Silver Mountain Resort, Idaho

Silver Mountain Resort | Kellogg, Idaho | Escape2ski | Skiing Idaho | Silver Mountain Ski Vacations | Tourism Idaho | Idaho Ski Areas | Lodging at Idaho Ski Areas | Silver Mountain Resort Lodging | On the Snow | Ski Magazine | Ski Canada Magazine | Powder Magazine | Skiing Magazine

Silver Mountain Resort in Idaho and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 2200ft/671m, total trails 74, closest airport 75mi/121km, lifts 7, and more. Silver Mountain Resort is located in the Silver Valley area of Kellogg, Idaho. It is 30 minutes east of Coeur D’ Alene, ID. Over the years the resort has had many names, […]

Read More

Silver Mountain Resort in Idaho and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 2200ft/671m, total trails 74, closest airport 75mi/121km, lifts 7, and more.

Silver Mountain Resort is located in the Silver Valley area of Kellogg, Idaho. It is 30 minutes east of Coeur D’ Alene, ID. Over the years the resort has had many names, starting with Jackass Ski Bowl in 1968 and then Silverhorn Ski Area in 1973.

In 1989, history was made with the construction of a 3.1mi/5km single-stage gondola to take visitors from the village to the ski hill. With the opening of the gondola in 1990, the resort was renamed Silver Mountain Resort.

The Silver Mountain Gondola provides the only access to the ski hill and is North America’s longest gondola. This scenic ride will take you approximately 25 minutes to the top, in good conditions.


Orbitz

On the Slopes

  • Silver Mountain Resort has 1600 acres of skiable terrain divided over two mountain peaks, Kellogg Peak and Wardner Peak. The ski resort has a diverse selection of terrain for the beginner to advanced skill levels.
  • Wardner Peak is a “hike to peak” that will provide the seasoned skier and snowboarder with the challenging terrain of 16 to 1, and the ever popular double black diamond terrain of Sheer Bliss, Silver Basin and the Meadows. Kellogg Peak has several trails of an advanced nature that seem to hang on to the powder stashes all day long.
  • The terrain park has a good selection of jibs, rails and popular jumps that will test your ability, whether you are just beginning or an expert. Always use caution!
  • As an alternative to shredding down the slopes, the mountain offers a 4-lane tube park equipped with a magic carpet to whisk you back up to the top. Tubing is popular and reservations are recommended and the time limit is in 2-hour blocks.
  • The Gondola Village provides a relaxing vibe and is home to a variety of dining options, the Morning Star Lodge, as well as, Idaho’s largest indoor waterpark – Silver Rapids, which is the size of two football fields and provides fun for the entire family.

Off the Slopes

  • If you are looking to experience some of the local flavour, both the City of Kellogg, nestled at the base of the mountain and the City of Wallace approximately 12mi/19km south, have a good selection of quaint hotels, B&B’s, as well as, historic main streets filled with shopping and dining options. Note: make sure to check out the Moose Creek Grill in Kellogg with its cozy country atmosphere, fresh seafood and tantalizing desserts.
  • While you are in the Silver Valley region; which is known for its history of silver, lead and zinc mining; take time to visit the Bunker Hill Museum, and the Crystal Gold Mine an authentic 1880’s where you’ll find unusual crystal formations native silver and mining artifacts.
  • Snowshoeing can be found from the top of the gondola on a 3mi/5km trail. Rentals are available for a small fee. We suggest you “check in” with the ski patrol before and after your journey. There are “no” Nordic facilities on the mountain itself, but there is a trail system that is accessible in the valley below.
  • Transit Service is available throughout the valley on the Silver Express, which operates Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:30pm. This is a “free” service. Look in the Helpful Links section below for more transit information.
  • Airport transportation from Spokane Intl Airport can be arranged if you are staying at the Morning Star lodge.
Read Less

Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
2200 ft / 671 m

Base Elevation:
4100 ft / 1250 m

Summit Elevation:
6300 ft / 1921 m

Skiable Area:
1600 acres

Average Snowfall:
300 in / 762 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 74

Beginner: 15 (20%)

Intermediate: 30 (40%)

Advanced: 22 (30%)

Expert: 7 (10%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: No

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Spokane WA, 75mi / 121km

Nearest Major City:
Coeur d'Alene ID, 39mi / 63km

Nearest Town/City:
Kellogg ID, at Base of the Mountain

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 24 to Apr 1

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
Gondola 8:15am to 5:00pm : Chairlifts 9:00am to 3:45pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 7

Gondolas: 1

Quad Chairs: 1

Triple Chairs: 2

Double Chairs: 2

Surface Lifts: 1

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Spokane Intl Airport  (GEG)
Distance: 75 mi / 121 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-866-345-2675

Direct Phone: 208-783-1111

Snow Phone: 208-783-1111 Ext 7298

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map