Sun Valley Resort celebrates advent of winter with ski film festival and Crosstoberfest

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 19, 2010 1:45 pm

The advent of winter is upon us and Sun Valley is celebrating with two exciting events – the Sun Valley Harvest – A Gathering of Film, Oct. 22-23 and Crosstoberfest Oct. 30-31, 2010.

The First Annual Harvest, A Gathering of Film is set to take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23. The Harvest will feature Level 1′s latest ski movie “Eye Trip,” a special appearance by Director and Producer Josh Berman and athletes starring in the film including Wiley Miller, Tom Wallisch and others. The screening marks the first time the Sun Valley crowd will be treated to the footage collected last spring on the massive Sun Valley kicker.

Another first will be the local premiere of Stan Evans’ “Say My Name.” Showing up with the Director/Producer will be the film’s star Grete Eliassen and Lynsey Dyer.

Check out Ski Channel’s review from the “Say My Name” premiere.

The event kicks off Friday, Oct. 22 at Apple’s Bar & Grill with an open house, autograph session and film submission viewing. At 7 p.m. local premieres will be viewed – starting with TGR’s “Light The Wick.” At 9:30 p.m. the party moves on to Whiskey Jacque’s.

The next day, the Sun Valley Opera House will host an open house at 2 p.m. and will include film submission viewing, an autograph session and special lawn exhibitions.

“Say My Name” will be shown at 6 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. the Awards Ceremony will begin. Level 1′s “Eye Trip” premieres at 8 p.m. The festival will conclude with a farewell party at 9:30 p.m. at The Roosevelt Grille. (There will be a $10 entry fee at Apple’s and a $15 entry fee at the Opera House. For more information visit

The next weekend, Sun Valley Resort and Sun Valley Road and Dirt will stage Crosstoberfest 2010 at River Run Plaza.

This weekend-long Bavarian style festival celebrates cyclo-cross bike racing with the Idaho State Championships, a preview of the upcoming winter season’s skiwear, sales on skis and snowboards, free kid’s activities and seasonal food and beer gardens.

The festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Each day, racing begins with registration at 11:00 a.m. at River Run and continues through 4:00 p.m. with five categories of competition.

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