Sun Valley Guides combine years of training and experience with an intimate knowledge of our local mountains to deliver an extraordinary backcountry experience. We love what we do and enjoy sharing our passion with our guests. Whether you’re looking for a day of powder skiing or a multi-day adventure exploring remote mountains, join us for an adventure that exceeds all your expectations.
backcountry day tours
Join our professional guides for a full day of exploration in the spectacular mountains of Sun Valley. Whether you’d like to ski-tour along a remote alpine ridge, learn avalanche awareness skills, ski the steep and deep, or take your mountaineering skills to the next level, our guides are here to help create your ultimate day in the backcountry. Our guides have an intimate knowledge of the vast mountains surrounding Sun Valley as well as the current snow and avalanche conditions, allowing us to take you to the best skiing on any given day. Full Day Tours include guide service and instruction only. Transport and lunch can be arranged within 48 hours’ notice.
Join us for a day of exploration, touring on skis or split-boards through this mountain paradise. With so much terrain to choose from, our experienced guides know where to find powder almost any day of the winter. And when spring arrives, the corn skiing can be a magical experience. Whether it’s easy cruising or mountaineering, we have extraordinary access to these beautiful mountains.
X-Country SkiingWhether on a groomed trail or a newly set track through fresh snow, it doesn’t take long to understand why the Sun Valley area is one of the world’s premier nordic skiing destinations. Home to hundreds of miles of trails, with everything from easy jaunts to marathons., just tell us what you’re up for, and we’ll take you there!
Trek across snowy meadows, track wildlife while moving through quiet wooded valleys, or gain a higher perspective while climbing a snowy ridge-line surrounded by peaks. All this and more is possible when you come snowshoeing with us! We’ve got a tour for every level from novice to seasoned snowshoer.
SNOWMOBILE ASSISTED TOURING
Get off the beaten path and access deep backcountry terrain with Snowmobile Assisted Touring.
New to Sun Valley Guides operations, we now have access to special motorized-use areas that allow us to explore and tour deeper than traditional hiking and trekking. With the help of our elite staff of snowmobile drivers, we can avoid more heavily trafficked areas, finding fresh tracks in remote locations and reducing our impact on other tourers. Get ready to explore deeper into Idaho’s Backcountry and enjoy extraordinary access to our public lands.
1 GUEST $540/DAY
2 GUESTS $270/PERSON
3 GUESTS $205/PERSON
4-5 GUESTS $170/PERSON
**Guide to Guest Ratio of 1:5
**Overnight Guide Fee: $50/night
SNOWMOBILE SKI TOURING
Full day: $950 per person
SINGLE Lift Rides:
1 GUEST $650/DAY
2 GUESTS $400/PERSON
3 GUESTS $350/PERSON
4-5 GUESTS $300/PERSON
** Can include lunch: $15 per person