Social Activities

2019 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 with Curry: Friday and Saturday, 11:30am – Dollar Mountain Lodge (Limited to 25 people)

In a class led by Syringa Networks CEO – Greg Lowe; you’ll learn to make two yellow chicken curries, and a chicken fry, from one base dish using store bought curry powder. Friday you’ll learn about Indian spices and on Saturday you’ll take what you learned and make a red chicken curry and a green chicken curry.

Cooking class on Desserts: Friday and Saturday, 2:00pm – Dollar Mountain Lodge (Limited to 25 people)

Vanilla Mascarpone Creme, Glazed Pecans, Chocolate Girolle and Raspberries.

Craft Beer “The Haze Craze” – Thursday, 3:30pm – Limelight Terrace

Why are beers hazy, and why do people love them so much? Join Brian Golden with Hayden Beverage for a craft beer tasting event.

Wine “Popping Corks and Questions” – Friday, 3:30pm – Limelight Terrace

Sparkling wine from Prosecco to Champagne and plenty of trivia along the way! Brian Golden with Hayden Beverage will lead a sparkling wine tasting.

Scotch Tasting – Saturday, 3:30pm – Limelight Terrace

Enjoy a tasting exploration of several award winning vintages of fine Scottish whiskies that have been blended to perfection at the Glendronach, Benriach and Glenglassaugh distilleries.We will tell stories and have a few drams with friends while learning about the uniqueness of each distillery and the craftsmanship that makes the whisky special. As a special treat we will hop over to Ireland and have a taste of Slane Irish Whiskey, distilled on sight at the historic Slane Castle.

Hiking – Friday and Saturday, 9:30-11:30am (Limited to 20 people)

Hikes will be led by Senator Michelle Stennett, and former Representative Wendy Jaquet. These two long-time local ladies will give you a great tour of the area while enjoying Sun Valley’s beautiful landscape. Friday’s hike will be easy and Saturday’s will be moderate. Water and light snacks will be provided.

Horseback Riding – Friday & Saturday, 9-10am and 2-3pm (Limited to 10 people)

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 recommended. Don’t forget your sunscreen! These rides have limited space. We will take participants on a first come-first served basis.

Wheels & Wine Guided Bike Tour – Friday & Saturday 2-3:30pm (Limited to 20 people)

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

Artist Studio Tour – Friday 1:30pm

Join Wendy Jaquet on a visit to at least three studios of working artists in the Sun Valley area. Learn how they do their work and most importantly learn about the passion that drives them.

Gentle Flow Yoga - Friday 9-10 AM (Limited to 30 people)

Focus on an exploration of basic yoga poses and how to connect them through attention to breathing, alignment and mindfulness. Therapeutic in nature, you will learn techniques to help gain flexibility, strength and balance while immersing yourself in a relaxing class that moves at a perfectly slower pace allowing ample time to enjoy each pose. All levels are welcome.

Sacred Sound Meditation - Saturday • 9-10 AM • Limited to 30 people

Sacred Sound Meditation is a practice using a combination of restorative postures, seated or lying down and listening to a crystal sound bowl. While focusing on the breath or a mantra, the meditation takes the listener to a higher consciousness state. This practice has been known to reset the nervous system, help ease stress, and create a deep healing space for the body and mind. The practice is an hour, no  experience with meditation necessary.

Fun Pass - Guest chooses 6 of 8 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

• 1 Konditorei cookie or cupcake