Online registration is open for the 45th Annual Baldy Hill Climb, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30. Kinderclimb is FREE.
For the past 44 years, come rain, sun, or even snow, runners and hikers have made their way up Bald Mountain in support of Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) programming.
New in 2023, the course will move from Warm Springs to the River Run side of Bald Mountain due to the ongoing new chairlift construction.
Organized by the SVSEF Cross-Country Ski Team, this year’s course will challenge participants to a grueling 1.8 miles and 2,045 vertical feet—from the bottom of River Run, straight up Lower River Run through mid-River Run, and across Roundhouse Lane to the Roundhouse, which sits at 7,700 feet.
All participants receive an iconic event t-shirt and a refuel at the summit aid station. In addition, and in partnership with Sun Valley Company, participants receive a much-deserved ride down on the gondola after they finish.
Online registration closes on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 11:59 p.m. There is no race day registration. Uphill lift service will not be available.
Thursday, September 28
11:59 p.m. REGISTRATION CLOSES – NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Friday, September 29
3 – 6 p.m. Optional race bib pick-up at Sturtevants, 340 N. Main St., Ketchum
Saturday, September 30
8:00 a.m. Check-In Opens
8:30 a.m. Kinder Climb Start: Free for kids 11 years and under. No pre-registration.
9:00 a.m. Hike Start
10:00 a.m. Race Start
12 p.m. Awards at the summit
Thank you to title sponsor Sturtevants and lead partner Sun Valley Company, along with our supporting sponsors Atkinsons’ Market, Proctor Mountain Group, Durance Cycleworks, Salomon, Coxa Carry, Backwoods Mountain Sports, Elephant’s Perch, and Boulder Mountain Clayworks.