And … here’s
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.
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
change came at the request of Schwarzenegger’s wife NBC’s
"Dateline" news anchor Maria Shriver.
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.
worked out that it’s a run he really likes," Huffman said. "It’s
his favorite run."
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
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.
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.
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
wanted it as a surprise for her husband, and I thought it was a good
idea," Huffman said.
Run is among several dozen expert ski runs that opened over the weekend
after a couple of feet of snow slammed Central Idaho.