The other day we skied at Lindley Park in the morning, then drove to Sun Valley by way of West Yellowstone. The first stop on the trip was a vantage point of Big Sky, which looked pretty triumphant at midday when we drove by.
We stopped off at West briefly (not much snow!), then turned for Sun Valley. The sun sets early these days, and we had a pretty sweet sunset trip past Craters of the Moon, an unbelievable collection of volcanic features on the plains of Idaho.
We met up with the Burke crew in Sun Valley, and have done quite a few workouts with them since getting here. We will stay with them in West, too. The first day in Sun Valley we hiked up to Pioneer Cabin. We started at around 6000 ft, where the temps were reasonable and not much snow was on the ground, but by the time we had climbed up to 9000 ft, conditions had gotten epic: lots of snow and pretty cold temperatures.
We took shelter in the cabin, changed clothes, and listened to a few guitar riffs that Dev played on a guitar someone packed up to the cabin.
Then we headed for home, which was pretty sweet because we could boot slide almost everything below 8000 ft.
It was a sweet day all around. I will put another post up soon with pictures of the sweet skiing we’ve had here in Sun Valley!