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National Alpine Championships Starts Today at Sun Valley
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Wednesday, March 20, 2024
 

STORY AND PHOTO BY KAREN BOSSICK

Olympic medalist River Radamus returns to Sun Valley to test his mettle against Bald Mountain’s steep slopes for the third time when Sun Valley Resort hosts the 2024 Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships Wednesday through Sunday.

Other athletes joining him include George Steffey, Kyle Negomir, Sawyer Reed and Sun Valley’s Jack Smith and Colin Hanna.

Female skiers include Liv Moritz, Mary and Elisabeth Bocock, AJ Hurt, Paula Moltzman and Tricia Mangan.

These elite skiers will be joined by the next-generation ski racers vying places on the U.S. National Team in what is the final competition on the National ski racing circuit in the 2023-24 season.

The racing, presented by Stifel, kicks off today—Wednesday, March 20--with the Men’s and Women’s Super G, finishing on the Greyhawk run on Baldy. There is no charge to watch.

WEDNESDAY, March 20

9 a.m. Men’s Super G (FIS) followed by awards ceremony

12:30 p.m. Women’s Super G (FIS) followed by awards ceremony

THURSDAY, March 21

9 a.m. Men’s Super G (U.S. Championship) followed by awards ceremony

12:30 p.m. Women’s Super G (U.S. Championship) followed by awards ceremony

4:30-7:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies and Awards for day’s Super G at Ketchum Town Square. Will include Parade of Athletes led by a drum corps, local Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation athletes, a few speeches and live music by the Kris Lager Band.

FRIDAY, March 22

9:30 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom, Race No. 1

12:30 p.m. Men’s Giant Slalom Race, No. 2

1:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony at Warm Springs Plaza

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsor Village featuring Alpine Championships merchandise and new products at Warm Springs Plaza.

2-5 p.m. Apres Ski Live Music at Warm Springs Plaza by the Aaron Golay Band

2-11 p.m. From 3 to 6 p.m. Kris Lager will play live music. A night of music featuring Freedog, Bryon Friedman, U.S. Ski Team Alum and former National Downhill Champion, will follow from 7 to 11 p.m. at Whiskeys. Admission is free; donations will support the SVSEF Alpine Development Fund.

6:30 p.m. The new documentary “Common Ground,” a sequel to “Kiss the Ground,” will show at the Sun Valley Opera House followed by questions and answers taken by producer Eric Dillon, local regenerative farmer Glenn Elizinga and Amy Mattias of the Sun Valey Institute for Resilience.

SATURDAY, March 23

9:30 a.m. Women’s Giant Slalom, Race No. 1

12:30 p.m. Women’s Giant Slalom, Race No. 2

1:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony at Warm Springs Plaza

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsor Village at Warm Springs Plaza

2-5 p.m. Apres Ski Live Music featuring David Burchfield at Warm Springs Plaza

4-5 p.m. Athlete Signing at Warm Springs Plaza

SUNDAY, March 24

9 a.m. Women’s Slalom Race No. 1

10:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom Race No. 2

Noon. Women’s Slalom Race No. 2

1:30 p.m. Men’s Slalom Race No. 2

2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony at Warm Springs Plaza

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsor Village at Warm Springs Plaza

2-5 p.m. Apres Ski Live Music featuring Tylor and the Train Robbers

STIFEL U.S.ALPINE SKI TEAM ATHLETES COMPETING:

Men’s Roster: Justin Bigatel (Park City, UT), Colin Hanna (Sun Valley, ID), Sawyer Reed (Hingham, MA), John Kerbaugh (Williston, VT), Hunter Salani (Edwards, CO), Roman Elvidge (Steamboat Springs, CO), Stanley Buzek (Silverthorne, CO), Sam Morse (Carrabassett Valley, ME), Kyle Negomir (Littleton, CO), George Steffey (Lyme, NH), Brian McLaughlin (Topsfield, MA), Bridger Gile (Aspen, CO), Luke Winters (Gresham, OR), Jett Seymour (Steamboat Springs, CO), Ben Ritchie (Waitsfield, VT), River Radamus (Edwards, CO), Isaiah Nelson (Wayzata, MN), Jack Smith (Sun Valley, ID), Cooper Puckett (Steamboat, CO), Camden Palmquist (Eagan, MN), Jay Poulter (Stratton, VT), and Cooper Cornelius (Glenwood Springs, CO).

Women’s Roster: Tatum Grosdidier (Wenatchee, WA), Liv Moritz (Edwards, CO), Mary Bocock (Salt Lake City, UT), Elisabeth Bocock (Salt Lake City, UT), Allie Resnick (Vail, CO), Zoe Zimmermann (Gilford, NH), AJ Hurt (Carnelian Bay, CA), Paula Moltzan (Prior Lake, MN), Tricia Mangan (Derby, NY), Allison Mollin (Truckee, CA) and Keely Cashman (Strawberry, CA).

ADDITIONAL SUN VALLEY SKI EDUCATION FOUDATION ATHLETES and ALUM COMPETING:

Avryl Haas (SVSEF FIS Team), Colin Hanna (SVSEF Alumni, Stifel U.S. Ski Team - D Team), Haley Cutler (SVSEF & Apex2100 International Ski Academy), Jack Smith (SVSEF Alumni, Stifel U.S. Ski Team - C Team), Jessica Blackburn (SVSEF Alumni, University of Nevada Reno Ski Team), Kai Subith (SVSEF Alumni, Apex2100 International Ski Academy), Larson Overby (SVSEF FIS Team), Lowie Watkins (SVSEF FIS Team), Marit Kaiser (SVSEF Alumni, Colby College Ski Team), Max Meucci (SVSEF FIS Team, Super-G only), Natalie Gowe (SVSEF FIS Team), Noah Horsch (SVSEF FIS Team), Ruby Crist (SVSEF FIS Team), Ryder Sarchett (SVSEF Alumni, CU Boulder Ski Team), Sacha Stern-Pre (SVSEF FIS Team), and Tucker Smith (SVSEF FIS Team).

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