The Fourth Annual Sun Valley Nordic Festival runs Saturday, Jan. 26, through Feb. 3 and offers a full slate of events for skiers and nonskiers. It showcases the areas network of more than 124 miles of groomed nordic trails.
Events during the nine days include everything from ski races to curling to movies to wine tasting. They all take place between the Ketchum area and Stanley.
On Jan. 26, the Boise Curling Club will host its inaugural bonspiel on Stanleys outdoor ice rink.
The event will be a 12-team, three-day bonspiel with a three-game guarantee.
To find out more about the bonspiel and register, go to sobidaho.com
There will also be a free Learn to Curl session at noon on Jan. 26 at the Stanley rink.
Also on Jan. 26 is the Ski the Rails/Hailey Downtown Party start at 10 a.m.
Start at Serernade Lane in Ketchum or anywhere on the Wood River Trail.
This is a noncompetitive cross-country ski tour along the Wood River Trail where you can learn about the history of the famous trail.
There will be aid stations along the route and buses available. The tour ends at a party with music at the Sun Valley Brewery in downtown Hailey.
Other events throughout the week will include Galena and the Trails Benefit, an Alpine Touring Race up and down Dollar Mountain, Twilight Ski and Dinner at Galena Lodge, National Masters Racing at Sun Valley Nordic and Nordic Hall of Fame Inductions
Theres also the Jam/NordicTown USA Sprints and Snowbike Competition featuring food, music and a party vibe into the night; a showing of the Banff Film Festival; and the Marley and the Mountains festival with headliner Pato Banton.
The racing will continue the final weekend with the Swix Boulder and Half Boulder Mountain Tour.
For a complete listing and description of events, go to svnordicfestival.com.