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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.

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.

Feb
6
Thu
First Thursday at the Tap Room!
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm
First Thursday at the Tap Room! @ Hailey | Idaho | United States

LIVE MUSIC every First Thursday of the month through May!

Come join us for some live music, tasty pub food and delicious craft beer! The event starts at 6:30 pm at Sawtooth Brewery & Tap Room in Hailey, ID.

  • January 2 – Secuestrado & Friends
  • February 6 – Kevin Ware
  • March 5 – Aaron Golay
  • April 2 – Anna p.s
  • May 7 – Mark Muller & Friends
  • June 4 – Shop Dog
Feb
7
Fri
Suns Hockey @ Hailey Ice
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm
Suns Hockey @ Hailey Ice | Hailey | Idaho | United States
  • December 13 & 14 v. Park City Pioneers @ Home
  • December 28 – Futures
  • January 3 & 4 v. Vail Yet @ Away
  • January 10 & 11 v. Breckenridge Vipers @ Home
  • January 17 & 18 v. Guttersnipes @ Home
  • January 24 & 25 v. Bozeman @ Away
  • January 31 & February – Boulder Mountain Tour/Sun’s Aid Station – Off
  • February 7 & 8 v. Bantam Beauties @ Home
  • February 14 & 15 v. NYC Mid Town Mafia @ Home
  • February 28 & 29 v. Park City Pioneers @ Away
  • March 6 & 7 v. Vermont Switchbacks @ Home
  • March 13 & 14 v. Jackson Moose @ Home
Feb
8
Sat
Suns Hockey @ Hailey Ice
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm
Suns Hockey @ Hailey Ice | Hailey | Idaho | United States
  • December 13 & 14 v. Park City Pioneers @ Home
  • December 28 – Futures
  • January 3 & 4 v. Vail Yet @ Away
  • January 10 & 11 v. Breckenridge Vipers @ Home
  • January 17 & 18 v. Guttersnipes @ Home
  • January 24 & 25 v. Bozeman @ Away
  • January 31 & February – Boulder Mountain Tour/Sun’s Aid Station – Off
  • February 7 & 8 v. Bantam Beauties @ Home
  • February 14 & 15 v. NYC Mid Town Mafia @ Home
  • February 28 & 29 v. Park City Pioneers @ Away
  • March 6 & 7 v. Vermont Switchbacks @ Home
  • March 13 & 14 v. Jackson Moose @ Home
Feb
13
Thu
Look, Play and Create @ Sun Valley Center for the Arts | Ketchum location
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Look, Play and Create @ Sun Valley Center for the Arts | Ketchum location | Ketchum | Idaho | United States

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts will continue its popular Look, Play, Create! classes in the new year to give young children and their caregivers more opportunities to get creative together. These free classes are offered at The Center in Ketchum on the second Thursday of every month — Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 9, and May 14, 2020 — from 10 to 11 a.m.

Look, Play, Create! introduces young children (ages 1–5) to art through a series of “looking” activities and age-appropriate “messy fun” art projects. Patrons are encouraged to check The Center’s website for monthly project themes and class updates.

“Our goal is to engage young families and connect them to the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, where they can learn and have fun together through playful art experiences,” said Susie Quinn Fortner, Teacher and Visual Arts Education Program Coordinator at The Center.

In addition to its Look, Play, Create! program, The Center also hosts three free Family Day events over the course of the year. These events, which are associated with The Center’s BIG IDEA projects, provide opportunities for multiple generations to explore art and ideas together. For more information about family arts programming at The Center, visit www.sunvalleycenter.org or call 208.726.9491.

Feb
14
Fri
Holiday Dinners at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm
Holiday Dinners at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge

Join us at Galena Lodge for one of our incredible Holiday 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.

Suns Hockey @ Hailey Ice
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
Suns Hockey @ Hailey Ice | Hailey | Idaho | United States
  • December 13 & 14 v. Park City Pioneers @ Home
  • December 28 – Futures
  • January 3 & 4 v. Vail Yet @ Away
  • January 10 & 11 v. Breckenridge Vipers @ Home
  • January 17 & 18 v. Guttersnipes @ Home
  • January 24 & 25 v. Bozeman @ Away
  • January 31 & February – Boulder Mountain Tour/Sun’s Aid Station – Off
  • February 7 & 8 v. Bantam Beauties @ Home
  • February 14 & 15 v. NYC Mid Town Mafia @ Home
  • February 28 & 29 v. Park City Pioneers @ Away
  • March 6 & 7 v. Vermont Switchbacks @ Home
  • March 13 & 14 v. Jackson Moose @ Home
Feb
15
Sat
Father Daughter Dance @ Wood River Community YMCA
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Father Daughter Dance @ Wood River Community YMCA | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States

Music by DJ, Punch, Snacks, Raffle Prizes
Wrist Corsages Available to purchase
Photos
Reservations limited, reserve early! 208-727-9622

Suns Hockey @ Hailey Ice
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
Suns Hockey @ Hailey Ice | Hailey | Idaho | United States
  • December 13 & 14 v. Park City Pioneers @ Home
  • December 28 – Futures
  • January 3 & 4 v. Vail Yet @ Away
  • January 10 & 11 v. Breckenridge Vipers @ Home
  • January 17 & 18 v. Guttersnipes @ Home
  • January 24 & 25 v. Bozeman @ Away
  • January 31 & February – Boulder Mountain Tour/Sun’s Aid Station – Off
  • February 7 & 8 v. Bantam Beauties @ Home
  • February 14 & 15 v. NYC Mid Town Mafia @ Home
  • February 28 & 29 v. Park City Pioneers @ Away
  • March 6 & 7 v. Vermont Switchbacks @ Home
  • March 13 & 14 v. Jackson Moose @ Home

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