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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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.

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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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!

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

Soldier Mountain Cat Skiing is Back

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After a few year hiatus Soldier Mountain Cat Skiing is back operating!  Come experience Idaho’s best backcountry terrain with me at Soldier Mountain! Soldier Snowcats offers full day tours into the spectacular Smoky Dome backcountry. Enjoy a comfortable ride in the 11 passenger snowcat. Trips depart from the base of Soldier Mountain at 8:30 a.m. and include a lunch at our backcountry yurt. A typical day is skiing/boarding 10,000-15,000 vertical feet of steeps, glades, chutes, bowls and powder glades!

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IMG_0745CAT SKI PRICING: $275 per person.  Now also offering CAT SKI PRICING FOR A PRIVATE TRIP: $2,300 (no matter how many people….have a day with just the people you want)   Includes sack lunch, snacks and beverages for all trips.  BE SURE TO MENTION GUIDE DANNY WALTON WHEN BOOKING. Contact Soldier Mountain Ski Area: beth@soldiermountain.com to schedule or call (208) 764-2526

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New this year is the Smokey Mountain Yurt!  Turn your snow cat adventure into a overnight in our cozy yurt that sleeps up to 12. With stocked wood stove, kitchenette, and both full and single bunk beds, this rustic yurt experience has a modern twist of comfort. At $125 a night your overnight stay-cation will be a stay to remember.

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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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POW for Christmas!

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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

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Sun Valley Powder 3/4/14

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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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