Sun Valley, ID
The oldest ski resort in the United States doesn't look like it has been around since 1936. The amenities are truly top-shelf, with a decidedly French air, lots of furs, and ski apparel that retails for the cost of a season pass. But that's just the surface. As you'd expect from a resort that ...
Schweitzer is big2,900 skiable acresand it's coming on big in the minds of destination skiers. Families who have gone to the central Rockies for years for their annual ski vacations are gravitating to the Selkirks at the western edge of the northern Rockies. Arctic air fluffs up the ...
Bogus Basin, 16.5 miles from Boise, is much more than you'd expect of a nine-chair mountain so close to a city. And, interestingly, Bogus is a nonprofit, charitable organization as well as a full-service destination resort.
Boise's Amtrak station brings in the destination skiers, and ...
This mom-and-pop hill just outside McCall is a favorite among locals and familieskids wobbling in helmets and snowboard boots seem to outnumber the adults. Theres plenty of room for everybody, however. The mountain has about 1,800 vertical feet of skiing over 1,500 acres of terrain, ...
This ski area defines the meaning of "hidden gem." With over 2,200 feet of vertical rise, 1,100 acres of skiable terrain, virtually no lift lines, and an accessible backcountry paradise on The Backside, it is particularly miraculous that this Idaho resort remains relatively undiscovered. But ...
In 1989, an Associated Press article announced some bad news: "Liability risks and increased costs of maintaining a dangerous mountain road have prompted Kellogg's City Council to close Silverhorn Ski Area this winter." The story went on to announce some surprisingly good news: "The hill will ...
The views recall Tahoe. And the terrain? Call it Steamboat West. That's the early line on Tamarack Resort, 90 miles north of Boise. The Tahoe analogy is plain from a 7,700-foot spot on West Mountain's ridge: Far below, 22-mile-long Lake Cascade glistens in Long Valley. What's more, the resort ...