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Spring Powder & Ski Mountaineering

April 13th, 2015|

Just when many had given up on winter, April rolled in with some of the best powder skiing since December. A series of cold 6-12″ storms blanketed the high peaks with […]

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

February 10th, 2015|

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|

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 […]

A Christmas To Remember!

December 27th, 2014|

December delivered the goods and most mountain weather stations are showing 120-130% of average snowfall. Contrast that to last season’s dismal start, and it seems like we have twice our […]

Open For Business!

December 11th, 2014|

It’s been an early start to the winter and we’ve been scrambling to finish projects that we thought had more time to finish. But that’s a good problem to have and no one’s complaining! There’s a 3-5′ base in the Sawtooths and around Banner Summit, and the 2014-15 ski season is in full swing. […]

Winter’s Here (Now Keep It Coming!)

November 16th, 2014|

There comes a time each year when the season has clearly changed from fall to winter. Summer and fall activities like hiking, running, and biking become a thing of the past, and we […]