Skiing and Boarding in Idaho

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Idaho is home to some of the West's driest powder. Try Idaho’s long, perfectly groomed runs and the incredible back country skiing for the ride of your life. Ski in style at world-class resorts including Bogus Basin Mountain ResortBrundage Mountain ResortSilver Mountain ResortSchweitzer Mountain Resort, and North America's very first ski resort, Sun Valley.  Glide peacefully over miles and miles of pristine Idaho landscape. Idaho's Nordic trails run deep through national forests, state parks and ski resorts.

Idaho has more groomed snowmobile trails than any other western state and some of the most spectacular scenery you'll ever see. You can ride freely through freshly blanketed valleys, across frozen lakes and over wide-open plains. Gas, food, and lodging are nearby in warm, welcoming Idaho towns, and many resorts and guest ranches welcome snowmobilers.

The Cottonwood Butte Ski Area is located in the heart of the Camas Prairie near the town of Cottonwood, Idaho where the pleasurable atmosphere on the slopes, courteous management and friendly hospitality will welcome you with open arms.  The Ski Area offers four major, groomed runs and several powder filled trails among the trees that are served by a 3,000 foot long ski lift. The 845 foot vertical drop challenges the intermediate, advanced, and expert skiers and snowboarders. The bunny slope offers a gentle 30 foot vertical drop served by a rope tow for the beginner or less confident skiers.

Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, Idaho receives over 300 inches of famously light snow and offers a big-mountain experience on 2,200 vertical feet of exciting terrain. The ski area spans two mountains, Kellogg Peak and Wardner Peak, three bowls, 73 named runs plus extensive off-piste, terrain park, and is home to some of the best tree skiing in the country. It is truly an incredible skiing experience and one you will never forget.

Sun Valley is a downhill paradise with more than 3400 vertical feet and over 2000 acres of varied terrain. In fact, Sun Valley offers something special to skiers and boarders of all ages and skill levels on not just one mountain, but two- Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain. Bald Mountain features the consistency of pitch, no lift lines and a variety of terrain and a super pipe that have earned it a reputation as one of the world's finest ski mountains. Dollar Mountain is the perfect place to get acclimated to downhill sports featuring high speed quads, a tubing hill and a new full-featured terrain park. Sun Valley also boasts a world-class SnowSports school. Since 1936, the Sun Valley Lodge has welcomed visitors with elegant amenities and old-world charm. Come enjoy a relaxing, refreshing ski vacation at the Sun Valley Resort.

sun-valley-ski-lodge-idaho-21291269_3_sm_300Bogus Basin is a skiier's retreat just 45 minutes from the west part of Boise. The proximity to home was always a benefit, plus Bogus has a ton of great skiing hills. Some of my favorite memories are of racing across slopes like the Bowl, Showcase, Alpine, and heading down cat tracks to find even more on the backside. And at the end of the day there was never anything more beautiful than driving down the mountain with an incredible view of the entire Boise valley. If you're interested in Boise homes, Meridian PropertiesNampa Real Estate, or Eagle houses, and you enjoy skiing or snowboarding, Bogus Basin is just a short trip up the mountain for a great day (or even night) of snow heaven.

Kevin Hughes

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