As winter winds down, spring break can be prime skiing season—the weather is warmer, freeing snowboarders and skiers of those cumbersome heavy jackets, and college students actually have time to hit the slopes. The folks in Sun Valley know this, so they're launching the inaugural SolFest spring celebration in partnership with the Sun Valley Resort. The bash runs from Friday, March 23-Sunday, March 25, and it will turn the entire resort into an end-of-winter party replete with libations, tunes and snow sports.
The riotous fun will take place in bars, in the streets and on the mountain, with a family friendly event Sunday, March 25, featuring a Slide, Glide, Ride relay on Dollar Mountain. If your snow sports skills are more expert level than a slapdash race, the 511 Building in downtown Ketchum will host a rail jam for you to show off your tricks.
The festival is designed to be a Spring Break escape, with Sun Valley Resort offering discounted package deals on lift passes and accommodations, including big deals for full-time college students with valid ID. Music lovers can catch performances by Old Death Whisper, Bermuda Cowboys, Fox Street All Stars and a bunch more bands.
Treefort Music Fest will even share talent with the event. The Sun Valley folks have borrowed Portland, Ore., indie-Americana band Blitzen Trapper. The rockers will headline a free show on Saturday, March 24 in the middle of Main Street in Ketchum.
Put down the books and enjoy a weekend's worth of music, sunshine and Idaho's remaining bits of snow.