Get Into Idaho Backcountry: Plenty Of Snowcat, Heli Options

Idaho is known for its wild and powdery backcountry that can be reached slowly on foot, or for those less patient, by snowcat at seven locations and helicopter at one.

 

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Wildfire Threatens Sun Valley Resort, Nearby Towns; Many Homes Evacuated

Snow guns atop Seattle Ridge at SV wildfire

UPDATE 8/21: More than 1,700 firefighting personnel have tamed the so-called Beaver Creek wildfire that threatened mountain communities around Sun Valley resort to 30 percent, according to InciWeb.org. The resort itself remains untouched, according to InciWeb.org. This will be our final update unless the situation worsens. 

 

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Idaho Resorts Heat Up For Summer

Brundage SummitIt’s in the 90s in Boise, Idaho Falls and Spokane, so the way to cool off for many interior Northwest folks is to head to the Idaho mountains. 

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Sun Valley, Snowbasin Owner Earl Holding Dies At 86

Earl Holding

Billionaire Robert Earl Holding, owner of Sun Valley Resort in Idaho and Snowbasin in Utah died Friday (April 19) from complications of a 2002 stroke. He was 86. Holding was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 2011.

 

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Grand Prize Winners For 2013 Bring A Friend Challenge Announced

Bring A Friend

Three of the nearly 175 Bring a Friend Challenge (BAF) participants won Grand Prize trips to resorts around the country to be redeemed in the 2013-14 season. 

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Lincoln’s Missing, But Fun’s Not During Presidents Week

WinterFest Snowcano, Bethel, Maine

Despite the popularity of the recent movie “Lincoln,” U.S. presidents don't seem to be a big feature at ski and snowboard areas across the country for Presidents Week. But, fun tops the agenda everywhere.

 

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Love Is In The Mountains For Valentine’s Day/Weekend

Mt. Snow, Vt.

You just might fall in love with some of the deals awaiting you and your loved one in the mountains all across America. Here’s a sampling:

 

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Learn To Ski/Snowboard Spreads Across The West

Mt. Bachelor

Since its inception in 2008, the concept of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month during January has grown exponentially across the country – and Western resorts have contributed mightily.

 

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Airline-Resort Hookup, Off-Season Upgrades Among Idaho Highlights

Schweitzer Mountain

Much has been made of the rising cost of airline flights to the mountains this winter, so three Idaho resorts have linked with Alaska Airlines to ease the cost of that seat.

 

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Midwest Standbys Wilmot, Caberfae Turn 75 This Winter

Caberfae

A couple of old Midwest standbys, Wilmot Mountain in southern Wisconsin, and Caberfae Peaks in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, celebrate turning 75 this winter.

 

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Large Early Season Avalanche Hits Sun Valley; Slide Area Was Closed

Sun Valley avalanche (James Catchpole/Facebook)

“It was a big slide, it was pretty impressive,” Sun Valley, Idaho’s ski safety director Rich Bingham told Boise TV station KBOI. “Slides that big don’t happen often here.” The slide occurred over the past weekend in Lookout Bowl.

 

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Rocky Mountain Resorts Pay More For Airline Seats

Montrose Airport

A partnership between Crested Butte and Telluride to share the cost of jet service to Montrose Airport is one among several efforts to attract visitors despite rising airline costs.

 

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Season Pass Deals Still Available

Snowshoe Mountain Resort, W.Va.

Season pass deals at many resorts are still out there, but dates for discounted deals vary. Here are a few areas where you still can grab those special rates. 

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Cool It This Summer With Sun Valley Ice Shows

 

Sun Valley On Ice

The next Olympic Winter Games are a year and a half away, but you might get a glimpse of the next ice skating world champion at Sun Valley this summer.

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