Sawtooth Hotel Skiing – Spending a weekend exploring the Sawtooths


In January Marc Hanselman and a group from Ketchum came up to spend a weekend in Stanley at the Sawtooth Hotel. After a breakfast at the hotel, the group grabbed their lunches to-go from the kitchen, and spent a day touring in the headwaters of the legendary Salmon River. Even with a casual start over a good breakfast and coffee, they managed to get in 2500ft of powder skiing and be done by mid afternoon. The summit boasted a view of 6 different mountain ranges (including Borah the highest peak in Idaho) and untouched glade skiing.  Keep in mind that there are many areas to explore in the Banner Summit area, and Copper is just one of the many places that the guides frequent.  This trip was to one of the peaks adjacent to Copper, which holds many secret stashes.


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