May 312012
 

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

When any skier first catches sight of the Devil’s Bedstead (11,865′) when driving over Trail Creek Pass, their car stops and jaw drops simultaneously. It is one of Idaho’s classic ski mountaineering objectives. Joe and Craig successfully climbed and skied this gem yesterday. Thin clouds kept the sun’s radiant effect at bay throughout most of the climb which made for “interesting” skinning over hard snow, into breakable crust at mid elevation, and finishing in sastrugi. Luckily the sun penetrated the haze by the time they started their descent and softened the breakable to a manageable condition. Back at the trailhead, cold banquet beers were waiting in the cooler to finish off a perfect spring ski!

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Skiing the Devil's Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

 Posted by at 10:34 AM
May 212012
 

Backcountry skiing on Ryan Peak in the Boulder Mountains of Idaho.

The alpine continues to provide good skiing in our area. Joe, Patrick, and Kyle climbed to the highest summit in the Boulder Mountains, Ryan Peak, this past Saturday and skied it’s north face. Here are some of Joe’s photos from their ski tour. Dust off your skis and give us a call to get you up one of these amazing peaks. This week is going to be prime with freezing temps in the high country and the potential for a little snow!

Backcountry skiing on Ryan Peak in the Boulder Mountains of Idaho.

Backcountry skiing on Ryan Peak in the Boulder Mountains of Idaho.

Backcountry skiing on Ryan Peak in the Boulder Mountains of Idaho.

Backcountry skiing on Ryan Peak in the Boulder Mountains of Idaho.

Backcountry skiing on Ryan Peak in the Boulder Mountains of Idaho.

Backcountry skiing on Ryan Peak in the Boulder Mountains of Idaho.

Backcountry skiing on Ryan Peak in the Boulder Mountains of Idaho.

Backcountry skiing on Ryan Peak in the Boulder Mountains of Idaho.

Backcountry skiing on Ryan Peak in the Boulder Mountains of Idaho.

 Posted by at 11:15 AM
May 032012
 

It’s May in Idaho, which means long days and a choice between riding buffed out single track on your bike, climbing on a sunny crag or skiing powder and corn up high. For some there is no choice at all. They either do them all or hang back in hammock. Enjoy the choice, and remember why we live in such an awesome place! The following shots are of Joe St.Onge and Patrick Graham skiing amazing snow yesterday. Drop us a line if this looks like fun to you….

Spring skiing in Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Spring skiing in Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Spring skiing in Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Spring skiing in Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Spring skiing in Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Spring skiing in Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Spring skiing in Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Spring skiing in Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

Spring skiing in Idaho with Sun Valley Trekking.

 Posted by at 1:16 PM