Decked out in hot new Scott gear, the crew walks to the trailhead. Items tested included the latest and greatest from Scott: Rock’Air ski, Crusair jacket, Explorair NG Pro pants, LCG goggle, AIR 30 RAS airbag pack.
Tall mountains, big couloirs, and federal wilderness protection, the Sawtooth Range is about as pristine as it gets.
Marc Hanselman of Sawtooth Mountain Guides, left, shares a cerveza with Adam Greene, the US Marketing Manager for Scott Sports.
The Williams Peak Yurt can’t be beat for access to the towering peaks of the Sawtooth Range.
The WPY offers kush digs smack dab in the middle of the Sawtooths, especially when you let Sawtooth Mountain Guides do the cooking and cleaning for you on a full-guided trip. Expect camp delicacies like coconut curry, Asian chicken wraps, and weighty breakfast burritos.
Marc Hanselman points out one of the several spicy lines in Profile Basin, Resurrection Couloir.
Marc Hanselman leads some of the crew into maw of the Resurrection Couloir.
Co-owner and guide for Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Chris Lundy, kicks in a nice bootpack up What’s Up Doc Couloir.
Skiing Mag’s Senior Editor Kevin Luby is jettisoned from What’s Up Doc Couloir.
What’s Up Doc Couloir, stuffed with cold, chalky, and pleasantly skiable snow.
After some unbelievable spring powder in the Goat Creek drainage, guide Chris Lundy points up to the next objective.
The crux move at Point 10,084 on Williams Peak. Sometimes the scariest moments in the mountains come when your skis are off.
Whiskey-aided backflips provided some of the entertainment back at the yurt.
Day three in the Sawtooths was another beaut. More creamy snow and long descents in Goat Creek.
After three days and 12,000 feet of touring, Skiing Mag’s Senior Editor Kevin Luby, issues a clear verdict on the 2013/14 equipment from Scott, the skiing in the Sawtooth Range, and the generous hospitality of Sawtooth Mountain Guides.