Sun Valley's backcountry is home to some of the finest recreational opportunities and natural beauty you can find in Idaho. Unfortunately, this same area has also been home to two devastating wildfires. The first being in 2007, followed by a much bigger fire in 2013.
Both were ignited from lightning strikes and quickly burned through huge swaths of open land. What most don't realize is that the initial Castle Rock Fire actually spared Sun Valley from greater devastation by the subsequent Beaver Creek fire. The Fire That Saved Sun Valley is a short documentary that follows the story of these two blazes and how they've played an important role in these mountains. For local mountain guide Joe St. Onge, he never expected that the blaze would actually open up and enhance the recreational abilities for the area.
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Mother nature doesn't seem to care that the winter solstice isn't for a few more weeks—just look at the conditions in Montana. It's been snowing so much in the state that it's looking like mid-February, not the end of October. According to state meteorologists, all this snowfall has shattered a 35-year-old record. So far in September and October, the state received half of its average annual snowfall for the year, and it's likely to not slow down anytime soon. RELATED: First tracks in
Kai Jones isn’t your average adolescent. At 12 years old, Kai is a skiing prodigy on the rise. This past winter he skied the gnarliest lines the Tetons have to offer and charged down steep Alaskan spines. Although his skiing has already taken him far and wide, Targhee will always be home for Kai. Follow along for a tour of his stomping grounds and let the jealousy wash over you as he scores endless face shots. After all, the shorter you are the deeper the pow, right? RELATED: Kai Jones: 12