Ski Patrol Mountain Update 3/25/09

Wednesdays belong to Bryant Dunn, Snow Safety Assistant with Sun Valley Ski Patrol and this week is no exception. Bryant reports on promising weather conditions for the upcoming week, brings you a summary of mountain lift and ski area closures and invites college skiing buddies to join this year’s Holding Cup race on Warm Springs, this year promises to be a lot of fun! Check out the video below for complete report.

Ski Patrol Mountain Update 3/18/09

Bryant Dunn is back and reports from the base of Dollar Mountain about weather forecast for upcoming week and events happening in or around Sun Valley – like The 5th Annual Holding Cup Intercollegiate Alumni Race taking place on March 27 & 28, 2009. Watch the video for more info!

Sun Valley 5th Annual Holding Cup Race March 27 & 28

Bring back the Glory Days at the 5th Annual Holding Cup Race Friday & Saturday,
March 27 & 28, 2009.
Put together a team of friends and/or ski-team mates from college and race in Sun Valley for the chance to win money for your Alma Mater’s ski team, club or athletic department.
No racing experience necessary! Each team must be comprised of four skiers at least 21 years of age and who have attended the same college.

All times will be adjusted using an age/gender-based handicap system.
Racing on Friday & Saturday:
-The top 8 fastest teams from Friday’s handicap races move into the Holding Cup finals on Saturday and all the other teams Compete for Carol’s Consistency Cup.
-Carol’s Consistency Cup is about consistency: the team with the most consistent handicap time wins.
-The Holding Cup is about speed: the fastest handicap team wins.
For more information and registration form go to

Event Schedule:
Registration & Goody Bag pickup:
From 3-5pm Thursday, March 26 afternoon at Warm Springs Day Lodge or you may register in advance with Don Wiseman at the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation office at Warm Springs.
email: or call (208) 726-4129 ext. 103
-$100 registration fee per team member includes lift tickets, goody bag and social events.
- Goody bag includes a killer ski parka from Karbon worth about $300.
- Friday, March 27 / Time TBA – Holding Cup Handicap qualifying runs (2 handicap runs required per member)
- Friday Night- Race Results Party/ bracketing for Saturdays races announced.
- Saturday from 11am-2pm – Holding Cup Races
-First Place: $1500
-Second Place: $1000
-Third Place: $500

All prizes to be awarded to the College’s ski team, club or athletic dept.
-Saturday afternoon from 3-6pm Awards Ceremony / Apres Ski location TBA

Room Package:
Sun Valley Resort will also offer our special Spring Ski Package room rate for Holding Cup Racers.
For only $74 (per person/dbl occupancy) guests may stay in a Sun Valley Resort hotel room and ski for one day. Single occupancy $121. For room reservations please call 800-786-8259 or email