The snowflakes are starting to fall in Idaho and it’s time to start planning your winter skiing adventures. While Idaho’s 18 ski resorts are hard at work preparing for your arrival and making sure all COVID-19 precautions and cleaning practices are in place, it’s important to note that a variety of changes are in motion at many of Idaho’s ski properties. These changes could impact day passes, rentals, lodge use, parking, and backcountry experiences.

person snowboarding at silver mountain
You’ll find plenty of powder in Idaho. Photo credit: Idaho Tourism.

We’ve gathered together the information here to help you plan your trip. If you have additional questions, please call the individual ski resort as changes may occur at any time and without notice. Ski Idaho is another great resource for details on opening dates and modified ski season procedures. Here are some changes to watch for at each ski resort.

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Boise

  • Face coverings will be required in most areas when not skiing or riding.
  • Night skiing hours have been extended to 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • The Glade Runner mountain coaster will not run this winter season.
  • Day lift ticket sales will be limited on peak days.
  • Mobile food and beverage orders will be available, and the ski area will expand outdoor seating and dining options.
  • Reservations required for individual or small group ski lessons.
  • Restrictions to Idaho’s 5th & 6th Grade Peak Season Passport Program.
  • Learn more here.
man skiing at Brundage mountain resort
Brundage Mountain Resort, McCall. Photo credit: Idaho Tourism.

Brundage Mountain Resort, McCall

  • Daily reservations are not required as of the publication date.
  • Brundage Express Shuttle from McCall will continue to run with expanded weekday service and larger busses. Face coverings are required on the shuttle.
  • Face coverings will be required in lift lines and lift loading areas.
  • Personal items will not be allowed in the lodge. There are 150 new personal lockers in the breezeway available to rent at a central pay station.
  • Learn more here.

Bald Mountain Ski Area, Pierce

  • Masks or facial coverings should be worn when social distancing is not possible. 
  • No major changes at this time.
  • Learn more here.

Cottonwood Butte Ski Area, Cottonwood

  • Masks or facial coverings should be worn when social distancing is not possible. 
  • No major changes at this time.
  • Learn more here.

Grand Targhee Resort, near Driggs

  • Face coverings will be required inside all buildings, while waiting to load the lifts, riding the lifts, and when six-foot distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Access to buildings will be limited.
  • Advanced purchases of day lift tickets, gear rentals, and ski and snowboard lessons are encouraged.
  • E-ticket sales will open soon.
  • A food truck on the snow front will offer additional outdoor dining.
  • Learn more here.

Kelly Canyon Ski Resort, Ririe

  • Masks or facial coverings should be worn when social distancing is not possible. 
  • Mobile food and beverage orders will be available.
  • The resort will be open on Sundays this season.
  • Learn more here.

Little Ski Hill, McCall

  • Masks or facial coverings should be worn when social distancing is not possible.
  • Hours of operation have changed to allow for daily noon openings.
  • Learn more here.
aerial overview of snowy trees and two skiers in red coats at Lookout Pass
Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area, Mullan. Photo credit: Idaho Tourism.

Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area, Mullan

  • Face coverings are required when 6-feet of social distance cannot be maintained.
  • Access to all indoor spaces will be limited (restrooms, locker rooms, restaurant, bar, equipment rentals).
  • Storage for boots and personal items is not allowed in the lodges.
  • Day lift tickets will be limited on weekends and holidays.
  • Mid-week and non-holiday lift tickets will be offered at reduced prices.
  • Restrictions to Idaho’s 5th & 6th Grade Peak Season Passport Program.
  • Learn more here.

Lost Trail Ski Area, Idaho-Montana border

  • Face coverings will be required for loading and unloading chairlifts, indoor and outdoor lines, and inside all buildings.
  • Online sales, remote sales and ticket sales at the ticket window are all available.
  • Learn more here.

Magic Mountain Ski Resort, Kimberly

  • Masks or facial coverings should be worn when social distancing is not possible. 
  • No major changes at this time.
  • Learn more here.

Pebble Creek Ski Area, near Pocatello

  • Face coverings are required in both indoor and outdoor spaces, except when eating or drinking.
  • Seating will be limited in the lodge. Non-skiers will not be allowed to remain in the lodge.
  • Limited take-out food options will be available.
  • Learn more here.
aerial view of snowy Pomerelle Mountain Resort
Pomerelle Mountain Resort, Malta. Photo credit: Idaho Tourism.

Pomerelle Mountain Resort, Malta

  • Masks or facial coverings should be worn when social distancing is not possible. 
  • Restrictions to Idaho’s 5th & 6th Grade Peak Season Passport Program.
  • Learn more here.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint

  • Masks or face coverings will be required in indoor spaces.
  • All day tickets will be sold in advance through the website. Walk-up tickets will not be available this season, however guests who book lodging through Schweitzer Property Management will have access to daily lift tickets during their stay.
  • Day passes will be limited.
  • Restrictions to Idaho’s 5th & 6th Grade Peak Season Passport Program.
  • Those staying in on-site lodging will be subject to temperature checks.
  • Food trucks will offer additional outdoor dining options.
  • Learn more here.

Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg

  • Masks will be required when social distancing is not possible.
  • Restrictions to Idaho’s 5th & 6th Grade Peak Season Passport Program.
  • Temperature checks are required for guests entering the Silver Rapids Indoor Water Park.
  • Learn more here.

Snowhaven Skiing and Tubing Area, Grangeville

  • Masks or facial coverings should be worn when social distancing is not possible. 
  • No major changes at this time.
  • Learn more here.

Soldier Mountain Ski Area, Fairfield

  • Masks or facial coverings should be worn when social distancing is not possible. 
  • Backcountry snowcat skiing opportunities will need to be booked as a group.
  • Learn more here.

Sun Valley, including Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain

  • Masks are required in the city of Sun Valley by city ordinance.
  • Indoor seating will be limited.
  • Online food menus will be available.
  • Additional storage will be available outside the lodge.
  • Restrictions to Idaho’s 5th & 6th Grade Peak Season Passport Program for certain dates.
  • Learn more here.
aerial view of snowy Tamarack Resort
Tamarack Resort, near Donnelly. Photo credit: Idaho Tourism.

Tamarack Resort, near Donnelly

  • Touchless ticket and pass pickup boxes, and touchless pay-as-you-go direct lift access.
  • Day pass tickets may be restricted on weekends and holidays.
  • Face coverings will be required in all indoor spaces.
  •  A food truck on the snow front will offer additional outdoor dining.
  • Learn more here.

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