Showing posts with label Danny Walton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Danny Walton. Show all posts

Friday, February 20, 2015

Yeah Winter!

I love Winter and spending time in the mountains!  Whether it is early morning laps at the resort or backcountry touring with friends.  It is great to be outside. 

Enjoy these images from Jon Mancuso shot in the early part of the season and be sure to follow all my ski adventures this season at

All the best-
Danny Walton-
Mammut Athlete Team

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Snow in the Alpine!

Time to break out the puffy coat winter is in full effect.  The epic indian summer and its golden trees have dropped their leaves and the alpine is coated with snow.  This past fall has been one of the most beautiful in recent memory.  As December settles in Mother Nature is off to a good start and hopefully will bless us with a deep winter.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Winter Dreaming

I know it sounds crazy that I am dreaming about winter already but I can't help it.  I am a addict.  It is true that I am addicted to skiing powder!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sun Valley Mid-Winter Photo Challenge

The first Sun Valley Mid-Winter Photo Challenge went down a couple days ago and was a super fun event. 5 photographer/athlete teams had 12 hours to shoot and produce a 3 minute slideshow using only that day's images. Thanks Jon Mancuso for crushing it all day.  Be sure to check out Jon's sweet site 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lake Erie SUP Crossing

On August 15th, 2013 I was proud to make the first stand up paddle crossing of Western Lake Erie.  I paddled 35 miles in 12 hours.  My route was from Bay Point, OH to Point Pelee,Canada.  I was blessed with great weather with temps in the low 70′s and a warm lake temp of 70 degrees.   Another blessing was the great boat support crew of my girlfiend Jaime, Captain Stacy Acker and her friend Cherl.
I was proud to do this paddle for St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  Thanks to everyone for the generous support.  So far I have raised over $2400. Feel free to give a few bucks at

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring in the Mountains

Ohhh spring in the Mountains!  Love the standard spring dumps and shenanigans at the resort!  Enjoy these Idaho backcountry images from Craig Wolfrom Photography

Now it is time to head to the alpine!  Follow all the fun at

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The future of Telemark skiing is looking pretty good! Enjoy this stylee edit from Jeremy Lato featuring the Mountain Niceness tele posse! It is always a blast skiing Ellie Singer age 9 and her brother Kapp 13. These kids don’t want coco they want to tele-shred!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Pow-cember has arrived!

It sure feels good to be back on skis! 

This winter is off to a banger start at Sun Valley.  We received over 60 inches in the last week to get the season rolling!  Town is electric and everybody is smiling and stoked!

I was lucky to get my Alyeska Jacket the day before the storm.  This jacket is bad ass!  I was totally dry while it was pouring at lower elevation and dumping up high. The Nordwand Pants performed equally well!  Thanks Mammut for keeping me warm and dry!

Enjoy this action from Sun Valley Resort from Monday.

Enjoy all the Mountain Niceness~
Danny Walton

Monday, March 19, 2012

March Madness Powder

Seems like each year the best days come in spring!  Here in central Idaho we always get pounded with snow in March/April.  Enjoy this edit from skiing at Sun Valley yesterday.  With over 30 inches of fresh how could you go wrong.

As always I stayed warm and dry in Mammut Gore Tex gear!  My Alagna jacket is my favorite for the resort.  I am rocking the Nordwand pant which is my go to for stormy weather.

Enjoy-Danny Walton

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sun Valley Powder

Life is good!  After the last storm I got the chance to go out and shoot with my friend Karl Weatherly at Sun Valley. It is always a good time when we get out and ski! These shots were taken 3 days after the storm. The sun came out and there was lots of freshies and face shots all day long. There is nothing like making sty-lee telemark turns in the pow!!!  I love it!
Be sure to check out Karl’s amazing website
Enjoy The Mountain Niceness-Danny Walton

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Best Ski week so far!

I just had my best week of the season so far at  Grand Targhee  .  This is my third season riding for the Grand Targhee Team. The Ghee is special place where it dumps snow ALL the time. The vibe is mellow and the people are friendly! They have over 110 inch base now which means everythng is skiing great. I was filming this week with   crew. Should be blower over head footy!  I’ll post it when I get it!
Welcome to the White Room!

I am stoked to be featured again in ads for Grand Targhee!

Everybody loves Powder days!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year from Sun Valley

Wow...what a winter so far! Yes "winter two thousand heaven" has blessed the west with loads of snow! Here is some follow cam from fellow K2 rider Zach Crist at Sun Valley last week. Sun Valley has been enjoying a great early season with La Nina!

As always I stayed warm and dry all day long with my Alagna jacket and pants! The Nirvana pack has been my go to pack at the resort for the last 3 season. It's the perfect size for everything you need to go bell to bell!

Peace and Powder,
Danny Walton

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mt. Niceness-"Winter Two Thousand Heaven" Vol. 1 Sun Valley

Greetings and Happy Winter!

Ullr is smiling on us and blessed us with some great early season snow! Here is some from footy from Sun Valley. I am rocking my Mammut ski uni from 3 years ago....the Nirvana Jacket...still bomber gear!

It feel great to back on my skis and see all my winter friends. Winter is a really special time of year. Get out and celebrate the snow!

Danny Walton

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Danny Walton on Horizon Airlines Magazine cover

I am proud to be on the cover of Horizon Airlines Magazine. The photo was taken by Karl Weatherly on the run Execution at Sun Valley. Can't wait for more days like these!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Climbing til Ski Season

A crazy thing happens each fall as the leaves tweak their colors and the peaks recieve the first dusting. My mind shifts to the upcoming season of pow shredding. Boxes start arriving from Mammut, K2, Scarpa, and Smith to fuel the fire even more. Nights are filled with quality time enjoying Greg Stump and Dick Barrymore classic ski flicks. Its true I am adddicted-a true powder and tele ski junkie. The only thing I can do to get my mind off this winter obsession is spend lots of time rock climbing at the City of Rocks, Idaho.

There are so many things I love about climbing .Climbing requires your mind to be very present and to focus. Climbing gives us an opportunity to get out to beautiful spots and challenge ourselves. They're is also the extra fun that goes along with the climbing experience-camping,beers by the fire, hot springs,alpine starts, and great time with friends.
Danny Walton

Friday, April 16, 2010

April or February? More pow skiing in the Sawtooths!

Skiing the shadows of Mt Heyburn

Living the dream at the Bench Lakes Hut!

Fresh K2 Coomback

Fishhook Yurt

It is always a treat to ski each spring with my friends/guides from Sun Valley Trekking. What makes it so special is being with people that share my passion for skiing, powder and time in the mountains. Like our Pioneer Yurt trip last week we were blessed with another 2 feet of fresh in the Sawtooths. Things were not stable up high which forced us to lower angle pow skiing. Great turns and face shots all day long!
Gonna be a great spring! Enjoy the mountain niceness!

Danny Walton

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mountain niceness training tips

Waking up this morning I was greeted with the crisp crisp mountain air. My hands and feet were freezing as I rode my cruiser bike to coffee shop. The sunrises are looking a bit different....and yes the days are getting shorter. It is true I am crazed by the glorious snow and winter! I do enjoy our beautiful Idaho summers filled with amazing mt biking, climbing and hiking but they are all preparation.....for the epic winter ahead of us!

Here is a training tip for you to add to the mix. Enjoy and have a laugh.....and some fun!

Danny Irie Walton

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hayburn Couloir Video-Sawtooth Mts,Idaho

Hayburn Couloir-Sawtooths


Wow.... it time to switch gears from tele-ski mode to climbing and biking adventures! But, first I'd like share a video from Hayburn Couloir in the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho with the K2 team. The route was accessed from the Bench Lakes Hut which is one of Sun Valley Trekking 5 huts or yurts! I was blessed to spend half the month at these huts in beautiful Idaho! More Mountain Niceness to come...............Enjoy!

Danny Irie Walton

touring across the 5th Lake
Gabe Rogel, Heather Paul, Mike Hattrup, Andrew McLean, Luke Miller

Andrew McLean getting ready to drop in Hayburn.

Love the Nirvana Series.....bomber gear!
Home Sweet Home.....Sawtooths,Idaho.