A Ski Traverse of Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains

Words by AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide & Salomon Freeski Ambassador Drew Daly I have been dreaming about doing a ski traverse across […]

The New Year rings in exciting changes at Sawtooth Mountain Guides!

SMG ANNOUNCES NEW CO-OWNER We are very pleased to announce that Ketchum-based guide Niels Meyer has become a new co-owner […]

A Different Spring Objective: Guides At Home

Words by Hutkeeper & Hiking Guide Lara Antonello The world looks a little bit different from our high mountain valley […]

Fault Lines & Fracture Lines

How an M6.5 Earthquake Led to a Historic Avalanche Cycle in the Sawtooths Words by SMG co-owner Chris Lundy, Photos […]

Snow Safety and Freeriding in Kyrgyzstan

Words and photos by guide Doug Bernard Even after traveling for almost 72 hours across 11 time zones and knowing […]

Superstition and Ski Montages: the Key to Conjuring Pow

Words and photos by guide and winter hutkeeper Lara Antonello As ski resorts open across the country, many backcountry enthusiasts […]

Wild Playground

Words and photos by backpacking guide and winter hutkeeper Lara Antonello We spent the morning on the lake fishing for […]

Cowboy Poetry

A new line on the north face of Mount Breitenbach in the Lost River Range Words and photos by guide […]

The Finger of Fate: An Open Book to the Sawtooths

Words and photos by guide JP Preuss When you drive over Galena Pass and enter the Sawtooth Valley, it is […]

What It Takes: One Guide’s Story of Chasing Prerequisites for the AMGA Ski Exam

Words and photos by guide Matt Scrivner The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) “Mountain Guide Track” is easy enough to […]