Looking for a new place to ride? The road to Bike Ranch is open and our trails are ready to ride! Put some dirt under your wheels by signing up for a 2011 camp now.

Riders NeededRegister online and use the promo code: SHUTUP&RIDE2011 to receive a 20% discount.

Winter hangs on in Sun Valley, and the road to the Smoky Mountain Lodge just got plowed last week. While that was going on, some of us headed to the desert mountain biking country of Moab, Utah and Fruita, Colorado to break in our butts! The weather was unusually cool and wet, but riding was superb! We will post another blog from the Lodge tomorrow!

Bike Ranch’s Early-Bird Special ends May 31st. Book a 3-Day Camp or 1-Day Private Camp for 4 and save 20%!

Bike Ranch is a premiere terrain park loaded with custom stunts, jumps, pump tracks, BMX course and challenging singletrack trails interconnected on 160-acres of private land.

Bike Ranch - Dirt Divas

“A group of 6 gals (including me) just had the most amazing experience at the Bike Ranch the past 2 days! We wish we were still there. Your team is awesome! The coaching was awesome! What can I say other than it got me back on my bike after 15 years with a lot more confidence. You have to experience this for yourselves!!!!!” – Carrie

Complete camp details can be found on our website.

Sign-up and Saddle-up at Bike Ranch!

 

 

Shut Up & Ride — Bike Ranch Camp Registration Special!

Check out the 2011 Bike Ranch Camp Dates and Register Online:

http://idahosmokies.com/bike-ranch/camps-clincs/dates-prices/

Use the promo code ShutUp&Ride2011 at check-out and receive $150 discount on your 3-Day Camp or 1-Day Private Camp for 4.

Sign-up now….offer ends soon!

Idaho locals have 3 upcoming races to qualify for the 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross Country National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Coyote Classic: http://www.knobbytireseries.com/Coyote%20Classice_11.pdf
Soldier Mountain: http://www.knobbytireseries.com/Soldier%20Mountain_11.pdf
Wild Rockies added a race on June 25th near McCall at Jug Mountain: http://wildrockiesracing.com/mountain_biking/jug_mtn_ranch.php

RULES:
Riders finishing in the top-15 in their category and age-group will qualify.
Riders must have an annual USA Cycling MTB license in order to compete at the National Championships and either be a citizen or permanent resident (amateur categories only).

Idaho Smoky Mountain Lodge’s 160-acre Bike Ranch featured in the March 2011 issue of Outside.

Idaho Smoky Mountain Lodge is at the heart of some of the sweetest pow-pow! Wide open south slopes, tree skiing on north slopes and sparsely treed west and east exposures make the Sun Valley area a skier’s paradise. Our terrain is vast, 750 square miles, so we can usually find good fresh tracks days or even weeks after the last storm. Our runs are long, consistent vertical, with very few breaks or flat spots. Check out our Heli-Ski and Ski Touring packages on our website www.idahosmokies.com and book your 2011 powder adventure.

Chef Sean Petersen and his fireman, Mark, made Pizza for lunch for the DeVos heliski group for lunch at the ISML last week. Because of cold temperatures and the newness of our wood fired oven, it had to be heated slowly. This meant coming in the night before and building up the fire gradually. Weather postponed the lunch for a day, so there were about 30 hours of firing, baking, and testing before the final product was served, but the results were worth it. Pizza will be a regular feature for heli-ski lodge trips from now on!

Snow has been piling up since Thanksgiving. The only access while we wait for our helicopter to arrive is by snowmobile. Besides shoveling and packing trails, a little ski touring to check conditions is on the agenda. When we reach 7000′ elevation, the snow is smooth, supportive and over 3 feet deep. Just about the best base we’ve seen. There should be no problem heliskiing by our projected launch date, Dec. 27th. Remember to sign up for our designated dates of Jan. 18-20, 21-23 and Feb. 14-16, 17-19. This could be the Epic year!

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We are excited to offer Four Special Dates for individuals and small groups to experience heli-skiing in Sun Valley. The 3-Day packages include helicopter time, meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, plus some serious powder!

Splurge in Sun Valley

Heli-Ski Dates:
January 18-20
January 21-23
February 14-16
February 17-19

Cost: $4800/person

Splurge and book now!

For more information please call 800-872-3108.