Social Activities

2017 Social Participant Options

We have a number of options for our “Social Participants.” With so many great choices you are guaranteed to find something that will enhance your Governor’s Cup experience. Many of these activities will take up the better part of one day. Social guests can choose a maximum of 4 activities that the Governor’s Cup offers.

Some of these options are limited by availability. The limits are placed by the vendor providing the activity. We apologize in advance if you do not get your first choice of activities. Cancellations do occur and you can inquire in the registration room upon arrival.

If you sign up for an activity and do not attend, the Governor’s Cup will have to pay for your spot. Please notify us in the registration room 24 hours prior to the activity, should you choose not to attend the activity for which you are registered.



Cooking Classes

Cooking demonstrations will be offered through Sun Valley's Culinary Operations. Friday's class will feature beautiful and tasty appetizers, and Saturday's class will feature dessert. 

Participants can attend classes both days provided there is space available.

Classes are limited to 50 per day per classs and will be filled on a first come-first served basis

Friday, September 8th, 11:30 AM: Appetizers

Location: Dollar Mountain Lodge 

Shrimp Escabeche with Roasted Corn 

Avocado Goat Cheese Mousse 

Saturday, September 9th, 11:30 AM: Dessert

Location: Dollar Mountain Lodge

S'mores in a mason jar with liquid nitrogen marshmellow ice cream 

The Beer of Belgium: 

Time Offered: Thursday, September 7th, 3:30 PM 

A country rich in history and in passon for beer, Belgium produces some of the world's most interesting brews. From the farmhouse ales of the countryside to the powerful creations of Trappist Monks, Brian Golden, Hayden Beverage Beer Educator will lead you through the beers and history of this amazing country. 

Location: Limelight Terrace at the Sun Valley Inn 

Worldwide Wine Trivia & Tasting

Time Offered: Friday, September 8th, 3:30pm 

A sequel to last year's crowd favorite, Brian Golden, Hayden Beverage Wine Educator, will again offer an afternoon of trivia and tasting. Put your wine knowledge and palate confidence to the test while trying some great wines from around the world. 

Location: Limelight Terrace at the Sun Valley Inn

Whiskey Tasting 

Time Offered: Saturday, September 9th, 3:30pm

Eric "ET" Tecosky, Jack Daniel's Brand Ambassador, may have the greatest job in the world - and he knows it. He travels the country telling stories about Frank Sinatra's drink of choice. ET has spent years behind the bar mixing drinks at some of Los Angeles' most famous - and in some cases - infamous - watering holes. ET has been featured in countless local and national press for his cocktails and innovations and as he likes to say, "My entire career helped me get ready for this gig and I love it." 

Location: Limelight Terrace, Sun Valley Inn 


Friday the 8th & Saturday the 9th 9:30 AM 

Hikes will be led by Senator Michelle Stennett. This long time local lady will give you a great tour of the area while enjoying Sun Valley's beautiful landscape. Friday's hike will be easy, while Saturday's hike will be moderate. Water and light snacks will be provided. 

Location: Meet outside Limelight A, Sun Valley Inn 

Horseback Riding 

Friday the 8th & Saturday the 9th 9 AM

Experience Sun Valley the way the original residents did... on horseback. This is a guided 1 hour ride over Dollar Mountain. Meet at the Sun Valley stables TWENTY minutes prior to the start time. Wear comfortable clothing. You do not need to wear western boots or attire but long pants and closed toed shoes are reccomended. Don't forget your sunscreen! These rides have limited space. We will take guests on a first come first served basis.  

Location: Meet at Sun Valley Stables 

Wheels & Wine Guided Bike Tour

Enjoy a leisurely tour on two wheels through Sun Valley with a perfect ending, a tast of wine! This fun, relaxed guided tour gives you the lay of the land as well as an insight into the rich history of the area. Bring your own bike or get a rental through Pete Lanes in Sun Valley Village. The cost of your bike rental is covered by your registration. 

Meet at Pete Lane's - Sun Valley Village 

Friday the 8th & Saturday the 9th 2 PM 

Morning Rise and Shine Yoga

Friday the 8th & Saturday the 9th 9 AM

Katherine Pleasants, Sun Valley Spa, will lead you in a morning stretch to get your day started off right. This class is great for all skill levels with a special emphasis on therapeutic yoga. Thsi class will be held on the Opera House Lawn. Please indicate if you'll be bringing your own mat, or if you'll need one provided for you.

Location: Opera House Lawn 

Fun Pass

Guest Chooses 6 of 9 activities 

Ice Skating including skate rental 

1/2 hour of bowling including shoe rental 

1 session on the Spider Jump 

1 small bucket of balls at the Sun Valley driving range 

1 hour lake paddleboat rental 

1 scenic ride gondola ticket 

1 round on the Sawtooth putting course 

Single scoop of ice cream at A La Mode 

1 Konditorei cookie or cupcake 

Spa Package

Social guests are allowed to pick a Spa Package as one of their four activities:

Please call the spa directly by August 31st at 208-622-2160 to book your appointments. Be sure to schedule around your other activities. Social guests can choose one of the following packages or create your own of equal value by talking to the Sun Valley Spa.

Spa Package Options:

Wood River Package  

                -Express Body Scrub (25 minutes) 

                -White Cloud Massage (50 minutes) 

Trail Creek Package 

                -Sun Valley Signature Facial (50 Minutes) 

                -Wild Lime Scalp Treatment 

                -Hand Soother 

Warm Springs Package 

                - Spa Manicure & Pedicure 

                - Blow Out