We had the great pleasure of hosting the Tony Robbins group in Sun Valley this past President’s Day weekend. We also had the mixed blessing of snow, more snow, and snow again. This made it difficult to stick to the planned itinerary, but some folks from the group stayed for an extra day and we got out into the fresh powder for some amazing runs.
The mountains surrounding Sun Valley have received 1-2 feet of snow over the past week with another significant storm inbound for tonight/tomorrow. Conditions are first rate. Now is the time to get out.
Video of some great powder boarding this weekend.
Some footage of the great powder conditions currently available in the mountains surrounding Sun Valley.
The Smoky Mountain Lodge is the only fly-in heliski lodge in the lower 48. Located west of Sun Valley and in the heart of some of our best heli ski terrain, this luxurious six bedroom lodge has all the amenities of home with the added benefit of a personal chef. We are currently offering a free stay at the Lodge when a group of 8 books two days of heli-skiing with us. Take advantage of this opportunity to balance out your heli-skiing adventure with an evening of quiet luxury. Give us a call for more details or to book a trip!
Sun Valley Heli Ski hosted Lexus magazine last month for some great heli and resort skiing. Have a look at some fantastic imagery from their trip.
Have you been heli skiing with us and captured your memories on video? If so, show us what you’ve got! The best video wins a free day of heli skiing in 2012. The submissions are coming in, so make sure to submit your video by the end of the season to our Facebook page.
Although the recent storms largely ignored Baldy and the mountains immediately surrounding the Ketchum/Sun Valley area, terrain in our northern and western zones received much more snow. I toured on Butterfield yesterday where I found 30cm (one foot) of new, blower, pow (see …video)! The Vienna snotel site racked up over three inches of snow water equivalent since January 11th. And although the high rain line (about 8600 feet) turned Baldy in a 30 degree ice rink, in the more remote mountains, where new snow fell on top of the rain crust, we have surprisingly good skiing at and below the rain line. It’s not over-the-head blower, but if you don’t mind getting some in your lap…
Here’s an inside look at the making of the Cody Townsend and Henrick Windstedt Girdwood, Alaska segment filmed with Chugach Powder Guides / EpicQuest in Girdwood, Alaska. If You haven’t seen it yet, be sure to grab a copy of “The Way I See It”, by Matchstick Productions.
Go to skimovie.bnqt.com for more videos.
Check out Cody Townsend and Henrik Windstedt battling it out in Girdwood, AK. It’s always great to work with the Salomon crew.