5 Awesome Skiing Adventures in Idaho

Empty trails, fresh powder and blue skies.

If you want to spend a day hitting the slopes in Idaho, there are plenty of amazing ski resorts across the state. If you're looking for more skiing, less people, and more of a wild experience, head for the backcountry. For folks who haven't tried cross-country skiing or backcountry skiing, it can seem like there's a huge barrier of entry. For backcountry skiing, it is crucial that you understand the risks involved, receive proper training and invest in the necessary gear. If that's your end goal, you'll love number 5 on this list! If you're looking for something to ease into or want to spend a day skiing with the whole family, we've got a few great options, too. Either way, every skier can find their next big adventure in Idaho on this list. 

1. Ski or Snowshoe the Park Creek Trails - Beginner


Photo: Ben Figeiredo

2. Ski to Redifsh Lake - Intermediate


Photo: Sarah Sheehy

3. Ski or Snowshoe to Stargaze Yurt - Intermediate


Photo: Chad Johnson

4. Backcountry Ski on a Cinder Cone at Craters of the Moon - Intermediate


Photo: Sarah Sheehy

5. Ski Lookout Pass - Advanced


Photo: Angela Anderson

Discover more winter adventures at Visit Idaho.

Cover photo: Angela Anderson

Published: December 13, 2016

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Visit Idaho

Boise

Idaho is home to thousands of miles of biking and hiking trails, rugged mountains, pristine lakes, 18 ski areas, and more recreational whitewater than any state in the lower 48. Find spectacular scenery and endless re...

Explore Idaho, United States

Adventure

Explore Upper and Lower Mesa Falls

Adventure

Camp at Rocky Canyon Hot Springs

Adventure

Soak in Kirkham Hot Springs

Adventure

Backpack to Sawtooth Lake