RMU~The Professors…Pow slaying skis

Yes, it has been a December to remember and we’re only half way!  Sun Valley is off to one of the best starts in recent memories! Over 60 inches of fresh have provided a solid base and has the most of the mountain open.  Enjoy these shots from the rarely skied College south slopes. Photos by Jon Mancuso.

Days like this call for “The Professor”.  The Professors are my new pow slaying skis.  These babies come in at [185cm] 144-150-122-134-123.  Yep, 122 under foot is perfect for floating the deep. Plus, it is a really fun and lively ski.  Another bonus is that they absolutely rip on the groomer back to the chair.  I was blown away on how easy it was to lay some trenches on the piste.

Oh yeah, there is another Winter Storm Warning…stay posted!



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Corn Harvest

Still great skiing on Galena summit.  I enjoyed some great corn skiing on Mushroom Ridge.


Mushroom Ridge from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.


Snow Valley 3/24/15

It finally snowed after going two month with any new snow.  Give thanks Ullr for the 4 inches of fresh. I love telemark skiing!


Snow Valley 3/24/15 from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

POW for Christmas!

Jon Mancuso Photography

Christmas treats came to Idaho!  Yes, we were greeted with a fresh foot Christmas morning!  We are off to a great start this season.  Hopefully, Ullr keeps on blessing us with freshies.  Here are a few shots from Jon Mancuso www.jonmancuso.com

Jon Mancuso Photography

Jon Mancuso Photography

Jon Mancuso Photography

Jon Mancuso Photography


Sun Valley Powder 3/4/14

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

Jon Mancuso Photography
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/

Photo: Gabe Rogel

Photo: Gabe Rogel

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

Thanks for the great support in 2013!  Enjoy this slideshow!
Mountain Niceness 2013http://flipagram.com/f/fubLMFu3jl

Look for more positive good things in 2014.



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!





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



Idaho Ski Adventures~Pioneer Mountains


Jacqueline Peak 10,947ft. Pioneer Mountain,ID.

More good times in the mountians of Idaho!  When I got the email from Matt Leidecker that he had a full moon/bivy /peak/ corn ski  mission.  I knew I had to go!  For the last 8  years I have been lucky enough to go on adventures like these with Matt.  They are not standard tours.  They are unique and cool adventures in mountains with the guide book author. http://www.mattlphoto.com/books.html  Also along for the fun was friend Bozo Cardozo.  Bozo had just returned  from a month of guiding in Alaska and is always stoked to play in his backyard.

The mission was to hike in under the full moon and bivi(sleep).  Wake up early and ascend the mountain with crampons and ice ace.  Enjoy time on the summit with friends and ski some corn!  We succeeded!

Enjoy these great images from Matt Leidecker!  View all of Matt’s sweet photos in the full gallery  http://mattlphoto.smugmug.com/Skiing-Galleries/201213-Ski-Season/042613-Jacqueline-Peak-Ski/29138381_zDmPrr#!i=2481208292&k=89KpHTv

Taking a break on the Paymaster Ridge





Danny styles some nice, tight, tele turns.

Danny playing for the camera.

Aaaah, sandals.


Ski ya later!