Archive for November, 2010

Sun Valley Calendar of Events

for a complete list of everything happening in Sun Valley this winter here is a great calendar of events


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All of us here at Coldwell Banker Distin

All of us here at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties want to wish you and your famliy a Very Happy Thanksgiving holiday.

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Snow Has Arrived in Sun Valley

Sun Valley, ID received over 10 inches of new snow overnight assuring a Thanksgiving opening date for the resorts 75th anniversary ski season.  With this amount of snow the town is buzzing with excitement for the upcoming ski season.  Sun Valley has lots of great events planned for this year to help celebrate this milestone anniversary.  

This season some of the events that you do not want to miss is the Christmas celebration at Sun Valley with a special ice show featuring current and past gold and silver medal winners.  The 2nd Annual Sun Valley Nordic Festival will be happening Jan 29 – Feb 6, with fun races, concerts, workshops and much more.  In conjunction with the Nordic festival will be the 35th annual Boulder Mountain Ski Tour, which is one of the largest nordic races of its kind in the USA.  Back again will be the Lunar Eclipse Rail Jam for its second year on Dollar Mountain‘s new terrain park.  Plus the annual events such as the Janss Pro-Am and the Sun Valley Telemark Series – Hawaiian Nationals Telemark Races are always fun events for everyone.   

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties is here to help you to plan your upcoming Sun Valley experience.  Our inventory of properties has the best homes of Sun Valley, Ketchum and the surrounding areas.  Our concierge services can arrange everything for you from ski rentals and lift tickets, to a private chef for that special meal or occasion, to grocery shopping so everything is in your home when you arrive, we want to make your visit to Sun Valley one that will be remembered for a lifetime.  The staff here at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties is here to help you at every step to arrange your vacation, just give us a call at 208-622-3400 or visit us online at  We look forward to seeing you on the slopes this year in Sun Valley.

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Check out this interview with one of our

Check out this interview with one of our great agents Joanne Erickson by

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Meet Leah Salmon, Director of Client Ser

Meet Leah Salmon, Director of Client Services in our Rental division Sun Valley! For all your ski rental in Sun Valley

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#SunValley is expecting 5 to 15 inches o

#SunValley is expecting 5 to 15 inches of new #snow today, just in time for Thanksgiving opening, can’t wait to hit the slopes.

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Winter in Sun Valley


All of us in Sun Valley are getting excited for the upcoming 2010/2011 winter season.  Not only is Sun Valley celebrating their 75th anniversary we have great events happening all winter long: 

The backcountry has already received over a foot of snow and the nordic ski trails have been groomed and skiing is great up around Galena Summit, 24 miles north of Ketchum.  The Galena lodge is set to open this weekend,  November 20th, do not miss out on their great breakfasts and lunches and full service rental shop for nordic skis and snowshoes.  Don’t forget Galena Lodge’s Thanksgiving dinner.  Galena Lodge is one of the most popular places for Thanksgiving and their Full Moon Dinners beginning November 19 th and 20th and throughout the winter are not to be missed.  Reservations are required so please call and book your spot today at 208-726-4010 or at

In Sun Valley our holiday season is spectacular.  We have the Christmas tree lighting in downtown Ketchum and at Sun Valley the first part of December,  along with numerous celebrations that happen throughout the valley, from the Christmas Eve celebration in Sun Valley with the Nutcracker on Ice, torch-light parade on Dollar Mountain, fireworks and of course a visit from Santa, all rounds off the holidays.

This winter season, for the first time, the Roundhouse Restaurant on Bald Mountain will be open for dinner.  Ride the gondola to the historic restaurant, have dinner by the fire around the original four-sided fireplace and enjoy the views of Sun Valley from on top of the mountain.  This will truly be a wonderful Sun Valley experience for everyone.  One note though the gondola ride is free to the restaurant in the evening but you’ll need  reservations at the restaurant to ride, so call 208-622-2012 to make your reservations or have our concierge service make those reservations for you.  Besides the Roundhouse do not miss our amazing restaurants in town.  There is something to please everyone, all of our restaurants are locally owned and offer an uniques Ketchum and Sun Valley experience.  The sleigh ride to Trail Creek cabin is always a favorite for visitors and locals alike.  Cuddle up in your warmest winter gear and be transported back in time for an evening that won’t be forgotten. 

After all this, I almost forgot the most important reason to be in Sun Valley in the winter, the skiing of course.  Celebrating 75 years, America’s first ski resort has helped grow the sport of skiing over these many years, and continues to do so today.  Dollar Mountain‘s new terrain park was a hit when it opened last year and more jumps and rails are planned for this year.  But the crown jewel of Sun Valley, Bald mountain, is better than ever with over 3400 vertical feet of terrain and 2,054 skiable acres of slopes Bald Mountain has something for every skill level and every age.

Here at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties we would love to help you plan your next vacation to beautiful Sun Valley.  We offer you the best in Luxury homes and condos that the Sun Valley area offers.  On top of our great homes, we offer our premier concierge service for you and your guests.  Let us do the work for you in planning your Sun Valley experience and come and enjoy everything that is Sun Valley.  To view our homes and services please visit our website at or give us a call at 208-622-3400. 

We look forward to seeing you on the slopes this winter in Sun Valley.

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