7th Annual Gary Black, Jr. Memorial

March 30, 2024, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The 7th Annual Gary Black, Jr. Memorial Race will be held on Saturday, March 30th at Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain. Athletes from the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s U10, U12, and U14 Travel and Home Teams, and Baldy Devo teams, will compete in a dual panel slalom format ski race held on Lower Greyhawk. Each skier will take one run in each course and the athlete’s fastest time of the two runs will be used to calculate the race results. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to participate. Athletes must register by Friday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. MT. Please reach out to your SVSEF Coach for the online registration link.

The race is named for Gary Black, Jr., one of the greatest advocates of American ski racing who passed away Feb. 25, 2017 at home in Sun Valley. He was happiest on the slopes and cheering on the athletes. He enjoyed cooking and entertaining with friends and was a loving husband and father to his family. In the ski industry, he was a true visionary, leader, and a loyal friend.

In September 2022, Gary was voted into the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame. The Class of 2022 was officially inducted into the Hall of Fame in Big Sky Montana last year on the same day of the Gary Black, Jr. Memorial Race.


U14, U12, U10

8:30 a.m. Athletes arrive to pick up bibs at the Greyhawk Yurt

9:00 a.m. Athletes load lift

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Inspection

10:00 a.m. 1st Run Start

  • U10 girls/boys
  • U12 girls/boys
  • U14 girls/boys

10:45 a.m. 2nd Run Start

  • U10 girls/boys reverse order
  • U12 girls/boys reverse order
  • U14 girls/boys reverse order

12:00 pm Awards and BBQ at the Greyhawk Yurt
AWARDS: 1-5 for U14, U12, and U10’s both Men and Women

U8, U6

11:00 a.m. Athletes arrive to pick up bibs, BBQ prior to loading the lift

12:00 p.m. Athletes load lift

12:15 –12:30 p.m. Inspection

12:45 p.m. 1st Run Start

1:30 p.m. 2nd Run Start

2:45 p.m. U8 Awards
AWARDS: 1-5 for U8 both Men and Women