Where to go skiing this weekend in Idaho – Idaho Reporter


Where to go skiing this weekend in Idaho

If you have been looking forward to skiing and snowboarding, this weekend is your chance. There are several ski areas that will be open on Thanksgiving weekend although some may only operate in limited capacity.

Here follows a list of open tracks.

Bogus Basin

From Friday to Sunday on Thanksgiving weekend Bogus Basin will be open for top-to-bottom skiing.

Open tracks are:The Deer Point quad and Coach chairlifts which will both be operating, as well as the mountain’s three magic carpets. Upper and Lower Ridges will be serviced by Deer Point Express and the Coach chair will service Coach’s corner (the bunny hill).

J.R. Simplot Lodge will be open, along with the rental and retail shops. Lessons will be available from The Ski and Snowboard School. Pioneer Lodge will be open but only for restrooms and access to lockers.

The following will not be open:The Glade Runner Mountain Coaster, Tubing Hill, and the Nordic Center. The Morning Star Chairlift and all backside operations are also closed.

Ticket prices will be discounted for opening weekend.

As of Saturday December 7 Bogus Basin will be open for 7-day operations and as conditions allow, additional runs and lifts will open too.

Sun Valley Skiing

Thanksgiving day will see the opening of Sun Valley opens for the season. As the mountain received a fair amount of snow with 15″ falling on Wednesday, and another 3 -4″ overnight into Thanksgiving morning. Top-to-bottom skiing is available

Five lifts are scheduled to be open which include River Run, Lookout Express, Christmas, Roundhouse Gondola, and the Kinderspielplatz.

The ten runs that will be open are Upper College, Lower College, 42nd Street, Lower River Run, Mid River Run, Lower Canyon, Roundhouse Slope, Sunset Strip, Roundhouse Lane, and Kinderspielplatz. As the weather and snow allows, more runs may be opened.

Dollar Mountain will begin operating on Friday 13 December and as conditions allow more lifts and runs will open on Bald Mountain.


Thanks to Wednesday’s strom, Tamarack has at least 9” of new snow and its Discovery Terrain will be open as of Friday.

The Discovery Chairlift will be operating for skiing and snowboarding, along with a few terrain park features.

On Friday through Sunday the mountain will operate between 10:00 a.m and 3 p.m.. At $15 lessons and rental packages will be available.

Seven Devils will be open for dining all weekend.

On December 6 and 7, the Discovery Chair will operate and on December 13 the resort will commence full operations.


Pomerelle will be open Friday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Until December 21, the mountain will operate on Saturdays and Sundays, whereafter 7-day operations will start. On 26 December night skiing will start.

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