Stories From Stanley, Idaho

A Stanley Summer

A Stanley Summer

Many people from all around the world strive to spend a summer in a place such as Stanley. Most of those people came here specifically for the job, but upon arriving, got more than they bargained for. They arrive with the expectation of a simple job, in a small town, with simple people. However, no job is simple, this town grows incredibly in size in the summer, and the people are phenomenal. This town is truly unlike any other.

I personally moved here from across the country, Pennsylvania to be exact. I moved for my job, and I have never looked back. Many other employees of various businesses have found themselves in similar situations. People have moved here from Asia, Bulgaria, Florida, and California, to name a few. All stretches of the world have found a connection unlike any other in the Sawtooth mountain range.

Photo Credit: Ellen Libertine

Photo Credit: Ellen Libertine

You may be asking yourself, what is it that makes this place so special for so many of us? The answer is simple, yet complex. Go take a walk down Ace of Diamonds, have some pizza at Papa Brunee’s and ice cream at Stanley Scoops. Walk through Riverwear and grab some coffee next door at Peaks and Perks. Every person in this town has a story, so go find out what it is.


Photo Credit: Ellen Libertine

A Stanley summer provides the seasonal employees the opportunity to learn and grow both professionally and personally. It allows for exploration of a new area, and wonderful memories to be had. We meet each other early in the season, and from there many friendships are made. When you walk into a business on the weekend to get information, have a burger, or just hang out, there is bound to be countless people that you have met, and countless more to meet.

Photo Credit: Sarah Cawley

So when you are out and about in our town, ask everyone you meet a different question! What are our hobbies? Where are we from? What are our plans down the road? Ask a question to everyone, and you will get different answers no matter where they are in Stanley. However, if you ask why we are here, we will all use different words to describe the underlying same answer, we love it here in Stanley, Idaho.

Source Url: http://stanleycc.org/a-stanley-summer/



Featured Local Events

DATE: March 2 - 4, 2018

TIME: Multi-times

LOCATION: Park Creek Ski Area, Alturas Lake Ski Area, Community Building, Stanley, ID

March 3rd & 4th, 2018 — Sawtooth Ski Club 16th Annual Ski Festival

  • SATURDAY, March 3rd, Park Creek Ski Area
    Highway 21, 7 miles W. of Stanley
    11am-2pm Homemade Chili & Treats
    Poker Run!!!
    Winning hand called at 1:30 pm
  • SATURDAY EVENING 5:30-8:30pm
    Stanley Community Building
    Dinner Extravaganza
    Incredible Silent Auction, bring your checkbook!
  • SUNDAY, March 4th
    Alturas Lake Ski Area
    Highway 75, 20 miles S. of Stanley
    11am-3pm Soup Kitchen Social
    Great ski trails and a great time!!!

The Sawtooth Ski Club will host the 16th Sawtooth Ski Festival March 3rd and 4th. Come ski, play, feast, dance, shop and socialize, all while supporting Cross Country Skiing in Stanley Sawtooth Country! At 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3rd at the Park Creek Ski Trails, homemade chili and treats will await eager participants at the annual Poker Run. Donating fun lovers ski or snowshoe a fun course, stopping at stations to collect cards and when the game is called at 1:30, whoever has collected the best poker hand wins a most excellent prize! At 5:30 Saturday evening at the Stanley Community Building, our ski club celebrity chef will present a delicious dinner and at the same time an amazing silent auction will take place. Many local businesses, arts and crafts people and friends of the club donate lovely things, wonderful services, ski and fashion accessories and deliciously fantastic items to the auction. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 4th at the Alturas Lake Ski Trails Soup Kitchen Social, enjoy great skiing along with with trailside soup and cookies. All events are donation based, so be sure to bring your check book or cash for the donation jars. The Sawtooth Ski Festival is our only fundraising event of the year. We depend on memberships, donations and Ski Festival proceeds to fund our efforts to provide quality groomed cross country ski trails at Park Creek and Alturas lake. Call Karen Keiski at 208-774-3487 if you wish to volunteer for any of the events or donate to the silent auction. See you at the Festival!


LINK: http://sawtoothskiclub.com/

TEL: 208-774-3487

CONTACT: David or Karen keiski@ruralnetwork.net


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