US Alpine Nationals Are Coming to Sun Valley - Again!
Were you at the bottom of the Greyhawk run in Warm Springs in 2016 when Mikaela Schiffrin won the US National Alpine Slalom race? Neither was I and what a regret! Two years later I can't imagine what kept me from seeing Mikaela race and you can bet it won't happen again when the US Alpine Nationals return to Sun Valley in March.
Do you have Alpine Fever?
Check out the highlights from the 2016 US Alpine Nationals in Sun Valley, Idaho. Alpine Fever is contagious.
In 2016 the ski racers were very enthusiastic about Sun Valley hosting the US Alpine Nationals for a few very distinct reasons:
Ketchum is a true ski town and the locals came out in full force as volunteers and as screaming, enthusiastic spectators.
How do I know that Ketchum is a true ski town? Well, just consider the number of Olympians and international racers who call the Wood River Valley HOME? Terry Palmer, Susie Corrock, Langely NcMean, Betty Bell, Abbi-Fisher-Gould, Kaitlyn Farrington and Zach and Reggie Crist, to name a few. And then there are those of us who moved to Sun Valley "just for a winter" and find ourselves here 38 years later. The motivation for calling Sun Valley "HOME" started with skiing, but we stay for the sense of community, the big sun, the dark sky, and everything that defines Sun Valley.
Watching the US Alpine Nationals is easy! You are close to the action because Sun Valley is one of the few ski resorts where the ski hill is right in town. On a typical day, a person can ski Baldy in the morning, head to the nordic trails in the afternoon and not miss a minute of apre-ski because you've spent too much time in the car.
Warm Springs, Greyhawk and Heminway are three very challenging runs so the ski racers are happy, and yet there is plenty of space to watch the race so spectators are happy, too!
See you at Greyhawk in March? Here's the schedule: