To get there involved a five-hour drive beside the spiky Sawtooth Mountains.

Here, again, I encountered great snow conditions, both in the glades beneath Wardner Peak and on a beautifully groomed and excitingly steep black called Rendezvous.

Considerably bigger than the previous two hills I'd visited, Silver Mountain is still small by European standards, but as with everywhere in Idaho the people are so thin on the ground that you're never standing in lift queues and can usually find powder stashes.

As I unclipped from my skis in Schweitzer's ski-in/ski-out village centre for the final time, I had driven an awful long way to ski the Idaho greats.

But to experience those empty slopes, magnificent landscapes and friendly locals, was worth every mile.

It felt like the quintessential gold-mining town, or where the Keystone Cops would come hurtling around a corner at any moment, or where you might see a pink Cadillac pass by, or spot Marlon Brando on a Triumph Thunderbird.

Wallace encapsulates every small-town-America image Hollywood has ever conjured up.

I was an hour's drive out of Boise en route to one of the greats of American skiing, Sun Valley. Then I turned east off the Interstate on to US20, and finally north on State Highway 75.

By the time I rolled into the former mining town and sheep-rearing station of Ketchum, the steep, snowy slopes of Sun Valley Resort's 9,150ft Bald Mountain were looming above me.

After the long flight to Boise and the two-and-a-half hour drive to my accommodation at Sun Valley Lodge, it was great finally to relax.

Sun Valley knows a thing or two about spoiling its guests.

And, last but certainly not least, how about attending the 29th annual Western Washington Fair Housing Conference in Tacoma, May 28th. Happy birthday to Community Housing Resources Center celebrating its 20th year of serving Vancouver, Clark County & southwest Washington in April. A few days after he returned to Pocatello, Mayor Blad held a press conference to make a very big announcement - the population of homeless veterans in Pocatello had reached "functional zero." We've "been able to actually put them in hard-walled buildings," the Mayor told Local8 television. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray calls for production over next decade of 50,000 new housing units - 30,000 market-rate & 20,0000 affordable - "to make sure that those who work in Seattle can afford to live here". The Alaska Native-Serving & Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program expects to award up to

Wallace encapsulates every small-town-America image Hollywood has ever conjured up. I was an hour's drive out of Boise en route to one of the greats of American skiing, Sun Valley. Then I turned east off the Interstate on to US20, and finally north on State Highway 75.By the time I rolled into the former mining town and sheep-rearing station of Ketchum, the steep, snowy slopes of Sun Valley Resort's 9,150ft Bald Mountain were looming above me.After the long flight to Boise and the two-and-a-half hour drive to my accommodation at Sun Valley Lodge, it was great finally to relax.Sun Valley knows a thing or two about spoiling its guests.And, last but certainly not least, how about attending the 29th annual Western Washington Fair Housing Conference in Tacoma, May 28th. Happy birthday to Community Housing Resources Center celebrating its 20th year of serving Vancouver, Clark County & southwest Washington in April. A few days after he returned to Pocatello, Mayor Blad held a press conference to make a very big announcement - the population of homeless veterans in Pocatello had reached "functional zero." We've "been able to actually put them in hard-walled buildings," the Mayor told Local8 television. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray calls for production over next decade of 50,000 new housing units - 30,000 market-rate & 20,0000 affordable - "to make sure that those who work in Seattle can afford to live here". The Alaska Native-Serving & Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program expects to award up to $1.5 million with applications due April 27th. In 2014 - the 5th of its seven-year authorization - City of Seattle says Housing Levy's Rental Production & Preservation Program "now exceeds its seven-year goal with 31 housing projects containing 1,971 units funded" and each of its other components "is on track to meet performance goals by the end of the levy in 2016".

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Wallace encapsulates every small-town-America image Hollywood has ever conjured up.

I was an hour's drive out of Boise en route to one of the greats of American skiing, Sun Valley. Then I turned east off the Interstate on to US20, and finally north on State Highway 75.

By the time I rolled into the former mining town and sheep-rearing station of Ketchum, the steep, snowy slopes of Sun Valley Resort's 9,150ft Bald Mountain were looming above me.

After the long flight to Boise and the two-and-a-half hour drive to my accommodation at Sun Valley Lodge, it was great finally to relax.

Sun Valley knows a thing or two about spoiling its guests.

And, last but certainly not least, how about attending the 29th annual Western Washington Fair Housing Conference in Tacoma, May 28th. Happy birthday to Community Housing Resources Center celebrating its 20th year of serving Vancouver, Clark County & southwest Washington in April. A few days after he returned to Pocatello, Mayor Blad held a press conference to make a very big announcement - the population of homeless veterans in Pocatello had reached "functional zero." We've "been able to actually put them in hard-walled buildings," the Mayor told Local8 television. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray calls for production over next decade of 50,000 new housing units - 30,000 market-rate & 20,0000 affordable - "to make sure that those who work in Seattle can afford to live here". The Alaska Native-Serving & Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program expects to award up to $1.5 million with applications due April 27th. In 2014 - the 5th of its seven-year authorization - City of Seattle says Housing Levy's Rental Production & Preservation Program "now exceeds its seven-year goal with 31 housing projects containing 1,971 units funded" and each of its other components "is on track to meet performance goals by the end of the levy in 2016".

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Wallace encapsulates every small-town-America image Hollywood has ever conjured up.

I was an hour's drive out of Boise en route to one of the greats of American skiing, Sun Valley. Then I turned east off the Interstate on to US20, and finally north on State Highway 75.

By the time I rolled into the former mining town and sheep-rearing station of Ketchum, the steep, snowy slopes of Sun Valley Resort's 9,150ft Bald Mountain were looming above me.

After the long flight to Boise and the two-and-a-half hour drive to my accommodation at Sun Valley Lodge, it was great finally to relax.

.5 million with applications due April 27th. In 2014 - the 5th of its seven-year authorization - City of Seattle says Housing Levy's Rental Production & Preservation Program "now exceeds its seven-year goal with 31 housing projects containing 1,971 units funded" and each of its other components "is on track to meet performance goals by the end of the levy in 2016".