Freehub Magazine dug in to evolutionary history of the moutnain biking scene here in Sun Valley, Idaho. "Since 1988, many things have left Sun Valley—feathered hairdos and one-piece ski suits, to name a couple—but one thing has grown: the hundreds of miles of world-class singletrack, and a bike culture to match." Read the full article here: https://freehubmag.com//articles/almost-famous
Media & Press Releases
We have a heap of phenomenal local businesses churning out some top-notch products. Outside Magazine took notice of local women’s activewear company, SQN and added them to thier list of, “The Best Women’s Running Gear of 2017.” Catch the full Outside Magazine article here: https://www.outsideonline.com/2182351/best-womens-running-gear-2017Discover SQN here: https://sqnsport.com
“When the lifts shut down in America’s mountain towns, out come the flip-flops, microbrews, and inner tubes. For a real recharge this summer, spend some time at altitude.”Men’s Journal took some time to look at summer in the mountains. Their findings lead them to compile a list of their favorite 20 American mountain towns including our very own Ketchum, Idaho!Read the full article here: http://mjm.ag/2qgqRxF
Sports Illustrated took some time to chat with Rebecca Rusch about the 400+ miles of single track riding around the Sun Valley, Idaho area. “Just 15 minutes from her hometown of Ketchum, Rusch rarely sees more than one or two other riders. Single track flows through the woods and up the mountainsides. You can easily spend all day exploring the wilderness, then roll back into the city for all the creature comforts you might expect from a resort town.”Read the full article here:https://www.si.com/edge/2017/05/05/take-your-workout-outdoors-escape-sun-valley-mountain-biking-adventure
Travel + Leisure magazine took some time to dig in to the common Sun Valley, Idaho phrase that goes, “come for the winter, stay for the summer.” Their findings reavealed that, ” this Idaho hotspot is not just for skiing.” Read their perfect summer day itinerary in the full article here:http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/summer-vacations/sun-valley-idaho
World-reown ballerina, Isabella Boylston is curating the performance she’s always dreamed of in her very own hometown. This summer, Isabella will perform along with several other dancers right here in Sun Valley, Idaho. Read more about the article on Boylston’s endeavors in the New York Times:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/arts/dance/isabella-boylston-ballet-sun-valley-idaho.html?_r=0For details on her performance, click below:http://visitsunvalley.com/events/ballet-sun-valley
Ahh the beloved summer season. For many, it’s the ideal time to get out on that long awaited vacation. If you’re undecided on where to venture for your getaway, Frommer’s dished out a few of their top spots. Read the full story, “Summer in the USA: 20 Best Vacation Destinations” here:http://www.frommers.com/slideshows/833067-summer-in-the-u-s-a-20-best-vacation-destinations
InStyle dives in the celebrity scene here in Sun Valley, Idaho with their piece, “Where to Spring Ski Like a Celeb”. You just never know who you might ride the lift with! Read the full article here:http://www.instyle.com/lifestyle/travel/travel-guide-sun-valley
Rubbing elbows with the likes of Sri Lanka, Malaysia & Madagascar, Idaho made Vogue’s list of Top Places to Visit in 2017. We were the only state in the country to make this tight list of ten destinations! See the Sun Valley mention and read the full article here:http://www.vogue.com/article/top-travel-destinations-2017
The New York Times took note of Ketchum, Idaho as being an emerging hideaway ski town! Ketchum made the cut in their line-up of “52 Places to Visit in 2017.” Read the full article here:https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/travel/places-to-visit.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=1
Warfiend Distillery & Brewery received a glowing review from USA Today writer, Larry Olmstead. Olmstead gave praise to the duck drumlets & coppa steak going as far to say that Papa Hemingway might have been a patron had Warfield been around during his era. Read the full story, “Find upscale comfort food at this distillery and brewery in Idaho” on the USA Today website here:http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/columnist/greatamericanbites/2017/03/02/warfield-distillery-brewery-ketchum-idaho/98590624/
Sun Valley took the top honors for the most romantic spot in the state of Idaho! Read the full Travel + Leisure article here:http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/romantic-getaways/most-romantic-destinations#id-sun-valley
Alaska Airlines & their partner, Horizon, have just announced that they have received approval to use a new proprietary radar system that is expected to reduce the number of weather-related diversions by 95%! This is huge news just in time for the winter season as weather can play a pivitol role in landing in the Wood River Valley. Read the full press release here.
National Geographic takes equal parts daylight and moonlight in their piece titled “Dawn to Dusk in Sun Valley”. From Paragliding to bowling, they seek out something for everyone no matter the time of day. “The charming resort city of Sun Valley in central Idaho offers something for every type of adventurer. Spend warm summer days hiking wildflower-filled trails and biking scenic mountain paths, and brisk nights bowling at the lodge or sipping whiskey at the pub. As the leaves turn golden and frost settles over the valley, ski, snowboard, and ice-skate by day, and cozy up by the fire with a …
SHAPE Magazine recently gave the Sun Valley Resort a nod for being the Top All-Around ski lodge.”Ski all morning, then switch to ice skates in the afternoon at the lodge’s rink, where you can often spot former Olympic skaters. Afterward, visit the lodge’s bowling alley, geothermal pool or spa, which offers seasonal treatments to soothe ski-sore muscles.” -SHAPESee the article in the November 2016 issue of SHAPE on pg 138.
The Star-Telegraph details the shedding of Sun Valley’s skin in to latest tranformation.”The stripped-to-its-studs remake of the Sun Valley Lodge aims to rekindle the affections of mountain devotees for the sunny runs of southern Idaho.” Read the full piece here: http://www.star-telegram.com/living/indulge/indulge-getting-around/article106250582.html
Unoffical Networks recently included Sun Valley in their list of 10 Most Authentic Ski Towns! Read the full write-up here: http://unofficialnetworks.com/2016/09/north-americas-10-most-authentic-ski-towns
The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2016Outside Magazine chatted up climbers, Olympic mountain bikers, musicians, and award-winning chefs about what exactly makes their hometowns so special and fun. Former US Ski Team member, Zach Crist, rattled off a few perks that makes the Sun Valley area so sweet. As it turns out, the beta was enough to pursuade Outside in to giving us a their vote for making the sweet 16. CLICK HERE to read the article.
In celebration of SVPN Magazine’s 5th year anniversary in 2016, the magazine commissioned five short films from Dark 2 Light Productions to portray and exhibit the incredible people who are the foundations of the Sun Valley community who have 20, 30 and even 40 years of business history in Sun Valley. Take a look at the men and women who represent the cornerstone of Sun Valley through their fortitude and creativity as they have carved a niche in a mountain town community that is like no other. These exceptionally crafted videos present the beauty of the area, the dynamic personalities of all the business …
Mountain Magazine takes the Inside Line to singletrack, trail running, fly fishing, nightlife, culture, and one wild, open air ice show here in Sun Valley.”I tell my friends who run, bike, hike, fish, and think, that Sun Valley is the cure. Even in the height of summer its rivers and trails aren’t overrun. Stop for a rest and all you hear is nature. Paths wind on forever in a rolling grassy landscape reminiscent of Tolkien’s Rohan. The average high temperature is 82-degrees in summer, but it feels like 76-degrees. You don’t have to make dinner reservations. And if the mood …