Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Riding The Storm Out!

The Storm has come and gone and now we have 10 inches of powder!!! Yipee....and Happy New Year Skiers and Boarders. Sun Valley has 100% of their terrain open and all lifts are running....

Bundle up temps will drop tonight and keep the power cool and light for more fresh tracks in the morning, just in case you did not get out today.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Storm Warning......Tonight

The clouds are moving in and we are wanting and expecting snow.....powder for tomorrow morning......Wax your skis tonight and get your gear ready.....a storm is blowing in on Baldy.....

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays......its Christmas Eve

Beautiful sunset this Christmas Eve.......
Tonight there will be an ice skating performance in Sun Valley, torchlight parade and fireworks. All happening between 6-7 tonight.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas is Almost Here

The elk are out and about so watch for them near the East Fork light.
Christmas Eve, caroling, fireworks and torchlight parade on Dollar Mountain. Join in all the Christmas events in Sun Valley.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Powder Alert!!!

Powder......13 inches in the last 24 hours and 17 inches in the last 48 hours....bring your boards and skies....its awesome. Should have powder all day with more snow in the forecast this week. Tonight is a full moon, winter solstice and lunar a night.

Call today you don't want to miss out on an Epic Snow Year!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

First Chair!!! You Got It!!

First Tracks and 1st Chair..........its all waiting for you!!!! Grab your skis and get up here.

Sun Valley is the perfect place to spend the holidays....especially when you can stay in a wonderful vacation home for 25%- 30% off the regular rate. Check out the homes for the holidays special on the ResortQuest Specials page.....Christmas week is packed fill of events and activities such as the arrival of Santa in Sun Valley, Christmas and New Year's Eve torchlight parade, fireworks and much more.

Sun Valley has seen a abundance of snow so far this year. There are six lifts open and plenty of runs and terrain to ski and board. Dollar is open also with limited hours for the kids and beginners ,with a new re-vamped terrain park. Come on up and ski or just relax on the deck....

The holidays are a time for friends and family so spend it at ResortQuest Sun Valley....

Monday, December 6, 2010

Its Snowing....Get Going!!!

Its snowing, this was my ride up the Gondola at Noon...... you can ski the line under the Gondola......great.....Forecast is for more snow all week.
Time to track it up............bring skis and boards......

Thursday, December 2, 2010

More Terrain Opens on Baldy....

The skies opening up and dropping more snow means one thing...
It's time to ski Warm Springs top to bottom!

Dollar Mountain also will open tomorrow for skiing and riding through Sunday, December 5th and will reopen daily on December 10th for Sun Valley's 75th winter season.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Warm Springs is Open and its Snowing!

Snow is in the forecast for the next two days. Warm Springs Lift opened this morning.......Dollar is open for the kids and beginner skiers. Take your telemark gear over to practice or skin up for a great workout. Sun Valley is celebrating 75 years of skiing...come on up.

Spend the holidays in Sun Valley, skiing, skating or just relaxing.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sun Valley is Open....Thanksgiving Day

Good skiing today and tonight turkey.....enjoy everyone and get ready for a great season. Another storm on the way next week.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Power for Opening Day

This is the new snow today on my drive into work. We have 10 inches on top of Baley and it continues to snow. Hope to get a good foot out of this storm.

Opening Day is Thanksgiving....we give thanks to the Power Gods and we are ready for a great ski season.

Cold temps in the forecast so bring your down coat and gloves.....
Skiing is going to be great for opening day...Stay tuned for details on what lifts and runs will be open. Also should have some shots from opening day.....
Get out and ski, that's why we live here...........

Monday, November 22, 2010

Its Snowing....Get Going!!!

Top of Baldy....snowing...
its snowing and going to continue all day into tonight.

Opening Day is Thursday...stay tuned for more on runs and photos.....looking good....

Friday, November 19, 2010

Winter Storm Warning....Bring it ON!!!

stormWinter Storm Warning in Effect until 5 pm MST 11/20
By SVO Staff

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing and drifting snow...which is in effect until 5 pm MST Saturday

* Snow accumulations: 8 to 20 inches

* Elevation: above 6000 feet...

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Skiing and turkey....yes Sun Valley Resort is scheduled to open on Thanksgiving Day.....more to come on the lifts and terrain as there is snow in the forecast......
Looking for a lodging deal give us a call...looking for dinner...Sawtooth and Mahoneys Grill are my picks....

Christmas is right around the corner get ready....Santa is coming to Sun Valley more on that later...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Snow in the Making

It's winter here in Sun Valley. We are making snow for opening day....Thanksgiving. Eat turkey and ski, eat pie and ski.....or just ski........great deals on Thanksgiving homes or Christmas could be in Sun Valley for the holidays....give us a call.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Turkey for Thanksgiving

Sun Valley skiing will begin on Thanksgiving Day.......Tentative opening for Baldy is Thanksgiving Day. Celebrate the holiday in Sun Valley with Turkey and Skiing. More on snow conditions and mountain opening as we move closer to opening.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Snow on Baldy!!

Yippee......snow on Baldy.......we had snow over the weekend. Plan your trip to Sun Valley or get out and enjoy whats up top. Winter is looking like it will be here shortly. Forecasts show good snow conditions for the 2010/2011 winter season.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Snow and Rain Today

Skiers get ready as the snow is going to be falling. Dusting the tops of the peaks today and more in the forecast for this week.

Here is a photo of the snow stake on Baldy.....

Stay tuned here for the latest and greatest on weather and the snow.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fall Snow Dusting

The weather is turning....get out and enjoy the last few days of Fall. Dusting on the peaks last night. This post will be turning to winter soon.......get the latest and greatest on the skiing....will begin posting snow photos soon.
Forecast is good for SNOW....tune up your skis and ready!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall is in the Air!!

Beautiful weekend and Fall is in the air. Winter is just around the corner with cool, crisp mornings. The deer and elk are coming down into the lower valley, as the leaves continue to fall. Its so beautiful here this time of year. Don't miss the last breath of Fall, drive up for the weekend or if you live here get outside and enjoy.....old man winter is looking at us and we hope he is good to us this winter......

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall is in the air with great lodging specials and Fall events. Trailing of the Sheep and Jazz Jamboree.

Sun Valley is the place to be for Fall
Fun.. This weekend Ernest Hemingway Symposium on Friday and Saturday and the Community Yard Sale, Saturday and Sunday with the Blessing of the Animals at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on hiking, biking and fishing.

Get out and enjoy the weather.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Its a Fall Wedding!!!

Getting married in Sun Valley is a once in a lifetime event.....its a special place for special events.
Mike and Mary were married at the Howard Preserve on Saturday. The preserve had been in the Howard Family for years and was a special place the Howard Family came to enjoy for several years. The preserve was given to the community as part of the Wood River Land Trust for the entire community to enjoy.
Saturday was a beautiful day for a wedding, Fall in Sun Valley, there is nothing better or more beautiful.
Congrats and Happy Fishing.....everyone else come on up and visit.
Mike looks like you need to mend...
get the slack out of the line if you want to catch a caught Mary that's even better.......

Come on up and Get Your Fish On!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Treasury Chest winner Joe Manero was back in Sun Valley for a bit of business and some pleasure.
Joe and his family were in Sun Valley earlier this summer for vacation and Joe was back last week for business at the Sun Valley Lodge.
Hiking and Biking still awesome... and the weather is 60-70 every day perfect Indian Summer weather.
Come up and enjoy...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Wonderful Weather and Art in the Park

Oh, the parade was great and the weather well 70 and a for the Ice Show tonight then Dallas Alice at Whiskeys and the Labor Day Parade in Bellevue tomorrow. Afternoon music in the Bellevue Park and the Antique Fair at the park in Hailey.....hum lots to get in in a day.
Monday more of the same in Ketchum, Hailey and Bellevue.

Summer is still here so get out and enjoy.....

Oh, fishing on the Big Wood early morning and late evening....good...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fly Me Away

Labor Day Weekend in Sun Valley

Summer is coming to a close.......but here in Sun Valley we have events all through September and October and our weather is perfect for an extended summer getaway.
This weekend is The Big Hitch Parade....Wagon Days in Ketchum on Saturday. Lots of entries and food and fun for the entire family. The Duck Race will also be held at Rotary Park on Sunday...see those ducks dive and maybe even cash in on a prize. Sun Valley will also have the last ice show performance on Saturday night with Olympian Sasha Cohen performing at the Sun Valley Ice Rink.
Sunday and Monday Bellevue will be where its at with the annual Labor Day Parade on Sunday, music and vendors in the Park and music and vendors again on Monday.
Don't miss out as Dallas Alice will play in Bellevue on Sunday.....
Hailey will also have an Antique Market and shopping in downtown.

The paragliders are also in town, flying above Baldy. Its the National Championships. Check out the competitors and maybe even go for a glide.......its awesome.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Black Sheep in Ketchum

Summer is still in full swing here in Ketchum. Labor Day is just around the corner with Wagon Days Celebration. The trailing of the sheep will be in October 8-10 but we have already seen some black sheep passing trough......Be sure to check out the special Fall discounts and the following events:

*BCRD Ride the Rails August 28th

*US Paragliding Championships August 28th- September 5th

*Boulder Bike Tour September 12th

*Sawtooth Cycle Challenge September 18th

*Baldy Hill Climb September 25st

*Crosstoberfest October 30th-31st

*Trail Creek 12K October 30th

Its the celebration of Fall here in the Wood River Valley. The weather is still great and lots of events and activities.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sun Valley Center for The Arts, Arts and Crafts Festival

This weekend we have the Center for the Arts hosting the Annual Sun Valley Arts and Crafts Festival in Atkinsons Park. Saturday and Sunday......lots of beautiful work get over and check it out.

Lots of music in Ketchum and Hailey tonight.....

Sun Valley Summer Symphony presenting Family Concert with Alasdair Neal 2 PM Saturday.

Sun Valley Ice Show featuring 2010 Olympic gold Medalist Evan Lysacek at duck at the Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Arena.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hole in One!!!!

Golfing today was great! These guys were out at the new White Clouds course. The temperature was 80 with a slight breeze...perfect for a hole in one. Not sure what the score was on this hole but it looked like fun.
Tonight is the Symphony tonight also lots of great music in Hailey at the 33rd Annual Northern Rockies Folk Festival....tonight The Badgers and Kelly Willis.
YMCA's Annual Classic Golf Tournament is also today and tonight is the silent auction and music with the VIP's......great group.
Don't forget to stop by main street all the shops have sidewalk sales.....tons of great deals.
Olin and The Moon at Whiskey Jacques' they are the is the beer.....
Gotta go enjoy the last rays of sun......

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Red Sky at Night...Bikers Delight

Photo taken later last evening biking next to the Big Wood River. The fish were rising and guess what no one was fishing......Evening showers made way for a cool evening ride and great sunset.

Check out Sun Valley Road Rally this weekend, between SNRA and Baker cars starts at 11AM till 3PM.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sun Valley Arts Festival

August is just around the corner......August 6-8 is the Sun Valley Arts Festival sponsored by The Sun Valley Center. Don't miss out.

Farmers Market in Ketchum on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons in Hailey.

Lots of live music this week and Micky and the Motorcars August 10th in Bellevue.
This image is from Becki Keefer, hiking has its advantages.....

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Gotta Wear Shades!!

Adopt a Dog.......Animal Shelter has dogs who need homes. You can see them at the Ketchum Arts Festival this weekend in the Sun Valley Event area just off Sun Valley road....

Lots of art, sculpture, paintings, jewelry.....ok there is even one booth who will paint a portrait of your pooch....awesome.....

Tonight music at Whiskeys....and more Art tomorrow .......

Sidewalk Sales also happening in Ketchum.....check it out

Friday, July 9, 2010

Ketchum/Sun Valley 11th Annual Arts Festival

This weekend is the 11th annual Arts Festival. The event will be in Festival Meadows, Sun Valley from 10AM to 6PM Saturday and Sunday 10AM-5PM. Lots of beautiful art and crafts from vendors around the country and even some local presenters.

The weather forecast is sun and 80 degrees....perfect shopping weather.

Saturday evening check out the Exhibition from the Center for the Arts 'Beam,Board,Breath: An Investigation of Trees.......this is going to be great.......

Sunday 'Miz Siagon " at Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley to finish out the weekend.....great!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Lots to see and do....antique fair and music are just part of the July 4th celebration here in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Music in Bellevue, Hailey and Ketchum tonight......

Lots of great weather in the forecast get out and raft, bike or hike.....summer is here and enjoy!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

4th of July....Let's Party

So much happening this weekend check the events page for more details. Farmers Markets, Antique Fairs, Parades, Music, Food Booths and so much more. Ketchum, Sun Valley, Hailey and Bellevue all have music events this weekend. The biking is awesome......Gondola is open so take your bike up and come down...that's the ticket.
The flowers are all out and its so beautiful......hiking is also very good with most trails open.
The Big Wood is still high so fishing is tough for fly fishermen...your best bet is Silver Creek where the hatches are very good.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer is Here in Sun Valley

Today is the kick off for Sun Valley Rhythm and Ride....century ride this morning, mountain biking, bike bath biking, all kinds of biking events and retailers out today between Ketchum and Sun Valley just off Sun Valley Road. Stop in for some great deals.

The hatches are coming off the Big Wood and Silver Creek. The Wood is beginning to drop and Silver Creek, well its always amazing.

Wedding Bells ringing today for DeLuca/Robinson Wedding.....beautiful.....

Sun Valley amazing place for a wedding......anniversary or family much to do...gotta run....reception time......

Thursday, June 24, 2010

June Weddings In Sun Valley

June is the perfect time for a wedding. ResortQuest Sun Valley has several venues to select from. Above is a photo of the DeLuca/Robinson Wedding Welcome BBQ. The bocce ball game here features Fr. Brno Segatta from Italy. Fr. Brno is a family friend and will officiating at the wedding ceremony. Great home for a wedding or family get together...putting green, bocce ball, large yard for lots of entertaining. Right on the river so you can fish and BBQ all at the same time.

This weekend is Rhythm and Ride....for bikers of all ages....check out the music and the rides.

Weather is great.....what else in Sun Valley. Summer is here!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Gone Fishing

Well the rain has stopped and everything is green, flowers are coming out and so are the bikes.
Today was the Sawtooth Relay and weather was perfect, not too hot the best for a run from Galena to Ketchum.
Tonight lots of music in the Valley at The Sun Valley Pavilion and Hailey Rodeo grounds.

Bike path is great, smooth riding......Townsend Gulch tonight for a Mtn. bike ride, Red Bull at the top and then downhill to Bellevue for pizza at South Valley Pizza.

Get out and enjoy the mountains.....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Farmers Market

The Sun Valley Farmers Market is now open. Tuesdays in Sun Valley and Thursdays in Hailey.
Stop in for fresh local produce and all kinds of goodies. Music and local artists also in attendance.

Get ready for a big music weekend. Sun Valley has the Acoustic Weekend, with The ?Duhks, Justin Guarini, Zee Avi, Molly Venter, Ethan Tucker, and Alejandro and Maria Laura. Tickets still available and great lodging deals at ResortQuest Sun Valley.

Band Fest in Hailey at the Rodeo Grounds, with Bruce Innes, No Cheap Horses, The Kim Stocking Band, Up a Creek, Damphools and Muzzie Braun.....only $10..........what a deal.

The weather is clearing up so get ready to rock this weekend......more to come

Monday, May 31, 2010

Manero Family in Sun Valley

Sun Valley is hosting the Joe Manero family from Houston, Texas. The family were winners of The ResortQuest Treasure Hunt contest this winter to Sun Valley, Idaho. This is the families first time to Sun Valley. They just arrived yesterday so they have not had much time to spend outdoors, but plan on biking and ice skating. Here is a photo from today....just after they visited the YMCA for some climbing on the kids rock wall, tomorrow swimming at the Y and tonight hot tub for mom and day.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

White Water

The weather here is warming up and its time to get out on the river.....rafting is good on the Middle Fork and there are day trips and multi-day trips going out of Stanley.....Hiking and Biking was also good up to this week, but we have had some rain, closing some of the trails. There are still plenty of miles to ride so check in at The Perch or Sturdos to see what trails are open.
Wellness Festival is this weekend...lots to see and go come on up.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May is here and so is Summer

The weather has warmed up and the biking and hiking trails are opening. May is a great time to visit Sun Valley. Special rates on lodging and off season dinning make it a perfect weekend or week long getaway. The moose are out so if your hiking along the Big Wood watch out. Fishing is closed until Memorial Day and looks like opening is going to be good.
Forecast for this weekend is partly cloudy Saturday and sun on Sunday.....come up and enjoy the mountains. Check out our May special http://

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ketchum Wide Open

Ketchum wide open tomorrow at 11:00AM.......golfing and games...its going to be fun. The weather is beautiful.....get out and enjoy Spring/Summer in the mountain..

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Come Visit

Its off-season in Sun Valley but there is still plenty to do Ketchum Wide Open is next Saturday, golfing and drinking..hum...thats a special event. Also live music at several locations this weekend. Also road biking with the entire bike path open. This June the Gondola will be open for rides to Roundhouse......Perfect for ride up and bike down.......

More updates to follow...get out and bike and hike summer is here...

Friday, April 30, 2010

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April rain brings May flowers and greens up the valley. Be sure to check out the Wellness Festival and the Sun Vally events during the month of May. Summer looks like it will arrive early in the valley with road biking already happening and hiking just starting to shape up.

Check out events and activities for the latest and greatest happenings.....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring is in the Air......The Swans are Out in the Sun

Well Sun Valley wrapped up the ski season on Sunday. It was great........temps in the high 50's and music at the base area...everyone had a great time.

Spring is in the air with warm temperatures and soon mountain biking trails will begin to open. Road bike riding is good, with good daytime temps. Hiking in some places also has already begun. Stay tuned we will keep you updated on what happening weekly...... Looking towards a great summer of music and fun.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Last Chance for Last Tracks

Come up and join the fun. Its the last ski weekend for in the name it... Last Day is a FREE Day if you have the following: Season Pass 2010, Early and Late Pass Holders, 20Day Pass Holders, Season and Weekend Discount Card Holders, Dollar Season Pass Holders, Blaine County Season Pass Holders and discount Pass Holders, College Six Pack and Triple Play Pass Holders......Is that not everyone.....Also Kim Stocking Band at River Run... and the 812 Band at Warm Springs. Party....................

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Weekend Mix of Sun and Snow????

The weather was sunny this morning, with clouds this afternoon. Skiing is still great on Baldy. Snow looks like it may make its way into our forecast for Sunday......Keep on Skiing..

This shot was on the way down from Roundhouse yesterday...Beautiful

Friday, April 2, 2010

Winter Storm Watch!!

Winter weather is moving our way.......sound like it may be a powder day on Saturday...lets hope so!!!!! Lots of racing on Baldy this weekend with the Masters Race and Dollar Daze.....park events, border and skier cross...check it out. Dollar closes this weekend so its the last weekend to ski it...
Live music at the Dollar tonight, Whiskeys......check out the paper for more details.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Skiing Baldy

Nothing like skiing baldy. Spring is here and we have lodging for as low as $40 a night per person. Discounted tickets for college students and adults as well.
Get your last turns in before he snow goes away for good.
Lots of music this weekend so come up and enjoy..

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Trent into Nome

Trent Herbst come into Nome early this morning. Finishing in 49 place making the trip in 12 days, 13 hours and 53 minutes.. This race is amazing.....Great job Trent and team...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day!!

Looks like a great Spring Skiing Day....sun and blue sky skiing. Dont forget to get your corned beef and cabbage fix at Mahoneys Bar and Grill. Also Sun Valley Brewery in Hailey features the Forty Fours at 8PM tonight....Today is also SNRA Winter Adventure day learn about snow science and tracking station...10-2 at the SNRA. Spring Break this week for the Wood River Valley so get out and ski its great....lots of groomed runs and plenty of sun.

Update on Trent, he is in the town of Unalakelut mile 673 with 235 miles to go to Nome..keep on mushing Trent...todays photo of Trent in Kaltag mixing up some supper for his team....

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Six Inches of New Snow

Six inches of snow last night is making for great skiing today....get out...

Update on Trent Herbst, he is in Cripple, Alaska mile 397. Taking a break now for the next leg to Galena....temp is -19...will get much colder tonight.