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2018
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Events

It’s a Party for Presidents’ Weekend

When you think of blockbuster holidays in Sun Valley packed with non-stop events, Christmas, July Fourth, and Labor Day probably pop to mind. But Presidents’ Weekend should also top your list of don’t-miss holidays at the resort. From fantastic skiing and riding to events to keep the entire family busy enjoying the mountain lifestyle, Sun Valley knows how to celebrate! And if your vacation falls the week before Presidents’ Weekend, don’t forget that spending Valentine’s Day in Sun Valley is as romantic as it gets.


DollarLIVE will be lit for Presidents’ Weekend with an Open Jam on new flow-style terrain parks, night skiing, and a carnival

A highlight of the weekend will surely be everything that’s happening on Dollar Mountain – which is a lot! On Saturday, February 17, Dollar Live will be lit with all-ages fun that lasts well into the night. Day 2 Night at Dollar Live is a celebration of everything that makes winter in the mountains the best way to enjoy winter. Ride the newly-designed flow-style terrain parks and progressive features that emphasize “parks for everyone.”  From the new Mineshaft transition park to Trestles, there are creative and playful features for everyone to enjoy, in addition to more traditional terrain and jumps. The whole family will love it. Then, starting at 1 p.m., get ready to jump in for the “Open Jam” competition on Trestles Park. Practice begins at 1 p.m. with the action going from 2 – 4 p.m. There will be live music, food and drink specials, prizes for the best line, best trick, and lots of surprises.


The newly designed Trestles Park on Dollar Mountain emphasizes fun and a “parks for everyone” mindset. Over Presidents’ Weekend, it will be the setting for a fun-for-all “Open Jam” competition

When the sun dips behind the mountains, things heat up even more on Dollar. Everyone is invited to come out from 5 – 9 p.m. for some epic night skiing and carnival fun. Lifts will whisk skiers and riders up to play under the lights while at the base of the mountain there will be a bouncy house, face painting, and crafts for the whole crew. For this event, special tickets need to be purchased to use the lifts ($29 for adults and $19 for kids). If you haven’t been night skiing in Sun Valley, you don’t want to miss this. The vibe is super welcoming, the night skies are mind blowing, and it’s a great way to spend a mid-winter’s evening.

The rest of the weekend is also packed with countless ways to get your stoke on, to laugh, and to relax.  On Friday night, join comedian Keith Barany at the Opera House from 8 – 10 p.m. for some serious laughter. Barany, who has been called “one of the wittiest comics working today,” by the New York Post will offer his distinctive and hilarious take on timely topics. He is known for an easy conversational style and audience interaction and has appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show and Seinfeld (where he also worked as a writer). Buy Tickets here or at the Guest Information Center in the Sun Valley Village.

When your tastes run to an appreciation for sublime wine and effervescent bubbles, we’ve also got you covered. On Friday, February 16, keep the Valentine’s vibes going with a very special wine dinner hosted by Leonetti Cellar & Figgins Estate. From 6 – 9 p.m., find your seat at the charming Sun Valley Clubhouse and indulge in a five-course dinner with renowned Washington winemaker Chris Figgins.  The cost $150 per person or $275 per couple, excluding tax and gratuity. To make reservations, please contact Michelle LeMarr at mlemarr@sunvalley.com or call 602-708-2060. Then, on Saturday, continue to celebrate the good life with a special Clicquot in the Snow event at River Run Lodge.  With the spectacular backdrop of skiers and riders making turns down Baldy’s perfect slopes, raise a glass of  legendary Veuve Clicquot champagne, bathed in sunshine and surrounded by friends. The celebration also includes a photo booth, live music, and #clicquotinthesnowtreats. Buy a bottle or a glass, but be there!


Cheers! Presidents’ Weekend in Sun Valley also invites you to kick back and enjoy the good life both with a very special wine dinner and a toast to winter with Clicquot in the Snow!

If you’re lucky enough to have the chance to be in Sun Valley before the holiday weekend, start the party with a good dose of romance on Valentine’s Day. The best way to really focus on your Valentine is by booking a decadent staycation at the Sun Valley Lodge or Inn. For Gem State locals this is especially enticing because of the Idaho Romance Package. Available from February 11 to 14, the package includes great rates on lodging (save 50 percent!) plus a $50 voucher to the Spa at Sun Valley to be applied to a 50 or 80-minute Signature or Couples Massage. You must show your Idaho ID at check in and quantities are limited so call today! Reservations can be made at 800-786-8259 (800-SUN-VALY). Bliss!

The luxurious Spa is also offering Valentine’s specials sure to make your heart sing. The Couples Sun Valley Signature Package invites you and your sweetheart to enjoy a sweet treat and glass of champagne, beer, or wine during a transformative Couples Massage in one of the Spa’s relaxing and indulgent suites. The Couples Sweet Loving Souls Package – an experience like no other – includes a Bath Soak, a 50-minute Sun Valley Signature Massage, a Sun Valley Pedicure, lunch for two at the Poolside Café and a sweet treat paired with a glass of champagne, beer or wine. To book your Spa experience, please call 208-622-2160. Valentine’s Day packages are available now through February 14, 2018.


Make Valentine’s Day incredibly special this year by spending part of it at the luxurious Spa at Sun Valley.  Their sweetheart’s day specials will make your heart sing!

Sun Valley’s varied and unique restaurants are also offering Valentine’s Day dining on February 14. Choose from the experience of a the rustic and dozy Trail Creek Cabin for a four-course prix fixe menu, delicious specials at the newly renovated Ram Restaurant, a unique four-course prix fixe menu at Gretchen’s (concluding in chocolate fondue for two!), or a very special romantic mid-mountain meal at The Roundhouse on Baldy. Call the restaurant of your choice today for reservations!


Table for two! Sun Valley’s romantic restaurants, including Roundhouse, are offering Valentine’s Day dinner specials sure to make for a very special night

The rest of the mid-winter holiday around Presidents’ Weekend is full of movies, live music, après ski, disco ice skating, and so much more. Please click HERE for a full schedule of events and don’t miss a minute of the best thing about February: Presidents’ Weekend in Sun Valley!


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Just last week, a Saturday night dinner at the Ram Restaurant in Sun Valley Village seemed like a great idea. One member of our party was anxious to try the nightly $25 special of Hungarian Goulash, and an evening spent at the beautiful eatery, accompanied by live piano music, and noshing on delicious food sounded perfect. Our decision proved even more prescient when the server announced that the Ram was running a spring special: fondue for two (free!) with the purchase of any two entrees. It was a bubbling, gold prize at the end of the proverbial rainbow!
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