March News & Updates
March certainly came in like a lion, with our biggest snowstorm yet arriving at the end of February, breaking records for all-time monthly snowfall. This past storm cycle had locals feeling stoked and revitalized, and set us up for a beautiful summer by restocking our snowpack. Now, we’re ready for warmer temperatures and spring skiing!
March is a spectacular time here in Sun Valley. All of us at SVA are looking forward to the magical weekend that the Sun Valley Film Festival, which is growing in notoriety every year, brings. This year, we will be welcoming Hollywood legends such as Meg Ryan, Aaron Paul, Fisher Stevens, and Alex Ross Perry. Films such as Long Shot, Apollo: Missions to the Moon, Her Smell, and The Mountain.
In other news, Sun Valley Resort has announced that it will be joining the industry-leading Epic Pass for the 2019/20 season. Our team is excited about this announcement and we can’t wait to introduce more guests to our unique traditions in Sun Valley. Wishing you a happy start to spring!
Photo: Sun Valley Resort
Top Five Places to Satisfy your Food Cravings on Date Night
1. 5B Fruit
Best Smoothies in Sun Valley! GMO free * Organic * Original Ideas * Crafted with Love. Find it in Ketchum’s 511 Building.
Bigwood Bread is an organic bread company that has been in the Wood River Valley for over 15 years. Providing fresh made Sandwiches, Salads, Soups and Pastries, you can never go wrong. Open M-Sat. from 8am-3pm and Sunday from 8am – 2pm with two locations in Ketchum.
Java uses fresh roasted, fair trade, and relationship coffees and serves it all in an inviting, rock n’ roll atmosphere where the music is played a bit too loud!
Locally roasted coffee, delicious eats, vintage and contemporary clothing boutique with a casual vibe in downtown Ketchum. Enjoy locally roasted Maps coffee in a cozy atmosphere and shop for one of a kind men’s and women’s threads.
5. Ginger Sweet
Simple. Creative. Health. Cold pressed juice, smoothies, & elixirs, 100% Organic. Unique gifts & goodies, stone Buddhas, and exotic woods. A zen experience in the heart of the Wood River Valley. Visit it on Leadville Avenue in Ketchum.
What’s Happening in the Wood River Valley
Sun Valley Film Festival
The Sun Valley Film Festival brings together over 3,500 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.
Full Moon Dinner at Galena Lodge
March 21 at 6:30pm
These 4-course dinners are a must for your winter evening out! Bring your skis or snowshoes, enjoy dinner and then rally the group to head out under the full moon for an adventure. Book early as they sell out fast!
Janss Pro-Am Classic
Held in memory of Bill Janss, the Janss Pro-Am features three days of skiing/riding and socializing in spectacular Sun Valley, Idaho. Register your team today to join the greatest party on snow! The three-day event also features a gala dinner & dancing, an opening celebration at Michel’s Christiania, and breakfast and lunch provided.
March 30 | 7:30 | The Argyros
Under founder and artistic director Brenda Way, ODC/Dance Company choreographers, Way, KT Nelson and Kimi Okada produce new work that springs from the aesthetic and social values of contemporary life. Ten extraordinary dancers perform the work and participate in ODC’s extensive local and national educational programs. In addition to developing engaged and committed audiences, the organization advocates for the performing arts as an essential component to the economic and cultural development of our community.
Sawtooth Regional Gelande Quaffing Championships
April 6th | 4-9pm | Apples Bar & Grill
An annual event celebrating our amazing attitude towards the mountain lifestyle while throwing a few beers down a table & raising money on the way.