SKI FOR AIR SERVICE DAY was a SMASHING SUCCESS!
We SOLD-OUT of the $35 discounted lift tickets and happy locals and regional skiers & snowboarders enjoyed blue skies and fresh powder on Sunday, January 22 - and the smiles were as abundant as the snow and sunshine!
Hundreds joined the fun at the apres ski party at River Run and snapped up raffle tickets to help support the cause and get a chance to win some great prizes!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RAFFLE WINNERS!
4 Roundtrip Tickets on Alaska Airlines between Sun Valley and LAX & SEATTLE: Sallie Castle, Tami Campbell, Cindy Forgeon, Robert Dreyer
ResortQuest Sun Valley condo rental for 2 people for 3 nights: John Conners$160 Sipping in Ketchum Package - gift certificates from Tranquility Teahouse, Perry’s, The Coffee Grinder, Starbucks: Alyson Daniel
$75 Avis Car Rental Certificate: Doug Werth
Remington 12 gauge, pump action model 870 shot gun: Julie Tsuboi
Handcrafted western spurs: Mark Cook, Josh Kantor
Fly Sun Valley Alliance (FSVA) and the Sun Valley Resort have teamed up to present the first SKI FOR AIR SERVICE community ski day by offering a full-day $35 lift ticket for skiing at Sun Valley on Sunday, January 22, along with an après ski part at River Run featuring live music and a raffle offering a variety of prizes including 4 roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines flights between Sun Valley and Los Angeles and Seattle*. Proceeds for the day will support air service to Sun Valley.
A limited number of the discounted $35 SKI FOR AIR SERVICE lift tickets will be available for sale in advance, for cash only, from January 11-21 at the following local & regional ski&snowboard shops: Sturtevants (Ketchum & Hailey)Board Bin (Ketchum & Hailey), PKs Ski & Sports, Formula Sports, Ski Tek, Claude Sports (Twin Falls) and Newt & Harold's (Boise).
All proceeds from the sale of the SKI FOR AIR SERVICE lift tickets and raffle tickets will go to support the non-profit FSVA's efforts to maintain and increase commercial air service to the Sun Valley area. According to research surveys, commercial flights to Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) bring in over 41,000 visitors and part-time residents/second homeowners each year with an estimated economic impact of over $180 million annually.
"We are very excited about this new opportunity that provides the community with a fantastic deal on skiing Sun Valley while supporting our critical air service initiatives, " remarked Eric Seder, President of Fly Sun Valley Alliance. "And once again, Sun Valley Resort has stepped up in a big way to partner in this effort." Seder noted that the entire community benefits significantly from air service and this is another unique way that people can have fun while supporting an important cause that impacts the local economy, many different types of business and thousands of local jobs.
Ticket Sales: Jan 11-21 ONLY at participating ski shops (see list above)
The $35 SKI FOR AIR SERVICE lift tickets will go on sale at participating retailers on Wednesday, January 11 and will continue through Saturday, January 21, or until the limited number of lift tickets available are sold-out. Lift tickets will not be available for sale on SKI FOR AIR SERVICE Community Ski Day on Sunday, January 22. Lift ticket purchases are cash only and not refundable. There is no limit to the amount of tickets an individual may purchase.
Apres Ski Party and Raffle : 3-5pm January 22, River Run Lodge
As part of the SKI FOR AIR SERVICE community ski day, FSVA will be holding a rafflewith some great prizes for the lucky winners, including:
- 4 Roundtrip Tickets on Alaska Airlines between Sun Valley and Los Angeles and Seattle (*see Terms & Conditions below)
- ResortQuest Sun Valley condo rental for 2 people for 3 nights
- $160+ 'Sippin in Ketchum' Package (certificates to Tranquility Teahouse, Perry's, Starbucks and The Coffee Grinder)
- $75 Avis car rental certificate
- Remington 12 gauge, pump action model 870 shot gun
- Handcrafted western spurs
- And more!
Each SKI FOR AIR SERVICE lift ticket purchaser will receive a special 2-for 1 voucher with their ticket that allows them to get double the amount of raffle tickets they purchase. Raffle tickets will cost $5 for 1 or $20 for 5 and will be available for sale all day on January 22 at both the River Run and Warm Springs Day lodges. The winner will be drawn during the SKI FOR AIR SERVICE Apres Ski Party from 3-5pm at River Run Lodge, which will feature music by local acoustic duo Jay & Paula.
*Terms & Conditions for Alaska Airlines tickets:
Travel valid 1/22/12 - 1/22/13. Subject to availability and may not be available on all flights. Only valid on Alaska Airlines flights to/from Sun Valley during Winter and Summer operating seasons. Blackout dates: December 23, 2012 - January 3, 2013