Dec 302017
 
Families that Ski Together....!

The holidays are a special time.  The kids are out of school, the big kids take some time off from work and families get a chance to play together.  We’ve had some fun this past week getting out into the backcountry  with various families that have come to Sun Valley [click here for more]

Dec 152017
 
Early December Report from Coyote and Tornak Huts

We are just returning from a hut to hut tour between Coyote Yurts and the Tornak Hut.  While the valley approaches are relatively thin snow, it is quite supportable and allows for quick and easy skinning.  Once above 8500′, the snowpack gets deeper and we were finding good to very [click here for more]

Dec 102017
 
Early December Report from the Huts

We are just returning from a 4 hut tour on the annual Apprentice Orientation. Every year, we spend the first 2 weeks of December skiing from hut to hut with the goal of opening each hut for the winter season and conducting training with the new apprentice guides. Here’s a [click here for more]

Nov 192017
 
Skiing in Antarctica!

Sun Valley Trekking guide, Joe St.Onge, has just returned from another truly epic journey to ski in Antarctica.  This is the second expedition that we have undertaken with our partners at Ice Axe Expeditions to take skiers down to the icy continent.  Each year, Ice Axe has contracted the 330′ [click here for more]

Oct 122017
 
All Hands on Deck

As part of their 11th grade Sawtooth Trip in late September, Community School students helped Joe and Niels prep Bench and Fishhook huts for another busy winter. This is a new addition to the Community School’s Outdoor Program, and we’re so happy to have their help! Led by former SVT [click here for more]

Dec 312016
 
Yurtika 2016

After passing their various children off to family and friends, the annual “Yurtika” ski extravaganza focused it’s sights on the Coyote Yurts.  There seems to a pattern, where this yearly gathering of old friends for  a guided hut trip is greeted with copious snow and awesome ski conditions.  Cold snow [click here for more]

Nov 252016
 
Sun Valley on Ice: 2016 Antarctica Ski Cruise

On the morning of November 9th, 2016 the election in the United States was decided and we boarded a boat heading South from Tierra del Fuego.  The Beagle Channel led the way to the great Southern Ocean and the infamous Drake Passage, known for the roughest seas in the world. [click here for more]

Aug 282016
 
Wild Gift Deep Wilderness Experience

For the past 13 years, we have had had the great privilege of guiding the Deep Wilderness Experience for the Wild Gift, a local non profit dedicated to supporting better world entrepreneurs through mentor-ship, project funding and instilling a deep ethic of the wild.  Each year, a class of recipients [click here for more]

Jul 302016
 
Pioneer Peaks

When the forecast called for temps to rise into the 90’s in the valley, SVT guides Joe St.Onge and Patrick Graham decided to go high. For years, we have been looking at the north wall on Cobb Peak(11,644′) above the Pioneer Yurt and wondering if the rock was good. The [click here for more]