Snow Skiing in Southern Idaho
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Add to the list of great amenities of living in Magic Valley, Idaho, that of family-friendly, easy access and affordable snow skiing.
Close to Twin Falls and an easy day trip are two ski areas that provide skiing and snowboarding along with equipment rental and lessons. Magic Mountain, Kimberly, Idaho and Soldier Mountain, Fairfield, Idaho (previously owned by Bruce Willis) are smaller than larger resorts located in Sun Valley, Idaho or Deer Valley, Utah, but with ticket prices to reflect. Soldier Mountain lift tickets are less than half of bigger resorts in Idaho, Utah and Colorado, while lift tickets for Magic Mountain are less than one third.
Magic Mountain offers snow tubing on weekends. A fun family activity in addition to Snow Skiing in Southern Idaho.
If you are an expert skier and crave backcountry challenges, Soldier Mountain offers a unique experience in their Cat Scratch. Transported by snow cat and supplied with individual safety equipment, the cat skiing area is a large easterly facing bowl that collects snow and holds it between storms. Allowing each skier to choose their own ski lines and to explore the dedicated area, it promises to be a memorable experience.