Mountain Niceness Moment of the Week

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The positive vibes don’t stop.  Photo by Jon Mancuso.

Mounain Niceness Moment of the Week

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Too much fun in all this snow.  Photo by Jon Mancuso.

January to Remember

WOW!  What a way to start the new year.  The Sun Valley area was blessed with between 4-8 feet of snow.  The storm came in wet and added to a already deep base.  Then the temps went frigid to make the powder blower Idaho cold smoke.  These are the best conditions I’ve ever had at Sun Valley.  Lines I’ve looked at for ages were finally checked off.  And yes, they were as good as I dreamed they would be.  Enjoy these images by Jon Mancuso and Ray Gadd.

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Winter 2016-17 is here!

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Yes, the high holy season is upon us. Sun Valley was blessed with its first big dump and things are setting up for a great holiday season.  This marks my 19th season at Sun Valley.  Pretty crazy that I only came for one season but never left.  I was instantly hooked.  I am still hooked.  Life has pretty much revolved around skiing.  My wife and I’s first date was skiing. I have made life time friendships with a collection of great characters.  Here’s to another great season of skiing pow with family and friends.

Photos by Jon Mancuso. December 10,2016

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St. Shredders Day

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Yee gotta rock yer kilt on St. Shredders Day.

World Telemark Day 2016

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I am proud to be a freeheel skier.  I love the feeling I get when I drop into a telemark turn.  There is nothing like carving and surfing down the blank canvas.  Todays equipment has come along way from the my old leather days.  Enjoy the latest episode of Ida-pow4.

 

World Tele Day 2016 from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

Ski Crampons for Rottafella Freedom

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Here is part 2 for Ski crampon options for Rottafella NTN bindings.  The best ski crampon option I’ve found for Rottafella Freedom NTN is from B & D.  B & D have been around for years fabricating ski mountaineering parts in the Sierra’s.  They make it simple to mount and easy to use.

In part 1 http://mountainniceness.com/2012/04/ski-crampon-option-for-ntn/ I mention how crucial ski crampons are for spring traveling in the mountains. Here is a set up for the Freedom bindings.

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Drill two holes in the back of the binding.

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Lift binding up and slide in crampon.  This will take a couple try to get used to.

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Place crampon down and squeeze the brakes over the crampon. Bam…you are in business!

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All the tech details B & D’s tech page for  http://www.bndskigear.com/ntnfreedomtech.pdf

Telemark Vibrations

Nothing like the sweet telemark turn.

 

Telemark Vibrations from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

Ida-pow Episode 2

The niceness continues and Ullr continues to bless us with freshies. Enjoy the 2nd episode of Ida-pow from Marlin Luther King Day! Here is your weekly pow portal! Early up powder action from Sun Valley, Idaho and featuring some rocking Old Death Whisper.

Ida-pow II from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

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Enjoy the first instalment of Ida-pow video series.  Great skiing conditions at Sun Valley Resort and Ketchum front country!

 

Ida-pow from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.