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1+ day backcountry hut skiing in Idaho: Sun Valley, Ketchum

A certified guide will lead you on this fascinating and truly awesome tour of backcountry hut skiing in Sun Valley, Ketchum, Idaho, a wild and adventurous part of Northwestern USA where the raw beauty of the landscape and scenery will leave memories to last a lifetime.




Sawtooth Range


1 Day


Feb, Mar






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  • Ski around the uncrowded and beautiful Sun Valley in Idaho
  • Stay in warm and welcoming huts and yurts on the mountains - with saunas!
  • See spectacular scenery including sawtooth ridges and colourful valleys


Join me on this epic 1+ day backcountry hut skiing expedition through the sparsely populated and beautiful Sun Valley, Ketchum, Idaho, and we will traipse and travail through one of the great wild frontiers of the country, where the captivating toothed ridges, mesmerizing glaciers and open valleys remain pristine and untouched by crowds of people.

Sun Valley is a resort city in Idaho located near the city of Ketchum, and the ski conditions around this area are regarded as being some of the best in the Northwest USA due to its flawless and immaculate powder, the relative lack of crowds compared to its more illustrious neighbors in nearby states, and also the absence of howling winds.

We meet in Hailey, Idaho, where safety equipment and information is dispensed, before heading off to the various huts and yurts dotted around the three majestic mountain ranges which tower over the area, the Sawtooth range, the Smokee Mountains and the Pioneer Mountains.

Each day will be spent setting off from these various huts, as they allow us to ski around and explore the awesome and epic slopes and mountainsides available to us, the idyllic and tranquil ridges and valleys taking the breath away, with vivid colours and amazing views in abundance – you will be reaching for your camera seemingly constantly!

As an added bonus there are relaxing saunas in each of the huts, which are perfect to help recharge for our backcountry skiing every day.

We finish up back in Hailey, having completed a truly unique experience.

Find out about backcountry hut skiing in the underrated gem of Idaho – book now to experience!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Price does not include: transportation for the duration of the trip, rescue insurance, travel insurance, delays due to unpredictable circumstances such as bad weather, avalanche hazards, transportation problems including planes, sickness, lost baggage etc…

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Meet

Meet in Hailey and go through equipment and safety information.

Day 2 to 7: Ski and explore

Set off from huts each day and explore mountain ranges, including the Sawtooth Range, the Smokee Mountains and the Pioneer Mountains. Staying in huts and yurts every night.


More info

Participants need to be solid intermediate to advanced skiers who are comfortable in variable snow conditions in a variety of terrain. It is important to have the skills to manage speed and have control in variable surface conditions (powder, hard pack, breakable crust, corn and pack powder) to avoid terrain hazards. At a minimum standard of fitness, skiers need to be able to ski on a tour up to 4 -6 hours with a 35lb pack covering up to 1500 m (5000') skinning/boot and up to 1500 m of skiing.

Meeting point

Hailey, Idaho

About the guide: E-S Adventure Guides

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E-S Adventure Guides



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.



Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.



All perfect



Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!



Can not review - guide cancelled but the trip was not to Perce Rock if we had gone - sadly.. tour was was what was advertised and destination was not where planned Ultimately the full day paddle was canceled by the guide company Effort was there and communication was good! Just booked what I wanted and was not what the guide could offer …

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