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CREATING A CHRISTMAS IN SUN VALLEY

We don’t care what Scrooge or the Grinch said. Christmas is an incredible time of year. It’s as if once the Thanksgiving dishes have been cleared, the season’s greetings and excitement start infiltrating the air! All the sudden, pine and evergreen smells so delicious. Traditional sugar cookies begin to appear. Family members start talking about […]

SUN VALLEY STYLE – LEARNING TO SKATE SKI

There is no question about it! Sun Valley, Idaho is one of the most awesome winter sports towns in the United States.  Besides having fantastic downhill skiing options, the Wood River Valley is home to over 200  kilometers of Nordic trails.  You read that right! 200! While I’ve lived in mountain towns for the past decade, I’ve […]

GALENA LODGE – ALL WRAPPED UP IN A RED BOW FOR CHRISTMAS!

You can see it now! The halls are decked, and the stockings are hung with care. Ho! Ho! Ho! You are spending Christmas in Sun Valley, Idaho – the most magical of all winter wonderlands where kids of all ages partake in the season’s joy. Ketchum and Sun Valley will be wearing their best festive […]

THANKSGIVING WEEK… IT HAPPENS IN SUN VALLEY…

Yes, it’s true! During Thanksgiving week, it happens in Sun Valley. Whether you are a local or vacationing, it’s the time of year when all of us stop and reflect in the hopes of showing gratitude. Maybe that means enjoying a hike on the crisp fall day. Perhaps that means meeting friends for coffee or lunch followed […]

TRAILING OF THE SHEEP – DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND

Just when you think your Idaho vacation can’t get any better, it does. October in Sun Valley ushers in a mild chill as the vibrant colors of fall make themselves heard. Yes, you might get a few snowflakes …but, locals will tell you, hands down, that October is undeniably one of the best months to […]

ALICE LAKE HIKE

Located an hour’s drive north of Sun Valley, the Alice Lake trail rewards the hiker with a variety of terrain and a beautiful destination. While the slope of the trail isn’t overly challenging, it is a long hike. Plan for at least 5 hours to hike the total 10.4-mile trail (5.2 miles each way) with […]

NORTON LAKES – BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK

Summer has arrived, and enough snow has melted to open hiking to the higher elevation alpine lakes. Ever since the skiing season ended, I’ve been looking forward to the Norton Lakes hike. As a newbie to Sun Valley, I’d never been there, and a long time local described it as the best bang for the […]

THE ROAD TO BOULDER CITY

As I’m sure you are aware, before there was skiing in the Sun Valley area, there was mining. While I’m not always happy with how mining can scar the landscape, the old mining roads provide access to some of the most beautiful scenery in the area. My mission today was to find Boulder City. I […]

A BIRTHDAY PARAGLIDING TRIP

Recently, I turned 55. It’s not exactly a milestone birthday, but it does qualify me for the senior discount at Albertson’s in Hailey (the first Thursday of every month). Still, any birthday can be unique if it involves running off the mountain and into the sky. Seriously! It was my college-aged daughter who came up […]

SUN VALLEY EASTER CELEBRATION

This winter has turned out to be one of the longest and snowiest yet. And as the snow starts to melt, and the temps start to get just a little bit warmer, the starting signs of spring are becoming welcome sights to the eyes of all Sun Valley citizens. For me, spring is my favorite […]