Wednesday, April 11, 2012

At Dollar, A Big Splash To Close The Season

Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, an alien and a toucan were among the notables, thrill seekers and random adventurers who came out for the third annual pond skim competition in Sun Valley on Easter Sunday, part of Dollar Mountain’s final hurrah of the season. The pond skim event was organized and judged by the Sun Valley Ski Patrol. The idea was conceived by patrolman Sean Glaccum, who served as the announcer and head lifeguard for the day’s activities. Glaccum reported that there were more than 200 participants in the event. “We were ecstatic with the turnout,” said Sun Valley Resort spokesman Jack Sibbach. “It was a great community event. And, it brought people up from Boise and Twin [Falls] to participate and watch it. Everybody got in the spirit. A fun time was had by all.” Sun Valley’s primary ski mountain, Bald Mountain, is scheduled to close after skiing next Sunday, April 15. Express photo by Willy Cook

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