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Arts & Culture, Summer

An Eventful Summer in Sun Valley, ID – 2017

  Every summer adventure conquerers are drawn out of the wood work to Sun Valley, Idaho in search of something special. For some, the lure is the 400+ miles of singletrack mountain biking trails, the endless hiking opportunities or even the rod-torquing trout lurking in the various waters are the sacred quests. For others, Sun Valley’s hybridization of adventure and culture are what truly satiate their cravings. The myriad of events that go down each summer are plentiful enough to please audiences far and wide. This year is no different. Have a look and see what the 2017 summer line-up has in-store. Summer Events & Festivals Mountain Biking Running Arts Music

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Spring, Summer, Winter

A Piece of Sun Valley: Spots to Grab Unique Souvenirs

While the memories made in Sun Valley will last a lifetime, sometimes it’s fun to bring home a little personal souvenir of your time or bring something back for friends so they can have a small taste of what you experienced. The Sun Valley area is chock-full of unique souvenirs whether it’s merch from your favorite bar or restaurant to local delicacies to just funny oddities. photo: The Board Bin | SVPN Magazine Clothing There’s no easier souvenir than a t-shirt and Ketchum has plenty that will either inspire a trip down memory lane whenever it’s donned or a good laugh at the slogan on it. Head to skateboard/snowboard shop The Board Bin for any of a variety of “Idahome” shirts, a local favorite started by a Ketchum native. Also available at the Board Bin are other Ketchum-related shirts including one making fun of Ketchum’s name similarity to ketchup, complete with ketchup bottle or shirts depicting the state with the moniker “Iowa” under it.  Many of Ketchum’s favorite bars and restaurants have t-shirts for sale, some simply depicting the establishment name and logo, others with more fun slogans. Famous coffee shop Java sells t-shirts including the popular “Wake and destroy”, …

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Spring, Summer, Wellness

Sun Valley: Where the Beer and Healthy Initiatives Flow Like Wine

SKI towns typically are not synonymous with health. After a full day of shredding we post up for pints, happy hour discounted nachos, and chicken wings. Our mogul-mashing thighs have earned it, right? Après festivities filled with celebratory beers, and Irving’s Hot Dogs are the norm. However, this all shouldn’t overshadow the abundance of healthy initiatives that lie at the core of this Valley. The abundance of wellness oriented events, fitness clubs, spas, and health conscious food resources here in Sun Valley encourage an overwhelming sense of well-being to locals and visitors alike.
 

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Innovation

Sun Valley, Idaho: A Home for Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Sun Valley has long been an incubator for fostering a special breed of creativity and innovation. From the founding of Sun Valley Resort to the entrepreneurs pushing the limits of outdoor apparel and gear, this small valley high in the mountains has been shaping the face of adventure sport and beyond for decades.

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Family, Summer

Finding Some Grown Up Time: Options for dropping off the kids in Sun Valley

Looking to make some time without the kids this summer? We’ve got a list of the best places to dropped the children off in Sun Valley, Idaho this summer. 

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Fall, Summer, Winter

How to Plan the Perfect Sun Valley Wedding

Sun Valley, with its rustic elegance and tangible charm, is an idyllic setting for a wedding celebration. From a luxurious ceremony for 500 to an intimate dinner affair for 20, Sun Valley has the venues and services needed to provide the perfect experience on your special day.

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Fall, Spring, Summer, Wellness, Winter

Take a Wellness Weekend in Sun Valley

Wellness is the pursuit of a healthy life, nourishing both mind and body. Call us biased, but there’s no better place to restore a healthy outlook than Sun Valley. Between relaxing spas, invigorating workouts, and simple but delicious meals, you’ll realign your outlook on life. Only have a weekend? That’s plenty of time. Here’s our recommendations for two perfect days of wellness in Sun Valley.   Where to Stay Did you know that lack of adequate sleep is associated with a shorter lifespan and the development of serious medical conditions? That simply won’t do. Catch up on some much needed shut-eye with a stay in Sun Valley. Dive into soft sheets, nestle in a pile of pillows, and let the quiet mountain air lull you to your best sleep in weeks. Knob Hill Inn The remodeled Knob Hill Inn is a European-style hotel with serious charm and luxurious details. Limelight Hotel Ketchum Newly opened Limelight Hotel Ketchum is in the center of the action on Main Street in Ketchum. Sun Valley Lodge The Sun Valley Lodge is not only the epitome of luxury, but its world class spa and year round outdoor pools are close enough to access without removing …

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Arts & Culture, Dining, Spring

Idaho Craft Beer Month – Sun Valley Style

Idaho is rich in all things beer from the finest of ingredients to the beloved finished product. Idaho Brewers United and Idaho Tourism took it upon themselves to pay tribute to the flourishing beer culture in the state by dedicating April as the official Idaho Craft Beer Month. While we may be small here in Sun Valley, we have plenty to be proud of when it comes to contributing to Idaho’s beer pride. We’ve put together a few ways to maximize the Idaho Beer Month experience in Sun Valley and beyond. Fun Idaho Beer Facts Gelande Quaffing Sawtooth Regional Gelande Quaffing Championships | April 7 Local Sun Valley Breweries Sawtooth Brewery Warfield Distillery & Brewery Sun Valley Brewing Company River Bend Brewing Best Places to Enjoy a Beer The Power House Grumpy’s Lefty’s Wiseguy’s Don’t forget the breweries listed above (with the exception of River Bend)! Other Great Idaho Breweries to Check Out With the 50+ breweries in Idaho, we didn’t have room to list them all. Check out the Visit Idaho page for a few more listings or scan the Google search to find one closest to you! Photo of Earnest Hemingway by John Bryson 1959     Now that you’ve got the info, venture out …

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Skiing & Snowboarding, Winter

Après 101: An Insider’s Guide to The “What Comes After Skiing” Culture

Après is hands down every ski town’s favorite French word.  In Sun Valley it is taken quite seriously and the options to properly revel in the glory of a day in the mountains can be an overwhelming bounty.  After you’ve skied or snowboarded yourself into a crumple of sore legs and blissfully glowing cheeks, your inner Frenchman/woman comes out and you find the magnetism of the bar calling your name, ski boots and all.  While one may see après skiing a merely an afternoon bronzing booze-fest, it is in fact time honored tradition as culturally significant as sitting for an espresso after visiting a museum digesting in conversation that which one has witnessed.  Just like in art, as skier’s and snowboarders, “it” basically didn’t happen if you didn’t sit around afterwords and recount it over cocktails, beers, or a glass of vino.  So we struck out on a perfect morning to ride some great snow with the promise of a top notch après guide as our goal.

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Arts & Culture, Spring

6 Reasons the Sun Valley Film Festival is Better than Sundance

Sun Valley has been attracting Hollywood darlings since the 1930’s, when Averill Harriman invited his A-list Rolodex to hang out on the slopes of Dollar Mountain. On any given day you might run into Tom Hanks at the Elephant’s Perch or Jodie Foster at Java, but every March filmmakers and actors will descend en masse for the Sun Valley Film Festival. The Sun Valley Film Festival has attracted major sponsors and lauded film insiders. So does Sundance, you say? Yeah, we know. But we think we have a few things to set us apart. Come see if we’re right. Photo Courtesy of SVFF // Amanda Nagy Come as Yourself Filmmakers and movie lovers alike are welcome at the Sun Valley Film Festival. Whether you’re writing your first script, just wrapped a blockbuster movie, or simply like to binge watch Netflix, you’ll feel at home. Insiders and newbies mingle in theaters and lobbies throughout town. Red tape? We don’t really do that around here. But leave your selfie stick at home. Photo Courtesy of SVFF // Mark Davis – Getty Images Intimate and Laid Back The Sun Valley Film Festival is often described as intimate and laid back, just like Sun …