Badami, Schlopy to join Intermountain ski shrine

Craig Badami, Erik Schlopy and Darrell “Pinky” Robison will be inducted into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame during the 18th annual induction ceremony Sept. 25 at the Alf Engen Ski Museum at Utah Olympic Park near Park City. And Salt Lake City philanthropist Spencer Eccles will receive the Engen Museum’s service award.

Badami, killed in a 1989 helicopter accident at Park City, was the flamboyant part-owner of Park City Resort who helped stage the first alpine World Cup race in the U.S. in 1985. Schlopy was a three-time Olympic alpine ski racer and 18-year professional ski racer who made the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in 2014.

Robison was the 1951 Harriman Cup downhill winner in Sun Valley who made the 1952 U.S. Olympic Ski Team for Oslo, Norway.


Boulder Mountain Bike Tour on Sunday, Sept. 15

The free-of-charge Classic Boulder Mountain Bike Tour on Sunday, Sept. 15 marks the closing day of Galena Lodge’s 2019 summer season.

Road cyclists are asked to meet at Ketchum Town Square Sunday at 9 a.m. for the casual 23-mile ride to Galena Lodge. Gravel and mountain bikers should meet at 9 a.m. Sunday at the SNRA headquarters eight miles north of Ketchum for the Harriman Trail course. Or, just load your bikes to your vehicle and drive to Galena where you can enjoy the trails.

The food buffet ($15) will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Galena Lodge featuring live music with Dewey, Pickette and Howe Bluegrass Band. Sag wagons will be available on the course, and a shuttle van will be offered for rides back to town.

Galena Lodge will re-open for the winter Nov. 23.


Gettysburg College cross country

Wood River High School graduate Amy Cantrell placed second among seven Gettysburg College cross country runners during Friday’s Shippensburg (Pa.) University Galen Piper Challenge 4,000-meter race. Cantrell (20th overall out of 56 runners) is a member of the Class of 2022.


Sign up now for Sept. 21 Sun Valley Half Marathon

The Wood River Community YMCA has announced its 15th annual Sun Valley Half Marathon, set for Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. on a 13.1-mile point-to-point mixed flat and hills course starting at the Wood River Y and ending at Ketchum Town Square.

There will be finishing medals for the first 150 racers, and trophies for top finishers. Entry is $76.23 including fees. Visit


Cyclist Richard Mull wins British Columbia 76-miler

Sun Valley resident Richard Mull placed first of over 100 cyclists in the Men’s 65-69 class Saturday, Sept. 7 in Canada during the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) RBC Grand Fondo Whistler North American qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship road race.

Competition occurred on the 76-mile course with 6,200 feet of climbing from Stanley Park at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, out to Whistler, B.C.

Mull (3.27:00) finished 44th overall out of 3,585 riders ages 19-and-up that did the UCI qualifying course. He won his age class by over seven minutes. Having finished second in this year’s U.S. National Masters Race, Mull overcame a broken hand suffered in a gravel bike ride two weeks ago while preparing for the Rebecca’s Private Idaho races in Ketchum.

He expressed his thanks to Dr. Charlotte Alexander and Kristen Biggins at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center. He said they created a special small thermoplastic brace that allowed Mull to race at Whistler without any issues.

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