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CLIMB. SKI. HIKE. LEARN. Professional mountain guiding since 1985.

Your outdoor experts for climbing, hiking, and backcountry skiing near Sun Valley and Stanley, Idaho
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Idaho rock climbing with Sawtooth Mountain Guides

CLIMB

Climbing for never-evers and hardcores alike! In the Sawtooths, Pioneers, Lost Rivers, and City of Rocks near Stanley and Sun Valley.

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SKI

From powder glades to open bowls to rock-lined couloirs, we have it all … except the crowds. Join a guide in the Idaho backcountry!

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Guided Hiking and Backpacking in the Sawtooths with Sawtooth Mountain Guides

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With nearly 400 high alpine lakes nestled below jagged peaks, the Sawtooth Mountains are a world-class hiking destination.

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With world-class terrain encompassing mellow powder runs, scenic peaks, and heart-stopping steeps, Sawooth Mountain Guides offers guided ski touring programs for never-evers, die-hards, and everyone in between.

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Powder Patrol Discounted Ski Tour

Wednesdays – Join a guide and a group of like-minded skiers to sniff out the best powder turns on Galena or Banner Summit.

Chute Club Discounted Ski Tour

Saturdays - From warm-up chutes to classic couloirs, your guide will you show you some of the best terrain Central Idaho offers.

Guided Backcountry Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering

Join a professional guide for an incredible day in the Idaho backcountry – we can accommodate backcountry novice to hardcore steep skiers!

INCREDIBLE
MOUNTAINS

INCREDIBLE MOUNTAINS

Come climb, ski, or hike in some of the most incredible terrain anywhere – our permit area encompasses the Sawtooth, Lost River, Pioneer, Boulder, and Smoky Mountain Ranges, not to mention the City of Rocks!

PROFESSIONAL
GUIDES

PROFESSIONAL GUIDES

Sawtooth Mountain Guides is owned  by IFMGA mountain guide Erik Leidecker and Chris & Sara Lundy. Employing the most AMGA-trained guides in Idaho, our guides are highly skilled, professional, and passionate about what they do.

UNFORGETTABLE
EXPERIENCES

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

Whatever your skill level – whether you’re looking for fun, adventure, challenge, or education – our 30 years of expertise and professional guides ensure an unforgettable experience. Join us for the trip of a lifetime!

NEWS & TRIP REPORTS

Mid-Winter Update: Avalanche courses, and finally the snow returns

February 10th, 2015|Comments Off

After an epic December filled with powder, above average snowfall, and relatively stable conditions, January was a little disappointing. Still we managed to find some decent skiing here and there, although rain into […]

Great start to the New Year

January 13th, 2015|Comments Off

After such a powder-filled December, what will the New Year bring? Time will tell of course, but so far we’ve seen less stormy weather and a stable snowpack. Conditions have allowed us […]

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  35 REVIEWS ON TRIP ADVISOR – 5/5 RATING

We’ve done several trips with SMG over the past few years (all a mix of adults and teens), and every one has been excellent. These guys are great at what they do. They completely engaged us and our kids, and created a truly memorable experience for all of us. Highly recommended!
Jigger85
Top notch guides. I used them a few years ago to do a climbing trip up the Elephant’s Perch. Erik and crew are really solid folks, and were both fun and on top of it. Safety was priority #1, but that didn’t get in the way of pushing ourselves and having a great time. Can’t say enough about SMG.
fhmiller
We had a large group with beginners and some tentative skiers. Chris, and our other guide Drew, did an excellent job instructing us, and getting us to a terrain that all could enjoy. The experience was more than we would have asked for. Great guides, with exceptional service.
Bill M
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