Ski Resorts 

Around Idaho

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

Boise, 208-332-5100,

More than 2,600 skiable acres for skiers and boarders. Vertical drop: 1,800 feet.

Brundage Mountain Ski Resort

McCall, 208-634-4151,

Famous for its wide variety of runs and its long-lasting powder. Vertical drop: 1,800 feet.

Cottonwood Butte

Ferdinand, 208-962-3624,

Low ticket and rental prices and a welcoming family atmosphere make Cottonwood Butte an excellent escape from bigger ski resorts. Vertical drop: 845 feet.

Magic Mountain

Twin Falls, 208-734-5979,

Plenty of expert trails to go along with peace and quiet. Vertical drop: 700 feet.

Pebble Creek Ski Area

Inkom, 208-775-4452,

Mount Bonneville provides an honest challenge to advanced skiers without shutting out newbies. As a bonus, chilled skiers can warm up at nearby lava hot springs. Vertical drop: 2,200 feet.


Albion, 208-673-5599,

This destination at 8,000 feet in the Sawtooth Mountains features 24 runs and plenty of Nordic loops. Vertical drop: 1,000 feet.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Sandpoint, 208-263-9555,

This resort has 2,900 accessible acres and 92 runs with night skiing, terrain parks, tubing and Nordic skiing. Vertical drop: 2,400 feet.

SilVer Mountain Resort

Kellogg, 866-344-2675,

An all-inclusive resort for a variety of winter activities, including world-class skiing on two mountains. Vertical drop: 2,200 feet.

Snowhaven Resort

Grangeville, 208-983-3866,

This city-owned getaway is an inexpensive adventure for the whole family and is open only on weekends and holidays. Vertical drop: 400 feet.

Soldier Mountain

Fairfield, 208-764-2526,

Close to Sun Valley but much more affordable with 1,150 acres of inbound terrain. Vertical drop: 1,425 feet.

Sun Valley Ski Resort

Sun Valley, 208-622-4111,

With two high-profile mountains, Dollar and Baldy, Sun Valley continues to dominate with excellent snow and exhilarating runs. Vertical drop: 3,400 feet.

Tamarack Resort

Donnelly, 208-325-1000,

Idaho's newest ski resort is also its most precarious—as in it's anyone's guess if it will be open from season to season. If it is, skiers are treated to steep and deep without the crowds. Vertical drop: 2,800 feet.

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