The skier, the mountain man, the planner ... and Sun Valley Resort's second owner
By Van Gordon Sauter (Excerpted from "The Sun Valley Story," Mandala Media, 2011)
Bill Janss, a son of the firm’s founder, had been educated at Stanford and was a skilled skier. He had skied Sun Valley for years and was on the 1940 U.S. Olympic Team (those games were canceled because of war). Janss possessed a winning personality, a broad range of cultural interests and a keen sense of product. [...]
Steward of Sun Valley's Cross-Country Legacy
By John Thomas
Rick Kapala helped put Sun Valley on the map as a cross-country mecca. Kapala began coaching cross-country in 1982 and, by 1987, joined the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) as cross-country program director. He trained hundreds of athletes, many of whom achieved national and international acclaim as Olympians, champions, and even coaches. [...]
An American Skiing Pioneer
By Carolyn French
Picabo Street’s unwavering commitment has always been tethered to the pursuit of speed. Overcoming years of formidable terrain, unceasing travel, and incapacitating injuries, Sun Valley’s Olympic alpine skiing gold medalist blazed a trail for a fresh generation of American winter athletes.   [...]
Giving Everything for the Joy of Skiing
By Laurie Sammis
Banks Gilberti gave up skiing to find joy. What he found was his joy for skiing. He didn’t have a plan. He didn’t have a sponsor. But, he did have a vision and a passion for the mountains and the sport he loved. [...]
A Home that Hugs
Tucked next to the abrupt southern aspect of Dollar Mountain and in the shade of mature cottonwood trees growing next to Trail Creek sits a modern-contemporary home evoking the enduring imagery of Sun Valley itself. [...]
A mindful foundation
Flourish means to thrive and prosper. It’s an appropriate name for the Flourish Foundation, whose mission is to support personal [...]
An ode to a local
If there ever was a truly beloved local who exudes the Sun Valley lifestyle, it’s Nappy Neaman. With his radiant smile, warm personality, cowboy hat and flip-flops, Nappy knows cool. [...]
The mind of a thunder dragon
By Sarah Linville
Gerry, 58, a world-class and celebrated kayaker, expedition guide and filmmaker hailing from Scotland, became enthralled by the intense freedom of whitewater kayaking from age 11. Now, he helps others create healthy relationships with the unknown. [...]
The National Native American Hall of Fame honors distinguished Idaho journalist
“I write about complicated subjects, so my goal as a writer is always making it understandable. - Mark Trahant [...]
World Champion natural bodybuilder flexes her muscles
Now 47, not only does she have a six-pack, but 17 bodybuilding competitions behind her, resulting in the bling of numerous awards, the sweetest of which is her 2021 Las Vegas World’s Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) Championship in Open Figure and last year’s Los Angeles WNBF second place in Master’s Figure. [...]