Trails, technologies and local shops help grow this snow sport
HAYDEN SEDER
Fat bikes are much like regular bikes, except their frames are built to hold a bigger tire, making it easier to glide over the snow. Think of it as pulling out your wide powder skis or board to help you float over the snow much more effortlessly. [...]
Ardent for the ancient and emotional art of encaustic
WORDS LORI WILLIAMS / PHOTOS HALSEY PIERCE
Passion gets messy. Especially if it’s been smoldering, collecting energy through the years, and eventually igniting a soul. That is the ardor behind the flame of encaustic artist Jodie Stejer, who, five years ago, began fervently pursuing the medium. She fully realizes “that it’s been the greatest discovery of my true self so far.” [...]
Of the Wood River Valley
Sun Valley Magazine Staff
The history of Ketchum and Sun Valley is so rich and entrenched that any change or construction is usually met with question marks from locals. However, after the pandemic, Ketchum and Sun Valley boomed as if it were the 1980s and beyond. As much as locals would like to keep Ketchum as it was, this beautiful place we call home needed a facelift. [...]
The resurgence of a classic Sun Valley brand
BEN BRADLEY
Testing their products on Baldy’s terrain gave their brands instant street cred among discerning skiers and synonymized Sun Valley with pioneering innovation. Another local start-up, Reflex, continued this tradition as founder Gus Verge aimed to elevate the oft-overlooked ski pole to its highest form. [...]
Sourceable recipes in support of local food and farms of Idaho
RECIPES AND PHOTOS BY LAINE WHITTIER
Farming and ranching are as integral to Idaho as, well, potatoes and French fries. It is in our blood and on our license plates, and Idaho stands as the third largest agricultural state in the West, with a good portion of the lands dedicated to farming fanning out from the areas surrounding the Wood River Valley, following the course of the Snake River as it cuts across the southern part of the state. [...]
Ancient and Alternative Remedies for a Quicker Recovery
LORI CURRIE
Across the country, the wellness market is booming. In Silicon Valley, techies swoon over touchless spas, and New Yorkers download stress-tracking apps to help curb anxiety. Online companies like Goop promote “8 Crystals for Better Energy,” and popular meal delivery kits come complete with nutritional supplements, probiotics, detox tinctures and teas. [...]
A taste of Italy - Old World charm meets Western ambiance
Kate Hull
The classics remain just that for good reason. One step inside Ellen and Andrea Nasi’s Sun Valley home, the words [...]
Playtime with Purpose
PAMELA KLEIBRINK THOMPSON
Toying around with an idea can lead to big things. Lovevery, a company specializing in toys and books for early child development, was founded in 2017 by Jessica Rolph and Roderick Morris. [...]
The resurgence of a classic Sun Valley brand
BEN BRADLEY
Testing their products on Baldy’s terrain gave their brands instant street cred among discerning skiers and synonymized Sun Valley with pioneering innovation. Another local start-up, Reflex, continued this tradition as founder Gus Verge aimed to elevate the oft-overlooked ski pole to its highest form. [...]
Women Chefs Add Sweetness and Sizzle
Kate Hull
Women Chefs Add Sweetness and Sizzle [...]
Salmon River steelhead, lesser known than salmon, face equally difficult challenges
Brent Lawson
While the plight of wild salmon is often the subject of great debate and policy fights, the challenges Salmon River steelhead face are less well known, though equally formidable. [...]
Sun Valley nuptials and a memorable day of love and family
Kate Hull
Emily and Douglas Manchester said “I do” on a picture-perfect summer day at Trail Creek Cabin, an intimate affair shared with their family and closest friends. [...]