The Papoose Club community service organization is gearing up for its two major winter events, the Quigley Cup cross-country ski event and the Kindercup alpine ski races.

Both are free for participants. Volunteers are being sought for the events set for the next two Sundays. Quigley Cup is planned for March 3 and the Kindercup on March 10.

Quigley Nordic near Wood River High School in Hailey is the site of the Quigley Cup designed for kids ages 3-13. Day-of-race sign-ups occur from 10-10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3, with racing at 11 a.m.

Kids are invited for classic and skating events on courses ranging in distance from 0.5 kilometers to 3k. Plans call for an obstacle course, prize giveaways and refreshments. Ski rentals from Sturtevants in Hailey start at $16 on race day.

Held since 2006, the Quigley Cup is staged in partnership with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and Blaine County Recreation District. Visit bcrd.org to get the latest updates on avalanche conditions in Quigley canyon.

Volunteers are needed. Visit papooseclub.org and click on the volunteers needed link. Or call organizer Kaz Thea 208-720-7805 or email her at kazthea@mac.com.

Kindercup set for March 10

The Papoose Club in association with the Sun Valley Resort Race Department and Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is gearing up for the 63rd annual Kindercup alpine ski races on Dollar Mountain.

The free event for non-sanctioned alpine skiers and snowboarders ages 3-12 is set for Sunday, March 10 starting at 10:15 a.m. Bib pick-up from occurs from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Carol’s Dollar Mountain Lodge.

Racing is followed by awards at 12 noon for the top racers in each age class. Costumes are encouraged.

Visit papooseclub.org for Kindercup online registration and volunteer sign-up. Participants must register online by Friday, March 8. There is no day-of-race registration this year.

Sponsors include Cox Communications, Sun Valley Community School, SVSEF, The Toy Store, Sun Valley Resort, Idaho Lumber, Sturtevants, Hailey Stinker Store, Boulder Mountain Property Management, D.L. Evans Bank, St. Luke’s and Smiley’s Mountain Photos.

Any questions, contact 2019 Kindercup chair Angi Hunter at angihunterid@gmail.com.

Volunteers are needed. Visit papooseclub.org and 

Email the writer: sports@mtexpress.com

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