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

For little more than the price of a Sun Valley lift ticket, you can enjoy ski touring with a skilled guide intimately familiar with the terrain and conditions! The Powder Patrol is a great way to join a group of like-minded powder enthusiasts at a discounted rate. 

The first Wednesday of each month, the Powder Patrol will be Galena Summit. Conveniently located 30 minutes from Sun Valley and Ketchum, this area provides reliable snow conditions and easily-accessible terrain for all abilities.

The third Wednesday of each month, we’ll explore Banner Summit at the northern end of the Sawtooth Range. Offering some of Idaho’s most consistent powder conditions, Banner is located 2.5 hours from Boise and 1.5 hours from Sun Valley.

Join our Powder Patrol and ski untracked snow away from the crowds!

 Difficulty: Previous backcountry experience necessary; intermediate to advanced downhill ski ability and good fitness required

 Duration: 6-8 hours

 Meeting Time: 9:30am

 Galena Summit Meeting Location: Galena Lodge Map & Directions

 Banner Summit Meeting Location: Banner Summit Map & Directions

 What We Provide:

 What You Need:

  • Lunch and water
  • Alpine touring ski equipment (can be rented at the Elephant’s Perch and Backwoods in Ketchum, or at Idaho Mountain Touring in Boise) or splitboard setup (can be rented at the Board Bin in Ketchum).
  • Suitable backpack and outdoor ski clothing
  • If using your own avalanche beacon, it needs to be a 3 antenna beacon less than 5 years old.
  • Review the equipment list

 Galena Summit: January 3,  January 31, February 28, March 28

 Banner Summit: December 20, January 17, February 14, March 14, April 11

Ratio: 5 person maximum

 Rates: $135/person (based on 3 person minimum)

 Additional Info: If the three person minimum isn’t reached by Monday before the Powder Patrol, you will have the option of paying the three person minimum (can be shared between two people) or receiving a refund.