Established in 1990 the American ski resort Silver Mountain lies at 1250 metres altitude in the Idaho region of the American Rockies. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1921m the area is not snow sure. Over 6 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers ?km of trails, which equates to around 15 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Silver Mountain is Spokane at a distance of 112km or approximately 75 minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to April.
Silver Mountain has the only gondola in Idaho State. Accommodation and facilities are in the town of Kellogg.
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View our detailed Silver Mountain snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Silver Mountain snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||$336 - $366|
|Resort Opens||Nov 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Silver Mountain trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||4.023km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Silver Mountain area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Silver Mountain ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 671m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has ?% beginner runs or nursery slopes, ?% intermediate, ?% advanced slopes and ?% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Sunset run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Silver Mountain after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
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The direction which the various Silver Mountain slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Silver Mountain has slopes facing North.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Silver Mountain snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Silver Mountain: 15km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 15km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: N Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Silver Mountain snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0
Silver Mountain non skiing facilities also include Indoor Tennis, (Other Facilities in Nearby Town of Kellogg).