How Sun Valley inspired their women’s ski brand, Cordova
By Hayden Seder
Ski nostalgia is something Sun Valley has in spades, and Jane and Cody Seim found themselves inspired by the history of ski culture here to found their luxury ski brand, Cordova, in 2014. [...]
The “Foot Guru” gives the Valley happy feet
By Jake Moe
Meet Brent Hansen, founder of Ski Tek, a jubilant fellow that has had a lifetime of athletic excellence. Name any sport, and it is likely that Hansen has not only experimented with it but also excelled. But his passion these days is being the Foot Guru for athletes throughout the Wood River Valley and beyond. [...]
How heartbreak and loss led to hope and understanding
By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson
Local resident Alan Pesky’s recent book, "More to Life than More: A Memoir of Misunderstanding, Loss, and Learning," examines the layers of his relationship with his late son, Lee, who's legacy inspired the formation of the Lee Pesky Learning Center. [...]
How a sleepy ranching town became one of the world’s most famous ski resorts
In a word … marketing. Sun Valley Resort was the brainchild of Union Pacific Railroad Chairman, Averell Harriman, who thought [...]
The dynamic duo who took Sun Valley Ski School to world-class fame
By Karen Bossick
Sigi Engl and Sepp Froehlich are the Austrians whose names have become synonymous with the Sun Valley Ski School, having ruled that institution for more than two decades starting in 1952. [...]
Sun Valley’s ski elite master the world’s big mountains
By Ben Bradley
Over the course of two decades of big mountain skiing, Sun Valley locals like Kent Kreitler, Lynsey Dyer, Karl Fostvedt and McKenna Peterson continue to find themselves at the top of the skiing world, skiing the impossible and going bigger and better than ever before. [...]
Ghosts stories of the Wood River Valley
By Bryant Dunn
The early history of the Wood River Valley is colorful and well-documented, but what became of those early settlers? Legend has it the ghosts of men and women who lived and died in the local boom towns continue to haunt local watering holes and ghost towns to this very day. [...]
Ketchum Fire Department’s fierce female firefighters
By Hayden Seder
Ketchum’s fire department is an exception to other locations where men dominate their force—one-third of the Ketchum Fire Department is female. Here, we meet some of the brave women who protect and server our community. [...]
A long legacy of ranching, public service and land conservation
By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson
In the fall of 1991, to ameliorate conflicts between the sheep and users of the newly opened bike path through the traditional sheep easement, Diane and John Peavey, owners of the Flat Top Sheep Company north of Carey, invited people to join the procession of woollies through the Wood River Valley. [...]
His Seven Summit success story
By Dick Dorworth
Last ski season, Sun Valley’s 59-year-old Mark Pattison skinned up Bald Mountain 45 times as part of the training regimen on his quest to become the first NFL player to reach the top of the highest summits on each of the seven continents. He had already climbed the first six, and his intention was to finish the endeavor with Everest and within 24 hours summit its neighbor Lhotse. [...]