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Ski Resorts

Around Idaho

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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.

Cottonwood Butte

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.

Magic Mountain

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.

Pomerelle

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.

Snowhaven Resort

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.

Soldier Mountain

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.

Tamarack Resort

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.

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