Ski Idaho

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Ski Idaho, USA

Idaho skiing offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a small resort and uncrowded slopes or the world class facilities offered by the likes of Sun Valley.   Targhee and Silver Mountain are popular as well as Bogus Basin Mountain Resort, Brundage Mountain Resort, Schweitzer Mountain Resort and Tamarack Resort. 


The state has 18 areas for skiing and boarding plus close to 50 Nordic ski areas.   There’s plenty to satisfy ski addicts with abundant snowfall and champagne powder.   Some of Idaho’s higher elevation resorts receive amazing inches of white gold during a season.  Set amongst the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains, Grand Teton and Sawtooth mountain ranges the pristine mountain air is a welcome rejuvenating tonic.


Sun Valley

Sun Valley is reported to be America’s first and oldest destination ski resort, discovered in the 1930s.  It comprises two ski mountains: Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain.  As its name suggests, perhaps it’s the generous dose of sunshine local Idahoans receive that makes them so friendly.  Bald Mountain (known as ‘Baldy’) is the main ski area with 65 slopes, and Dollar Mountain has 10 runs which are excellent for novice skiers and snowboarders.


Sun Valley is well known for its Helicopter skiing service, offering the experience for families and skiers of all levels.   There is also a tubing hill at Bald Mountain and a super-pipe.   Just a mile away from the resort is Ketchum, an Old West town with plenty of activities, restaurants and shops.   The area is accessible via the airport at Boise, just a couple of hours away.



Other resorts and ski areas in Idaho include:  Cottonwood Butte, Grand Targhee, Kelly Canyon, Lookout Pass, Lost Trail, Magic Mountain Ski Resort, Payette Lakes, Pebble Creek Ski Area, Pomerelle Ski Area, Snowhaven Ski Area and Soldier Mountain.