Thursday, December 20, 2012

Teton Valley Great Snow Fest

Driggs is a truly stunning site in the deep winter. Snow covers everything and gives a majestic air to the landscape. Located in the Teton Valley Idaho, Driggs sits at the western base of the Teton Range in eastern Idaho. The Teton Valley is comprised of the towns of Victor, Driggs, and Tetonia, Idaho, and Alta, Wyoming. Some of us say Teton Valley offers "the best of both states" - stunning views, incredible snow, and the friendliest folks you've ever met.

In fact, the snow and good humor is so plentiful that Driggs now celebrates this time of year with the Teton Valley Great Snow Fest, taking place the weekend of January 18 through 21. The festival brings joy and excitement to the hundreds of visitors that come into the valley for this fun winter weekend!

Activities at the Teton Valley Snow Fest

For 2013, expect to see SnowScapes - a week of snow sculpting in the Driggs City Center, an ice sculpting demonstration, multi-day skijoring (a winter sport where a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog/dogs or a motor vehicle) and snowcross competitions (is a racing sport involving specialized high performance snowmobiles on natural or artificially-made tracks consisting of tight turns, banked corners, steep jumps and obstacles), a snow bike race, a mini hockey tournament, luge, snow bike, snow plane and snow kite demonstrations, and the infamous Snow Ball!

Teton Valley Snow Fest Schedule of Events Highlights

TVTAP Backcountry Skiing Film Festival: Thursday 1/17 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the Wildwood Room

Snow Bike & Luge Demos + Hockey Mini Tournament: Friday 1/18 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Knotler Arena & Pioneer Park

Snow Bike Race: Saturday 1/19 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Knotler Arena & Pioneer Park

Teton Valley Lodging

If you plan on attending Snow Fest next year, won't you consider lodging at a fine Idaho bed and breakfast? There are several in the area. An added advantage: Innkeepers always know the scoop on local events and festivals; they can help you plan your Snow Fest to be the best yet!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown Presented by Company of Fools

"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back." - Charlie Brown

Based on the beloved Peanuts comic strip, this updated classic enjoyed a successful run on Broadway about a decade ago and remains, like the comic strip itself, a well-loved family favorite. The story line is comprised of memorable moments from the life of Charlie Brown—from Valentine’s Day to baseball season and some of the other challenges a young boy faces when his dog is still his best friend.

From wild optimism to heartbreaking despair, this charming musical combines the adventures of everybody’s favorite underdog with those of his friends (both human and non-human) in the arc of a single day—from the bright uncertain morning to a hopeful starlit evening. This is a great show for the family to enjoy together.

The show runs from December 12 - 30. Tickets are $30 Adult; $20 Senior (62 and over); $10 Student (18 and under). You can buy tickets online at the Company of Fools website.

Who are your Favorite 'Peanuts' Characters?

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" began as a series of songs composed by Peanuts fan Clark Gesner, whom loved the comic strip's characters. He struggled to get permission to publish his songs until he sent a tape to Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz. The cartoonist quickly approved Gesner's songs. However, it was producer Arthur Whitelaw who encouraged his friend Gesner to create a musical.

So, what Peanuts characters do you like or relate to? Is it shy and struggling Charlie Brown, responsible musician Schroeder, perhaps blanket-carrying Linus. I know my favorite is the silent and faithful Snoopy.

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