Guys in tights on a trampoline, a one-legged skier from Brooklyn, a Bono lookalike, and more antics from the U.S. Ski Team's Ball, a fundraiser for their trip to the Olympics. Our blogger following the U.S. Ski Team, Kelley McMillan, reports from New York.
It might be hard to take two men wearing skin tight suits double bouncing each other on a trampoline seriously, but it was nothing but respect when U.S. Freestyle Ski Team members Ryan St. Onge and Jeret “Speedy” Peterson busted synchronized 720s and back flips in the middle of a banquet hall full of tables adorned with glasswear and cocktail-clad gapers (see video below). Welcome to the kickoff of the Olympic party season—the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s New York Ski and Snowboard Ball, held last Thursday night.
Ski bums, football fans, music lovers, patrollers, cowboys, and even the well-informed tourist can all breathe a sigh of relief this winter when Sun Valley’s favorite bar, Whiskey Jacques, reopens its doors. Victim to an accidental fire last fall, it has been more than a year since the ski town of Ketchum has lost, what bar manager Kristin “Kitten” Derrig calls, “more than a bar to this town.” Whiskey’s is located on Main Street in downtown Ketchum and will reopen in December.