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Wrapping up the 2018-2019 Ski Season in Ketchum

Ready or not, here comes spring! In fact, the first day of spring is less than one month away and we’re willing to bet there are still plenty of boxes left unchecked on your winter to-do list.

Fortunately, here in Ketchum, winter is measured by the running of the ski lifts, and not by the spring equinox. So spring into Sun Valley and make the most of the remainder of the winter ski season before the clock runs out on April 21! Here’s a look at what we’re most excited about this spring:

40% Off Lift Tickets

This March, when you bring a season pass from another resort, any other resort, to a Sun Valley lift ticketing window, you will receive 40% off your lift tickets! That’s right, just show your winter 2018-19 season pass from another ski resort, and your photo ID, to redeem. Simple and easy. Available all March.

Gallery Walks

The Sun Valley Gallery Association hosts seven gallery walks per year. These eagerly anticipated events are free and open to the public and include through-provoking exhibitions, wine, artist meet-and-greets and more!

Sun Valley Film Festival

The Sun Valley Film Festival returns March 13-17, 2019! Be a part of the legacy of storytellers, artists, actors and filmmakers that have defined Sun Valley’s rich cinematic history. View film screenings in the snow or enjoy an unforgettable reception at Hemingway’s hunting lodge. Celebrate the wonder of film on this magical weekend in March.

Full Moon Dinners

Relax and enjoy an evening out at this four-course dinner at Galena Lodge. Bring your skis or snowshoes and settle in for a delicious meal before heading out for a cross country ski or snowshoe trip beneath the full moon. These events tend to sell out quickly, so reserve your space early.

Music at The Mint

The Mint, in nearby Hailey, ID, is a community gathering place that has become a go-to for locals and visitors alike. Don’t miss performances by the Quebe Sisters, Jackson Taylor and the Sinners, Band of Heathens and more!

Backcountry Adventures

Sun Valley is a gateway to endless, powder-filled backcountry terrain with awe-inspiring views. Accessible by helicopter, hut systems, snowmobiles, or by human powered means, you will revel in our expansive mountain ranges. Options close to town include Durance Peak, the Boulders, and Galena Summit. The Boulders include areas like Mushroom Bowl and Gladiator, which require a longer ascent, but reward those willing to make the trek with phenomenal views and long descents.

The Janss Pro-Am Classic

Held in memory of former Sun Valley Company owner, Bill Janss, the Janss Pro-Am Classic has long herld the reputation as the “best party on snow.” Skiers and riders of all abilities join forces with a pro to form a team of six that will go head-to-head in a dual giant slalom on Bald Mountain. Each Janss Pro-Am Classic event has a theme and all teams are encouraged to dress accordingly! Prizes are awarded for best costume, fastest pros, fastest amateurs, fastest team, best crash and more.

Relaxation Time

Making time for a little R&R is good for the soul. As a guest of Hotel Ketchum, spend a day at the Zenergy Health Club for just $40! Enjoy indoor & outdoor saltwater pools and jacuzzi, luxury amenities, multiple gyms and purpose-built boutique studios for yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, functional strength training, and more.

Pond Skimming

Celebrate closing weekend at Dollar Mountain with the Cold Bowl Pond Skim. Featuring an outdoor BBQ, live music, prizes, giveaways, and of course, a good old-fashioned spring pond skim.

Comedy at The Center

The Second City comes to Sun Valley April 6+7! The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company’s latest laughter-inducing undertaking, IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME, THE SECOND CITY takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents, even your blind date will find something achingly familiar to laugh at, thanks to comedy’s newest generation of writers and performers…who all fit squarely into the “it’s complicated” category!

Quaffing Championships

Love beer? Try your hand at the Annual Sawtooth Regional Gelande Quaffing Championships! This fun annual event is our way of celebrating the mountain lifestyle we love so much, while throwing a few beers down a table to raise a little money!

The Baldy Bash

Get out your favorite costume and head to Bald Mountain for a closing day to remember. Celebrate the end of another great winter season with live music, food & drink specials and more!

Easter Egg Hunting

Grab the kiddos and head to Sun Valley Village for one of the biggest Easter Egg Hunts around! This family-friendly event features over 5,000 eggs, age group zones for the “little ones”, live music, family ice skating, glitter tattoos and more.

The Hotel Ketchum is the perfect home-base for those who share a desire for inspired and immersive mountain experiences. Surround yourself with modern mountain flair, relaxed community spaces and more on Main Street in Ketchum, ID. For more information or to book your room today, call 208-471-4716.