Stacy Smith Races

Stacy Smith Photo

Stacy Smith Fun Race 2014. Debbie Bryce photo Idaho State Journal

The annual Stacy Smith Fun Races, which began in 2002, are a great opportunity for kids 3-16 years of age to experience the excitement of racing. The races are designed to promote skiing and snowboarding through a fun and supportive race environment that caters to those with little or no competitive experience. The race is sponsored by the Pocatello Ski and Snowboard Association through a fund established by the late Stacy Smith, so entrants only need to purchase a lift ticket since race participation is FREE!

Stacy Smith Video

Stacy Smith Fun Race Season Kicks Off 2002 KPVI News 6

2019 Stacey Smith Youth Fun Races

All races will be held on Saturdays.
  • January 11, 2020
  • January 18, 2020
  • February 15, 2020
  • February 22, 2020
Registration: 9:30 to 11:45 AM in Pebble Creek Lodge
Ages: 3 to 16
Race start time: 1:15 PM
Race Location: Aspen Beginner Area
The ski and snowboard-friendly course is set by the Pebble Creek race coaches, and designed to promote fun and accomplishment for a range of age and ability levels. The races are timed and finishers are awarded gold, silver and bronze medals. Racers not in the top 2 places are awarded Bronze medals and become members of Pebble Creek’s Bronze Club.

2019 Annual Town Challenge Race:

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Dual Slalom:
Teams race once in each course.
Common team ideas:
  • Parent/Child
  • Brother/Sister
  • Friends
  • Couple
Registration: 8:30 to 11:00 AM
Entry Fee: $5 per team
Start time: 11:30 AM
Awards: On deck after course tear down

Stacy Smith: A Brief History

Stacy Smith was an avid skier who perfected his style at Lead Draw, near Scout Mountain, Skyline, and Sun Valley. He spent weekends skiing on the runs of Sun Valley and when the snow was gone, he went back to Lead Draw and skied until that was melted, too. Stacy was also an avid angler, and hiker, said to have scaled Mount Borah multiple times.

Stacy died suddenly in 1967.  He was survived by his wife, Jessie Smith, who, when she passed in 2000, gave a generous donation to the Pocatello Ski and Snowboard Association in Stacy’s memory. Since then, the funds have been used  to promote skiing and snowboarding for youth in the Pocatello community through the Stacy Smith races and to subsidize the transportation costs for PSSA’s annual youth trips.

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