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And … here’s 
Arnold’s Run

The Terminator presented 
his own ski run on Baldy

Express Staff Writer

One of Sun Valley’s high profile residents has been given a slice of immortality on the resort town’s ski hill.

The short, usually mogul-riddled ski run formerly known as Flying Maid on Bald Mountain’s Warm Springs side has been renamed Arnold’s Run. The new moniker pays tribute to actor, body builder and local resident Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The name change came at the request of Schwarzenegger’s wife NBC’s "Dateline" news anchor Maria Shriver.

Sun Valley General Manager Wally Huffman confirmed Monday that he agreed to rename Flying Maid as Arnold’s Run on or around Schwarzenegger’s birthday, July 30, at Shriver’s request.

"It worked out that it’s a run he really likes," Huffman said. "It’s his favorite run."

And never at a loss for humor, Huffman added, "I don’t know what I’d have done if he’d asked for Warm Springs, but he’s bigger than me, so you never know."

Until now, runs named for people on Bald Mountain have gone to Olympic medalists or prominent resort personalities. Gretchen’s Gold was named for 1948 gold medalist Gretchen Fraser. Christin’s Silver was named for 1984 silver medalist Christin Cooper, and Picabo’s Street was named for two-time Olympic medalist Picabo Street.

Also included in Sun Valley’s unofficial ski run hall of fame are former resort owner Bill Janss (Janss’ Pass), early Sun Valley Ski School Director Siggi Engle (Siggi’s Bowl), early Sun Valley Assistant Ski School Director Froehlich Sepp (Sepp’s Bowl on Dollar Mountain) and now Schwarzenegger with Arnold’s Run.

Schwarzenegger, who owns a home in the Wood River Valley, has led the resort’s Christmas Eve torch light parade down Bald and Dollar mountains several times in recent years. He is a familiar figure in the valley, taking his kids ice skating, cranking turns down Baldy or perusing isles at a local grocery store.

"She (Shriver) wanted it as a surprise for her husband, and I thought it was a good idea," Huffman said.

Arnold’s Run is among several dozen expert ski runs that opened over the weekend after a couple of feet of snow slammed Central Idaho.


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