The resurgence of a classic Sun Valley brand
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. [...]
The bliss and courage of a national Nordic champion
Kiesel’s belief in and support of Alison, as well as his waxing magic, allowed Alison to achieve her potential. That same year she had several top-10 places in competitions that are now called World Cup races, including a win at the first FIS World Cup race in Telemark, Wisconsin, though it was later proclaimed only a ‘test’ World Cup race. However, she placed second, seventh and eighth at the Holmenkollen, the Norwegian National Championships. [...]
The Elephant’s Perch dreamers reflect on their iconic journey
Bob and Kate Rosso have invested a quarter of a million hours over the last 46 years working to make The Elephant’s Perch the iconic destination in the Wood River Valley it is known for today. [...]
Retired U.S. Forest Ranger volunteers to care for forests across the globe
By Karen Bossick
A silviculturist once taught Paul Ries how to listen to the forest. “You can walk into the forest, and it’ll tell [...]
Strengthening community and mountain culture through the art world
By Jonathan Mentzer
Ten years ago, Leslie Jackson Chihuly had a vision, and what started as mere chairlift chatter for Chihuly eventually gained [...]
From dirt to grass - and back
By Reid Arthur
Tennis players often talk about whether they prefer playing on “dirt” (a reference to clay court tennis) or “grass” (a [...]
Portrait of a renaissance man and his joie de vivre
By Jake Moe
The very first experience that Andrew Dunning remembers of Sun Valley turned out to be a pivotal moment in his [...]
Local horse whisperer leads with love
By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson
“Everything I do is for the love of the horse,” says Nicole Brass, horse trainer for River Grove Ranch in [...]
New Galena managers build on love affair with historic lodge
By Karen Bossick
Chelan Pauly thrills to the prospects of setting snowshoe trails around Galena Lodge after two or three feet of new [...]
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. [...]