The Best Skiing in Idaho

Looking for the best skiing in Idaho? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Idaho. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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Top skiing spots in and near Idaho

  • McCall, Idaho

    Soak in Burgdorf Hot Springs

    3.0
    Burgdorf, Idaho's backcountry oasis, features several rentable cabins located about 30 miles north of McCall. Each season provides its own outdoor opportunity, and Burgdorf provides an epic hub in which to enjoy them.To get there from Boise, drive through McCall and hang a right after the Shore L...
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  • Sandpoint, Idaho

    Winter Backpack on Mt. Roothaan

    4 mi / 1200 ft gain
    The Selkirk Mountains in northern Idaho don’t see nearly as many visitors as neighboring ranges in Washington and Montana, but it’s not for a lack of scenery and rugged backcountry. Mt. Roothaan sits along a jagged crest in the western Rocky Mountains above scenic Priest Lake in the Idaho Panhan...
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  • Boise, Idaho

    Scramble up Cervidae Peak

    4.0
    3.1 mi / 2000 ft gain
    From the peak the views are limitless, a full 360 degrees of landmarks like Lucky Peak Reservoir. Wildlife is quite abundant and if you're lucky you may be able to spot herds of antelope, deer, and elk. My favorite time to do this hike is during the earlier hours of the day. It offers a beautiful...
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Ski or Snowshoe the Park Creek Trails

    5.0
    10 mi / 130 ft gain
    Over Galena Summit, approximately 75 miles north of Ketchum, Park Creek is supported by Sawtooth Ski Club and the City of Stanley, Idaho. One of two groomed Nordic trail systems in the Stanley Basin, Park Creek has some of the best terrain and conditions for cross-country skiing anywhere.With bre...
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Ski to Redfish Lake

    5.0
    4 mi / 200 ft gain
    Park in the turnout west of Redfish Lake Road on Highway 75. The turnout is plowed to fit 10 to 15 cars.Walk over the bridge and turn right onto Redfish Lake Road. You will likely see tracks as it's a good access spot for backcountry skiers. The trail follows the road and is easy to navigate.Pass...
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  • Boise County, Idaho

    Snowshoe to Skyline Yurt

    5.0
    5 mi / 650 ft gain
    This is one of many great Idaho Parks & Rec backcountry yurts. It sits on a ridge above some excellent tree skiing with views that make the hike well worth it! The wood stove will keep you warm on the coldest of nights, and the kitchen has all the utensils to make a delicious meal. Depending ...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Ski or Snowshoe to Stargaze Yurt

    5.0
    2.6 mi / 549 ft gain
    Gaze at the stars on a crisp night from one of Idaho Park & Rec's best backcountry yurts! Cook a meal in the middle of nowhere with all of the provided utensils. Sleep to the glow of a crackling wood fire as the cozy stove keeps you warm through the night.The adventure begins at Beaver Cree...
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  • Mullan, Idaho

    Ski Lookout Pass

    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 Borde...
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  • Hailey, Idaho

    Backpack to Pioneer Yurt

    3.5 mi / 1650 ft gain
    This trek starts about 25 minutes from Ketchum, Idaho at the Hyndman Creek Trailhead. As a general rule of thumb, Sun Valley is a great place to be in the fall, and this adventure is no different. The hike itself follows the beautiful Hyndman Creek and is only about 3.5 miles, but the daunting st...
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  • Scotchman Peak, Idaho

    Hike Scotchman Peak

    5.0
    8 mi / 3651 ft gain
    Start in the morning and beat the heat. This hike is switchbacks all the way to the top, no flat spots. Take a break at a small dirt clearing about halfway from the top. Keep pushing and you can arrive at the summit (7009 feet) within 3 hours. On top you will find mountain goats and 360 degree vi...
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  • Cascade, Idaho

    Snowshoe Lake Cascade State Park

    1.5 mi / 100 ft gain
    Lake Cascade sits at about 4700' above sea level, the starting point for this snowshoe (or light nordic skiing). To arrive, follow signs on hwy 55 in Cascade for Lake Cascade State Park. Any car will do, including the Prius, to get to Lake Cascade, but watch the weather for snow storms. Pay $5 do...
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  • Arco, Idaho

    Backcountry Ski on a Cinder Cone at Craters of the Moon

    2 mi / 500 ft gain
    Craters of the Moon National Monument is 1100 square miles of basalt lava and sagebrush. It looks like another planet: desolate in macro, beautiful in micro. Craters is most popular in the summer, when visitors from nearby Sun Valley arrive to hike on sun-baked lava hot enough to melt their shoes...
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  • Sun Valley, Idaho

    White Cloud Nine

    4.02 mi / 712 ft gain
    White Cloud Nine is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Sun Valley, Idaho.
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  • Sandpoint, Idaho

    Picnic Point via Lower GRR Trail

    3.13 mi / 249 ft gain
    Picnic Point via Lower GRR Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Sandpoint, Idaho.
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  • Mullan, Idaho

    Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area Trails

    3.54 mi / 1827 ft gain
    Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area Trails is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mullan, Idaho.
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  • Kimberly, Idaho

    Magic Mountain Ski Area

    1.36 mi / 577 ft gain
    Magic Mountain Ski Area is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Twin Falls, Idaho.
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