The first thing on my calendar is a yurt ski trip in the Bitterroot Mountain Range near Lost Trail Ski Area. Wilderness River Outfitters operates the Ridgeline and Stateline Yurts which allow winter sports enthusiasts premier access to Lost Trail Ski area, sidecountry, and backcountry.
This year, snowfall seems to be getting a late start. Lost Trail Ski Area will open soon, but not without more snow. The mountain is tentatively scheduled to open on December 9, snowfall dependent. Fingers crossed the powder piles up so we can spend Christmas break on the slopes, as the mountain will be open daily from December 16-January 3.
Here we are in the last weeks before winter descends, and the recent time change has rearranged a crucial hour of evening daylight. For me, November is a month of planning and preparing my home and mindset for the coming holidays and winter months in general. For my household, this means stocking the woodpile, the […]
Salmon, Idaho’s proximity to the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness makes it a popular destination for wilderness visitors of all stripes. This accessibility also attracts wilderness enthusiasts and professionals who make Salmon their home year-round. These residents can be river guides, BLM and Forest Service employees, trail workers, and hunting guides, among others. This […]
Salmon Valley offers no shortage of outdoor space, one of my favorite spots for winter recreating is on the slopes of Lost Trail Ski Area…
Whatever winter holiday your family chooses to celebrate, longer days unite us all. Despite the cold temperatures, the Salmon Valley has plenty of outdoor activities with which to fill your extra hours.
Whatever the arrival of winter means to you, I hope you have all you need to celebrate and find time to relax. If you’re still out there preparing, I understand because I think I might be chopping wood for the foreseeable future. Make sure to wave when you pass me on the ridge road.