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Biking, What We're Made Of

What We’re Made Of: Wild Rye and Club Ride

Many outdoor brands have their origins in the Wood River Valley; the easy access to the outdoors in so many ways (biking, hiking, skiing) gets the creative juices flowing in terms of how to improve on those sports—and then gives you a big playground to test out those improvements. Outdoor apparel companies Wild Rye and Club Ride are no different, with both company’s founders being outdoor aficionados in the Wood River Valley who found themselves staring down a gap in their respective markets; for Wild Rye, that gap was an outdoor brand exclusively for women. For Club Ride, that gap was casual bike clothes that could be worn from the bike to the bar. Read on to learn the origin stories of these two local companies, who are helping maintain Ketchum’s status quo as an incubator for innovation. Wild Rye Wild Rye’s founder, Cassie Abel, has lived in and out of Ketchum since she was eight years old, but coming back full-time in 2012. Prior to launching her women-focused outdoor brand, Cassie worked in-house at Smith, learning all about the outdoor industry, its marketing—and its distinct lack of focus on women. “We were starting to see all these cool brands …

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November 28, 2023 - December 19, 2023

Idaho & Utah residents Fall Getaway at Sun Valley Resort

As the fresh mountain air turns refreshingly crisp, and the surrounding foliage begins to showcase its autumn shades, now is the perfect time to fall in love with the magic of the changing season in Sun Valley. Whether hiking or biking around beautiful Bald and Dollar Mountains, relaxing with a special seasonal reset at The Spa, or enjoying leisurely days of shopping and dining in the Village, Idaho & Utah residents can make the most of a Fall Staycation with exclusive savings on select rooms in the Sun Valley Lodge, Inn and Lodge Apartments, September 10th through December 19th.

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November 28, 2023 - January 31, 2024

Limelight Hotel – Sun Valley Heli Ski Adventure

Experience untracked powder on three pristine Idaho mountain ranges with Sun Valley Heli Ski. Get a 20% room discount and a 10% discount on a full-day heli-ski adventure when you book with Limelight Ketchum. Learn More.

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November 28, 2023 - April 14, 2024

Idaho Local’s Rate at Limelight Hotel

We offer Idaho residents a special “local’s rate” with 30% off the non-promotional hotel room rates on Deluxe Rooms and above (excludes Limelight Residences). Must present valid Idaho ID at check-in. Parking included in nightly rate. BOOK NOW

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Whiskey’s on Main

Whiskey’s is Main Street Ketchum’s premier & historic live music venue. All season long Whiskey’s on Main will feature the valley’s best musicians and bands as well as superb national touring acts. Whiskey’s is the only bar in Ketchum to see excellent live music up close and in a groovin’ party atmosphere. 

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Homegrown Film Festival

presented by Spencer Cordovano and F11 Films The “must see” Homegrown Film Festival is back for its 7th Annual! All proceeds to benefit the Friends of Sawtooth Avalanche which provides financial support for extra forecasters. Homegrown Film Festival is a celebration of the cinematic and athletic achievement of people who call this place home. The festival showcases the work of our celebrities and professionals, while also giving a platform to local youth and up-and-comers – and it does so in support of our local avalanche center. It gives local rippers a moment to rub shoulders with the pros, high-end brands a space to see the next generation of talent, and the town a chance to celebrate how a place so small can create a mark so big. Mountain towns are dense hub of talent, but too often our athletes and production teams find themselves scattered about the mountains and the globe, disconnected from the community. Homegrown is an opportunity to come together, to cultivate a synergistic excitement about what we can, have, and will create. 5:15pm Show Tickets HERE 8:15pm Show Tickets HERE   

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Sun Valley Opera and Broadway present MetHD’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

The next presentation by Sun Valley Opera and Broadway’s Live Simulcast Opera Performances is X: The Life and Times of Malcom X on Saturday, November 18, 2023. More information can be found at Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking and influential opera premiered in 1986. Theater luminary and Tony-nominated director of Slave Play Robert O’Hara oversees a potent new staging that imagines Malcolm as an Everyman whose story transcends time and space. An exceptional cast of breakout artists and young Met stars enliven the operatic retelling of the civil rights leader’s life. Baritone Will Liverman, who triumphed in the Met premiere of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, sings Malcolm X, alongside soprano Leah Hawkins as his mother, Louise; mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis as his sister Ella; bass-baritone Michael Sumuel as his brother Reginald; and tenor Victor Ryan Robertson as Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Kazem Abdullah conducts the newly revised score, which provides a layered, jazz-inflected setting for the esteemed writer Thulani Davis’s libretto. Doors open at 10:30am. The concession counter will be open. The production begins at 10:55am. The Magic Lantern is located at 100 East 2nd Street in Ketchum and tickets can be purchased at the door. Magic Lantern …

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Kids in the Kidtchen

Kids in the Kitchen Friday, November 17, 2023 12:30pm to 1:30pm $15 Per Child Space is limited Children will create bug themed snacks using fruits, vegetables, Nutella and more! Each child must be accompanied by an adult and should bring a water bottle. This is a BCSD teacher work day, NO SCHOOL!

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A Time Traveler’s Guide to Social Change

Everyone feels it: The faster pace. The divisions in society. The increasing complexity. To help us navigate the changing times with confidence and creativity, Mary Ann Allison will be presenting pictures of our journey from the past to the future. Her presentation, A Time Traveler’s Guide to Social Change, promises to be both informative and entertaining. The founding principal of the Allison Group, Mary Ann helps organizations and individuals feel—and be—powerful in times of rapid social change. Her approach combines skinned knees (real business experience) and rigorous scientific theory. Her research is peer-reviewed and field tested. Mary Ann has co-authored a murder mystery and four books on business and science, and she serves on the board of the Idaho Humanities Council. Although she is a professor emerita and has an MBA and PhD, Mary Ann believes in having fun and hopes you won’t hold her degrees against her. Space is limited, and registration is required to join this small-group workshop and discussion.

Outdoor Traveler

fat bikingIt is rare in the world of winter sports for a new activity to gain a foothold alongside alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. But over the past couple of years, fat biking has managed to do just that.Learn Morenordic skiingIt’s not tacky, dated sweater fashion that’s being celebrated when Sun Valley is hailed as “Nordic Town USA.” This is some of the best and definitely most immaculately groomed Nordic ski terrain in the US.Learn MoreBoulder Mountain TourThe 51st annual Boulder Mountain tour is February 3, 2024! This is 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.Learn MoreHeli SkiingHop in a helicopter and head out to get some of the lightest powder in the Rocky Mountains while Heli Skiing with Sun Valley Heliski Guides in the land where American heliskiing began. Oh yeah, they can even pick you up on top of the resort, which really is a 007 way to fly.Learn MoreWinter in Sun Valley, IdahoWinter in Sun Valley, Idaho is unlike any mountain town out there. Sure, there’s a myriad of traits that are similar to other destinations …