Mayor Of Hailey Outlines The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly…

While presenting the “State of the City” at the Hailey Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Membership Meeting, Hailey’s Mayor, Fritz Hammerle, went over what he calls…

“You have the good, the bad, and the ugly. So we started out the talk about some of the challenges that the city is facing, particularly with infrastructure, those kinds of things. The water calls that we’re currently facing from the south valley. Those are some of the challenges we’re facing,” said Hammerle.

Mayor Hammerle said that one of the challenges the city faces is it does not have enough revenue to meet all of the operational costs. For example, just one snow storm costs the city $16,000 to plow.

More of the ugly?

In addition to budgetary concerns and a drought, the list includes the possibility of big box stores coming to town and nuclear waste talks with Idaho’s attorney general.

And how about the good?

“Particularly within last year, Hailey’s become an incredibly vibrant place. We have some super outstanding businesses that just opened up. So we’re excited about those,” said Hammerle.

More of the good includes current projects to help make downtown Hailey even more vibrant.

The city is working with a BSU PhD candidate on possibly developing town square.

Hailey was also awarded a “Livable Main Street Grant.”

In addition to presenting their own update, the Hailey Chamber of Commerce gave out the very first “Chamber Super Star Award.”

“That went to Delbert McMurto, who is a volunteer at our office. He’s a gentleman who comes in every Monday afternoon, he does whatever we need for him to do,” said Debra Hall, president of the Hailey Chamber of Commerce.

Story on the KMVT website at: Mayor Of Hailey Outlines The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Patrick Buchanan awarded for dedicated service!

On 2-25-15 at the Wood River Inn in Hailey at the Board of Directors meeting, Chamber President, Debra Hall, owner of Hallmark Idaho Properties, presented Patrick Buchanan, owner of State Farm Insurance, with a plaque of recognition for his dedicated service to the Hailey Chamber of Commerce from 2009 to 2014. He’s been a valuable member of the Chamber board since he first opened his business in 2009. Patrick will continue his service on committees to promote the businesses of Hailey.


NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS – Denver to Sun Valley

United Airlines will offer nonstop service between Denver and Sun Valley this summer, and those involved in securing the service say they hope it will continue next winter.

The new route, which will add 5,500 additional seats into Sun Valley for the summer, was announced Monday by Fly Sun Valley Alliance, the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority and Sun Valley Resort, which worked in partnership to secure the new flights. The route will be supported by a U.S. Department of Transportation Small Communities Air Service Development Program Grant for $500,000, awarded to the airport last fall.

CRJ 700 cockpit - New direct flights from Denver to Sun Valley

The United Express flights will run from July 2 through Sept. 23, 2014, and be operated by SkyWest Airlines using CRJ 700 regional jet aircraft with 70 seats—six in first class and 64 in economy, including 16 extra-legroom seats. The flight will run daily from July 2 to Aug. 25 and five times per week from Aug. 26 to Sept. 23.

The three local partners stated that they are working with United to add winter service for the Denver-Sun Valley route, and hope to confirm a contract by late spring for next winter.

A press release states that the flight schedule has been structured to take full advantage of connections from all major eastern markets:

  • Departs DEN at 7:15 p.m., arrives SUN at 9:03 p.m.
  • Departs SUN at 7:30 a.m., arrives DEN at 9:11 a.m.

This new nonstop route to Sun Valley will allow additional connectivity to eastern U.S. cities and other destinations in United’s global route network

Vic Kerckhoff, United’s director of leisure sales

“We are pleased to be expanding our service to the Sun Valley market and look forward to a long-term successful partnership.”

The new flights can be booked on www.united.com.

Sun Valley Board of Realtors 2013 Holiday Baskets

MAGAZINE: Sun Valley Guide 2013/2014 Edition

2nd Annual Sun Valley Winter Wonderland Festival,

VIDEO: Sun Valley Nordic Skiing Guide

It’s time to start gearing up for ski season as opening day is just around the corner.

The Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center is located at the 58,000 square-foot Sun Valley Club in the backyard of the world famous Sun Valley Lodge. This stunning facility features a restaurant, lounge, bar and locker rooms, along with equipment repair, rental and storage. Indoor virtual golf also adds to the list of extras.

Nordic Skiers’ Shangri-La
You will experience some of the best cross-country skiing in America, with unmatched trail quality, training programs, clinics, rentals and state of the art Clubhouse for skiers of all levels. With over 40km of trails groomed daily for skate and classic skiing, the Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center provides the ultimate experience. Gentle terrain morphs into challenging hills as the trail network leaves the Sun Valley Club.  At 6000 feet, our trail system maintains consistent conditions without leaving you gasping for air. Top off your day of skiing or snowshoeing with a delicious lunch or hot beverage served daily at the Sun Valley Club.

Snowshoe Fun in the Sun 
Get off the skis and try something different this season. Meandering through the stunning terrain surrounding the Nordic & Snowshoe Center our snowshoe trails provide your whole family a fun, unique and inexpensive winter sport experience. Snowshoe equipment for all ages is available for rent at the Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center.  

Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center:  (208) 622-2250  
Located in the Sun Valley Club just 1/2 mile east of the Sun Valley Lodge.

Call (208) 622-2250 for more event information

Download  Nordic brochure including new location info & trail map!

SOURCE: SunValley.com

Ski Magazine Best Ski Resorts 2014: Sun Valley Ranks # 4

Sun Valley Ski Resort Ranks # 4 as Best Ski Resorts by Ski Magazine

“No lines, incredible grooming and amazing scenery, not to mention gold-plated commodes and granite counter tops in all the ski lodges. Sun Valley is a five-star experience.”

“It is that perfect little ski town that you read about in books. With ice skating, shopping, and dinner all within a short walk this is a place you will enjoy visiting.

Source: Ski Magazine

Comprehensive “Year to Year” Sales Report

Want to know how the Sun Valley Real Estate market is really doing?

Attached is a link to a complete “Year to Year” report that details all activity in the Sun Valley Board of Realtors® MLS.

The report compares 2011 (all 12 months) with 2012



Example of detail in report

Single Family Residential, Mid-Valley location

Last Year = 2011  This Year = 2012

Active Listings

Last Year:220  This Year: 197 Down 10%

New Listing

Last Year: 124   This Year: 90 Down 27%

Number Under Contract

Last Year: 24  This Year: 57 Up 137%

Number Sold

Last Year: 23  This Year: 48 Up 108%

Sold Volume

Last Year: $29,625,511  This Year: $45,687,876 Up 54%

Average Sale Price

Last Year: $1,288,066  This Year: $951,831 Down 26%

Percent of List

Last Year: 92%  This Year: 93% Up 1%

Click to View Report





It’s TaterTime for the Sun Valley SnowSports School

The Sun Valley Snowsports School offers 3 sessions of Spuds Camp for kids in grades K-6. Sessions will be held January – March for three consecutive weekends with AM and PM sessions. Please contact Sun Valley Snowsports School at (208) 622-2289 or visit www.SunValley.com to make reservations or for more information.


Helmets are required in the Spuds Programs!