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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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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Mountain Niceness ~ Moment of the Week

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Good to spend some time in the Sawtooths with the Sun Valley Trekking Crew!

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.

Stoked.

Cheers,
Danny

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!!!!

 

 

Idaho Ski Adventures~Pioneer Mountains

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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

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Danny styles some nice, tight, tele turns.

Danny playing for the camera.

Aaaah, sandals.

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Ski ya later!

Mountain Niceness Moment of the Week

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Moonset over the Pioneer Mountains,Idaho.

Sawtooth Time

It was time to head into the Sawtooths for a Spring Ski mission of the Sickle Couloir.  The Sickle is listed as one of the Top 50 ski descents!  We were lucky enough to break up the approach by spending the night at the Sun Valley Trekking Fishhook Yurt.  http://www.svtrek.com/huts.php   SVT yurts are huts are really sty-lee.  They have all the comforts of home and everything you need.  I was stoked to see the pimped out  http://www.goalzero.com/ solar set up for charging phones and bumping tunes!

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I must say that it is a real low tide year.  This trip had the most the dirt I’ve walked across on my skis and bush wacking for April.  These are the normally conditions of late May not April.  Dirt, down logs,beetle kill tree maze and creek crossings were the pearls of the adventure.  Up high the snowpack was deepper in the Alpine as we alpine crawled up the couly.  The North face was still holding cold deep chalky powder and was blower. All in all is was a long big day and great adventure!  Big ups to my positive partners Mike Dunning and Parker Brown!  Enjoy these images!

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Ski ya later

Mountain Niceness Moment of the Week

Sickle Coulour-Sawtooth Mountain,Idaho

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