North Idaho Ski Resorts via @VisitNorthIdaho #VisitIdaho

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

With views of Lake Pend Oreille, Schweitzer Mountain Resort lies in the Selkirk Range of the Northwest Rocky Mountains. With 2,900 acres, you’ll enjoy a variety of terrain from smooth corduroy groomers to wide open bowls and  tree lined runs. You will then return to the top at hair-flying speed thanks in part to Stella, Idaho’s only six-person, high-speed lift.  Facilities include a day lodge, outdoor apparel and gift shops, a general store, restaurants, pubs, cafes, several full bars and a chapel. A ski school, day care, special children’s programs and rental services are available. Snowboarding, cross-country ski trails, cat skiing, snowmobiling and tubing are also available. On-mountain lodging includes the European-style Selkirk Lodge, the luxurious White Pine Lodge and numerous condo units – affordable studios to superior quality six-bedroom jacuzzi units.

Resort Profile

  • Estimated Opening: early December
  • Estimated Closing: April
  • Vertical Drop: 2400′
  • Skiable Acres: 2900
  • Lifts: 10 include: 1 high speed 6-pack, 2 high speed quads, 1 triple, 1 T-Bar, and 1 conveyor with a total uphill capacity of 12,502/hr
  • Runs: 92
  • Base Elevation: 4000′
  • Top Elevation: 6400′
  • Terrain Parks: 3
  • Snow Making: Yes
  • Average Snowfall: 300″

Facilities

Child Care, Food Service, Handicap Access, Instruction, Rental Equipment

Silver Mountain Resort

Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, Idaho receives over 300” 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. Our high speed gondola whisks visitors from Gondola Village.  The Village consists the Morning Star Lodge, Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark, shops, restaurants and a day spa. Silver Rapids is Idaho’s largest indoor waterpark and offers a FlowRider, continuous surf wave, warm pools, hot tubs, a lazy river, slides, kid’s play area and much more.

Resort Profile

  • Estimated Opening: Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Estimated Closing: May
  • Vertical Drop: 2200′
  • Skiable Acres: 1600
  • Lifts: 1 Gondola; 1 Quad; 2 Triples; 2 Doubles; 1 Surface
  • Runs: 73
  • Base Elevation: 4100′
  • Top Elevation: 6300′
  • Snow Making: Yes
  • Average Snowfall: 300″

Facilities

Child Care, Food Service, Gift Shop, Handicap Access, Instruction, Motor Coach Parking, Parking, Rental Equipment, Restrooms, Transportation, Visitor Center

Lookout Pass

Lookout Pass, Idaho’s original ski area, opened in 1935. The local ski pioneers chose Lookout Pass because of the abundant snowfall and excellent snow quality which they could access by jumping on the Northern Pacific railcars.  Lookout Pass has operated every winter season since 1935 and has a reputation for legendary powder, earliest openings, and longest season in the region. Known as a “Favorite Family Ski Area,” Lookout has easy access and great snow – averaging 400 inches per year means there’s always great powder skiing with some of the best tree skiing glades in the west.  A new front side terrain park, “Exit 0″, with rails, banks, mounds and launches has also been added.   Lookout’s famous FREE SKI SCHOOL for kids starts early January and runs through mid-March. Visit www.skilookout.com for the Events Calendar including our annual Winter Carnival and The Pacific Northwest Wife Carrying Contest.

Resort Profile

  • Estimated Opening: Mid-November
  • Estimated Closing: April
  • Vertical Drop: 1150′
  • Skiable Acres: 540
  • Lifts: 3 Doubles, 1 Rope Tow
  • Runs: 34
  • Base Elevation: 4500′
  • Top Elevation: 5650′
  • Snow Making: No
  • Average Snowfall: 400″

Facilities

Campsites, Food Service, Gift Shop, Handicap Access, Instruction, Motor Coach Parking, Parking, Rental Equipment, Restrooms, Visitor Center

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