18 Ski Resorts Throughout Idaho

Posted by Hughes Group Blog Team on Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at 2:29pm.

Everyone knows that Idaho is a state full of nature, snow, and mountains. So, it’s a no-brainer that there are ski resorts in the gem state. However, most people don’t realize how many ski resorts there actually are in Idaho. Even Idaho natives may not realize that there are 18 popular ski resorts of varying difficulty spread throughout the state. You may know about the resorts in your area, such as Brundage or Bogus Basin, close to/within the Treasure Valley (in the Boise area). If you love to ski or snowboard, or maybe you are wanting to learn, check out the following list of ski resorts in Idaho to see which one fits your needs (in location, the level of difficulty, price, etc.):

Brundage

*This resort is located in McCall, Idaho.

*There are five lifts and 53 runs in this resort.

*Brundage is 1500 acres and has an average snowfall of 320” per year.

*The vertical drop of Brundage is 1800’.

*It costs $64 for an adult to get into Brundage Ski Resort.

Sun Valley

*This ski resort is located in Idaho’s famous Sun Valley, Idaho.

*There are 18 lifts and 121 runs in this ski resort.

*There are 2154 acres in the Sun Valley ski resort.

*The average snowfall amount in Sun Valley each year is 220”.

*Sun Valley’s vertical drop is 3450’.

*The price for an adult ticket at Sun Valley Ski Resort is $86.

Tamarack

*This ski resort is located in Donnelly, Idaho.

*There are 6 lifts and 42 runs in this ski resort.

*There are 1000 acres in the Tamarack ski resort.

*The average snowfall amount in Tamarack each year is 300”.

*Tamarack’s vertical drop is 2800’.

*The price for an adult ticket at Tamarack Ski Resort is $67.

Schweitzer

*This ski resort is located in Sandpoint, Idaho.

*There are 9 lifts and 92 runs in the Schweitzer ski resort.

*There are 2900 acres in the Schweitzer ski resort.

*The average amount of snowfall in the Schweitzer ski result is 300”.

*The vertical drop at Schweitzer is 2800’.

*The price for an adult ticket at Schweitzer Ski Resort is $77.

Pomerelle

*This ski resort is located in Albion, Idaho.

*There are 3 lifts and 24 runs at the Pomerelle ski resort.

*There are 500 acres in the Pomerelle ski resort.

*The average amount of snowfall in Pomerelle is 500”.

*The vertical drop at Pomerelle is 1000’.

*The price for an adult ticket at Pomerelle is $45.

Kelly Canyon

*This ski resort is located in Ririe, Idaho.

*This resort has 5 lifts and 51 runs.

*There are 688 acres at the Kelly Canyon resort.

*It has a vertical drop of 1000’.

*The average amount of snowfall in Kelly Canyon each year is 200”.

*The price for an adult ticket at Kelly Canyon is $40.

Little Ski Hill

*Little Ski Hill is located in the beautiful city of McCall, Idaho.

*This resort is a tiny resort with 1 t-bar and 4 runs.

*There are 50 acres in the Little Ski Hill ski resort.

*The average amount of snowfall at this ski resort is 300”.

*The vertical drop at Little Ski Hill is 405’.

*The price for an adult ticket at Little Ski Hill is $15.

Bogus Basin

*Bogus Basin is located in the capitol city, Boise, Idaho.

*There are 7 lifts and 53 runs at this ski resort.

*Bogus Basin consists of 2600 acres.

*There is an average snowfall of about 250” each year.

*The vertical drop at Bogus Basin is 1800’.

*The ticket price for an adult at Bogus Basin is $54.Note: Bogus Basin does not offer an expert-level slope, but they do offer advanced-level slopes and both beginner and intermediate-level slopes.

Snowhaven

*Snowhaven Ski Resort is located in Grangeville, Idaho.

*There is one t-bar and one rope tow for lifts at Snowhaven.

*There are 9 runs at this resort. *Snowhaven is a 40-acre resort.

*The average amount of snowfall at Snowhaven is 60”.

*The vertical drop at Snowhaven is 400’.

*For an adult ticket at Snowhaven, it is $17.Note: This resort is primarily for beginners and skiers at an intermediate level, as there are no advanced or expert-level slopes.

Bald Mountain

*This ski resort is located in Pierce, Idaho.

*Bald Mountain has 2 lifts and 18 runs in its resort.

*Bald Mountain is a 140-acre ski resort.

*There is an average amount of snowfall in Bald Mountain of 230” per year.

*The vertical drop at Bald Mountain is 825’.

*An adult ticket at Bald Mountain costs $20.

Lookout Pass

*Lookout Pass is located in Mullan, Idaho.

*There are 4 lifts and 34 runs.

*It is a 540-acre ski resort is a vertical drop of 1150’.

*An adult ticket at Lookout Pass costs $44.

Soldier Mountain

*Soldier Mountain is located in Fairfield, Idaho.

*There are 5 lifts and 36 runs at Soldier Mountain.

*This is an 1150-acre ski resort with a vertical drop of 1400’.

*The average amount of snowfall at this resort is 100” per year.

*The price for an adult ticket at Soldier Mountain is $38.

Magic Mountain

*This ski resort is located in Twin Falls, Idaho.

*Magic Mountain has 3 lifts and 11 runs.

*This resort is 120 acres.

*The average amount of snowfall is 230” per year.

*The vertical drop at Magic Mountain is 740’.

*An adult’s ticket at Magic Mountain costs $31.

Lost Trail

*This ski resort is located in Sula, Idaho.

*There are 5 lifts, 3 rope tows, and 60 runs at Lost Trail.

*Lost Trail is 1800 acres and has an 1800’ vertical drop.

*The ticket price for an adult at Lost Trail is $40.

*The amount of snowfall per year in Lost Trail is about 325”.

Note: There are no expert-level slopes at Lost Trail. They do offer advanced-level slopes, as well as beginner and intermediate slopes, however.

Cottonwood Butte

*Cottonwood Butte Ski Resort is located in Cottonwood, Idaho.

*There is 1 t-bar and 1 rope tow at Cottonwood Butte, and there are 7 runs.

*This ski resort is 260 acres and has a vertical drop of 845’.

*The average amount of snowfall per year in Cottonwood Butte is 45”.

*The ticket price for an adult at Cottonwood Butte is $20.

Grand Targhee

*Grand Targhee is located in Driggs, Idaho.

*There are 5 lifts and 92 runs in this resort.

*The Grand Targhee is a whopping 2602 acres with a 2270’ vertical drop.

*The average amount of snowfall at Grand Targhee is 500” per year.

*The ticket price for an adult at Grand Targhee is $75.

Pebble Creek

*Pebble Creek is located in Inkom, Idaho.

*There are 3 lifts and 54 runs at this ski resort.

*Pebble Creek is 1100 acres and has a vertical drop of 2911’.

*The average amount of snowfall is 225” per year.

*The ticket price for an adult at Pebble Creek is $43.

Silver Mountain

*Silver Mountain is located in Kellogg, Idaho.

*There are 6 lifts and 73 runs at this ski resort.

*The Silver Mountain ski resort is 1600 acres with a 2200’ vertical drop.

*The average amount of snowfall in Silver Mountain each year is 300”.

*The ticket price for an adult at Silver Mountain is $54. As you can see from the list above, there are many skiing options throughout Idaho to choose from. You can gauge your level of experience with where you live and choose which resort is right for you. Different ski resorts offer different things, but all of them offer a warm place to relax and eat after a long day out in the cold. Take advantage of the snow this winter season and hit the slopes.

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