Friday, February 21, 2014

58th Kindercup blasts out of the gate March 9

Free alpine ski races for kids

     In their sixth decade of providing memories for kids and their parents, the Kindercup non-sanctioned alpine ski races sponsored by the Papoose Club community service organization are fast approaching.

     The 58th annual Kindercup is scheduled for Sunday, March 9 on Dollar Mountain. Primary sponsors are Smith Optics, US Bank and Power Engineers.

     Registration on the bottom floor of Carol’s Dollar Mountain Cabin will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m., with racing at 10:15 a.m. Racing is free of charge, but donations are accepted. Awards ceremony is at 12:30 p.m.

     And costumes are encouraged. The longtime Wood River Valley tradition is staged by the Papoose Club with the invaluable support of Sun Valley Company, Sun Valley Race Department and the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation coaches.

     The Kindercup offers ski and snowboard racers ages 3-12 a chance to run gates on Dollar Mountain. Each year it attracts up to 250 skiers. Most famously, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street got her start racing in the Kindercup.

     For parents, now is the time to sign up in advance and consider volunteering to help on race day.

     To become involved, contact event chair Louise Isaacs at or call her at 720-5931. Download the registration form at and avoid the lines on race day. To volunteer your time, visit

     The Papoose Club was founded in 1954 by a group of local mothers and was incorporated as a non-profit in 1975. The organization’s mission is to support local youth-oriented groups through fundraising activities and events in the valley.

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