Trundy honored in benefit ride at Sugar

By Jesse Campbell (

Article Published: Mar. 6 | Modified: Mar. 10

Sugar Mountain will celebrate one of the resort’s, as well as the nation’s, heroes during the Dick Trundy Sugar Cup to benefit the American Cancer Society on Sunday, March 9.

Trundy was a decorated Marine Corps general and aviator who served as Sugar Mountain Ski Resort’s director of operations, following his retirement from the service. Trundy was an avid skier who enthusiastically embraced the daily life of a ski area executive, according to a Sugar Mountain news release.

Trundy died of cancer in 2002.

The Dick Trundy Sugar Cup Giant Slalom competition is open to skiers and snowboarders, ranging from age 4 to senior citizens.

Event registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., with racing beginning at 9 a.m. on Big Red, according to Sugar.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three ski and snowboard finishers in 13 categories. The entry fee is $15, and lift tickets cost $25. All entry fees are given to the American Cancer Society in Trundy’s memory. Additional donations will also be accepted.

Sugar Mountain Resort is located at 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive in Sugar Mountain. For more information, call (828) 898-4521, or visit

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