We are just back from the Sawtooth where SVT guides: Joe, Pato, Chris, Ed, Toby and new Interns: Trudy, Alisa and Niels braved the extreme cold temps (-22f) and fresh powder to prep the huts for the winter season. We found 16+” of new storm snow and close to 3′ of total snow at Bench Hut and some great (if cold) ski conditions. The pictures below should give you a good idea for what it is like out there right now. The ski trails are in and the powder awaits you! Give us a call if you want to get out and enjoy this beautiful early December.
The crew, getting the Fishhook Hut ready under -22f temps
Heading into the Teeth!
Pato hard at work cutting over 30 trees that blocked the trail
Ahh, the cozy new Fishhook Hut at -22f
Warm and cozy, the 1st winter night in the new hut
My new favorite bunk in the mountains!
The trees were popping with the cold temps
As beautiful as ever
Touring through the old growth
Approaching Bench Hut
Redfish Lake still ice free…
Toby doing what an intern does.
Lots of fresh snow!
Ed laying into the powder
Toby hard at work
Alisa testing Idaho powder
Pato, treetop flying