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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Cold Bowl~ Pond Skimming & Supsquatch

Always a good time freeing the heel at Sun Valley Ski Patrol’s Cold Bowl. This is a classic mountain town celebration.  We had a great spring day to celebrate another great year of skiing! Plus, this year we had a new addition- The Supsquatch!  The Supsquatch is approximately 16 feet long, 6 1/2 feet wide and 8 inches thick. This inflatable surfboard-shaped raft had the pond skim in style.  Big Ups to Ted Keyes for sup and the Sun Valley ski Patrol for a great event.

 

 

Cold Bowl 2016 from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

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Cold Bowl-Sun Valley 2016 from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

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.

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IDAPOW Plate

Here is your  powder portal from Sun Valley, Idaho.  Enjoy.

 

Ida-pow III from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

Telemark Vibrations

Nothing like the sweet telemark turn.

 

Telemark Vibrations from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

Ida-pow

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.

Holiday Pow!

Happy Holidays from Snow Valley!

 

Sun Valley Powder 12-19-15 from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

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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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