Jan
29
Wed
Sun Valley Nordic Festival, featuring the Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations
Jan 29 – Feb 2 all-day
Sun Valley Nordic Festival, featuring the Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations

The Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour and Sun Valley Nordic Festival welcome you to NordicTown USA in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho. Independent groups, organizations and individuals such as the Blaine County Recreation District, Galena Lodge, Sun Valley Nordic Center, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, Vamps, local businesses and a host of generous dedicated individuals have come together to give you the best cross country experience on the planet. Come to Sun Valley, Idaho and enjoy everything NordicTownUSA has to offer.
2020 Schedule Wednesday, 1/29 – Nordic Town USA Town Sprints and Opening Celebration, Thursday 1/30 –  Ski clinic with SVSEF Gold Team members, Friday, 1/31 – BMT Expo and Race Bag Pickup Saturday, 2/1 – 47th annual Boulder Mountain Tour/Awards Party Sunday, 2/2 – Demo Days at Sun Valley Resort Wednesday, 2/12 – BMT Volunteer Party

SV Nordic Festival and Boulder Mountain Tour Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 25
Galena & the Trails Winter Benefit
5:30 p.m.
Limelight Room, Sun Valley Inn
The Galena and Trails Winter Benefit brings friends together to celebrate the importance of our local treasure. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the community’s efforts to “Save Galena Lodge” from being torn down. This year’s benefit includes dinner, drinks, dancing, silent and live auctions, and paddle raise. A great time for a good cause!
Details, Jenna Vagias (208) 578-5455.

Wednesday, January 29
NordicTown USA Sprints
Simplot Lot, 2nd Avenue & Fourth Street, Ketchum
The NordicTown USA Sprints pit teams of two in a head-to-head freestyle relay format on a 400-meter oval. The event features elite racers from the field, as well as top juniors from the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. Once again this year is a “Regs and Dregs” class for citizen racers. Cash prizes to the top teams will be awarded. Come join the fun as a participant or spectator. Zions Bank will host a hot chocolate booth (complete with marshmallows!) and Sawtooth Brewery will be serving up the suds and there will be a toasty bonfire. You are sure to enjoy yourself! Details, Rick Kapala (208) 726-3899.

Schedule
3:30 p.m. Registration and bib pick up
4:15 p.m. Welcome/Instructions
4:30 p.m. Youth mass start – 1 lap
4:45 p.m. Youth mass start – 2 laps
5:00 p.m. Regs and Dregs – 4 laps
5:15 p.m. Elite class – 8 laps

Wednesday, January 29
Kickoff Party, 5:30-8 p.m.
Limelight Hotel, Main Street, Ketchum
Come celebrate the start of the Boulder and get your groove on with Ketchum’s own Pisten Bullies, who play a rollicking mix of alt country, original rock and classic favorites. You will be loose as a goose and ready to roll! Drink and food specials will be available.

Thursday, January 30
SVSEF Gold Team Race Clinic, 10-12 p.m.
Sun Valley Resort
World-class racers from the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Gold Team will offer tips and tactics for making this year’s Boulder Mountain Tour your best ever. Clinic is free to Boulder participants. Check-in for a free trail pass courtesy of Sun Valley.

Friday, January 31
Race Bag/Packet Pickup and BMT Expo, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Limelight Hotel, Main Street, Ketchum
All racers should plan on picking up their race bag and packet at the BMT Expo. Each racer receives a bib, timing chip, race-day details, SWIX souvenir hat, and goodies. The BMT Expo features event sponsors, industry insiders and local vendors. Want to get the lowdown on trails, temps, wax and equipment from the pros? This is the spot to do it.

Saturday, February 1 – REGISTER HERE!
Boulder Mountain Tour, 10 a.m.
Harriman Trail, Sawtooth National Forest
The 47th annual Boulder Mountain Tour launches down the Harriman Trail at 10 a.m. A field of 775 racers will challenge themselves over 34-kilometers. The 15k Half Boulder begins at Baker Creek at 11:30 a.m. Both end at across from SNRA Headquarters. Spectators can catch the elite class finish shortly after 11 a.m.

Saturday, February 1
Awards Ceremony and Party at Ketchum Town Square, 5-7 p.m.
Fourth Street and East Avenue, downtown Ketchum
Come one, come all to the festive awards ceremony. All race participants will receive a raffle ticket at the door. Raffle prizes include skis, boots, poles, clothing, bags and training aids from our generous sponsors and supporters. You must be present to win. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Sunday, February 2
Demo Day and Barbecue, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sun Valley Nordic Center
Check out the latest and greatest equipment and goods from Fischer, Rossignol, Swix/Toko, Salomon, Alpina and Start at Demo Day hosted by The Elephant’s Perch, Backwoods Mountain Sports and Sun Valley Nordic Center. Demo Day is free for all BMT participants. Just bring your race bib for a trail pass. Discounted trail pass for all others is $10. Burgers, brats and veggie burgers will be available from 11-2 p.m.

Saturday, February 8
Ski The Rails
10-1 p.m.
Ski The Rails is a free cross-country ski tour along the Wood River Trail and is suitable for Nordic skiers of all ages and abilities and their dogs. Beginning in Ketchum, Nordic skiers find aid stations along the Wood River Trail as they make their way south to Hailey. Tourers finish their ski at the Sun Valley Brewery with a bonfire and live music. Before the tour begins, buses shuttle skiers from Hailey to Ketchum so that their car is at the finish.

Jan
31
Fri
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an inspiring international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. The World Tour provides a first-class film experience for those who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies. The Argyros hosts the 2020 Tour, which marks the 20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

World Tour has come to the Sun Valley area. Don’t miss four epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe.

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival.

Feb
1
Sat
Boulder Mountain Tour Block Party & Awards Bash @ Ketchum Town Square
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The whole valley – and, of course, race participants – are encouraged to celebrate the BMT, cross country skiing, and our vibrant community at our penultimate party. Food and beverage trucks, awards, and a good time will be highlighted. DJ Train (did someone say karaoke?) will be spinning our favorite party tunes. Food and beverages available from The Cellar Pub, Sawtooth Brewery, Voce Tea, Leroy’s, Wood River Sustainability Center and La Parilla Mexican Food. Raffle prizes include skis, boots, poles, clothing, bags and training aids from our generous sponsors and supporters. You must be present to win.

Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an inspiring international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. The World Tour provides a first-class film experience for those who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies. The Argyros hosts the 2020 Tour, which marks the 20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

World Tour has come to the Sun Valley area. Don’t miss four epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe.

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival.

Feb
3
Mon
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an inspiring international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. The World Tour provides a first-class film experience for those who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies. The Argyros hosts the 2020 Tour, which marks the 20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

World Tour has come to the Sun Valley area. Don’t miss four epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe.

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival.

Feb
4
Tue
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an inspiring international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. The World Tour provides a first-class film experience for those who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies. The Argyros hosts the 2020 Tour, which marks the 20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

World Tour has come to the Sun Valley area. Don’t miss four epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe.

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival.

Feb
27
Thu
Sun Valley Music Festival Winter Series @ Argyros Performing Arts Center
Feb 27 – Feb 29 all-day

For community members who live in Sun Valley year-round, and those who flock to the recreational opportunities the area provides in the winter, the Sun Valley Music Festival aims to provide an uncommonly rich concert experience.

The Winter Concert Series will feature familiar and unfamiliar musical pieces in a refreshingly new environment, exploiting a wide range of acoustic possibilities and encouraging concertgoers to interact and engage with musicians in fresh ways. By up-ending the traditional structure of an orchestral performance, the concerts aim to reinvent what it means to enjoy music together.

Stay tuned for details later in 2019.

“Our goal is to create an event unlike any other our concertgoers have attended—a shared experience that breaks down the walls between musicians and audience, and re-defines the ways in which classical music can enhance our lives. It won’t feel familiar in every way… but it will be very Sun Valley.”
—Alasdair Neale, Music Director

I’m speechless.  On the drive home, I was racking my brain for an adequate adjective for this evening’s performance and I’m at a total loss.  Kudos to everyone for one of the most amazing nights of music in my life.
—Patron, Winter Festival 2019

Mar
7
Sat
Rail Jam! @ Ketchum Town Square
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The road will be closed for music, movies and a onesie contest (with prizes). Come see the rail jam (also with prizes!) and enjoy local food and drink for purchase.

More details to come!

Mar
18
Wed
Sun Valley Film Festival @ Various Locations
Mar 18 – Mar 22 all-day

The Sun Valley Film Festival brings together over 4,500 festival goers for five unforgettable days where industry insiders and movie lovers alike gather to celebrate the art of filmmaking in a majestic setting. A combination of cutting-edge content and unprecedented access in Sun Valley’s cinematic setting makes SVFF a “can’t miss” in this year’s lineup of destination festivals.

Exclusive Screenings

From documentaries to narratives, shorts and episodic work, SVFF provides an insider look into the gems of the independent circuit. See films on the big screen—as they were meant to be experienced—in an intimate, authentic setting with fellow film lovers. Engage in exclusive Q&As with working artists and the breakout storytellers of tomorrow.

Panels and Labs

SVFF’s panels and labs are a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of the industry with names you know and those that you will know. Opportunities include Coffee Talks, the Screenwriters Lab, Salon and more. These are your chance to hear war stories from the best and the brightest in visual storytelling.

Parties and Gatherings

Main Street comes alive with non-stop celebrations and gatherings throughout the five day event. Festival HQ is an immersive lounge where guests are invited to connect, grab a drink and recharge between films. And good times are guaranteed at the Festival’s nightly parties with libations, dancing, live music and more.

For more information, to purchase passes, or find a detailed schedules visit us at sunvalleyfilmfestival.org

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Mar
25
Wed
US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Ceremony @ Sun Valley Resort
Mar 25 – Mar 30 all-day
US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Ceremony @ Sun Valley Resort | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States

Snowsport History Celebration is a series of events held in historic Sun Valley, ID and will culminate with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The week boasts gatherings, riding and sliding, organized reunions, parties, presentations and much more!

OFFICIAL SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, March 25th, 2020
Legends Breakfast available 7-10a daily | Continental Room | Sun Valley Inn®
Hall of Fame On-Snow Slope Day With Tate Berry | 8-Noon
Apple Bar Apres’ Kickoff | 3:30-5p
Heritage Reception & Legacy Lecture | Limelight A | 5-7:30p
Sun Valley History Welcome | Duchin Lounge | 8-10p

THURSDAY, March 26th, 2020
ISHA Retro Ski Day at Warm Springs | 8-Noon
Freestyle Luncheon Kickoff | Boiler Room | 2:30-4p
Freestyle Apres’ at The Hall of Fame PRIVATE Harriman Cottage | 4-5:30p
ISHA Awards Reception | Limelight C | 5:30-7p

ISHA Awards Dinner | Limelight C | is 7-9p (BUY TICKETS HERE)

Legends of Freestyle Party | Warfield Distillery | comedian TBD | 9-11p

FRIDAY, March 27th, 2020
On-Snow Guided Mountain Tour | 8-Noon
Dollar Mountain Patio | 3:30-6p
Women in Industry Presentation | 3:30-4p
Vintage Ski Fashion Show | 4-4:30p
Freestyle Ballet Ski Demo | 4:30-5:30p
Sun Valley Submission Awards | 5:30-6p
Class of 2019 Welcome Party FEATURING TBD | Boiler Room | 9-11p

SATURDAY, March 28th, 2020
PugSki.com First Track | 8-Noon
Red Carpet ReceptionSun Valley Inn® | 5-6:30p
Induction Dinner & Ceremony | 6:30-9p
Last Chair Afterburner Party | Foyer + RAM Bar | 9-11p

SUNDAY, March 29th, 2020
SUNDAY FIRST TRACKS | 8-10a

*All event times, locations and details subject to change.
*Daily checkin and updates in Continental Room with morning coffee
*EVENT HEADQUARTERS: Continental Room | Open Daily 7a-Noon

Honoring the Induction Class of 2019

  • Scott Brooksbank– An inspirational pioneer of freestyle skiing, his competitive career spanned three decades earning five world titles in over forty podium appearances. He continues to mentor the next generation of ski champions in the “art of the ski turn”.
  • Kit DesLauriers– After winning consecutive freestyle championships, Kit DesLauriers accomplished greatness by becoming the first person to climb and ski down the summits of the highest peaks of all 7 continents. She is one of the greatest female ski mountaineers in history.
  • Johnny Spillane– Johnny Spillane blazed the trail for nordic combined in America, skiing to the first World Championship gold in 2003 then leading Team USA with an unprecedented three silver medals at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
  • Benjamin Finley & Arthur Clay– Their nearly 50 year vision has created tens of thousands of snow sports enthusiasts, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue across the winter sports industry. The NBS’ annual gathering is one of the largest ski events in America.
  • James Niehues– James Niehues, with the utmost care to detail, has meticulously hand painted the overwhelming majority of the trail maps in North America that we all know, love and rely on to navigate the often complicated network of trails and lifts.
  • Greg Stump– Greg Stump re-invented the ski movie, creating a body of work that remains relevant and influential to this day. Stump stopped making ski movies when he presciently foresaw the dangers of the extreme genre he helped create.
  • Sherman Poppen– Often called the “Grandfather of Snowboarding” Sherman Poppen invented the Snurfer in 1965, and eventually sold over 1 million units. The snurfer was the first mass produced snowboard. Poppen is credited to be the inventor of the sport of snowboarding.