Silver Mountain Resort, IdahoUndiscovered Treasure
Silver Mountain is an undiscovered treasure at the heart of north Idaho's mining country.
Where prospectors once found rich deposits of silver, skiers and snowboarders now enjoy the lightest, driest powder snow in the Northwest, accessed by a world-class gondola ride to the top.
It's a skier's mountain with diverse and challenging terrain: Two 6,300-ft. mountain peaks, three bowls, 2,200 vertical feet, 53 runs, exciting tree skiing and some of the finest powder stashes you'll find anywhere.
It's so uncrowded, locals complain if they have to wait more than a minute or two to jump on a chair.
After a fresh helping of Rocky Mountain powder (average 300 inches) you can make fresh tracks down Wardner Peak all day.
Silver Mountain has been favorably compared to Telluride before the crowds arrived. Western hospitality, unmatched guest services and family friendly prices are combined with acres of powder, wide uncrowded slopes and exciting terrain: bumps, trees, chutes, gladed meadows, groomed cruisers and rolling novice runs.
You'll love how easy it is to get here. No switchbacks, no hairpin curves. Simply drive four-lane Interstate 90 to Kellogg, just 5 hours from Seattle, jump on board the World's Longest Gondola, and ride in style three miles up the mountain to our full-service ski lodge.
Nearby accommodations range from resort hotels and vacation homes to bed and breakfasts.
The Silver Mountain base village is located at Exit 49 off Interstate 90, just 68 freeway miles east of the Spokane, Wash., International Airport and 40 minutes from Coeur d'Alene.
|Mountain Statistics for Silver Mountain Resort|
|Base Elevation:||4,100 ft||(1,250 meters)|
|Summit Elevation:||6,300 ft||(1,920 m)|
|Vertical Drop:||2,200 ft||(671 m)|
|Skiable Area:||1,600 acres||(648 hectares)|
|Annual Snowfall:||300 in||(762 cm)|
|Longest Run:||13,200 ft||(4,023 m)|
|Number of Lifts:||7|
|Uphill Lift Capacity:||7,700 per hour|
|Types of Lifts:||1 Carpet
2 Double Chairs
2 Triple Chairs
1 Quad Chair
|Number of Trails:||73|
|Trail Ratings for Silver Mountain Resort|
|Experts Only:||10%||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 Silver Mountain Resort|
|Nearby Snow Tubing:||Yes|