USSA J-4, J-5 and J-6 giant slalom race sponsored by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. For more information, contact the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation at (208) 726-4129 or visit their website at www.svsef.org.
There will be a NASTAR race on Cozy from 12pm to 1pm. Sign ups for the race will start at 8:30am at the Race Desk in the Warm Springs Lodge. For more information, please call the Sun Valley Race Department at (208) 622-6356 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March Madness may be in full swing but Sun Valley is hosting their own National Championships this week. The 2010 USSA Alpine Masters Championships start off today on Baldy.
Sponsored by Racer’s Edge and hosted by Sun Valley Resort and the Sun Valley Ski Club, the National Championships have four events this year, Super G, Super Combined, GS and Slalom. More than 500 racers have gathered in Sun Valley, with the race action starting off today on Lower Warm Springs. The first race of the week-long event is today’s Super Combined on Warm Springs followed by a Welcome reception at the Sun Valley Inn.
Stop by Warm Springs throughout the week to see some of the nation’s best masters racers go for the gold. Check out the results here (http://ussa.org/magnoliaPublic/ussa/en/events/masters/major/nationals.html) as the week goes on.
The Sun Valley Race Department put on another great season of racing for this year’s Town Series. Seven weeks of racing finished up yesterday, with a festive and green finale on Lower Cozy and a St. Patty’s Day after-party that any Irishman would be proud of. Teams came out in costumes, like SVSEF’s green maiden dresses, Team Lip Service’s one-piece ski suits and Mardi Gras boas, the Flat Out Ridiculous Team’s neon green wigs, the Blog Chicks’ matching socks, shorts, and shamrock headbands, and Wood River Masonry even lit rockets on the back of their skis.
Robin Sarchett was the overall winner yet again, beating second and third placed Carlo Rixon and Nate Schwing by seven tenths of a second. The top female was speedy Erika Hogan, who finished seventh overall, beating the second placed woman, Sarah Mazzola, by half a second. The rabbits this week were Chris Key (in one of his best finishes of the season) and Chris Campbell. The fifth placed male and female, and winners of a fifth of tequila, were Wes Powell and Toby Arnett.
The season’s top team, Scott USA, celebrated in style, breaking out the champagne on Apple’s sunny deck. Congrats to John Reagle, Toby Arnett, John Zuck, and Jeff Page. The four teams who rounded out the top five, and had their names in the drawing for three season-passes from Sun Valley Resort, were Casino Dancing Bears, Wood River Masonry, the Drunken Blumkens, and the Rainbow Warriors.The celebrating continued throughout the beautiful St. Patrick’s Day afternoon on Apple’s Bar and Grill’s packed patio with delicious corned beef and hash and tons of green beer.
Congrats to all the racers on another great season of World Cup Wednesdays! A big thanks goes out to Mike Wrobel and the rest of the Sun Valley Race Department. Another thanks goes out to the Valley bars and restaurants who sponsored the 2010 Town Series parties!
See some of the action below and check back later for the full results.
Winter is flying by and the 2009/2010 Sun Valley Town Series is almost coming to a close. (Next week’s St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza will be the final race.) But local racers continued to enjoy the snow and the fun this week, Week 6 of World Cup Wednesdays. Lefty’s hosted this week’s afterparty with some great steak sandwiches and an all-around good time. Don’t miss next week’s sure-to-be-troublesome green festivities at Apple’s Bar and Grill.
As for the races that took place on a sunny Lower Cozy, Robin Sarchett was this week’s big winner, with Christine Cordeau finishing first for the women. Check out all the results below. And a big thanks again go out to Mike Wrobel and the rest of the Sun Valley Race Department!
The weekend of March 19-20, Sun Valley Company will be hosting a fundraiser for disaster relief efforts in Haiti through the makeadifferencenow.org. (MAD) Foundation. Inspired to help in any possible way, racers and non-racers are encouraged to take part in the weekend’s events, coming together through our beloved sport and all for a common cause.
MAD Turns for Haiti will begin on Friday, March 19, with a silent auction at Whiskey Jacques at 6 pm. The event will continue Saturday with a NASTAR race on Lower Warm Springs organized by the Sun Valley Race Department. The race entry fee will be $25 with 100% of the entry proceeds going directly to makeadifferencenow.org. The race begins at 11am and will be followed by a BBQ and awards ceremony at Apple’s Bar and Grill at the base of Warm Springs. For more information go to www.makeadifferencenow.org or email email@example.com.
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!
The Sun Valley Town Series, aka World Cup Wednesday, continued yesterday after a Presidents’ Week hiatus. The valley’s favorite racers were back on a fast course on Lower Cozy, completing both of the week’s two required runs. The after-party took place at one of Ketchum’s cornerstones of nightlife, the Casino. See below for this week’s results and check back next week for more updates on World Cup Wednesday!
Week Three of Sun Valley’s Alpine Town Series took place yesterday on a sunny course on Lower Cozy. The course was fast and turny, shaking up the team standings. Last week’s first place six-way tie was broken as Team Ski Tek Trainwrecks took the lead while favorite, Team SVSEF fell to 24th place and last year’s winners, Tekasoreass’s dropped to eighth.
There was also a new first place skier in the individual standings. Tekasoreass’s Carlo Rixon took the top spot, beating second place Nate Schwing by six tenths of a second and last week’s winner, Robin Sarchett by the same. Powerhouse and last week’s top female, Erika Hogan, had the undisputed best crash of the day, luckily walking away unscathed from a yard sale on her first run. This week’s fastest female was Sarah Mazzola with Tine Cordeau finishing just behind her.
The fifth place male and female were Matt Murphy and Kirsten Hagfors, sharing the honorary fifth of tequila. The rabbits (halfway finishers) were local celebrity Lenny Joseph and Mitra Marie. The Cellar Pub hosted a great after-party that included build-your-own pulled pork sliders and instant replays of Erika’s crash. There are no races next week but check back in two weeks for more results of World Cup Wednesday.