Basil has hiked, skied, fished, rafted, kayaked, climbed and mountain biked through nearly 6,000 miles of central Idaho’s most remote and primitive regions. Third generation Idaho native and a graduate of Pocatello’s Idaho State University, Basil has been affiliated with the ski schools of Skyline (Pebble Creek), Grand Targhee and Sun Valley. 30 year fully certified (Level III) instructor with the Professional Ski Instructors of America, Basil is now starting his 18th season with the Sun Valley Ski School. Basil’s writings and photographs have appeared in 4 books and over 20 periodical publication. With nearly 35 years of travels through this special section of our earth called “Central Idaho,” he has amassed a collection of over 20,000 color slides, has visited over 300 summits (including all Idaho’s 12,000.00 footers), over 1,000 mountain lakes and has skied off of nearly 100 central Idaho mountains. In the next 35 years he hopes to double that mark.