Opening Day at Sun Valley

So so stoked to be back on snow!  The mountain opened on Thanksgiving and I was lucky enough to be on the 1st gondola early up at 8:30.  Nothing like standing on the top of Baldy with nobody there.  The conditions were perfect cordaroy and untracked 8 inches of freshies.  Perfect way to kick off the season and my first run. Give Thanks!

 

Opening Day Sun Valley 11-26-15 from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

Bomb Snow Magazine 10 Year Book

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I am super proud to be featured in Bomb Snow Magazine’s 10 Year Book!  The image was taken in the Idaho backcountry by Tal Roberts talroberts.com is featured on the table of contents page.  Bombsnow is a soulful and super creative publication.  They feature amazing art, ski bum travel adventures and epic images! I especially love the ski edits they put out with high energy riding and tunes.  Be sure to check out their site https://bombsnow.com/

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Ski Season is here…well kinda

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Ski season is here!  Feels so good to get my Scarpa’s back on and start skinning.  Last weeks storm and all the snow making at scum valley gave you enough snow to ski the ribbon of death. Man, it was fun making some telemark turns!  Total shit snow but it felt great to sweet and spend some time walking up the mountain.  Nesta and I even made the front page of Idaho Mountain Express.

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Jon Mancuso Photography

Tuesday was a classic Sun Valley day!  Blue skies,fresh blower snow and empty lift lines. Great time skiing with Jon Mancuso.  Enjoy these images from Jon and be sure to check out his sweet site http://www.jonmancuso.com/

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Sun Valley Mid-Winter Photo Challenge

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The first Sun Valley Mid-Winter Photo Challenge went down a couple days ago and was a super fun event. 5 photographer/athlete teams had 12 hours to shoot and produce a 3 minute slideshow using only that day’s images. Thanks Photographer Jon Mancuso http://www.jonmancuso.com/  for crushing it all day!  Enjoy a day in the life of ski bum!

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Here’s the finished slideshow :

2014 Sun Valley Mid-Winter Photo Challenge from Jon Mancuso on Vimeo.

Why I Ski Grand Targhee

Yes, Grand Targhee is my home away from home!  For the past 5 years I have made it point to head there for the storms.  Soft snow and and truly a soulful skiing experience! They are blessed with over 500 inches of dry powder each year.  Enjoy this slide show from the Ghee ! http://flipagram.com/f/biHE6DD5gl#

Photos by Gabe Rogel www.rogelmedia.com/

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

Thanks for the great support in 2013!  Enjoy this slideshow!
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Look for more positive good things in 2014.

Stoked.

Cheers,
Danny

Mountain Niceness Tour~PNW

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With the fires still burning in Idaho it was time to head to coast for some surf,SUP and van time.  First stop was Cannon Beach, Oregon and some surfing at Indian Beach at Ecola State Park.  It was fun talking the Glide Retro 12′ board into the ocean for the first time.

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After enjoying some surf stoke it was time to head north on Highway 101 to the Hood Canal at the top of the Pugent Sound.  The canal is paddleboard paradise!  It offers endless flat water paddling with amazing views of the Olympic Mountains.  Nothing like going for a 3 hour paddle and the only thing you see is the seals following you!

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Reggae in the Mountains~World Jam 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Ketchum, Idaho— Mountain Niceness Productions presents Reggae in the Mountains with a World Jam music event this summer at the Hailey Rodeo Grounds in Hailey, Idaho Saturday, July 20, from 4-10 p.m.

The show will kick off at 4 p.m. with music by Chicago Afro Beat Project, Etana and Khari Kill.

Chicago Afro Beat Project is one of the first American bands to bring Afrobeat to the masses weaving the Chicago music scene with a unique western-influenced Nigerian style.

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Etana, Jamaica’s 2013 Reggae Female Artist of the Year, presents an audacious fusion of folk, soul, jazz and reggae while promoting cultural consciousness.

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Khari Kill brings conscious and versatile reggae due to his Trinidad roots. Lyrically gifted, Khari Kill speaks out against oppression, poverty and injustice.

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Tickets are $30 July 1-19 and $35 at the gate day of show. VIP, “Very Irie People,” tickets are $100 with access to the Reggae in the Mountains-World Jam VIP sponsor’s tent with décor, no host bar, food, servers, swag and shade.

Tickets are available at Atkinsons’ markets in Ketchum and Hailey, Johnny G’s Subshack, the Hailey Chamber of Commerce, Shelly’s Deli-Hailey,Backwoods and Peaks and Perks in Stanley.

For tickets, visit: http://tickets.frontgatetickets.com/choose.php?a=1&lid=82512&eid=92904

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For updates, visit www.reggaeinthemountains.com and follow Reggae in the Mountains on Facebook. Proceeds from the bar sales will benefit the Idaho Social Learning Center’s scholarship fund.

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For sponsorship information or any questions, contact, Jordan Hawkes at noeljordan@gmail.com or call 323-574-6657 and Danny Walton at iriedonal@hotmail.com or call 208-720-5431.

Galena Ski Report~Galena Peak

It’s true that I am excited for stand up paddleboarding and rock climbing season BUT the skiing is so great right now!  Yesterday, we had a great ski on Galena Peak.  Everything was sty-lee!  We started skinning about 20 yards from the highway and took it 2700 feet up Senate Creek. Then we threw skis on pack and booted the last 1000 feet along the ridgeline to the summit.  The conditions were perfect!  There was 3 inches of fresh on the top and below was perfect smooth corn all the way back to the van!  Good Times skiing with Steve “Angry” Thompson!

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Ski ya later!  Next stop the City of Rocks for the kick off of the 2013 Mountain Niceness Tour!!!!