Monthly Archives: January 2011

Highway Report for Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday, January 24th, 2011

All highway leading to Stanley are currently OPEN!  The driving conditions should be fair, but watch out for icy patches on dark corners.  There is a chance of snow tonight, but the rest of the week is looking pretty clear and sunny.  Take this opportunity to come on up and enjoy some sun and fun in the snow!  The Sawtooths sure do look beautiful all dressed in white.   See you soon!

Highway Report Update for January 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Almost as soon as I finished posting and took off for lunch, what do you know…….?  Highway 21 was RE-OPENED to traffic.  This update was posted by Idaho Transportation Department around 12:45pm this afternoon.   Their website, www.511.idaho.gov has also been updated, now showing Highway 21 OPEN!  The weather is still sunny and warm up here with a chance of snow later in the week.  Hopefully our friends at ITD can continue to keep the highway clear of avalanches so that all of you can come on up and see us!

Highway Report for January 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Highway 21 is still CLOSED from Grandjean to Banner Summit.  At this point in time we do not have any information on when it might re-open.  The reports have been that multiple large avalanches are currently covering the road.  We’ll keep you posted……………….

Highway Report for Friday, January 14

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Well folks, Highway 21 just CLOSED around 11:20am this morning.  It is currently closed due to avalanche danger and will most likely remain closed until the temperatures cool back down.  My thermometer said it was 41 degrees this morning – definitely prime slide conditions with the new snow we received yesterday.  ITD has their website updated with the closure, so be sure to check back there for updates on the current conditions and when it may open up.  In the mean time, take a scenic drive through Fairfield, Hailey, and Ketchum to come see us!  All other highways leading to Stanley are currently open.

Highway Report for January 12, 2011

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

All highways leading to Stanley are OPEN!  It is snowing as we speak, so be sure to keep an eye on the conditions especially on Highway 21 between Grandjean and Banner Summit.  The conditions on that stretch are currently listed as “difficult” because of the snowy weather and snow on the road.  The weather is calling for snow through Saturday, so over the weekend be sure to check ITD’s website at www.511.idaho.gov for current highway conditions and closures.  Come on up to Stanley over the long holiday weekend for some fun in the winter white!  No better place than at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains!

Highway Report for January 5, 2011

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

All highways leading to Stanley are OPEN!!  Conditions are considered fair – we have had very little snow in the last few days and the weather has been clear and very cold.  Today’s a bit overcast, warmer, and we have a chance of snow in the forecast.  What better way to start out the New Year than to come visit one of the most beautiful places in Idaho!

Highway Report for Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Happy New Year Travelers!  All main highways and routes leading to Stanley are currently OPEN!  The skies have been clear and the temperatures cold, so watch out for ice and packed snow on the roads when traveling over the passes and those ever shady corners.  ITD has posted a temporary closure to Highway 21 between Highland Valley Summit and Robie Creek Road.  They are working on the bridge there and will have it closed through Tuesday January 4th.  In the meantime, you will have to detour to Highway 55 and take the Banks-Lowman Highway back around to Hwy 21 to make it to Stanley.  Come on up and see us!