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Pinedale Online > News > February 2005 > Sonny Korfanta Giant Slalom Ski Race

Starting Gate. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Starting Gate

Racer 30 starts the run. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Racer 30 starts the run
Sunny Korfanta Giant Slalom Ski Race
by Dawn Ballou
February 26, 2005

The Sublette County Ski and Snowboard Club hosted the 1st Annual Sunny Korfanta Giant Slalom Ski Race at White Pine Ski Area on Saturday, February 26. The Ski Club event was open to non-members as well members. The racers skied under beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures. The slalom took place on the Fremont Run at the ski area.

The race was named after local legend Sunny Korfanta who was one of the original founders of the ski area some 30 years ago. White Pine staff brought Mr. Korfanta to the finish line in style and comfort in an enclosed ski run groomer to watch the race. Stuart Thompson, one of the current owners and manager of White Pine, told of the early days when Sunny Korfanta would ski to the hill from Pinedale. When asked what he thought of the ski area now, Mr. Korfanta said, "It is wonderful! We thought it was wonderful back when we had it. Now it is even more wonderful!"

The photos on this page show some of the highlights of the Giant Slalom event. Our photographers tried to get pictures of as many of the kids racing as we could. Parents & family: Many more photos of the kids racing can be found on the Racer Photo Gallery page. (52 Additional photos)



View from the top. Photo by Pinedale Online.
View from the top

Ready to go. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Ready to go

Sunny Korfanta and Stuart Thompson. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Sunny Korfanta and Stuart Thompson
Stuart Thompson (standing at left) and Sunny Korfanta (seated, right)

Waiting their turn in line. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Waiting their turn in line

10 takes off. Photo by Pinedale Online.
10 takes off

Racing through the gates. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Racing through the gates

12 goes past a blue flag. Photo by Pinedale Online.
12 goes past a blue flag

Racer 47 makes a turn. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Racer 47 makes a turn

Sliding into the Finish. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Sliding into the Finish

Around the blue flag. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Around the blue flag

Colorful Orange Skier. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Colorful Orange Skier

Racer 1. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Racer 1

Racer 12. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Racer 12

26 Comes down the mountain. Photo by Pinedale Online.
26 Comes down the mountain

Finish Line. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Finish Line

43 Flashes By. Photo by Pinedale Online.
43 Flashes By

73 Starts her run. Photo by Pinedale Online.
73 Starts her run

Racer 47. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Racer 47

Cool Snowboarder. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Cool Snowboarder

90 Crashes with a Smile. Photo by Pinedale Online.
90 Crashes with a Smile

Red White 42. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Red White 42

Checking the times. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Checking the times

Giving Sunny a ride back. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Giving Sunny a ride back

White Pine Ski Lodge. Photo by Pinedale Online.
White Pine Ski Lodge
Pinedale Online > News > February 2005 > Sonny Korfanta Giant Slalom Ski Race

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