Kelly Canyon Ski Area, Idaho

Challenging Trails

Kelly Canyon Ski Resort is located in the Targhee National Forest near the
South Fork of the Snake River and is one of the most beautiful and historic
river valleys of Eastern Idaho. This region is rich in many recreational
activities such as: swimming, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, snowmobiling
and skiing. Kelly Canyon Ski Resort was established in 1957.

With 26 trails and 4 lifts covering 740 skiable acres and a 1,000-foot
vertical, Kelly Canyon offers a variety of terrain for all ability levels. We
have the only night skiing in the area.

You can enjoy the entire mountain -- with challenging trails on the back
side, wide runs and accessible terrain down the front.

Snowboarders are welcome everywhere on the mountain, and all major runs are
lit for night skiing.

A new 600-foot tubing park offers even more for families and groups.

Kelly Canyon is a great place for first-timers and beginners to learn.
Certified instructors teach to all ability levels in both private and group
lessons. There are classes just for kids, and snowboard instruction is
available. Lessons are offered during the Christmas holidays and weekends in

Services at the area include a rental shop, cafeteria, banquet and private

Kelly Canyon is only 26 miles from Idaho Falls, nine miles off U.S. Highway
26, north of Ririe. Buses are provided Saturdays and holidays from area
communities. With our central location, we are easy access from Idaho Falls,
Rexburg, Rigby and other outlying areas.

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Mountain Statistics for Kelly Canyon Ski Area
Base Elevation: 5,600 ft (1,707 meters)
Summit Elevation: 6,600 ft (2,012 m)
Vertical Drop: 1,000 ft (305 m)
Skiable Area: 640 acres (259 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 200 in (508 cm)
Longest Run: 6,900 ft (2,103 m)
Snowmaking: 0 %
Number of Lifts: 6
Uphill Lift Capacity: 3,400 per hour
Types of Lifts: 2 Rope Tow
4 Double Chairs
Number of Trails: 26
Trail Ratings for Kelly Canyon Ski Area
Easiest: Easiest 35%
More Difficult: More Difficult 45%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 20%
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 Kelly Canyon Ski Area
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Half Pipe: Yes