Cottonwood Butte Ski Area, Idaho

Perfect for Families

The Cottonwood Butte Ski Area is located in the heart of the Camas Prairie near the town of Cottonwood, Idaho where the pleasurable atmosphere on the slopes, courteous management and friendly hospitality is not the exception but the rule. We offer four major groomed runs and several powder filled trails among the trees that are served by a 3,000 foot long t-bar. Our 845 foot vertical drop challenges the intermediate, advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders. Our bunny slope offers a gentle 30 foot vertical drop served by a rope tow for the beginner or less confident soul.

We offer ski and snowboard rentals, a repair shop, a lunch counter and ski lessons. Night skiing on Fridays is offered during the month of January. So take a little drive and Escape to the Cottonwood Butte!

Mountain Statistics for Cottonwood Butte Ski Area
Base Elevation: 4,280 ft (1,305 meters)
Summit Elevation: 5,565 ft (1,696 m)
Vertical Drop: 845 ft (258 m)
Skiable Area: 260 acres (105 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 45 in (114 cm)
Longest Run: 4,000 ft (1,219 m)
Snowmaking: 0 %
Number of Lifts: 2
Uphill Lift Capacity: 400 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Rope Tow
1 T-bar
Number of Trails: 7
Trail Ratings for Cottonwood Butte Ski Area
Easiest: Easiest 28%
More Difficult: More Difficult 29%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 43%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Cottonwood Butte Ski Area
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes