Storytelling school

Sun Valley story, storytelling workshop on Thursday’s agenda


Sun Valley Resort opened in December 1936 as a luxury oasis in the Idaho wilderness.

Built for $1.5 million, it lured Wall Street barons, Hollywood stars and Chicago socialites to a remote area that had previously been home to Shoshone-Bannock, miners and harsh herders and a few herders.

Newcomers found an ultra-modern lodge with New York amenities and a ski school with Austrian instructors that provided a European vibe.

Learn about the history of America’s first ski resort on Thursday night when Ketchum author John Lundin presents “Early Sun Valley: Union Pacific, Averell Harriman and Alf Engen.”

The program begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at the Ketchum Community Library. Attendees can attend in person by making reservations at

Chapter One Bookstore will be selling copies of Lundin’s book, “Skiing Sun Valley: A History from Union Pacific to the Holdings” for an on-site book signing.

The presentation will also be streamed on Vimeo at


Budding storytellers are invited to join local author Tony Tekaroniake Evans in an in-person storytelling workshop from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. To enter, RSVP to [email protected]

The Living Stories workshop is the second in an occasional series on creating personal stories.