Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg, ID

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Silver Mountain Resort in Idaho and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. 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 […]

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Silver Mountain Resort in Idaho and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. 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.

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On the Slopes

  • Silver Mountain Resort is made up of two mountain peaks (Kellogg Peak and Wardner Peak) and hosts 1600 acres of skiable terrain and approximately 74 named runs. It has a diverse selection of terrain to suit all experience levels from beginner to advanced, and it’s spread out across two mountains so you will spend more time riding and less time in lift lines.
  • 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.

Off the Slopes

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 you won’t be disappointed.
  • 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.
  • Airport transportation from Spokane Intl Airport can be arranged if you are staying at the Morning Star lodge.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

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: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: 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, Near Base Area

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-866-345-2675

Direct Phone: 208-783-1111

Snow Phone: 208-783-1111 Ext 7298

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 24 to Apr 1

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
Gondola 8:15am to 5:00pm : Chairlifts 9:00am to 3:45pm : See website for any updates.

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 7

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 1

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 0

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 1

Triples: 2

Doubles: 2

Surface Lifts: 1

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

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

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map