Each year, we travel to a bunch of different ski areas in the State of Idaho to shoot for the Idaho Ski Area Association. We started this year's tour at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on Saturday, February 16th. This is my first chance to really post anything regarding our tour so please bear with me.
Starting at Schweitzer, the area with the most skiable acreage in the state (2,900), following it with Bald Mountain near Pierce at 140 acres, a rope tow and a t-bar offers a real contrast in the sport. What's the common factor that most stands out, though, is that at every area we ski, the people love the sport and are devoted to their hill. Below are the video demonstration as to how much fun skiing can be, regardless of the area. Starting the tour, here is our day at Schweitzer:
Following our day at Schweitzer, we climbed into the cars and headed for Pierce, a mere 5 hour drive.... Here is day two of our tour at Bald Mountain:
Following our day at Bald, we again piled into the cars and headed to Hamilton, MT for the night. After seven hours, we arrived. Day three (today) was at Lost Trail Ski Area, just on Hwy. 93 on the Idaho/Montana border. This is my third time at Lost Trail and I really like it here. It's a fairly large ski area with a great variety of terrain and, topping out at 8,175 feet, really good snow! We've been able to find some powder stashes every time here and, coupled with blue skies, have had some really fun skiing. Here is our day today.
Following our day today, we drove to Sun Valley, which is where we are as I write this. Stay tuned as we still have a bunch of stops on our tour. This is really a fun way to spend some time, exploring the highways and byways of rugged Idaho and checking out a wide variety of what skiing has to offer.