March in Sun Valley is coming in like a lion with significant snowfall falling over the past week and more predicted through the weekend. The month will also not go out like the proverbial lamb, because the Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships, a world-class event, is coming to Baldy’s storied slopes from March 21 to 26. You won’t want to miss a minute of this celebration of amazing ski racing and mountain culture.
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When you are surrounded by the sublime beauty of the Wood River Valley, from the soaring mountain peaks to the pristine trout streams, it’s easy to remember the importance of nature. Sun Valley is arguably one of the spectacular spots on the planet, and ours is a community that values and wants to protect this very special spot for generations to come.
Spending time in Sun Valley is an immediate reminder of the gifts nature provides. Give back this Earth Day at the Konditorei
Earth Day is coming up on April 22 and it’s a great time to get to the Konditorei Restaurant to put your mouth where your money is and vice versa in your support of the environment. That day, 10 percent of all the proceeds at this Austrian-inspired eatery at the Sun Valley Village will be donated to the to the Environmental Resource Center (ERC) in Ketchum. This means when you enjoy a homemade, savory or sweet Konditorei breakfast, a large array of lunch selections, or even a delicious specialty coffee or homemade pastry the ERC will benefit. Dig into banana flambé, a bratwurst sandwich, or even a Bloody Mary made with local Idaho vodka, all for a great cause!
The charming Konditorei will donate 10 percent of all proceeds on Earth Day to Ketchum’s Environmental Resource Center
In honor of Earth Day, the Konditorei will also offer special whimsical earth-themed pastries, a perfect complement to their fair trade coffee. Local Idaho beer and wine will make the outstanding food taste even better. Even retail sales of baseball caps, packaged locally roasted Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee, and coffee pots count toward the donation.
On Earth Day, celebrate our gorgeous wilderness and give back at the same time
“Our planet is precious, and it’s our duty to protect it,” said Konditorei manager Matt Robinson. “By raising awareness about the challenges we face, we can come together and make a difference. Here, we are so connected to nature, so close to nature, that we should be the ones fighting hardest for it.”
The ERC provides many educational programs for the community, so generations to come can enjoy and appreciate our beautiful playground
The Konditorei has put into effect many programs to protect the environment. “We are a coffee shop, so we go through a lot of paper products,” Matt said. “That got me thinking about finding better ways to conserve. Once you start thinking about taking steps to recycle, compost, to use post-consumer paper whenever possible, it leads you to keep seeing ways you can improve. We take it very seriously.”
Living in, or visiting, such a spectacular place can’t help but bring you closer to nature (photo courtesy Silver Creek Outfitters)
On the 22nd, a representative from the ERC will be on hand to talk about some of the organization’s programs and their mission, “to provide education and inspire action to cultivate a healthy environment,” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Matt said, “We are so excited to partner with the ERC on Earth Day. Their educational programs and emphasis on community are a huge asset in this Valley and we are happy to support their work.”
Take a break from Baldy Bonus Weekend and celebrating the unbelievable snow season that is winding down by stopping into the Konditorei for coffee and a pastry or a delicious breakfast or lunch
Be sure to start, or end, a great day in Sun Valley at the Konditorei on April 22. Remember, that’s also Baldy Bonus Weekend, a fun and festive way to get in your last turns of the season. Fuel up with a Konditorei breakfast or stop in when your legs have had enough for recharge with a cup of coffee. The Konditorei will be open from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please call 208-622-2235 for more information and be sure to stop in. It’s all for a great cause!
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