Various Locations
Jan 22 – Jan 24 all-day
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain course will teach you trip planning and preparation, interpretation of the avalanche bulletin, observational techniques for snowpack, weather, and avalanches, terrain analysis, safe travel techniques, and decision-making fundamentals. Students will also learn the elements of companion avalanche rescue and practice using realistic scenarios. This course follows the Avalanche Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum and is taught by AIARE Qualified Instructors. Our nationally recognized instructors and unmatched learning environment (i.e. incredible ski terrain!) will provide the best possible educational experience during your AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course. We offer courses based at our Williams Peak Hut in the heart of the Sawtooths, as well as programs based in Stanley or Ketchum/Sun Valley. Let us teach you how to minimize your risk while maximizing your skiing or riding! Difficulty: Good fitness, advanced downhill ski skills  Duration: 3 days/24 hours  Meeting Time: 8 am  Meeting Location: Sawtooth Mountain Guides Headquarters in Stanley Dates: Stanley (Field: Banner and Galena Summits) January 8-10, 2021 January 15-17, 2021 January 22-24, 2021 January 29-31, 2021 February 5-7, 2021  Ratio: 5:1  Stanley: $490/person
Galena Lodge
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm
Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge
6:30 pm
Join us at Galena Lodge for one of our incredible Full Moon dinners. A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. We ask that you arrive by 6-6:15pm (or earlier if you want) so that we can sit down for dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner is a set 4-course menu with your choice of entrees. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary issues. Cost for dinner is $50/person not including drinks, tax or gratuity. Galena has a fantastic wine list, beers on tap and a full liquor bar. Reservations are recommended for this dinner. *note November and December Full Moon Dinners canceled  
Galena Lodge
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm
Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge
6:30 pm
Join us at Galena Lodge for one of our incredible Full Moon dinners. A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. We ask that you arrive by 6-6:15pm (or earlier if you want) so that we can sit down for dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner is a set 4-course menu with your choice of entrees. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary issues. Cost for dinner is $50/person not including drinks, tax or gratuity. Galena has a fantastic wine list, beers on tap and a full liquor bar. Reservations are recommended for this dinner. *note November and December Full Moon Dinners canceled  
Various Locations
Jan 29 – Jan 31 all-day
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain course will teach you trip planning and preparation, interpretation of the avalanche bulletin, observational techniques for snowpack, weather, and avalanches, terrain analysis, safe travel techniques, and decision-making fundamentals. Students will also learn the elements of companion avalanche rescue and practice using realistic scenarios. This course follows the Avalanche Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum and is taught by AIARE Qualified Instructors. Our nationally recognized instructors and unmatched learning environment (i.e. incredible ski terrain!) will provide the best possible educational experience during your AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course. We offer courses based at our Williams Peak Hut in the heart of the Sawtooths, as well as programs based in Stanley or Ketchum/Sun Valley. Let us teach you how to minimize your risk while maximizing your skiing or riding! Difficulty: Good fitness, advanced downhill ski skills  Duration: 3 days/24 hours  Meeting Time: 8 am  Meeting Location: Sawtooth Mountain Guides Headquarters in Stanley Dates: Stanley (Field: Banner and Galena Summits) January 8-10, 2021 January 15-17, 2021 January 22-24, 2021 January 29-31, 2021 February 5-7, 2021  Ratio: 5:1  Stanley: $490/person
Galena Lodge
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm
Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge
6:30 pm
Join us at Galena Lodge for one of our incredible Full Moon dinners. A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. We ask that you arrive by 6-6:15pm (or earlier if you want) so that we can sit down for dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner is a set 4-course menu with your choice of entrees. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary issues. Cost for dinner is $50/person not including drinks, tax or gratuity. Galena has a fantastic wine list, beers on tap and a full liquor bar. Reservations are recommended for this dinner. *note November and December Full Moon Dinners canceled  
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
BCRD Ski the Rails
10:00 am
Blaine County Recreation District invites you, your friends & family and even your dog to join a free cross-country ski tour along the former Union Pacific Railroad.  The Ski the Rails ski tour will take place Saturday, January 30th from Ketchum to Hailey on the BCRD Wood River Trail. More details to come!
Various Locations
Feb 1 – Feb 7 all-day
Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Your trail. Your choice. Your Boulder. While many of the hallmarks of the 48th annual Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour remain in place, there are a few key changes this year in response to the Covid pandemic and desire to keep racers and the community-at-large as healthy as possible. The first is the date. Instead of one day, participants can ski any day and any style between Monday, February 1 and Sunday, February 7. The second is the place. BMT organizers are encouraging racers to use their imagination to create and complete self-supported 15 or 30-kilometer races. To this end, many ski areas and organizations have established courses in conjunction with the BMT. Course partners are located throughout the United States. They include Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, Utah, Tahoe XC, Calif., Mount Bachelor, Ore., Meissner Nordic Community, Bend, Ore., Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Vermont, Washburn Ski Trails, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Rendezvous Ski Trails, West Yellowstone, Mt., Sun Valley Nordic Center, and the Blaine County Recreation District. “We appreciate everyone rallying to make the Boulder happen. The response has been amazing. We want to emphasize you can ski anywhere. It doesn’t have to be an official course. It is whatever and wherever makes ...
Various Locations
Feb 5 – Feb 7 all-day
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain course will teach you trip planning and preparation, interpretation of the avalanche bulletin, observational techniques for snowpack, weather, and avalanches, terrain analysis, safe travel techniques, and decision-making fundamentals. Students will also learn the elements of companion avalanche rescue and practice using realistic scenarios. This course follows the Avalanche Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum and is taught by AIARE Qualified Instructors. Our nationally recognized instructors and unmatched learning environment (i.e. incredible ski terrain!) will provide the best possible educational experience during your AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course. We offer courses based at our Williams Peak Hut in the heart of the Sawtooths, as well as programs based in Stanley or Ketchum/Sun Valley. Let us teach you how to minimize your risk while maximizing your skiing or riding! Difficulty: Good fitness, advanced downhill ski skills  Duration: 3 days/24 hours  Meeting Time: 8 am  Meeting Location: Sawtooth Mountain Guides Headquarters in Stanley Dates: Stanley (Field: Banner and Galena Summits) January 8-10, 2021 January 15-17, 2021 January 22-24, 2021 January 29-31, 2021 February 5-7, 2021  Ratio: 5:1  Stanley: $490/person
International Fly Fishing Film Festival @ Virtual
6:00 pm
Welcome to the 2021 Virtual IF4! We are thrilled to deliver all of the heart-pounding action, amazing scenery, and compelling stories from the IF4 to the comfort of your own homes. Above, you can browse the IF4 official selections, view the 2021 virtual event dates, and purchase tickets for an event near you. Each virtual screening will feature contest giveaways, live chats with others in your area, and the flexibility to watch the festival at your leisure. After purchasing a ticket, you will have 48 hours to log in and begin watching, and have 7 days to complete your viewing. Oh, and each ticket automatically enters you into the Grand Prize drawing, with the winner receiving a bounty of fly-fishing gear from our generous sponsors. What’s not to like? The IF4 consists of short and feature-length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing. The films at this popular event are capturing the attention of anglers around the world. All proceeds from ticket sales and donations go to the Hemingway Trout Unlimited Chapter’s projects and scholarships. info.hemingwaytu@gmail.com if you need help.
Bogus Basin
Feb 13 – Feb 14 all-day
Bogus Basin Intro to Backcountry @ Bogus Basin
12:00 am
Excited to ski the backcountry but don’t know where to begin? This course is for you! Are you a resort skier looking to get outside the boundaries? Using a combination of field-based learning and indoor presentations, we’ll cover trip planning, avalanche safety and companion rescue, backcountry equipment use and repair, as well as uphill and downhill ski/travel techniques. Conveniently located for Boise locals, this weekend course will utilize the lifts at Bogus Basin to access the extensive backcountry terrain outside the ski resort boundary. A perfect intro to the skills needed for accessing the backcountry, you’ll also start learning your backyard terrain! Dates: February 13-14, 2021  Ratio: 5:1  Rates: $315/person (3 person minimum) Difficulty: Good fitness, intermediate downhill ski skills  Duration: 2 days  Meeting Time: 8 am  Meeting Location: Bogus Basin Ski Resort – TBD  What We Provide: Highly trained, professional instructor All educational materials  What You Need: Alpine touring, telemark, or split-board equipment (alpine touring equipment can be rented at Idaho Mountain Touring in Boise) 3 Antenna avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. To our knowledge, Idaho Mountain Touring is the only shop in Boise that rents 3 antenna beacons. Backcountry skiing clothing Bogus Basin season pass or full-day lift ticket for both days ($59/day) Review the full equipment list
Galena Lodge
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm
Valentine’s Dinner at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge
6:30 pm
Romance abounds at Galena Lodge on Valentine’s Day. Come up for a ski or snowshoe or just drive north to join us for a wonderful five course dinner. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Dinner is private tables (the only time of the year that we do this 🙂 We ask that you arrive by 6-6:15pm (or earlier if you want) so that we can sit down for dinner at 6:30pm. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary issues. Cost for dinner is $60/person not including alcohol, tax or gratuity. Galena has a fantastic wine list, beers on tap and a full liquor bar. Reservations are recommended for this dinner. Snowshoeing and skiing are optional but we do offer discounts on rentals for those that are interested.  
Sawtooth Mountain Guides
Feb 19 – Feb 21 all-day
AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course @ Sawtooth Mountain Guides | Stanley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
The AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course – Analyzing Snow Stability & Avalanche Hazard is for advanced backcountry skiers and riders, especially those who venture deeper into the backcountry or recreate in areas without a local avalanche bulletin. The AIARE Level 2 was recently shortened to three days and re-designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced recreational students. Based on new guidelines from the American Avalanche Association, there are now separate tracks for recreational and professional avalanche education. You can read more about the split here. If you’ve been deterred in the past from taking a Level 2 because you felt it was a semi-professional course and/or too heavily focused on snow science, now is the time to sign up! The AIARE Level 2 builds on the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the AIARE Level 1 and adds to it the evaluation of critical hazard assessment factors. In the classroom, you will learn about mountain weather and key snowpack processes. During field tours you will learn critical snowpack and weather observation skills, advanced terrain management, and tour leadership techniques. Our nationally recognized instructors and unmatched learning environment (i.e. incredible ski terrain!) will provide the best possible education experience during your AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course. All instructors are AIARE Level ...
BCRD Nordic and Snowshoe Trails
Feb 20 all-day
BCRD Ski Free Day @ BCRD Nordic and Snowshoe Trails
12:00 am
FREE Nordic skiing and snowshoeing on all BCRD winter trails throughout the valley, including Galena Lodge and Harriman Trail.
Galena Lodge
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm
Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge
6:30 pm
Join us at Galena Lodge for one of our incredible Full Moon dinners. A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. We ask that you arrive by 6-6:15pm (or earlier if you want) so that we can sit down for dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner is a set 4-course menu with your choice of entrees. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary issues. Cost for dinner is $50/person not including drinks, tax or gratuity. Galena has a fantastic wine list, beers on tap and a full liquor bar. Reservations are recommended for this dinner. *note November and December Full Moon Dinners canceled  
Galena Lodge
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm
Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge
6:30 pm
Join us at Galena Lodge for one of our incredible Full Moon dinners. A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. We ask that you arrive by 6-6:15pm (or earlier if you want) so that we can sit down for dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner is a set 4-course menu with your choice of entrees. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary issues. Cost for dinner is $50/person not including drinks, tax or gratuity. Galena has a fantastic wine list, beers on tap and a full liquor bar. Reservations are recommended for this dinner. *note November and December Full Moon Dinners canceled  
Galena Lodge
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm
Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge
6:30 pm
Join us at Galena Lodge for one of our incredible Full Moon dinners. A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. We ask that you arrive by 6-6:15pm (or earlier if you want) so that we can sit down for dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner is a set 4-course menu with your choice of entrees. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary issues. Cost for dinner is $50/person not including drinks, tax or gratuity. Galena has a fantastic wine list, beers on tap and a full liquor bar. Reservations are recommended for this dinner. *note November and December Full Moon Dinners canceled  
BCRD Nordic and Snowshoe Trails
Mar 24 all-day
BCRD Ski Free Day @ BCRD Nordic and Snowshoe Trails
12:00 am
FREE Nordic skiing and snowshoeing on all BCRD winter trails throughout the valley, including Galena Lodge and Harriman Trail.
Galena Lodge
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm
Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge
6:30 pm
Join us at Galena Lodge for one of our incredible Full Moon dinners. A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. We ask that you arrive by 6-6:15pm (or earlier if you want) so that we can sit down for dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner is a set 4-course menu with your choice of entrees. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary issues. Cost for dinner is $50/person not including drinks, tax or gratuity. Galena has a fantastic wine list, beers on tap and a full liquor bar. Reservations are recommended for this dinner. *note November and December Full Moon Dinners canceled  
Galena Lodge
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm
Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge
6:30 pm
Join us at Galena Lodge for one of our incredible Full Moon dinners. A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. We ask that you arrive by 6-6:15pm (or earlier if you want) so that we can sit down for dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner is a set 4-course menu with your choice of entrees. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary issues. Cost for dinner is $50/person not including drinks, tax or gratuity. Galena has a fantastic wine list, beers on tap and a full liquor bar. Reservations are recommended for this dinner. *note November and December Full Moon Dinners canceled  
Galena Lodge
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm
Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge
6:30 pm
Join us at Galena Lodge for one of our incredible Full Moon dinners. A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy. Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. We ask that you arrive by 6-6:15pm (or earlier if you want) so that we can sit down for dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner is a set 4-course menu with your choice of entrees. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary issues. Cost for dinner is $50/person not including drinks, tax or gratuity. Galena has a fantastic wine list, beers on tap and a full liquor bar. Reservations are recommended for this dinner. *note November and December Full Moon Dinners canceled  
Color Me Fearless 5K for Girls on the Run (cancelled) @ Hailey | Idaho | United States
10:00 am
The Color Me Fearless 5k will benefit the Girls on the Run program in the Wood River Valley. Miles will be marked with paint stations to add some good ol’ fun to run running a 5k. Come enjoy a beautiful course and get colored with us while supporting the Girls on the Run organization. Other activities include: Live music food vendors, health related vendors, and bubble ball fun! Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle and Join Our ‘Corporate Team Challenge’ What a great way to kick off the spring season by getting outdoors with your friends, family and community. We are bringing back for the 4th time the Corporate Team Challenge! You can either join us as a Runner Sponsor which will include a corporate team entry, or simply register your team of 5 for a cost of $300. In a addition to creating a fun & inspiring athletic and give back opportunity for your staff, the members of the team with the most spirit will each a fabulous prize. So check with your workplace, or gather a team of your own, and come support Girls on the Run. There will be nearly 70 girls girls in the spring program that will ...
Ketchum Town Square
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sun Valley Brewfest @ Ketchum Town Square
12:00 pm
Don’t miss the chance to sample some of the finest craft beer in the Northwest right here in beautiful Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho. Your admission price is a donation to the Ketchum/SV Rotary Club and will get you unlimited beer samples and a souvenir pint glass to the first 1,200 people.
Festival Meadows
Jul 9 – Jul 11 all-day
Ketchum Arts Festival @ Festival Meadows | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
  The Festival is held at the Festival Meadow located on Sun Valley Rd and admission to the Festival is FREE! Hours for the Festival are 10 – 6 Fri and Sat and 10 – 4 Sunday Over 100 Arts and Crafts from Idaho Artists Food and beer booths Free kids activity tent The neighboring Catholic Church graciously allowed the use of their parking lot for the event when they do not need it for Church functions. Click here for    Festival Map and List of Artists  
Various Locations
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day
Sun Valley Tour de Force @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Sun Valley Tour de Force is a weekend of epic proportions! At the Friday evening Sun Valley Tour de Force Car Show up to 200 cars gather on the closed streets surrounding Ketchum Town Square. Exotics, vintage as well as cars participating in Saturday’s high-speed event will be on display, offering an excellent preview and photo opportunity for guests. The event is FREE for all spectators. Saturday’s unique high-speed event takes place on a closed public road just minutes from the world-famous Sun Valley resort. Spectators will enjoy the thrill of watching the cars barrel down Highway 75 at Phantom Hill, surrounded by the statuesque Sawtooth Mountains.
Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 25 – Aug 19 all-day
Sun Valley Music Festival @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
Extraordinary, admission-free performances, world-class musicians—and truly something for everyone.
Sawtooth Valley Pioneer Park
Aug 5 – Aug 8 all-day
Sawtooth Valley Gathering @ Sawtooth Valley Pioneer Park | Stanley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Dearest Sawtooth Family, While we held out hope to be together in our home away from home this year, all things considered, we just can’t find the ethical grounds to proceed as planned in light of the current COVID-19 status. With that said, together with the City of Stanley, we’ve decided to postpone the 6th annual Sawtooth Valley Gathering to the summer of 2021. We feel that this will give us the best chance to festival with the comfort, freedom, and safety that we’ve always known, and look forward to the opportunity of sharing that space again soon. We’re going to follow up with our new dates and full rollover information next week, so please stay tuned. The Sawtooth Valley Gathering is a dream that has existed largely through the support of our loyal fans and local businesses. Boutique festivals like ours basically start at zero each year and slowly come to life via ticket sales. That money goes towards expenses and deposits, most of which can’t be recovered or transferred. With that in mind, we hope that you, the ticket buyer, will consider investing in our event by rolling over your purchase to join us next summer. Doing so ...
Atkinson Park
Aug 13 – Aug 15 all-day
Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival @ Atkinson Park
12:00 am
This summer we celebrate the 53rd edition of the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival. Join us in beautiful Atkinson Park in downtown Ketchum as we welcome 130 professional artists and craftspeople to the Wood River Valley. This festival is a juried, outdoor, fine arts and crafts show that is completely free and open to the public. This event typically has food trucks, artist demonstrations, music and a kids’ activity area. The rigourous jury process used to select artists and craftspeople to exhibit their work ensures the residents and visitors to the show will see truly exceptional work in all different categories. According to the Greg Lawler’s Art Fair SourceBook, the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival in 2018 ranked #4 in the country for Fine Crafts sales and #20 in the country for Fine Arts sales. Plan your visit to Ketchum, Sun Valley, Hailey and the Wood River Valley to coincide with the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Fesitval to see for yourself what makes this such a special event!  
Various Locations
Oct 6 – Oct 10 all-day
Trailing of the Sheep - 25th Anniversary! @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The Trailing of the Sheep Festival was started in 1996 in response to the rapid loss of farms and ranches and the rapid growth in the Wood River Valley. The Festival preserves the stories and colorful history of sheep ranchers and herders, celebrates the rich cultures of the past and present and entertains and educates children, adults and families about the production of local food and fiber that sustain local economies and generations of hard-working families. Our mission is: To gather, present and preserve the history and culture of the families and individual men and women involved in Idaho sheep ranching and to honor their contributions to the development of Idaho and the West. Trailing of the Sheep has been named in the Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World, Top 200 Best U.S. Festivals and the Top 100 Festivals in N. America. In 2013, USA Today named it One of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in America.  It is also the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Cultural Heritage.
Color Me Fearless 5K for Girls on the Run (cancelled) @ Hailey | Idaho | United States
10:00 am
The Color Me Fearless 5k will benefit the Girls on the Run program in the Wood River Valley. Miles will be marked with paint stations to add some good ol’ fun to run running a 5k. Come enjoy a beautiful course and get colored with us while supporting the Girls on the Run organization. Other activities include: Live music food vendors, health related vendors, and bubble ball fun! Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle and Join Our ‘Corporate Team Challenge’ What a great way to kick off the spring season by getting outdoors with your friends, family and community. We are bringing back for the 4th time the Corporate Team Challenge! You can either join us as a Runner Sponsor which will include a corporate team entry, or simply register your team of 5 for a cost of $300. In a addition to creating a fun & inspiring athletic and give back opportunity for your staff, the members of the team with the most spirit will each a fabulous prize. So check with your workplace, or gather a team of your own, and come support Girls on the Run. There will be nearly 70 girls girls in the spring program that will ...

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