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Galena Loppet

Starting at 10 am, this is a fun perimeter ski tour around the Galena trails (approximately 25 km). Beer and doughnuts may occur at random along the course. Costumes encouraged! Free! No registration necessary

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Wolverine Science Pub – Ketchum, ID

Conjure up an image of a reclusive creature with the profile of a giant armadillo, the proportions and grace of a river otter, and the thick mane of a grizzly. As if dropped out of one’s imagination or taken from the crayon-scribbled colorings of our childhood, the North American wolverine is a perfect mish-mash of our most fanciful wildlife dreams, come to life for real. And, at long last, the creature, in all its untamed wildness, has been protected under the Endangered Species Act. Join Idaho Conservation League’s Wildlife Program Associate, Jeff Abrams, for a presentation on this remarkable species – one that takes refuge in the mountains surrounding the Wood River Valley! No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for drinks and knowledge.

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Backcountry Film Festival

Come support the Nordic and Backcountry Skiers’ Alliance of Idaho at the 19th annual Backcountry Film Festival! Where: Sun Valley Opera House When: Saturday, February 10, 2024, Doors 6pm, Shows 7pm How: $20 tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketstripe.com/bcff-SV-2024 Presented by Winter Wildlands Alliance, Backcountry Film Festival manifests the power of humans and their spirit. We screen cinematic stories of outdoor stewardship, grassroots policy and advocacy work, backcountry adventure, and snow cinema by human-powered advocates, athletes, brands, activists, adventures, and outdoor enthusiasts. Celebrating the connecting between humans and wild winters. A collage of human-powered stories and backcountry-inspired experiences. Backcountry Film Festival ignites wild conversations and inspires action to communities that celebrate the present while looking towards the future. Every winter, BCFF tours 100+ cities and is hosted by local retailers, grassroots groups, outdoor affinity groups, and many more community organizations. Funds raised stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues. The 19th Annual Backcountry Film Festival is screening documentaries and ski movies about athletic pursuit in the mountains, artistic vision, friendship, and how the snowsports community is adapting to a changing environment. …

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Ski for Air Service Day

“Ski for Air Service Day Returns on January 21 with $60 Lift Tickets at Sun Valley” A highly anticipated annual event for skiers and riders is back, as Fly Sun Valley Alliance (FSVA) and the Sun Valley Resort team up once again to present Ski for Air Service Day by offering a full-day $60 lift ticket for skiing at Sun Valley, on either Baldy or Dollar, on Sunday, January 21, 2024. All proceeds from Ski for Air Service Day will support air service at Sun Valley’s Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN). A limited number of the discounted $60 (plus tax) Ski for Air Service Day lift tickets will be available for sale in advance, from January 8 through January 20, and this year the tickets will be available for purchase online via www.flysunvalleyalliance.com/ski-for-air-day/ No $60 lift tickets will be sold on January 21 and lift ticket purchases are not refundable. There is no limit to the number of tickets an individual may purchase. Lost tickets cannot be replaced. There will also be other discounts offered as part of the event. Local area ski shops will also be offering discounts on demos and rentals, and several Sun Valley area lodging properties will …

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2024 Thinking Globally, Acting Locally Speaker Series – Sierra Robatcek – “Wildlife Migration and Status in the Valley”

Join the Wood River Land Trust and The Community Library this winter to discuss how we can take local action in the face of global and regional challenges. “Wildlife Migration and Status in the Valley” WITH SIERRA ROBATCEK Idaho Fish & Game Regional Wildlife Biologist – Her research focused on modeling pregnancy rates of elk in Idaho, as a function of habitat quality and habitat use. M.S., Natural Resources – University of Idaho FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TIMES AND HOW TO REGISTER VISIT COMLIB.ORG

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2024 Thinking Globally, Acting Locally Speaker Series – Evan Thomas – “Valuing Water to Survive Climate Change”

Join the Wood River Land Trust and The Community Library this winter to discuss how we can take local action in the face of global and regional challenges. “Valuing Water to Survive Climate Change” WITH EVAN THOMAS PhD, PE, MPH Professor Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering Director, Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and Resilience Director, Climate Innovation Collaboratory – University of Colorado Boulder FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TIMES AND HOW TO REGISTER VISIT COMLIB.ORG

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Live Nativity

Local costumed actors and live animals unfold the reenactment of the events surrounding Jesus’ birth while vocalists set the scene musically and a Narrator tells the story. Featured again this year will be three live camels and a donkey from Camels R Fun in Idaho Falls. The production starts at 5:00 PM and will be finished by 6:15pm. Come early to get parking, seats, hot cocoa and cookies. Hay bale seating will be available, but please remember your blankets and hand warmers. DRESS WARMLY, it is an outdoor event

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Conversations with the Dean: Wildfires and Open Space Management

Blaine County, Idaho – Join the Wood River Land Trust, Idaho Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and University of Idaho for a community conversation with Dennis Becker, Dean of the College of Natural Resources. Dennis will share his expertise on how the Wood River Valley community can mitigate and respond to wildland fires with cross-sector solutions. Scott Boettger, President of the Wood River Land Trust says, “In 2013, when the Beaver Creek fire burned 114,000 acres in our backyard, only one structure was lost. Credit is due to our local firefighters, as well as our local zoning codes— restricting development on hillsides and up remote drainages better prepared us to fight the fire.” In light of Dennis’ research and Blaine County’s wildfire history, Planning Director Cece Osborn at the Wood River Land Trust will discuss the interface between our built environment, community efforts, and surrounding open spaces. Tess O’Sullivan, The Nature Conservancy’s Land Conservation Strategy Lead, will share information about the Conservancy’s statewide approach to building resilient forests that includes the use of prescribed fire. Solutions to wildfires are multi-faceted, reliant on regional coordination, and key to preserving our community’s natural resources. Join us in a community conversation at Ketchum …

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TGR • Legend Has It

Teton Gravity Research presents its latest action-packed ski and snowboard film: Legend Has It. Ski lore is riddled with stories, sometimes of unknown origin, describing plausible but extraordinary past events. Often shared on chairlifts, the skintrack, or over a beer, these legendary tales, whether it be mythical storm cycles, heroic feats, or whispers of fantastical terrain, all contribute and shape our present experience. For 28 years Teton Gravity Research has been traveling the globe with the best athletes to the most incredible locations often based on this fabled history to uncover the experience…and sometimes creating legends of our own along the way. Tickets $12.00 in advance, $15.00 day of show

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Brap Ski 3

Come join local skier Karl Fostvedt aka Crazy Karl and crew as we celebrate the change of seasons and get stoked for the start of winter. Fostvedt’s 3rd installment of the Brap Ski series builds off the success and stoke generated from Brap Ski Volumes 1 & 2. This year’s film features the crew skiing in the backcountry surrounding Sun Valley as well as a highly anticipated Southern Utah desert skiing segment. Advance GA Tickets • $22.00 Day of Show Tickets • $30.00