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VIDEO: The Marketing Alliance Activities and Status Report


For “Visit Sun Valley” executive director Arlene Schieven, there were the typical surprises that came with a new job when she moved to the Valley two years ago to lead the promotion initiative, but none greater than having to adjust to a relatively small million dollar budget. The native Canadian, having spent more than a decade working for Whistler with marketing budgets well into the tens of millions, Schieven has remained constantly challenged on how to spend such limited resources to have the most marketing impact.

In her interview with the Keystone early last August, Arlene shares her thoughts on where . . . Read More

SOURCE: Ketchum Keystone

VIDEO: Sun Valley Resort Unscathed by the Beaver Creek Fire

Sun Valley Resort Video: We are pleased to report that the resort is unscathed by the Beaver Creek Fire and operating normally.

SOURCE: Sun Valley Resort

Sun Valley Price Range YTD Sales Report

Sale Report for properties in Blaine County Idaho

This report is one of the key reports the National Association of Realtors® uses to track housing sales activity for residential and condos.

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Sun Valley Holiday Window Stroll – through Jan. 4

Take a free and interactive self-guided stroll through the Sun Valley Village Shops.

The theme, “Celebrating the Language of the Holidays”, honors the cultural diversity of holidays and festive celebrations around the globe.

Participants will receive “passports” to be stamped inside at every window location, each bearing a holiday greeting in a different language.

A special seasonal confection will be given out at the end of the stroll.

Four international illustrators (Danielle Davis [USA], Ben Javens [ENG], Miguel Ornia-Blanco [ARG] & Janine Rewell [FIN]) have been commissioned to create 13 unique displays in retail store windows and other key.

For more information plus additional happenings at the Sun Valley Resort: Click Here

Special Fare: SEATTLE to SUN VALLEY from $69

Los Angeles to Sun Valley From $109
September 3, 2012 – September 17, 2012

Get out and explore more this September with these great fares. Purchase by August 20, 2012.

Head to Sun Valley on Alaska Airlines with fares from $69 each way* Travel September 3 - September 16, 2012.

Stay at Sun Valley Resort and recieve a $100 gift card with your boarding pass.

Book your flight now before it is too late!

*Additional restrictions apply

Sale runs thru August 20th.

Book on-line at Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines summer schedule

Added Value Exclusive To Alaska Air Passengers – Summer 2012

  • A free Gondola ride on Bald Mountain any one day of your stay. (Good from June 23 to September 9 + bonus weekend September 15/16)
  • Free Access to the 18-hole Sawtooths Putting Course, Sun Valley Resort Driving Range and practice facility for one day.
  • Fifty percent off general admission bleacher seating for one of Sun Valley’s spectacular Saturday night ice shows. (July 4 to September 1)

To receive redeemable vouchers, present your Alaska Air boarding pass at the Sun Valley Recreation Center located in the Sun Valley Village.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Cabela’s Partners with Hallmark Idaho Properties

Debra Hall, Owner/Broker of Hallmark Idaho Properties, is proud to announce that her firm has become affiliated with Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, in a recreational real estate listing service called Cabela’s Trophy Properties.

Hallmark Idaho Properties will be responsible for serving the needs of recreational buyers and sellers in the greater Sun Valley areas. Cabela’s Trophy Properties is an exclusive recreational property listing service for marketing fine sporting and recreational properties to sportsmen and investors worldwide.

“Cabela’s Trophy Properties is a global network of professionals who are on track to become the ultimate one-stop-shop for the purchase, sale, improvement and management of recreational properties.”

As the new marketing programs become available Hallmark Idaho Properties will make clients and customers aware of them by posting updates on HallmarkIdahoProperties.com.  Participating agents at Hallmark Idaho Properties have been helping people who have dreamed of owning land for many years, and now they will be able to apply the benefit of Cabela’s outdoor marketing expertise to the properties they represents that qualify to be in the Cabela’s Trophy Properties program.

The firm invites you to visit the Cabela’s Trophy Properties website at www.CabelasTrophyProperties.com.

For more information about local real estate visit www.HallmarkIdahoProperties.com

If you are a recreational buyer or seller and want to know about the services available to you through this program you can call Debra at (208) 928-7653 or email her at Help@HallmarkIdahoProperties.com

About Cabela’s Trophy Properties LLC: Cabela’s Trophy Properties LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cabela’s Corp. (NYSE: CAB), is a global network of experts who serve the recreational industry. For more information please call 1-800-535-6007 or visit www.CabelasTrophyProperties.com.

Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival – A full week of cycling-related events

U.S. National Championships- MTB Cross Country

The 2nd Annual Ride Sun Valley Mountain Bike Festival showcases the Sun Valley area’s 400+ miles of continuous singletrack in an event centered around some of the best race courses in the US. Sun Valley is a bike rider’s paradise with over 32 miles of multi-use paved bike paths, two bike parks, and miles of scenic road riding.

A full week of cycling-related events including races, rides, competitions, film/photo shootouts, a consumer expo, live music, and much more comes to Sun Valley.  For a complete run-down on the event schedule please visit: www.ridesunvalley.com. 

FORBES: Hollywood’s A-List Ski Resort Is Now Leading The Pack As A Top Golf Resort

The first purpose-built winter resort developed in this country, Sun Valley, ID was the baby of Averell Harriman and his Union Pacific Railroad. A true destination resort, Sun Valley was as an end in and of itself, a reason to get people on the train and sell more tickets – the original “build it and they will come.”

It worked. Mirrored on the Swiss resorts Harriman loved like Davos and St. Moritz, Sun Valley exuded luxury -  it built the first chairlift in the world at a time when rope tows were the norm – and immediately attracted star power. After opening in 1936, it became THE place to ski and be seen for the top stars, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, the Kennedys and many, many more. Ernest Hemingway finished For Whom the Bell Tolls while staying here. The stars still come in droves and today the hallways of Sun Valley’s twin hotels are jammed with pictures of celebrities spanning three quarters of a century.

Sun Valley remains justifiably famous as a top ski resort and just got a huge boost last season when a virtually snowless winter across the nation showcased its best-in-the-country snowmaking. But far less people know that it is a top golf destination as well, and has been for decades – but it just got much better.

In recent years ski resorts all across the country have scrambled to add golf courses in order to position themselves as four season resorts and sell more vacation real estate, the primary driver for golf construction at ski destinations. Unfortunately the courses themselves are often afterthoughts, and relatively few of the country’s many ski resort golf courses are standouts, the bulk being forgettable.  Sun Valley chose a different tact when it built its first course more than thirty years ago, and unlike almost any in the nation, gave it an ultra-prime spot, right at the base of the ski resort, curving past lifts, where almost any other developer would erect pricey ski-in/ski-out homes and hotels. The Trail Creek course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. is one of the best resort courses in the country that most golfers have never heard of, but the critics have – Golf Digest consistently has ranked it in the best 75 US resort courses. It combines classic parkland design with an unequalled setting and is not just very good but surprisingly good. I know because I have played it, along with just about every other major ski resort course in the US.

Five years ago Sun Valley added White Clouds, a brand new 9-hole course built on an elevated ridge opposite the mountain, a roller-coaster ride with 360-degree views. I am not normally a big fan of 9-hole courses, but this is quite literally one of the best I have ever seen. The views are stunning, the strategic elements and risk/reward decisions great, and this is a nine golfers will immediately want to play again. And again.

For this season the resort has grown to 45-holes, a size that immediately puts it in an elite class of destination golf resorts with three or more courses, of which there are relatively few. They even have an 18-hole putting course on real grass, a rare amenity. Among top ski resorts the only one I can think of with three courses is Whistler/Blackcomb, BC.  Sun Valley grew its collection by acquiring the nearby Elkhorn golf course, which is actually now the oldest of the three, a 1974 collaboration between the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and his fast rising son who would six years later do Trail Creek. The course was completely renovated in 2005 and was a private club until Sun Valley bought it last year. Elkhorn is big time golf, with over a hundred bunkers and stretching over 7,200-yards, impeccably maintained and a great addition to the resort. I’ve played Elkhorn as well, several years ago, and really enjoyed it.

While just about every major ski resort now offers golf, there are very, very few that warrant a golf vacation. Sun Valley has suddenly emerged as the leader of that small pack. It certainly does not hurt that the prices are great, with a slew of early late and unlimited golf packages from spring to fall combining golf and lodging for less than many resorts charge just for greens fees. It also doesn’t hurt that the resort is bustling and vibrant in summer, with a great weekly outdoor concert series that attracts the most gourmets picnickers I’ve ever seen, a weekly ice show featuring Olympic and world champion skaters, world class mountain biking, plus all the shopping, dining and charms of Sun Valley and the adjacent town of Ketchum.

SOURCE: Forbes

Idaho’s Sun Valley Resort opens nine holes on Trail Creek Golf Course

Sun Valley Resort has now opened the front nine holes of its Trail Creek golf course.

Trail Creek’s back nine holes and sister course White Clouds’ nine holes is scheduled to open this weekend. Elkhorn Golf Club, Sun Valley’s newly-acquired 18-hole course, is scheduled to open in early or mid-May.

The driving ranges and practice facilities at the courses opened this past weekend for the entire golf season. Hours of operation from April 14 to April 21 are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mild weather this spring season allowed for one of the earliest openings in recent memory.

“We’re thrilled Mother Nature is affording golfers a head start to the golf season,” says Rick Hickman, Director of Golf Operations at Sun Valley. “The courses’ conditions are pristine and golfers’ adrenalines are high as they shoot for their personal best scores.”

Part of the excitement is that of the iconic Sun Valley Resort grew to 45 holes last summer with the acquisition of Elkhorn that is within walking distance of Trail Creek and White Clouds.

This spring, traveling golfers in record numbers are booking Sun Valley’s unlimited golf package. It includes sun-up to sun-down rounds on all three courses, preferred tee times, free play on the resort’s renowned 18-hole Sawtooth Putting Course, complimentary transfers to and from the courses and nightly accommodations.

Other golf packages start at $119, including lodging. Season golf passes are available as are privileges for meetings and convention groups.

Sun Valley courses are lauded as “must plays” on Conde Nast Traveler’s esteemed “Top Golf Resorts” list with exceedingly high ratings from magazine readers for course design, speed of play, accommodations, service, food and dining, and other facilities.

SOURCE: World Golf