Despite our low snow start to the season, February delivered excellent skiing, fishing, and good times in the Sun Valley Area.
Now, a few days into March, we have seen some modest but quality percipitation, and it looks as though our season is poised to finish strong! This weeks weather forcast is calling for snow all week http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.66687822574129&lon=-114.40544128417969. And, it seems the long term weather pattern could be settling into a favorable pattern for more snow. With a good base of snow now established this weather cycle will produce some great turns on Baldy, the backcountry, and fishing this spring and summer.
It is proably because of the tough start to the season but it seems like the mountain and rivers are even less crowded than normal! So, if you like having a world class terrain, water, and conditions to yourself, March should be a great time to be in Sun Valley.
Avalanche conditions are settling down as well. Although potential for deep slab issues exist, last weeks warm temperatures seem to have gone a long way in pulling the snow pack back together. Of course, always know before you go and check the Sawtooth National Avalanche Centers report at http://sawtoothavalanche.com/adv-full.php.
Spring fishing is always a treat in the valley and this spring should be no exception. Although Silver Creek is now closed until Memorial Day, The Bigwood and Lower Big Lost have been fishing well and we are expecting a strong run of Steelhead to be working their way to the upper stretches of The Salmon River in the coming weeks. I highly recomending booking a guide for a fantastic fishing adventure. Give Jim or Carl a call here at the store at 208-726-4501.