Sun Valley

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The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve protects one of the darkest places in the United States and provides stargazers a pristine view of the heavens. Communities in and around the reserve recently signed on to a management plan for the sprawling reserve.

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Sun Valley’s long history has established it as one of the most famous ski resorts in the country. However, a consultant says it’s lagging behind other winter destinations.

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After a mild January, February brought record snowfall to central Idaho.

Tiny Stanley, Idaho, deep in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains, was cut off from the world this week. All roads leading to the town of fewer than 100 residents were blocked by avalanches or snow drifts Wednesday, February 27.

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January was unusually mild, but February has served as a reminder that the calendar still says it’s winter. The spate of cold and snow is providing a two-fold benefit.

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Next ski season, the Sun Valley Resort will participate in a pass program that will give members access to mountains around the globe.

courtesy of the artist / Rachel Cobb

A new photography exhibit in Ketchum looks at the power of wind and how it changes a landscape.

Tom Michael / Boise State Public Radio

Although the Wood River Valley is known for its low unemployment and booming tourist economy, many residents suffer from food insecurity. Housing costs are high, employment is seasonal and groceries are expensive. On Thursday's Idaho Matters, we look at regional economies that are bucking national trends.

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This is opening weekend for some southern Idaho ski resorts. At a panel discussion hosted by the Idaho Statesman on December 4, representatives from four ski resorts spent their time discussing changes to infrastructure. Early December snowfall has led to early December starts for these ski resorts.


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The Argyros is the newest performing arts center in Ketchum and it promises to deliver a "high-tech performance and event facility designed to inspire and enrich artists, residents and visitors from around the world." We learn about Ketchum's newest attraction.

Tom Michael / Boise State Public Radio

Sun Valley is known for its high seasons, with skiers flocking to the resort in winter and music-lovers gathering under the pavilion in summer. Now, a new performing arts center wants to give audiences year-round entertainment.


Idaho Ski Resorts Getting Runs Ready

Nov 15, 2018
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Thanksgiving is nearly here, and that means ski season is coming up. The Treasure Valley hasn’t seen much in the way of precipitation this fall, but the chilly nights are making for ideal snow making conditions.

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Research from the Climate Impact Lab shows that in the next 20 years, the number of days below freezing at major ski resorts could drop by weeks or months.

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Domesticated sheep were brought to Southwest Idaho in the 1860's and helped support the state's economy as mining began to drop off in the late 19th century. The industry attracted herders from all over the globe and helped develop the fabric of Idaho's diverse population. In 1997, an event was created to celebrate the legacy of sheepherding in Idaho and from October 10 through 14, the Trailing of the Sheep Festival will take place in Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley.

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Officials from Ketchum and Sun Valley are again weighing a possible consolidation of their fire departments. During a listening session last week, the Sun Valley Director of Public Safety presented a report outlining the pros and cons of combining the resources.

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She marries glass, metal and color to produce unique and unusual paintings full of feeling. Artist Nicole Chesney has a new exhibition of paintings that opens Friday in Sun Valley. She lives and works in Rhode Island but dropped by Idaho Matters to talk about her work.

Ballet Sun Valley

The two-day Ballet Sun Valley Festival begins Tuesday. The festival will feature classical ballet and modern dance performances from Misty Copeland, Aran Bell and other all-star dancers. Idaho Matters discusses the festival with its artistic director, Isabella Boylston.

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Wealthy titans of industry and power brokers are set to descend on Sun Valley this week for the 36th annual Allen & Co. conference.

On Saturday, July 7, two stage and TV actors, Sutton Foster and Brian Stokes Mitchell, sing patriotic songs at the Sun Valley Pavilion, with the American Festival Orchestra.

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Tom Michael / Boise State Public Radio

A musical called The Band’s Visit is the biggest hit on Broadway right now. It’s based on an Israeli film of the same name. At the Tony Awards this month, the play was nominated 11 times and took home 10 awards. One of the biggest sweeps in recent memory.

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An investigation into an April fire at a Sun Valley ski lodge has come back inconclusive.

The Warm Springs Lodge – part of the Sun Valley Resort – caught fire on Wednesday, April 18. The blaze was especially hard to put out as flames burned in a space between the roof and the ceiling meant to prevent ice dams.


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A lodge at the base of Bald Mountain owned by the Sun Valley Resort is the victim of a raging fire. 

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Filmmaker Warren Miller died on January 24, 2018, at age 93 at his home on an island in Puget Sound. He made his name in Sun Valley, Idaho, as the master-creator of ski films and as a pioneer of sports movie-making. 

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Ketchum is getting back to its roots this Labor Day weekend by celebrating Wagon Days. The annual event reconnects the famed resort city to its Old West origins as a mining town.


Isabella Boylston is one of the most celebrated dancers in the world. A principal with the American Ballet Theatre, she ignited New York City in 2015 in an ABT production of Giselle, and earlier this summer she was the star attraction of the ABT production of Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House.

For over two decades, the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference has distinguished itself from other writing conferences by its focus on ideas rather than the “business” of writing and publishing. And this year, its 23rd, the idea in focus is character.

The annual literary festival this year is guided by the theme: A Question of Character. The audience of around 1,000 will hear and learn from renowned writers exploring the ideas and limitations of character.

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