Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
Boise, 208-332-5100, bogusbasin.org
More than 2,600 skiable acres for skiers and boarders. Vertical drop: 1,800 feet.
Brundage Mountain Ski Resort
McCall, 208-634-4151, brundage.com
Famous for its wide variety of runs and its long-lasting powder. Vertical drop: 1,800 feet.
Ferdinand, 208-962-3624, cottonwoodbutte.org
Low ticket and rental prices and a welcoming family atmosphere make Cottonwood Butte an excellent escape from bigger ski resorts. Vertical drop: 845 feet.
Twin Falls, 208-734-5979, magicmountainresort.com
Plenty of expert trails to go along with peace and quiet. Vertical drop: 700 feet.
Pebble Creek Ski Area
Inkom, 208-775-4452, pebblecreekskiarea.com
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, pomerelle-mtn.com
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, schweitzer.com
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, silvermt.com
An all-inclusive resort for a variety of winter activities, including world-class skiing on two mountains. Vertical drop: 2,200 feet.
Grangeville, 208-983-3866, grangeville.us/snowhaven
This city-owned getaway is an inexpensive adventure for the whole family and is open only on weekends and holidays. Vertical drop: 400 feet.
Fairfield, 208-764-2526, soldiermountain.com
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, sunvalley.com
With two high-profile mountains, Dollar and Baldy, Sun Valley continues to dominate with excellent snow and exhilarating runs. Vertical drop: 3,400 feet.
Donnelly, 208-325-1000, tamarackidaho.com
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.