Dollar Mountain Terrain Park Rail Exhibition

Dollar Mountain will be the place to be on Friday, December 17 to watch the Sun Valley representative team athletes hit all the big rails under the flood-lights.
Live music starts around 3pm and the Exhibition will begin around 5pm. There is no charge for this event.
Food and beverages will be available at Carols Dollar Mountain Lodge.

Come celebrate the end of Dollar’s season at this weekend’s Dollar Dayz!

This weekend, April 3-4, Dollar Mountain and Sun Valley Company will be celebrating an epic season on Dollar Mountain.

The 2009/2010 had many highlights, including the introduction of the new SPT-designed terrain park, the revamp of the tubing park, the Lunar Eclipse Rail Jam Series, a skier/boarder cross course, a photo shoot with Monster Energy/Scott/Freeskier Magazine, and huge numbers of kids, families, skiers and boarders enjoying Dollar Mountain.

So in order to go out with a bang, Sun Valley Company is honoring Dollar Mountain and the local community with “Dollar Dayz”. The action will start Saturday, April 3, with a skier/boarder cross race. The race will have two age groups, ten and under, and 11-15. The race cost is $10, sign up is at nine, and racers will be in the gates at noon.

Dollar Dayz will continue Sunday, Dollar’s final day of the season, with a Pond Skim, BBQ, and Last Day of the Season Party. This is Dollar Mountain’s “Thank You” to the community, a way for them to thank the local community for making this one of Dollar’s best seasons ever. Everyone is invited to participate in this age-old spring tradition that has skiers and boarders gliding across the water on their skis or boards and costumes are strongly encouraged. There will also be a bbq, beer tent, and music.  The Pond Skim is FREE for all ages, sign up is  from 9 am -11 am, and the main event will begin at 1:00pm. There will also be a prize for the best costume, so come decked out and ready for some spring fun in the Sun Valley sun!

Monster Weekend starts off right!

Monster Weekend, sponsored by Sun Valley Company, Scott, and Monster Energy, is in full swing this Saturday afternoon under the bright Sun Valley sun. European Winter X-Game winner Tom Wallisch kicked off the action on Friday afternoon, flying 140 feet off the brand spanking-new Monster Feature on Dollar Mountain. The feature, shaped like the recognizable, neon green, Monster Energy “M” was built by the SPT and Dollar Mountain park crew and is bigger closer up than you can imagine.

Tonight, Scott and Monster Energy athletes Tom Wallisch, Justin Dorey and Ian Cosco will take part in a jump session and photoshoot with professional photographer Erik Seo and Freeskier Magazine editor, Shay Williams. Floodlights have been brought in to light up the night from 7-9pm. There will also be a DJ, BBQ, and beers for anybody that wants to stop by and see all the monster action. Then don’t miss the after-party, sponsored by Freeskier Mag, at Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum.

For more information, check out Shay William’s blog and video diary of the trip from Freeskier Mag’s website here: Monster Weekend Update One.

A Monster Weekend in Sun Valley

SCOTT, Monster Energy and Sun Valley Resort are putting together a monster of all weekends in Sun Valley March 19-20. The weekend will include appearances by SCOTT and X-Game athletes, a Freeskier-hosted party, a brand new Monster-themed and SPT-designed feature, a photo shoot, and a preview of SCOTT;s 2010/2011 Wintersport product line.

The weekend kicks off on Friday, March 19 6-8pm, at Scott’s Ketchum headquarters (110 Lindsay Circle) with team athletes Ian Cosco, Tom Wallisch, and Justin Dorey greeting fans and signing autographs. Then SCOTT will give everyone a preview of next winter’s wintersport product line.

The Monster Weekend continues Saturday, March 20 in Dollar Mountain’s Terrain Park. The athletes will be hitting the park throughout the day, with the park open to the public as well. It is everybody’s chance to ski with some of the country’s best pro skiers. Saturday night there will be a photo shoot with Ian Cosco, Tom Wallisch, and Justin Dorey on Dollar Mountain, showcasing a brand-new, awesome Monster-themed feature designed by Snow Park Technologies. The shoot will take place from 7-9 pm and it is open to the public, with a DJ providing a killer soundtrack for the shoot. After the shoot, Freeskier Magazine will host a wrap-up party at Whiskey Jacques. Don’t miss all the Monster action March 19-20!

Lunar Eclipse Rail Jam continues to light up Dollar Mountain this Saturday!

The third and final installment of Dollar’s Lunar Eclipse Rail Jam comes to an end Saturday, March 27. This will be the final event of three nights which include the Smith Limo Rail, flood lights lighting up the base of Dollar, BBQ, beer, fire pits and a DJ. Last time we had over 50 participants and tons of fans and supporters coming out despite the cold temperatures. This edition of the Rail Jam will include a few surprises, including a rail set up for the little tykes, the extended hours of the tubing park and more. Don’t miss it! It should be quite a show with competitors vying for an all-expense paid trip to Windell’s Camp at Mt. Hood. Sign-up from 4-6pm. Entry fee is $15. Practice is from 5-6pm, with the main event taking place from 6-8pm, and awards following.
There will also be a Free Rail Exhibition for kids age 15 & under from 3:30-5pm. See you guys there!

Dollar Adds a SkierCross Course to its Arsenal!

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.

Dollar’s First Rail Jam is a Success!

Check out the video below of Dollar’s very first Rail Jam. It is the first of a series of three, the winner of which gets a trip to Windell’s in Mt. Hood!

Saturday night brought out almost excited 300 fans who braved the freezing temperatures to hold cold beers in their hands, huddle around the bonfire, and cheer on the riders who showcased their stuff on the Smith Sport Optics Limo.

Make sure to check out the next edition of the Rail Jam in two weeks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMOBO_UdNWY

Sun Valley USSA Freestyle Frenzy Videos

Two weekends ago, Sun Valley Resort and the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) hosted a USSA Freestyle Frenzy. The four-day event included a slopestyle event on Dollar’s Terrain Park, a halfpipe competition on Lower Warm Springs, and two days of mogul competition on Baldy’s new mogul course, Race Arena. Check out the videos below to see local and regional kids show their stuff!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVUZCnBu5P8

Lunar Eclipse Rail Jam Series Begins Saturday!

Dollar’s SPT-designed Terrain Park has been packed all season. Brian Callahan and the rest of the boys have been keeping it in top shape and rebuilding it throughout the season, adding new and fresh hits and features. Now, Sun Valley Resort wants to show off the region’s best new park with the Lunar Eclipse Rail Jam Series.

With bright spot lights, the Smith Limo, PBR, brats, discounted hamburgers, a DJ, nighttime tubing (Dollar’s Tubing Park will be open as well) and a name like Lunar Eclipse Rail Jam Series, this is sure to be an event not to be missed. Huge lights will light up the area as athletes can practice from 5-6 pm, and the contest runs from 6-9 pm. The overall winner from the three Saturday night competition will get an all-expense paid trip to Windell’s Camp. The action starts this Saturday, February 20th at Dollar Mountain. All lots will be open for parking as well as a parking shuttle that will run from the Ice Rink to Dollar Lodge.

SVSEF “Our Gang”

SVSEF ‘OUR GANG’ from INLAND SURFER on Vimeo.