Monthly Archives: February 2011

Highway Report for February 24, 2011

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

All highways leading to Stanley are OPEN!  It’s currently snowing and has been for the past few hours.  The driving conditions on Highway 21 and Highway 75 are listed as “difficult,” which most likely means snow on the road.  Just use caution and enjoy the beauty of the sparkling snow blanketing the forests.  Also be on the lookout for deer and elk.  After driving up Banks/Lowman Highway and Highway 21 from Boise last weekend, I know personally that there is quite a bit of wildlife coming down from the hills, especially around dusk.   Drive safe and we’ll see you here!

Highway Report for February 16

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Good Morning travelers!  It is a snowy blustery day here in Stanley.  All the highways leading to Stanley are OPEN!  Although we are expecting snow the next couple of days, we are not anticipating any road closures associated with Highway 21.  Always be cautious when driving in adverse weather conditions.  There is snow on the roadways and winds can cause visibility issues with blowing snow.  The warmer temperatures lately have also been causing some rock falls along the stepper sections of Highway 75 north and Highway 21 between Banner Summit and Grandjean as well as the Banks/Lowman Highway.  Keep a look out!  This Saturday is our annual fun-filled Snowmobiler’s Ball at the Rod n Gun Saloon!  Take a break from the hustle and bustle and drive on up to see us!

Highway Report for Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday, February 7th, 2011

All highways leading to Stanley are OPEN!  We received little new snow in the last few days, so the roads are clear with fair conditions.  On Highway 21 between Bear Valley and Cape Horn, there is black ice to be cautious of as well as a surface water hazard across the road.  Travel on this small section is listed as “difficult.”  Remember to check Idaho Transporation Department’s website at for frequent updates on the highway conditions.    There is a good chance of snow today through tomorrow morning with things clearing up later in the week.  Come on up!

Highway Report for February 1, 2011

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Wow, it is a beautiful sunny day in the Sawtooths!  Wish you all could be here………..but wait!  You can because all the highways leading to Stanley are clear and OPEN!  No blockages or adverse conditions to speak of.  I myself just traveled up from Boise on Sunday and the roads were great.  With sunny days and chilly nights you do need to be cautious of icy corners, but otherwise it’s smooth sailing.  Make the quick trip up here for a break from the valley inversion – enjoy the mountain views and steamy river mornings.  Your relaxing winter escape awaits you!