Dollar Mountain has added yet another draw to their arsenal. Yesterday, Brian Callahan and the rest of the park crew completed Sun Valley’s very first SkierCross course. Starting beside the second gap jump on Dollar’s Old Bowl and continuing down alongside the rest of the Terrain Park, the course includes a couple tables, left and right bank turns, rhythms, and a couple more gaps. The course provides skiers and riders an opportunity to check out the Winter Olympics’ newest sport, SkiCross, and hone their skills. The course is open to the public but riders are encouraged to ski and board safely, as well as be aware of other skiers and boarders in the terrain park and on the hill.
Stop by Dollar this weekend to check out the new SkierCross course, witness the action of the 54th annual Kindercup, or watch the SPT Terrain Park Team Rider Demo in Dollar’s Terrain Park following the Kindercup at 1 pm on Saturday afternoon.
It is a race of endurance, one of tradition, skill, and honor. Generations upon generations of Wood River Valley residents have raced on its course, and stood on the podium with their hands held high. It is Dollar Mountain’s famed, Kindercup. And it is taking place this Saturday, on the sunny slopes of Dollar.
Almost anyone that grew up in this valley remembers their Kindercup racing days with fondness and smiles. And this year will be no different. This year marks the Kindercup’s 54th year of alpine racing for skiers and boarders aged three to 13. The Papoose Club race takes place Saturday, February 27th with all the action based out of Carol’s Lodge at the bottom of Dollar Mountain. Head to the Lodge or Sturtevant’s (the Ketchum or Hailey location) today or tomorrow to pre-register. Free registration takes place Saturday morning from 8:30- 9:30 am at Dollar Lodge with the races beginning at 10:15 am. An awards ceremony will also take place following all the action. See you out there!