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Sun Valley/KetchumTravel News


     March 2008
 In this issue:
*Got Spring Fever? We've got the cure!
*Green Your Scene at the 48Straight
*Peaceful Warrior's Path to Wellness
*Kick start your Spring Swing
*Top 5 Sun Valley spring adventures for kids

Current News

Green Your Scene during the 48Straight in Sun Valley March 14th-16th

Got Spring Fever? We've got the cure!

If spring skiing fever's got you by the bindings, Sun Valley's got some cool ski deals as the perfect prescription. Beginning March 1st through the end of the season, children 15 and under Ski Free with the purchase of an adult lift ticket, and college students and faculty receive a $29 lift ticket with a college ID. "Last Tracks" Ski & Stay packages begin at only $86 per person for one on one: one night of lodging and one day of skiing. Aren't you feeling better already?

Green your scene during the 48Straight

48Straight, winter's largest sports, music, and entertainment event, has announced plans for a three-night environmental symposium as a prelude to an action packed weekend of events designed to celebrate mountain culture. Titled "Green Your Scene", the series of lectures will examine the impact of climate change on mountain towns and address how people living in these communities can reduce their carbon footprint. All "Green Your Scene" events are free and open to the public. Billed as the "Loudest Show on Snow", the wall-to-wall schedule of events surrounding 48Straight spans both on-snow and off-snow activities, including ski and snowboard cross racing and halfpipe competitions, over a dozen live concerts, street parties and fashion shows. The event will be held in Sun Valley March 14th-16th.


On the horizon

Catch Dan Millman at the Sun Valley Wellness Festival

Peaceful Warrior's Path to Wellness

Dan Millman will bring his "Peaceful Warrior" philosophy to the 11th annual Sun Valley Wellness Festival, delivering the keynote address at the event, which runs May 22nd through May 25th, 2008 at the Sun Valley Resort. Millman's philosophy is a refreshing balance between east and west, science and mysticism, faith and reason, accessing wellness in terms all can understand. With over 50 programs on mind, body and spirit, as well as an exciting selection of vendors and practitioners, interest in the festival runs high and tickets go fast, so put it on the calendar today. Held in conjunction with the Sun Valley Wellness Festival is the Sun Valley/Ketchum US Half Marathon, a challenging race through the beautiful hills of Sun Valley. Held May 24th, the event also includes 5K, 12K, and kids races.

Kick start your Spring Swing

Sun Valley's new Donald Knott championship golf course will show off the first nine holes this season, joining the acclaimed 18-hold course at the resort. Knott's second nine are schedule to come online in 2009. A state-of-the-art, 58,756 square foot golf clubhouse and Nordic Center overlook the course with an 18-hole putting course, and breathtaking views promise to rival any course in the country.  To help start your swing, Sun Valley is offering these great golf packages:
*Late April (depending upon the weather) through June 1st: one round of golf, a golf cart, and one night's lodging at Sun Valley Resort for only $120 a night per person
*June 2nd through June 15th and June 24th through June 26th, 18 holes of golf, a golf cart and one night's lodging at Sun Valley Resort for only $175 a night per person


Top 5 Sun Valley spring Adventures for Kids

Kids Ski Free March 1st through the end of the season

Sun Valley is the perfect family destination. Here are 5 ways to explore the area with the kids this spring:

1. The skiing! Sun Valley ski school begins teaching children as young as three years old. Galena Lodge, a cross-country ski lodge north of Ketchum has the motto "If they can stand, we'll teach!" Classes are scheduled for anywhere from one hour to a full day. March 1st through the end of the season, kids 15 and under ski free.
2. The YMCA! Opened in November 2007, the Wood River YMCA is a $19 million, state-of-the-art facility that offers rock climbing, an aquatics center with water slide, kid's gym, and daycare. Family day passes are available for $25. YMCA members from any other locale are admitted free.
3.The Community Library! Ketchum's Community Library holds a story time each Saturday afternoon. The library is free to the public, and you don't need to be a resident to check out books.
4. Blaine County Ski & Heritage Museum! Get your history on at this unique museum featuring rotating exhibits and programs, from Hemingway to mining to skiing.
5. The sledding! Take a slide down the tubing hill at Dollar Mountain. Open daily for fast fun.

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