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The Idaho mountains caught my attention a few summers ago, and this winter I felt a magnetic pull to the majestic Sawtooth Range. Imagine the mountains of Patagonia and Alaska had a baby… that’s the Sawthooths in my mind. The mountain ranges surrounding Sun Valley, Idaho have accumulated a snowpack ranking as the third deepest on record which means many zones that are normally un-ridable have been dubbed the green light. Early season, we ticked off laps in the burn, Grumpy’s and Hourglass along the side-country of Sun Valley Resort. While the rare depths of the Wood River powder was a treat, my gut was yearning for the rugged spires of the Sawtooth backcountry. Skiing there is relatively remote, takes a strong physical effort and quality ski partners. Lucky for me, I’ve been adventuring with Sun Valley local backcountry skier/sledder extraordinaire, Jeremy Lato with all the insider beta on the area. This blog takes you along my ski adventures to Boyscout, Sickle, Gun Barrel, Outer Space and Petzholdt Couloirs, and the elusive North East face of Hortsmann Peak, “The Shield.” I rode the Nomad Lite 105 ski providing the freeride style on the descent with incredible light weight to fly up the skin track.
Wilderness Exchange Unlimited (Wildy X) is an independently owned and operated business in Denver, Colorado. They specialize in buying and selling equipment that is primarily used in outdoor pursuits such as rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, backpacking, and camping. High quality outdoor gear is expensive, but WildyX tries to make it more affordable and accessible to the first-time adventurer, as well as the seasoned expert, by finding the best deals in the industry. The store provides an outlet that helps their vendors and manufacturers run more efficiently by buying Closeouts and Cosmetic 2nds below wholesale, and then passes on these significant savings to their customers.
Hi! This is Ski Utah guest blogger, Amy David, and I'm inspired by people taking action to enjoy and improve the world around us. In the Wild Women of the Wasatch series, I'm featuring women from various backgrounds who inspire me and hopefully you too! What does it mean...