Sun Valley Resort Teams Up With Local Nonprofits For New River Run Summer Series

Sun Valley Resort is excited to announce the new River Run Summer Series, an event for the community to gather at the base of beautiful Bald Mountain and enjoy live music, lawn games, family-friendly activities, food trucks, and beverages from the outdoor bar. River Run will come alive from 4 to 7 p.m on four Wednesday evenings this summer. Lift service on the gondola will be extended for the series operating until 6 p.m. for those who want to enjoy lift assisted biking and hiking.

Who: Each Summer Series event will feature a ‘community partner’ - a local nonprofit who will be the beneficiary of 15% of all lift ticket sales from that day’s sales. The nonprofit partners will be offering a family-friendly activity for the evening such as trivia games, scavenger hunts, and art projects. This year’s nonprofit partners include the National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Wood River Valley (NAMI), Wood River Trails Coalition (WRTC), She Jumps, and the National Forest Foundation (NFF). Additionally, each evening will feature a ‘sponsoring partner’ including Pete Lane’s, Smith, Wild Rye, and Norco, who will offer a bike-related activity, swag and prizes. Live music is on tap for each evening featuring some favorite local musicians like the Mark Mueller Trio , Moonshine Schubert, Travis McDaniels, and the Pisten Bullys. Joe’s Juice, KB’s Burritos, Wood Fire Pizza & Grill and the Snow Cone Truck will also be on hand each evening so there will be something to please everyone’s palate.

When: Wednesday evenings from 4 - 7 p.m. 

  • July 27 - Proceeds to benefit WRTC who will host trail trivia and other games for the family.
    Moonshine Schubert will provide the entertainment and Smith will be around showing off their helmets and sport glasses.
  • August 3 - Proceeds to benefit She Jumps who will have a fun activity for the kiddos while
    Wild Rye leads a women’s ride on Baldy. Travis McDaniels will provide live music.
  • August 17 - Proceeds to benefit the National Forest Foundation’s Bald Mountain Stewardship Project. Join NFF to learn about reforestation with a hands-on activity. The Pisten Bullys will jam on stage and Norco bikes will provide free bike demos all evening.

Where: River Run Plaza at Sun Valley Resort in Ketchum, Idaho.

Cost: Live music, lawn games, raffles, and activities are free at the River Run Summer Series! A special River Run Summer Series lift pass will be available with a $10 discount for those who want to utilize lifts from 3 - 6 p.m. during the event. Full day passes and summer season lift passes are valid for the extended hours. Challenger Platinum and Challenger 2022-23 season passholders receive 50% off summer season passes and daily summer lift passes.

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