Old Death Whisper @ Warm Springs Lodge. 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Come join us in celebrating another great season at Sun Valley!! From 2:30pm – 5:30pm Old Death Whisper will be rocking Warm Springs Patio! We will also have an outdoor BBQ with discounts on food and drinks!

Live music from Sofa King @ Warm Springs Lodge from 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Head down to the base of Warm Springs for our last weekend on Baldy! This Friday, live music from Sofa King from 2:30pm – 5:30pm.

Jonathan Warren and the Billygoats @ Warm Springs Lodge. 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Come help us celebrate an amazing Spring we are having here in Sun Valley! This Friday the 11th – 13th, Jonathan Warren and the Billygoats will be playing live music at the base of Warm Springs from 2:30pm – 5:30pm.

Race Action Heats Up on Baldy

The action at the Western Region Spring Series is non-stop this weekend with elite ski racers making the most of spring break Sun Valley style.

Gentlemen, and ladies, start your engines!

Gentlemen, and ladies, start your engines!

According to Nick Maricich, director of Sun Valley SnowSports, “the racing on Warm Springs, Hemingway and Cozy has been amazing. It is great to have the majority of the U.S. men’s Olympic speed team on our slopes as well as all the other tremendous athletes.”

Great form isn't in short supply on the Warm Springs side of  Bald Mountain

Great form isn't in short supply on the Warm Springs side of Bald Mountain

“Athletes and officials from around the world have given the green light to the 2016 US Nationals in Sun Valley, saying ‘this is one of the best race hills in the world.’ They can’t wait to come back,”  said Maricich.

Come out and cheer on the skiers

Come out and cheer on the skiers

Here are some scenes from the excitement on the hill this week.

Conditions are great and the skiing is fast

Conditions are great and the skiing is fast

Camaraderie is a big part of this event

Camaraderie is a big part of this event

Local racer Hailey Duke is skiing great and looks like she is having fun, too

Local racer Olympian Hailey Duke is skiing great and looks like she is having fun, too

All photos courtesy of Nick Maricich.

–RES

Spend Spring Break with Top Skiers

For many college students, spring break means kicking back on a slope or on a beach and escaping from the rigors of the academic year for two blissful, relaxing weeks. But for a group of elite alpine racers, nothing could be better than spring break in Sun Valley, competing in the 2014 Western Region Spring Series.

Elite racers show how it's done this week on Baldy's Warm Springs runs

Elite racers show how it's done this week on Baldy's Warm Springs runs

This week, Sun Valley welcomed skiers to the six-day, six-race series presented by Bentley Motors. Recent Olympians, members of the U.S. Ski Team, top college racers and members of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) team all got to the starting gate to compete in Super G, slalom and giant slalom all over the Warm Springs side of Bald Mountain.

81 men and 54 women are expected to go head-to-head in this SVSEF-hosted International Ski Federation (FIS) competition.  It is one of the last chances of the season for skiers to prove their merit and to shave points to advance in the field.

Ruben Macaya, head alpine coach of the SVSEF, said in an interview, “We should have what I would call World Cup conditions – hard, fast – it should be a smooth surface for everyone. The snow density is optimal right now and there is so much moisture in it that it makes for a great surface.”

What better way to spend spring break than racing down beautiful Bald Mountain?

What better way to spend spring break than racing down beautiful Bald Mountain?

Racing began on Wednesday. On Wednesday and Thursday, the action focused on men’s and women’s super G on Warm Springs. Friday and Saturday, women’s slalom on Cozy and men’s giant slalom on Hemingway. Sunday and Monday the main events are women’s giant slalom on Hemingway and men’s slalom on Cozy.

Spectators are invited to watch all the speed and splendor these athletes bring to the course. According to Mike Lloyd of Sun Valley Ski Patrol, the best viewing for Super G will be at the bottom of the Limelight run. Make your way to Greyhawk to catch giant slalom and for slalom, there is a ribbon line set up on Cozy for fans. Each race will also be announced and broadcast live on the Warm Springs Plaza.

Some of the marquis names expected to compete include 2014 Olympic super G silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht and teammates David Chodounsky, Erik Fisher, Travis Ganong, Jared Goldberg, Steve Nyman, Marco Sullivan and Resi Stiegler.

Come cheer on the skiers this weekend and pick up some pointers

Come cheer on the skiers this weekend and pick up some pointers

Sun Valley Resort is throwing a post-race party on Saturday, March 29, at the Warm Springs Plaza to celebrate the athletes and their accomplishments. Live music starts at 2:30 p.m. followed by an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. Post-race awards will also be staged on Monday, March 31, 2:30 p.m., again at Warm Springs Plaza.

Best of luck to all the racers! Thanks for bringing your skills and commitment to Sun Valley’s slopes this spring break.

–RES

 

 

Tony Holiday Band @ Warm Springs. 2:30 – 5:30

Head down to the Base of Warm Springs Saturday, March 29th and 30th for live music from Tony Holiday Band. Show starts at 2:30 and runs until 5:30.

 

 

Demo Days Done Dirt Cheap. Saturday March 29th@ Base of Warm Springs. Sunday March 30@ Base of River Run

Come down to the Base of Warm Springs on March 29th, and on Sunday, March 30 the Base of River Run to try out all 2014/2015 skis and boots before you buy them! Products from Blizzard, Burton, Dalbello, Fischer, Head, Lange, Salomon, Stockli, Tecnica, and Volkl. All product testing will be free!! All 2014/2015 equipment available for pre-ordering. Save up to 20% on next year’s equipment by special ordering now! For any questions, please call Pete Lane’s rental department at 208-622-6123.

Jeff Crosby & The Refugees @ Warm Springs Lodge. 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Come join us at the Warm Springs Lodge for live music from Jeff Crosby & The Refugees. Music starts at 2:30pm inside the lodge.

Kaitlyn Farrington Welcome Home Ceremony @ Warm Springs Lodge – 2:30pm, followed by a street party at Apples

Please join us in celebrating local athlete Kaitlyn Farrington. Kaitlyn’s recent gold medal win at the Winter Games has the entire state buzzing with excitement! Live music will start at Warm Springs at 2:30pm and the ceremony will follow.  After the ceremony, there will be a street party in front of Apples Bar and Grill with live music from Old Death Whisper.

 

Stoneseed @ Warm Springs Lodge 2:30pm – 5:30pm

On Sunday, February 23, come down to Warm Springs Lodge to enjoy live music from Stoneseed.