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Melting snow means the high country is good to go

June 29th, 2015|

It’s quite apparent looking up at the mountains surrounding Stanley and Sun Valley that there is little snow left in the higher elevations. A light winter combined with the recent heat […]

Conditions update – summer’s here!

June 8th, 2015|

The snow is melting in the mountains allowing hikers and climbers to start nudging into the high country. Our summer guide training wrapped up last week which, for us at […]

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 […]

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