View Post
24hrs in Sun Valley

24 Hours in Sun Valley- December: Luis Alberto Lecanda

Luis Alberto Lecanda moved to Sun Valley in 2019 to pursue Nordic skiing full-time with hopes to qualify for the 2022 Olympic XC ski team for Mexico. The catch? He was a complete neophyte in the sport, coming from a career as an engineer in Silicon Valley.

View Post
November 22, 2022 - November 27, 2022

Small Business Saturday weekend at Madeline + Oliver

Shop Small – Shop Local. Join us for a Small Business Saturday weekend: Nov 25 – 27. A portion of all sales and 80% of proceeds on select collections will benefit Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley. There will also be a raffle with M+O products along with  various businesses. Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley is one of two hospices in the country that are 100% fully funded by donations. To learn more about their organization visit: www.hpcwrv.org

View Post
Innovation, What We're Made Of

What We’re Made Of: Nomadic Van & Sync Vans

Many entrepreneurs launch startups in Ketchum simply because they can work from anywhere and would prefer to do so surrounded by the natural splendor of the Rocky Mountains. And while this is true for companies Nomadic Van and Sync Vans, they have tapped into both a national and local market by creating something perfect for outdoor aficionados like themselves: adventure vans. Luckily, these two companies aren’t in competition with each other since they’re involved in different sides of “van life”: Nomadic Van in the importing of Japanese Mitsubishi Delica vans and Sync Vans in the customization of Sprinter van interiors. Nomadic Van Although not officially started until the summer of 2019, Nomadic Van had its beginnings in Ron Arnold’s yard, where he would tinker around with the Mitsubishi Delica vans he had started importing from Japan as a side hustle in 2017. He had fallen in love with these durable, adventure-ready vans while traveling in New Zealand, where he also met the friend who would become his exporter in Japan. Ron’s friend, Gardner Cord, took an interest in Ron’s tinkering and wanted to learn about the vans. While the two worked on vans, they would spitball ideas for entrepreneurial opportunities, such as making storage bins or shot skis. Finally in the summer of …

View Post
November 17, 2022 - November 29, 2022

Black Sheep Sale at Hotel Ketchum

Black sheep have been given a bad rap over the years, but the truth is they are quite rare and valuable, which is why we are honoring them this year with our Black Sheep Sale! Rather than tossing out a quick one-day only Black Friday deal like everyone else, we’ve put together something truly spectacular, because just like our favorite black sheep, we like to stand out from the flock. So, for two full weeks, we are serving up savings like grandma serves up pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving Dinner. Our Black Sheep Sale is a once-in-a-year sale with once-in-a-year savings. Book your stay by Tuesday, November 29th and Save 35% when you select our Members Rate! This rate is exclusive for you, our book direct customers, and will not be found anywhere else.

View Post
November 17, 2022 - November 29, 2022

Black Friday Sale at Tamarack Lodge

We believe the only line you should stand in this year is to snag the first chair at Sun Valley Resort, the No. 1 Ski Resort in North America, on Opening Day. That’s why, for the first time ever, we’re serving up two full weeks of Black Friday savings! There’s no need to wait and there’s no need to wonder if you’ll find a better deal later on, because you won’t. Our biggest discounts of the year have officially arrived, and they are only available right here. Save 35% on your next stay in one of our newly upgraded rooms or suites when you Book Direct and select our Members Rate by Tuesday, November 29th!

View Post
Winter

Seattle to Sun Valley Travel

People from Seattle have long visited Sun Valley, Idaho for ski vacations. In under two hours, a nonstop flight will whisk you away from Seattle and right into the Sun Valley Sun. The mid-winter break that many Seattle schools get, often referred to as “Ski Week,” brings families to Sun Valley every year. There are several travel options, whether you prefer to fly direct, save some cash by flying to Boise, or take your time on a beautiful road trip. If you’re wanting to book a flight to Sun Valley, you have two options: fly nonstop into Sun Valley’s Friedman Memorial Airport (actually located in Hailey, 13.5 miles south of Sun Valley) or into Boise which is 2 ½ hours away by car. The easiest and quickest way from Seattle to Sun Valley is the nonstop flight from Alaska Airlines, flying daily through the spring and again through the summer (note that frequency changes depending on the time of year). Winter weather does present the potential for diversions. If your flight is diverted during the winter there is typically a complementary motor coach transport to Sun Valley. When flying out of Sun Valley, be sure to call the local SUN …

View Post
Arts & Culture

Native American Heritage in the Wood River Valley

Native American Heritage Month’s history started in 1990 when President George H.W. Bush approved a joint resolution for November of that year to be “National American Indian Heritage Month”. Since 1994, the United States has made similar proclamations every year for November. But that’s not where it began. At the beginning of the 20th century, the annual Congress of the American Indian Association meeting approved a plan for a national American Indian Day. Then president Rev. Sherman Coolidge, an Arapahoe, issued a proclamation calling for the second Saturday in May to be American Indian Day. Within that proclamation was the first formal appeal for the United States to recognize natives as citizens. Today, many states recognize Columbus Day as Native American Day, but it is still not recognized as a national legal holiday. Idaho In the state of Idaho, there is a rich history of Native Americans dating back 10,000 years. It is projected that there were over 8,000 people living in the region. 2 distinct groups represented the people, The Great Basin Shoshone and the Bannock tribes of the Shoshone- Bannock, the Shoshone Paiute, and the three tribes from the Plateau region; Coeur d’Alene, Nez Perce, and Kootenai. The …

View Post
Dining

Beer Buffs and Hopheads Guide to Sun Valley’s Beer Scene

With the boom of breweries around the country, more and more people seem to have a growing interest in, not only beer, but the company it brings. That doesn’t stop in a small mountain town!

View Post
January 24, 2022 - April 15, 2022

Sun Valley Resort Specials & Packages

Stay & Ski – Save on lodging and lift tickets Plan your winter getaway to Sun Valley, North America’s #1 ski resort two years running! Book your trip with our Stay & Ski package to save on lodging, plus get a discounted adult lift ticket for each night booked.* Subject to availability. Valid 11/29/21-12/22/21 and 1/3/22-end of season. Valid at the Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley Inn, and Cottages. *With the option to purchase additional lift tickets at the same discounted rate. Kids’ lift tickets also available at a discounted rate.  BOOK NOW   Idaho Staycation – Idaho residents save 20% on lodging Calling all Idaho residents! Looking for a great getaway without leaving Idaho? All Idaho residents save 20% at the Sun Valley Inn this winter, so make your plans to escape to the mountains and discover why SKI Magazine readers have ranked Sun Valley as North America’s #1 resort two years in a row. From world-class skiing and riding on Bald Mountain, to a relaxing day at Idaho’s top-ranked spa, to our selection of amazing restaurants, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here. Subject to availability. Valid 1/3-end of season. Must show valid Idaho driver license or other proof of residence at …