.us

For more information contact:

Michael Boge

Mountain Fever Productions

208.661.3857

[email protected]

www.mountainfever.us

Feb
7
Tue
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival 2023 @ Argyros Performing Arts Center
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival 2023 @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Willis | Virginia | United States

Doors open at 5:30pm and films begin at 6:30pm.

Tickets • $25.00 in advance,  $29 at the door.

Each night’s showing will have eight new films for a total of 24 films over the three day run.

For a listing of each nights film’s go to www.mountainfever.us

For more information contact:

Michael Boge

Mountain Fever Productions

208.661.3857

[email protected]

www.mountainfever.us

Feb
11
Sat
BCRD Ski the Rails @ Wood River Trail
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ski the Rails is a free cross-country ski tour along the Wood River Trail.

Grab your family, friends, visitors, and even your dog. Learn about the history of the famous Wood River Trail from a local’s perspective. Aid stations along the way will keep you energized to the end of the tour.

Start @ Serenade Lane in Ketchum or anywhere on the Wood River Trail System. Finish @ Myrtle Street in Hailey.  Lunch available at Sun Valley Brewery in Hailey.

Bus shuttle and après-ski also at Sun Valley Brewery.

This is a free community event.  Questions, call Janelle at 578-5453 or [email protected]

Download map HERE

Feb
12
Sun
Papoose Club Nordic Cup @ TBD
Feb 12 @ 8:30 am
Papoose Club Nordic Cup @ TBD | Hailey | Idaho | United States

A more recent addition to the Papoose Club community events, the Nordic Cup has been held in the Wood River Valley since 2006. Depending on snow conditions the event is held either in Quigley Canyon in Hailey or Sun Valley Nordic center. The cross-country event is open to youth aged 3-13 who may race in skate or classic disciplines. This free community event put on by Papoose Club volunteers in partnership with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s Nordic ski program and the Blaine County Recreation District.

 

Feb
18
Sat
Wood River Extreme Skijoring @ 81 Browning Ln, Bellevue, ID
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 4:00 pm
Wood River Extreme Skijoring @ 81 Browning Ln, Bellevue, ID | Idaho | United States

Winter in Idaho’s Wood River Valley means lots of snow and plenty of ways to enjoy it, including unique events like the annual Wood River Extreme Ski Joring Races.

Produced by the Wood Extreme Ski Joring Association (WRESJA), this event features cowboys with their fast horses racing with brave skiers and snowboarders and promises a weekend of fast action fun that the whole family will enjoy. Ski Joring is a winter sport in which a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog or a motor vehicle. It is derived from the Norwegian word skikjøring, meaning “ski driving”. In the Wood River Valley horses are used.  A successful run of this race means crossing the finish line of the 600-900-foot course with the skier having executed one to three jumps ranging from three to six feet high and grabbing from three to nine rings. The rider must also grab a ring. Points are deducted for missed or dropped rings and missed jumps. Speed – which often reaches 40 miles per hour – is a factor. Winners are based on the combined overall score for both days. This year the WRESJA races will also feature a couple’s division and stick horse races for 10 & under.

Pre-registration is Required!

Registration form can be mailed to
Michelle Bobbitt
PO Box 108, Bellevue, ID 83313
faxed to 208-788-0106
emailed to [email protected]

Download WRESJA Registration Form, Registration-Form

Download WRESJA Race Rules Form, Race Rules

Download WRESJA Waiver and Release Form, Waiver

Feb
20
Mon
Dark Sky Dinners @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in winter on the darkest nights of the year! Dark Sky Dinner events feature a “farm to greenhouse” catered meal with wine for 40 people in our heated greenhouse, a “snow bar” and warming fire pits outside the greenhouse, and night sky viewing telescopes outside on the darker, north side of the Visitor Center.  Prepare to bundle up!

When:

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Friday, December 21, 2022

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Monday, February 20, 2023

Doors open at 5:30pm

Where: Sawtooth Botanical Garden | 9 Gimlet Road | 4 miles south of Ketchum

(Located at the southern gateway to the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve!)

Feb
25
Sat
BCRD Ski Free Day! @ BCRD Nordic and Snowshoe Trails
Feb 25 all-day
BCRD Ski Free Day! @ BCRD Nordic and Snowshoe Trails

For four days this season, BCRD welcomes the community to enjoy free Nordic skiing and snowshoeing on all BCRD winter trails. The 32-kilometer multi-use Wood River Trail, which runs from Ketchum to Bellevue, is always free. The Wood River Trail is groomed every other day and is open to skiers, walkers, dogs, and fat-bikes.

The Ski Free Days for the 2022/23 season are:

  • Saturday, December 10
  • Sunday, January 8
  • Saturday, February 25
  • Wednesday, March 22

For Ski Free Day on Saturday December 10th at Galena:

– Free rentals at Galena (no reservations)

– Free 30 minute skate or classic group lessons at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, and 1:00 (no reservations – just walk into the shop)