Super Sunday - Sun Valley style

More than 111 million people will watch the Super Bowl this Sunday. But we won’t just watch it. We’ll eat and drink—a lot—and be merry. Heck, it’s the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving.

We’ll gobble down over a billion chicken wings, and over a million pounds of chips, which we’ll dip in 100 million pounds of guacamole. It’s the biggest day of the year for buying pizza and one of the biggest for beer sales.

Oddly enough, we actually eat more vegetables than anything else on Super Bowl Sunday, and at least one in a dozen admits to only watching for the commercials.

Super Bowl XLIX (they use roman numerals since the season takes place over two calendar years) will be an especially popular one here in Sun Valley, as it pits teams from two parts of the country that have strong connections to our slice of Idaho: Seattle and New England.

Thanks to its close proximity to Seattle, folks from the “Emerald City” have long visited and relocated to Sun Valley. And because so many people from New England know a great place when they see or hear about one, the valley is so loaded with “Chowda-heads” that it’s tough to go anywhere around here without seeing someone wearing Patriots, Red Sox or Bruins gear.

While there may be some local divisions on who to root for during the big game, there’s a lot more agreement on where to watch it. Kick-off is scheduled for 4:30 pm local time, but the partying is sure to start much sooner than that.

To help you make the most out of America’s largest unofficial holiday, here’s a rundown of some of Sun Valley’s Super Sunday specials:

On the Slopes:
For those who like to enjoy the local tradition of skiing and snowboarding before The Big Game, the River Run Lodge will be showing the game on two 10-foot screens with their concert-level house sound, as well as adding an additional 4 TVs.

River Run will also offer
-Drink Specials and a Build Your Own Taco Bar.

 -A Raffle for cool items like Skis, a Snowboard, 2 One-Day Lift Tickets, T-shirts and loads of other Cool Swag.

- And will also be offering Late Night Transportation (from 6:30-9pm) from River Run to Ketchum and Sun Valley.

(Whether the game is taking place or not, always be sure to check out the Warm Springs Lodge for specials on pitchers of beer—and to grab your fresh, hot chocolate chip cookies whenever the bell rings.)

The Ram Lounge in the historic Sun Valley Village will feature:
- A “Big Game Platter” with Lamb Sliders, Buffalo Wings, Taquitos, Onion Rings, Mozzarella Sticks and Chipotle Poppers and a “Big Game Chili” made with big game meat (buffalo and elk).

- The Ram is already known for having great deals on drinks and they’ll be adding a big screen to make sure everyone has a good view.

And finally, the Superpipe on Dollar Mountain opened earlier this week. We’ll have a rundown and pictures of this season’s superpipe in Monday’s issue of Blog Sun Valley.



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