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An Idaho ski vacation offers 16,000 acres of downhill skiing and snowboarding at 17 resorts. Everything from beginners’ slopes to expert black diamond runs can be found here. In all, there are over 45 Nordic ski areas for cross-country and more than 7,200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

What Makes Idaho Unique?

There's more to Idaho than you think. Most people who live or visit Idaho comment on the beauty and exanding natural settings. Boise is often described as the up-and-coming city, comparable to Portland and Denver, with arts, dining, music, and culture. The state offers white-water rafting, hiking, fishing, wineries and breweries, boating, guided tours, natural hot springs, rock climbing, ice skating, snowmobiling, casinos, and let's not forget fantastic skiing.

Major Ski Resorts

Everyone knows Sun Valley, a landmark ski destination near Ketchum. From a base of 6,800 feet, the mountain rises 3,400 vertical feet. Ski down over three miles on runs and on any of the 75 ski trails. Sun Valley is an awesome place for winter sports and après ski. The area's lodging and accommodations include private home and condominium rentals, hotels in all price ranges, even the opportunity to experience a heated yurt.

Did you know that you can actually see Canada from some of the slopes in Idaho? Schweitzer Mountain offers incredible vistas, accessible only from its six-seat high-speed chairlift. See Canada and three other states from there and enjoy gourmet dining when you return from the slopes. Idaho is also home to Silver Mountain Resort, not far from Schweitzer. Planning a trip to Boise? Drive less than 20 miles to Bogus Basin and enjoy day ski trips, while staying in a big city. Read more about these ski areas, what they have to offer and the savings readily available for you and your family.

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Tips for Buying Kids Cross-Country Skis on a Budget

Do you need to ensure you get the best cross-country skis for your kids for the least amount of money? When it comes to buying cross-country skis for kids, there are several things to take into consideration. Mainly, children have quickly-growing feet. Most likely, if you buy too far in advance of the ski trip, […]


Big Mountain vs. Small Mountain Resort Lodging

Going skiing and snowboarding is an activity loved by many, both locals and travelers alike. And everyone seems to have preferences with how they like to do things; which resorts to ski at, where to stay, where to eat, and how to travel. Of course, there isn’t a right or wrong way to do it. […]


Freeskiing vs. Freestyle Skiing – Choose Your Thrills

Soon, snow showers will fall and lifts will open, leaving us to dust off our skis and hit the slopes. For those looking for a new challenge this year, freeskiing just might be the right choice. Combining the acrobatic tricks of freestyle with the big mountain terrain of normal ski resorts, freeskiing provides a challenge […]


3 Tips That’ll Save Your Family Ski Trip

Many skiers moving through transitions in phases of life experience an inevitable dilemma; family ski vacation – to bring the kids skiing or to leave them at home and shred the slopes child-free? Skiers who grew up learning how to carve the mountain understand the value of learning at a young age, but these long-time […]


Here Are The Best Season Pass Deals for 2017-2018

If you’re even an occasional skier or snowboarder, you really should consider investing in a season pass. Though they may seem pricey at first, season passes are one of the best ways to save money on winter sports. Mountains and resorts have banded together to offer huge discounts on lift tickets if you’re willing to […]


Three Top Ski Boots to Try This Season

When you really get into skiing, improve your skill, and start to hit the slopes more often, you need to take a look at your equipment. When you first start out, all you care about is staying up and getting down the slope without any incidents, but as you get better you want better equipment, […]


The Benefits of Cross-Country Skiing

If you’ve never been cross-country skiing, you should try it. It certainly doesn’t have the thrill factor that comes with downhill skiing, but there are several other aspects that set it apart from any other sport. It’s a great hobby and there are a few things that you might enjoy about cross-country skiing. No lines, no […]


8 Big Reasons to Ski Smaller Ski Resorts

The big resorts may have a corner on the skiing industry, but they’re by no means the only – or best – option. There are small and independently owned mountains all over the country that offer something a little different from those famous mega-resorts. And, they could be exactly what you’re looking for in a […]


Visit These Two Resorts to Ski Idaho

Everyone has heard of Sun Valley, but there’s another Idaho resort that you can add to your must-ski list: Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Schweitzer Mountain recently opened Sky House, a 9,300-square-foot lodge that sits at the summit of Schweitzer Mountain. It offers views of Canada and three states. Four years in the planning and at a cost […]


How To Save Money on Ski and Snowboard Rentals

You’ve impatiently waited for winter to start. Your ambition is to spend as many weekends on the slopes as possible this season. What you don’t have is your own gear. For anyone who has just moved to a mountainous area, or decided to take up winter sports, the prospect of investing in a full setup […]


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