• Activities:

    Skiing

  • Skill Level:

    Advanced

  • Season:

    Winter

Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Forest
Scenic

Right off I-90, take a one-time lift pass ($8) and ski a lighter snow than the coastal mountains. A great way to stretch those legs on a ski road trip.

Climb the ridge and ski down to the valley into Montana. The views are amazing and we didn't see too many people out there since it's so close to the resort. Starting at the resort, ride the chair up to the top. Take a run down until you reach the ridge that goes along the Idaho and Montana Border. Skin through the trees up the ridge and go as far as you feel like climbing. There are trails you can reach if navigating correctly.

Climb until you find a line you want to ski. Ski down the valley and either traverse even elevation to the parking lot or find a cat track and skin out to the parking lot.

For the route, check out: http://angelatravels.com/trip-report-backcountry-skiing-idahos-lookout-pass/

Pack List

  • Avy Beacon
  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • Backpack
  • Snacks - typical for a day hike
  • Down Jacket
  • Layers
  • Skis (or splitboard)
  • Skins
  • Ski Cramptons (optional)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Map and Compass
  • Extra layers
  • Gloves, Hat, Goggles
  • Helmet
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Angela Crampton

My love of the outdoors started at a young age. I grew up camping with my family and now continue my adventures through hiking, backpacking, climbing, skiing, and traveling to enjoy the outdoors. You can find more about my adventures by heading to http://angelatravels.com.

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