Uncategorized March 20, 2024

U.S. Alpine Championships Return to Sun Valley

On Bald Mountain, 85 years of world-class ski racing

U.S. Alpine Championships return to Sun Valley for fourth time in last decade

For the fourth time since 2016, locals and visitors will have the thrill of watching America’s most competitive skiers carve turns down Bald Mountain in the U.S. Alpine Championships.

The racing event—the culmination of a two-year contract between U.S. Ski & Snowboard (USSA) and Sun Valley Resort—will draw spectators to the Warm Springs side of the mountain March 20-24. For many athletes, it will be their final chance to claim spots on the U.S. Ski Team.

The three disciplines on display this year are slalom, giant slalom, and super giant slalom, or “super-G.” Slalom competitors will attempt to finish two shorter runs with gates closely spaced, while giant slalom competitors will aim for two mid-length runs with gates placed further apart. Super-G competitors will take one longer, faster run from Upper Warm Springs to Upper Greyhawk through gates spaced further apart than they’d be on a giant slalom course.