Come seat on the grass at the Elephant’s Perch, and learn to what it takes to become a world class athlete. The “Evening with Olympians” will feature: Maja Dahlqvist, Olympic Silver Medalist and World Cup sprinter. Kevin Bolger, Olympic and World Cup sprinter. Jake Adicoff, Paralympic Gold medalist, US Para-Nordic team member adn SVESF Gold Team member.. Wylde Beet and Warfield food trucks will be on site. Music by DJ Marlin. There also will be a raffle to benefit the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Cross Country and Gold teams.
In response to unprecedented outdoor recreational grown in Idaho, HPL and University of Idaho/Rinker Rock Creek Ranch will host Chris Zajchowski, Ph.D., University of Idaho Assistant Professor of Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Ecology. Dr Zajchowski will examine local impact of the Interagency Visitor Use Management Framework, created by federal land management agencies to guide outdoor recreation management on federally-managed lands and waters. Held at Town Center West.
Braydon Bringhurst sets out to climb every inch of mountain biking’s iconic trail: “The Whole Enchilada.” Husband. Father. Son. Friend. Professional mountain biker and filmmaker. From a young age, Braydon has loved the process of figuring out a challenge and proving to himself he can accomplish what he sets out to do. Inspired by his family and friends, many of whom are dealing with figurative mountains, in life both big and small, Braydon wanted to show the process of making it up what many would say is an unfathomable climb. Having worked closely with Dr. Craig Manning, a renowned performance psych, throughout his collegiate athletic and academic career, Braydon learned something he wanted to share with others: It’s just as much about the mental strength as it is the physical. With his wife and friends rallying behind him, and putting forth great efforts, we present to you ‘8600 FT.’ Braydon will give a short presentation following the film to discuss how he applied the mental skills learned through his work with Dr. Craig Manning to develop a fearless mind and accomplish his goal. A benefit for The Ketchum Bike Park Trust.
JOIN US FOR A TRAIL SEASON KICK-OFF PARTY! AT THE ELEPHANT’S PERCH JUNE 1ST 5:00 – 7:00 PM Come celebrate the beginning of the 2023 trail season with us! NEW and renewing members get a free MiiR cup filled with beer and 20% off at Elephant’s Perch (night of only). Food will be available for purchase from La Parilla food truck.
Cassie Abel is the CEO and co-founder of Wild Rye, a company dedicated to creating mountain apparel for women of all sizes, ages, and skill levels—an area she saw was decidedly lacking after spending years working in the outdoor apparel industry. Though Abel didn’t found the Ketchum-based company until 2015, she has been living here fulltime for about 10 years and spent much of her life in and out of the Valley; she’s held down jobs at local favorites like Java, the Cellar Pub, and Smith. As the kind of woman her brand targets—mountain biker, skier, busy mom—Cassie is the perfect mountain lady to tell us how to spend an ideal day in Ketchum, Idaho. How do you start your ideal day? Can I give you two ideal days? Cause one’s going to involve my toddler, and one will not! So if I don’t have my toddler, I wake up and drink some coffee on my porch. If I’m heading out for coffee, go to Lizzie’s or Maude’s and get a really delicious latte. Then I’d go for a big bike ride like Osberg’s, Alden, or Greenhorn/Imperial. How do you refuel after a long bike ride like that? Probably grab …