Backcountry Skiing in the Sawtooth Range

 Guided Hut to Hut skiing in Idaho’s Sawtooth Range with Sun Valley Trekking March 16-20, 2015 For the past few seasons, I’ve done a multi-day backcountry ski trip with a group of friends.   So far, we’ve done a traverse of the Teton Crest traverse, a Sierra trip from Mammoth to Lee Vining Canyon, and a… Continue reading Backcountry Skiing in the Sawtooth Range

Backcountry Skiing in the Tetons at the Baldy Knoll Yurt

Fresh powder in the Teton backcountry

For the past three years, me and a group of friends have done a backcountry ski tour together. Last year, we did a Sierra tour, and the year before, we did a tour in the Tetons. This year, we got back together, but rather than do a point to point traverse, we decided to rent… Continue reading Backcountry Skiing in the Tetons at the Baldy Knoll Yurt

Backcountry Skiing in the Sierras (Mammoth to Tioga Pass)

Our first camp

The last week in March, me and 3 friends skied from Mammoth Lakes to Tioga Pass.  We started skiing Tuesday morning, and reached the car Saturday, early afternoon.   We passed through some truly spectacular country.  Here are some details of our trip. We drove to Lee Vining, and left our car at a parking… Continue reading Backcountry Skiing in the Sierras (Mammoth to Tioga Pass)

Teton Crest Ski Tour

April 9-12 I just returned from a four day trip skiing along the Teton Crest trail.  We started the trip at Teton Pass at the base of Mount Glory, and 4 days later, came out Cascade Canyon.  It was one of the best ski trips I’ve ever been on.  Scenery was fantastic and we had… Continue reading Teton Crest Ski Tour

Backcountry ski gear update

My backcountry ski gear has changed substantially in the past couple of seasons. I’ve changed over to new boots, new skis, and new bindings for most of my backcountry skiing. First off, the skis: Dynafit Manaslu (187 cm) For all-around, lightweight touring, I bought a pair of Dynafit Manaslus (187cm length.)  These were the replacements… Continue reading Backcountry ski gear update