The history of ski racing in Sun Valley is as rich and as impressive as anyplace in the country. And the future is looking pretty bright, too. It is as if the slopes of Baldy and Dollar were blessed by the ski gods, Ullr and Skadi, to groom the fastest and strongest skiers and snowboarders to ever ride on snow. Sun Valley has been home to the best in the alpine sports scene since shortly after inventing the world’s first chairlift back in the 1930s. It’s a tradition that’s staying strong and is proudly on display as Sun Valley hosts events like last weekend...
Signs of the Sun Valley holiday season are everywhere. Fresh snow (and lots of it!) blankets the ground, lights twinkle on tree branches, and carols fill the air. The season will be even more festive as every day from now until Christmas, “Sun Valley’s 12 Days of Christmas” Winter Wonderland celebration offers something special to keep your days, and nights, merry and bright.
The beloved work of local artist Nancy Liston will be featured at the Signatures Stores during the 12 Days of Christmas. Wrap up a true Sun Valley original for someone special (or yourself!)
Many people are searching for the perfect gift for that special someone right about now, and unique trunk shows make finding something spectacular easy. On December 17, the Signatures Store will host a Nancy Liston Trunk Show featuring this local artist’s beloved pottery, paintings, and hand-dyed scarves. Meet the artist and see her latest pieces, destined to be handed down through the years, from 4 to 8 p.m. Nancy’s work will again be featured on December 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and special trunk show pricing, as well as demonstrations and personalizations from the artist.
The most gorgeous ski fashion will be featured on December 12 at the Village location of Brass Ranch. The Bogner Fire & Ice party will take place from 5 – 8 p.m. and is always a great time.
Also on December 17, the gorgeous Spa at Sun Valley will be the backdrop for Body Scrub Alchemy event. This is an opportunity to get creative while you build your own body scrubs with natural ingredients such as salt, sugar, essential oils, and flower buds. This is truly a luxurious and personal gift. The event runs from 3 to 5 p.m. and cost is $15 to $25 per bottle depending on size. Questions? Please call 208-622-2160.
The elegant Spa at Sun Valley is getting into the Christmas spirit with its body scrub event. Come by to create an original gift and stay to enjoy a wonderful treatment, the luxurious relaxation rooms and all the pampering the Spa offers
Glassybaby candleholders are something many people collect and cherish and the Sun Valley Lodge Gift Shop will host two events in December showcasing the latest colors as well as special Sun Valley signature designs. This special Glassybaby Road Show will be held on December 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on the 19th from 4 to 8 p.m. Sales benefit the Wild Love Preserve. Pick up the gift everyone loves and give back at the same time.
If stylish active wear is someone’s wish list, don’t miss the SQN Sports Trunk Show at the Brass Ranch on December 19 from 12 – 6 p.m. There is no better way to look great while working out or enjoying the casual Sun Valley lifestyle.
Cupcakes and cashmere? What combination could be better? On December 21 from 4 – 6 p.m., make your way to the Lodge Lobby to enjoy mini cupcakes and enjoy specials on cashmere items at the Lodge Gift Shop and other Village stores. Yummy!
The Village Tree Lighting Ceremony is an evening filled with song, laughter, light, and, of course, Sun Valley’s famous ice sculptures
Another great time to shop will be during the evening of the Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 19 starting at 5:30 p.m. This wonderful night features the famous Sun Valley Carolers, a visit from Santa, ice carving demonstrations, hot chocolate, and other treats. Sun Valley’s wonderful Village boutiques will also be open during this time and the helpful professionals at the Brass Ranch, Pete Lane’s, the Signatures Store, Panache, Towne and Parke Jewelers, the Toy Store, The Chocolate Foundry, and the Lodge and Inn Gift Shops will help you to make the perfect selection for everyone on your list. The choice of everything from whimsical stocking stuffers to the most luxurious cashmere and ski suits (and don’t forget gift cards) could not be better. To keep your stress level down that evening, a free “Wrap-n-Run” service will be offered at Signatures to benefit the local chapter of Girls on the Run.
In addition to the shopping, you won’t want to miss anything else during the 12 Days of Christmas. There will be $5 “throw back” bowling (December 13), High Tea at the Lodge (December 20), Brunch with Santa (December 23 and 24), Fondue in the Lodge Lobby (December 16), a wine tasting at the Duchin Lounge (December 22), and a Martini tasting at the Ram Lounge (December 23). If you want to stay active, try the Holiday Family Skating Party on the 14th, dancing at the Duchin Lounge on the 15th, and a Dance Party, with lessons on the 23rd. There are concerts to enjoy, carolers to set the mood, and much, much more. For a full list of events, please click HERE.
There are lots of options for old-fashioned family fun during the 12 Days of Christmas including “throw back” bowling at the new, fabulous retro Bowling and Game Center at the Sun Valley Lodge
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year and there is no better place to celebrate with family and friends than in Sun Valley. It all starts this weekend with Saturday’s Winter Wonderland “White Christmas” Window Stroll and Scavenger Hunt at the Sun Valley Village from 1 – 4 p.m. and it doesn’t end until we ring in 2016. Happy Holidays! Enjoy!
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