Sawtooth Mountain Guides specializes in guided backcountry skiing and ski touring for skiers of all abilities – backcountry novices to hardcore steep skiers. For those looking to learn the skills to ski the backcountry on their own, we offer a number of Backcountry Skiing Courses and top-notch AIARE Avalanche Courses.

TOP REASONS TO HIRE A GUIDE:

  • Local Knowledge: Your guide has intimate knowledge of the local terrain as well as the current snow and avalanche conditions. They can choose the best ski terrain to match your goals.
  • Professional Risk Management: Our guides have years of experience and training in assessing and managing potential backcountry hazards. Each carries state-of-the-art avalanche rescue, first aid, and emergency communication equipment.
  • Learning: Whether you’re looking for formal instruction or a few tips, our guides can show you how to maximize your enjoyment of the backcountry.
  • MORE FUN: With your guide focusing on the details, you can concentrate on what you came to do – SKI!
Sun Valley Backcountry Skiing

Sun Valley Backcountry Skiing

Easily-accessible backcountry skiing for all abilities a short drive from Sun Valley.

Banner Summit Backcountry Skiing

Banner Summit Backcountry Skiing

Banner Summit features some of the most consistent powder conditions in central Idaho.

Sawtooth Ski Mountaineering

Sawtooth Ski Mountaineering

The Sawtooths are known for their high concentration of couloirs tucked between spires and pinnacles.

Guided & Catered Hut Trips

Guided & Catered Hut Trips

Simply put, a fully guided hut trip to the Williams Peak yurts is as good as it gets.

Powder Patrol

Powder Patrol

Join like-minded skiers for a discounted powder ski tour every other Wednesday.

Williams Peak Hut Rental

Williams Peak Hut Rental

In the heart of the Sawtooths, the Williams Peak Hut has terrain to satisfy everyone.

Companion Avalanche Rescue Course

Companion Avalanche Rescue Course

Learn the fundamentals of companion rescue so you can save your partner’s life if the unimaginable happens.

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

Learn the key elements of making sound decisions while traveling in avalanche terrain.

AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course

AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course

For advanced backcountry skiers and riders venturing deeper into the backcountry.

AIARE Level 3 Avalanche Course

AIARE Level 3 Avalanche Course

An advanced certification course for professionals and advanced recreational backcountry travelers.

Backcountry Skills Course

Backcountry Skills Course

Excited to ski the backcountry but don’t know where to begin? This course is for you!

Bogus Basin Intro to Backcountry

Bogus Basin Intro to Backcountry

Excited to ski the backcountry but don’t know where to begin? This course is for you!

Spring Ski Mountaineering Camp

Spring Ski Mountaineering Camp

Spring in the Sawtooths provides the perfect venue to learn ski and snowboard mountaineering techniques.

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