Sun Valley Social Events


    Past Social Events
    Every year the Sun Valley Workshop offers numerous opportunities for attendees to meet and network with one another.

    for photos from past Sun Valley Socializers, or read below to learn more about social events at the 2012 Workshop.

    Sand Volleyball Social
    Many attendees gathered for a sand volleyball socializer on the Sun Valley Resort courts. Athletes enjoyed light snacks and beautiful Sun Valley weather.
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    IBMS: Bone Mentor Lunch
    Each year before the Sun Valley Workshop, Young Investigators are matched with a Senior Investigator who will serve as their mentors for the Sun Valley Workshop. Young Investigators are paired with these experts based on their research interests. This year the Young and Senior Investigators enjoyed lunch or coffee to get to know one another and to discuss the Workshop and professional goals.
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    Young Investigator Award Recipients Honored
    Alice L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator Award recipients were awarded certificates and travel grants at the Sunday night Poster Session during the Workshop. Attendees enjoyed wine and cheese as they conversed with researchers. Winners of the ASMBR/Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Award presented their research at the Workshop among the Invited Speakers in multiple scientific sessions. They were awarded travel grants provided by ASBMR.
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    Outdoor Symphony and Dinner at the Sun Valley Lodge
    Attendees and their spouses and families enjoyed dinner and a symphony on the Sun Valley Lodge lawn. A beautiful night and lively concert was a perfect place to socialize and enjoy the spectacular views.

    Things to Do and See During Your Trip to Sun Valley

    BICYCLING: Bicycle paths galore will take you to the lake for a picnic, the town of Ketchum, the Hemingway Memorial or to other recreation activities. Pete Lanes, located in the mall offers for rent a wide variety of bikes to choose from.

    BOWLING: Six lanes, video games, a pool table and a ‘50’s juke box all add to the atmosphere of one of the oldest bowling alleys in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the basement of the Sun Valley Lodge. Open evenings from 4 to 10pm.

    FISHING: Sun Valley is a fisherman’s paradise. Many streams, creeks and lakes, all within a 30 mile radius, including famed Silver Creek offer fabulous fly fishing. Trail Creek empties into Sun Valley Lake where even the youngest fisherman can try their luck. Licenses and rental equipment are available at Bill Mason outfitters, located in the Sun Valley Mall.

    GOLF: Sun Valley Golf Course is nestled along Trail Creek, which comes into play on seven holes on the front 9 and two holes on the back 9. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., there are 46 bunkers, 3 lakes, and numerous lateral water hazards. Within easy walking distance of the resort. Doyle Corbett, P.G.A. Professional.

    HORSEMAN CENTER: Located on Sun Valley Road, an easy walk or bike ride from Ketchum or the Sun Valley Resort. Guided 1 hour, 1 1/2 and 3 hour horseback rides on picturesque Dollar, Rudd and Diamondback Mountains and surrounding areas are available for all level riders age 8 and above. Scenic hay wagon rides to historic Trail Creek Cabin are available for group reservation.

    ICE SKATING: Built in 1937, the sun Valley outdoor year ­round rink has been described as "ice skating in an outdoor setting of green lawns and blossoming flower beds…the summertime equivalent of wintertime swimming in a glass enclosed pool". Stroll through the lobby of the sun Valley Lodge to the terrace and watch the skaters twirl around the rink. Rent a pair of skates and rub elbows with Olympic Gold Medalists perfecting their routines for the Sun Valley Ice Show. Private and group lessons available.

    SUN VALLEY LAKE: Located within walking distance of the Sun Valley Resort, the lake is equipped with paddle boats. Enjoy horseshoes, volleyball and the picnic area.

    SUN VALLEY DAY CARE: Conveniently located in the "blue" building in the Sun Valley Mall. The Sun Valley Day Care offers a complete program for children 6 mo. ­ 6 years. Emphasis is placed on providing a warm and loving environment for children. The Center is a licensed day care facility. Children enjoy swimming, ice skating, hayrides & BBQ, and nature walks to feed the ducks as well as a well-equipped playground. Full and half day programs available. Reservations suggested.

    SUN VALLEY DAY CAMP: A unique youth program which includes a wide variety of Sun Valley experiences for youngsters age 6 to 14. Emphasis is placed on a coordinated weekly program to enhance your child’s awareness of the facilities offered by the Sun Valley Resort and provide a fun filled vacation. Carefully selected enthusiastic and supportive counselors supervise swimming, ice skating, Mt. Baldy chair lift ride, hayrides and BBQ, paddle boating, fly fishing clinics, tennis, horseback riding and basic rock climbing. Full and half day programs available. Reservations suggested.

    SUN VALLEY ICE SHOW: Enjoy a magical evening under the stars at the world class Sun Valley Ice Show. Ice shows begin at dusk from Mid-June through mid-September on Sun Valley’s beautiful 180’ x 90’ outdoor ice rink. Built in 1937, the beautiful outdoor year-round ice rink setting combined with the incredible exhibition of World-class and Olympic talent, creative energy and just plain fun makes for an ice show that is unparalleled anywhere.

    Prepare your senses for a magical evening of music, lights, the sound of blades cutting across the ice, gorgeous costumes, sweet smelling mountain air, the stars in the sky and most of all the stars on the ice. Join us for an unforgettable buffet and ice show experience on the sun Valley lodge terrace. Reserved bleacher seating also available. Reservations required. Ice shows are Saturday evening. Quite often on Thursday evenings they have a dress rehearsal where you can sometimes see the stars at no charge.

    SWIM AND TAN: Sun worshipers soon learn how Sun Valley got its name. Three outdoor heated swimming pools provide a beautiful setting for relaxing, sunbathing and swimming. Swimming lessons for infants and youngsters are also available.

    TENNIS: Acclaimed by Tennis Magazine as one of the U.S.’s 50 greatest tennis resorts, the Sun Valley Tennis Center is headed by Pro Kie Foreman. Eighteen courts and a large staff of excellent instructors await every level of tennis player. Home of the free "Instant Tennis Player Clinics". Private lessons available.

    TRAP & SKEET SHOOTING: Located 1 mile from the Sun Valley Resort in one of the most beautiful setting in the U.S. We operate 1 skeet, 3 trap ranges and a NEW 5-stand! We offer skeet, American trap, International Wobble Trap, Doubles Trap and a 35’ Duck Tower. Instruction available by National skeet Shooting Association. Certified Instructors featuring Beretta shotguns. Rentals available.


    Additional Information:

    EXPLORE: There is a free bus that goes from Sun Valley to Elkhorn to Ketchum quite often. Elkhorn offers quite a few of the same activities that Sun Valley offers. The town of Ketchum is approximately a one mile easy walk from the Sun Valley resort. There are many places to eat and shop, including grocery stores, laundromat, etc.


    If you have a car available to you, there are short road trips you can take on your free afternoons ­to Red Fish Lake, town of Stanley, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Ice Caves, Mammoth Cave.


    WHITE WATER RIVER TRIPS: Available from the Sawthooth Adventure Company (Sun Valley Workshop attendees and their families receive a 10% discount!). They have half day trips available that could be taken on one of your free afternoons. For more information, contact Jared Hopkinson, toll free at 1-866-774-4644; or visit the Sawtooth Adventure Company web site: .

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