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Season Pass Sales- GREAT Deals

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Seriously, what are you waiting for?  The prices on season passes don’t get any better than now so commit yourself to a winter of outdoor adventures, fun and great activities!  Here are the current sales:

Bogus Basin: You can still save over $130 on a season pass for an adult if purchased before September 30.
BrundageAdults can save $150 and Families can save $300 on their 14/15 Winter Season Pass if they purchase by April 30.
Grand Targhee: Save up to $500 on your season pass when you purchase before April 30.
Kelly Canyon:  Save $200 on a season pass for the 2014-15 season when you purchase by April 30.
Lookout Pass: Early Bird Season Pass Sale is on through April 30 and allows you to save up to 65% on 2014-15 season passes.
Lost Trail Powder Mt: Get your season pass, family pass and ten day passes now!
Magic Mt: Magic’s Season Pass sales start in the fall of 2014.  Be on the lookout for when these great prices become available.
Pebble Creek: The early season sale prices end May 1, hurry and buy now!
Schweitzer: You have until May 31 to save $100 on your season pass.  Buy now to save!
Silver Mt: Get the absolute best value of the year on your 2014-2015 season pass when purchased by April 30. Passes are loaded with these added benefits including skiing or riding the rest of the 2013-14 season for free, passes to Silver Rapids Waterpark and lodging discounts.
Tamarack Season passes for the 2014-15 season are on sale now.

More Early Season Pass Sales

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Here are the latest Ski Idaho resort season pass sales for the 2014-15 season!  Buy them now!!!

Bogus Basin: For only $259, you get slope access the rest of this season and all of next season at Bogus Basin.
BrundageAdults can save $150 and Families can save $300 on their 14/15 Winter Season Pass if they purchase by April 30.
Kelly Canyon:  Save $200 on a season pass for the 2014-15 season when you purchase by April 30.
Lookout Pass: Early Bird Season Pass Sale from March 1 through April 30 allows you to save up to 65% on 2014-15 season passes.
Pebble Creek: Ski all of March 2014 ABSOLUTELY FREE when you purchase your Pebble Creek 2014 -2015 Season Pass.
Schweitzer: Ski or board until the end of the season beginning March 10th for one low price of $99.  Sale starts March 1. Ski or board until the end of the season beginning March 10th for one low price.  $99 applies towards your 2014-15 season pass!
Silver Mt: Get the absolute best value of the year on your 2014-2015 season pass for Silver Mountain Resort. Adult Passes are just $289 and youth only $199 and loaded with these added benefits including skiing or riding the rest of the 2013-14 season for free, passes to Silver Rapids Waterpark and lodging discounts.  Purchase by April 30 for the greatest savings.
Soldier Mt: You only have until Feb 28 to get next year’s season passes now for only $229 adults and $129 youth.
Tamarack:  Buy a first time pass and ski the rest of this season and next for only $309.  Just want next season’s pass?  Pay only $279.

Looking for more deals?  Check out our hot deals page here…

2014-15 Early Season Pass Sales

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Right now is the BEST time to purchase your season passes for 2014-15 season.  Check them all out here!

Bogus Basin: For only $259, you get slope access the rest of this season and all of next season at Bogus Basin.
Brundage:  You have until Feb 27 to purchase your season pass with a $200 savings.
Kelly Canyon:  Ski the remainder of the 2013-14 season for FREE and enjoy the greatest savings on a season pass.
Pebble Creek: Ski all of March 2014 ABSOLUTELY FREE when you purchase your Pebble Creek 2014 -2015 Season Pass.
Schweitzer: Ski or board until the end of the season beginning March 10th for one low price of $99.  Sale starts March 1. Ski or board until the end of the season beginning March 10th for one low price
Silver Mt: 2014-2015 season passes go on sale Saturday March 1st at the absolute best value of the season. Buy yours starting March 1st and ski and ride free the rest of this season!
Soldier Mt: You only have until Feb 28 to get next year’s season passes now for only $229 adults and $129 youth.
Tamarack:  Buy a first time pass and ski the rest of this season and next for only $279

Looking for more deals?  Check out our hot deals page here…

Presidential Sized Adventure

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This President’s Weekend (February 15-17, 2014) don’t miss out on all of these great events!

Bogus Basin:
US Airbag Weekend: Feb 14-16
Mambo Rail Jam: Feb 16

Brundage:
February is Two for One Learn to Snowboard Month

Little Ski Hill
Bag of Tricks: Feb 15

Lookout Pass:
Toyota Ski Free Day: Feb 14
Mardi Gras Festival and Live Music: Feb 15-16

Lost Trail:
30th Annual Steak Fry and Boarder Cross: Feb 15

Pebble Creek:
Stacy’s Fun Race: Feb 15
Scouts Merit Badge Program: Feb 17

Schweitzer Resort:
Laser Hits: Feb 15
Rockin’ the 80’s Party: Feb 16

Silver Mt:
US Airbag Tour: Feb 14-17

Sun Valley:
Sweetheart Relay: Feb 15

Tamarack:
On Snow Demo Day: Feb 15-16

To learn more about each of these events, go to our website at SkiIdaho.us/Events.  We’ll see you on the slopes!

Ski Idaho with Your Sweetheart

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IDAHO SKI RESORTS OFFER ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE

 With majestic mountains, snow-covered forests and glistering alpine lakes, Idaho is an ideal destination for those seeking mid-winter romance and adventure. This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday and coincides with the start to President’s Week – a popular vacation travel period. So why not plan a romantic ski getaway? Head to Idaho in February and experience the wonders of winter with your sweetheart.  With the help of Ski Idaho’s member resorts, we’ve compiled an assortment of travel ideas to help get you in the mood for outdoor fun and excitement.  


Bogus Basin Ski Resort – Boise, Idaho

Grab your sweetheart and head for Bogus Basin, just 16 miles from bustling downtown Boise.  Open all day including night skiing until 10:00 pm on Valentine’s Day, or book a romantic sleigh ride at Bogus Creek Outfitters, featuring a Valentine’s champagne dinner ($87 per person). Popular nearby après ski dining options include 13th Street Pub and Grill and local microbrew pub Highlands Hollow.

Brundage Mountain Resort – McCall, Idaho

Experience the magic of McCall this Valentine’s Day at beautiful Brundage Mountain Resort.  Enjoy a day of sensational skiing, and then revel in romance with a cozy slope-side Prix Fixe Dinner at Smoky’s Bar & Grill. Menu highlights include seafood bouillabaisse, venison wellington and chocolate-raspberry bread pudding with whipped mascarpone. ($60 per couple; $85 with wine). Reservations required.

Kelly Canyon Ski Resort – Idaho Falls, Idaho

Located just 30 minutes from Idaho Falls, near the south fork of the Snake River, Kelly Canyon is a local favorite. The resort will be open Valentine’s Day for night skiing and offer two-for-one lift tickets. And since chocolate is a popular Valentine’s treat, don’t miss Kelly Canyon’s famous brownies, baked fresh daily and available in the mountainside restaurant.

Pomerelle Mountain Resort-Albion, Idaho

Love is in the air at Pomerelle with the Sweet Heart Deal.  Available on Friday, February 14 from 4pm-9pm for only $25 you’ll receive two night skiing lift passes, hot chocolate and sugar cookies.  So grab your sweetie, cozy up on the lift and make some turns in the snow this Valentine’ Day.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort – Sandpoint, Idaho

This year, Valentine’s Day coincides with the kick-off of Sandpoint’s popular Winter Carnival, which includes sleigh rides, ski-joring and a variety of fun activities for couples. On the mountain at Schweitzer, don’t miss the chance to take a romantic 15 minute ride up the Snowghost lift. You’ll be treated to spectacular views at the top and are almost guaranteed a sweet ride down.  The fun continues February 15 with a 7:00 pm musical laser light show to celebrate Schweitzer’s 50th Anniversary, and February 16 with a 1980’s theme party in Taps Lounge.

Tamarack Resort, Tamarack, Idaho

 Skiing, Flying and Speed Dating! Hit the slopes at Tamarack Resort for a day of romance and adventure.  Then, treat your sweetheart to sweeping views of the mountain and the surrounding Valley County area with a scenic helicopter ride. If you don’t have a sweetheart to celebrate with this year, there will be singles-only flights to encourage in-the-air love connections. 15 minute tours are $65 per person.  Info: alpineheliventures@gmail.com.

Sun Valley Resort – Sun Valley, Idaho

The Sun Valley region’s spectacular beauty and authentic ski town charm beckon visitors to experience snow-white winter romance under blue skies and the golden alpine sun. Skate with your sweetheart at the Sun Valley Lodge’s magical outdoor ice rink, or tackle the trails together on world famous Bald Mountain.  Sun Valley Resort restaurants offer a range of intimate dining options: dinner sleigh rides to the historic Trail Creek Cabin, a champagne and fondue luncheon at the Roundhouse, or a sumptuous Sunday Brunch in the elegant Lodge Dining Room. A special Valentine’s Package ($419) includes 2 nights lodging, massage, chocolates, and brunch for two.

Silver Mountain – Kellogg, Idaho

Nothing can be better than an amazing day on the slopes, a four course and an overnight stay that includes access to Idaho’s largest indoor water park.  Stay at Silver Mt Resort and the Morning Star Lodge for Valentine’s Day Weekend with their Ski, Surf and Splash package starting at only $86.75 per person per night based on 4 person occupancy in a deluxe studio. Includes lift tickets for a family of 4, plus unlimited access to Idaho’s largest indoor water park.  Want a more romantic scene, then book their Romance Package that includes chilled champagne or huckleberry wine, bath salts, sweetheart chocolates and more.  But be sure to make plans to dine at Noah’s with their incredible 4 course dinner for just $65.99 a couple on Valentine’s Day.

Ladies Only Events and Lessons

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Looking for something to do with your friends this winter?  Want to stay in shape?  Want to make new friends?  Whatever your reason, women’s only events, lessons and day’s out are a great way to polish up on your skills and have a great time.  Here’s a list of fun ladies only events at your Ski Idaho resorts.

Bogus:

VertiGals Nordic:
A women’s only group designed for all ability levels in a great social atmosphere. Lessons can be either skate or classic lessons! Rental Equipment is discounted if you enroll in the program and one can sign up weekly as a drop-in participant or the whole block of 10 Thursday morning lessons!  January 2-March 6.

Ladies Fitness Ski Training:
This weekly class held on Tuesday’s will help you improve your fitness level through skate skiing. The focus will be on strength, endurance and speed development. The session is very specific to training for intermediate and advanced skate skiers! You can sign up for monthly sessions in January or February, the whole block of 8 training sessions, or drop in if the program is not full!

VertiGals Alpine:
Meet on Wednesday’s at 9:45 a.m. on the snow in front of the J.R. Simplot Lodge, ready to go! This is a great way to make new friends and improve your alpine skills.

VertiGals Nordic Nights:
Throughout January on Wednesday night’s the Nordic Vertigals will hit the slopes at night.  Starting January 8 at 6:30pm, $60 rental and walk-in lessons! Every Wednesday night in January!

Brundage:

Brundage Betties Ski & Ride Club for Women:  
Explore the mountain, learn a little, and play a lot when you join our new ski & ride club for the season (or just try it for a day). Enjoy time on the snow with Brundage Mountain instructors, McCall Olympian Patty Boydstun-Hovdey, and other energetic women as we combine mild instruction with great energy to boost your confidence and fun. Learn more.

Diva’s Day- Feb 1, 2014
Grab some girlfriends and get away to Brundage Mountain. Saturday, we’re treating women aged 18 & up to $25 full-day lift tickets and free chair massages! We’ll wrap up the day with Her Happy Hour drink specials and a chance to win one of several fabulous spa treatments! For a true girlfriend getaway, consider staying through ‘Divas, don’t leave us’ Day on Sunday, February 2.

Diva’s Don’t Go - Feb 2, 2014
Women who show their 2/1/14 Diva Day lift ticket get today’s lift ticket for $25, too!

Lookout Pass:

Downhill Diva’s:
Meet Jan 10-March 21 on Friday’s from 9:30-noon.  $34 per session or $90 for 3 includes lesson and lift ticket.

Pebble Creek:

Women’s Edge Clinics:
Held in January and February on Wednesday’s.  A 3-week program designed exclusively for women. The goal is to increase your skill level, overcome fears and boost confidence while meeting new friends in a supportive social environment for $119/month session.  Includes clinics, lift tickets, rental equipment and apres ski gathering.

Pomerelle:

Ladies Day Program in January, February and March:
Held on Tuesday’s in January, February and March.  Includes 4 full day lift tickets, 4 1 1/2 hour clinics and 4 lunches for only $95.

 

5th & 6th Graders Ski or Ride Free

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If you have a 5th or 6th grader, be sure to enroll them TODAY  in our Ski or Ride Free Passport Program.  The 5th and 6th Grade Ski or Ride Free Passport Program allows your junior powder hound the chance to ski or ride for FREE 3 times in 5th grade and 2 times in 6th grade at each participating mountain during the 2013-14 season!  Click here to learn more and be sure to grab the online coupon code from our sponsors IDSaves.org where you can learn how to save on college for your student and save $5 on the registration fee.

Kids Ski FREE in Idaho

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Not only can 5th and 6th graders ski or ride for FREE in Idaho with our passport program, but many other kiddo’s can too!  Read below to see where you can take junior to the slopes for free this season!  Be sure to check websites for details and how to bring your junior skier or rider to the slopes this season.

Bald Mt: 5 and under free: http://skibaldmountain.com/rates.html

Bogus: 6 and under free and seniors over 70: http://www.bogusbasin.org/the-mountain/tickets/lift-ticket-prices.aspx

Brundage: 6 and under http://www.brundage.com/passes-tickets/daily-lift-ticket-prices/

Cottonwood Butte: 4 and under free: http://www.cottonwoodbutte.org/#!services

Grand Targhee: 5 and under free: http://www.grandtarghee.com/the-mountain/winter-rates/index.php

Kelly Canyon : 5 and under free http://www.skikelly.com/tickets-hours

Little Ski Hill: 4 and under free: http://littleskihill.info/hrs-prices/

Lookout Pass: 6 and under free: https://skilookout.com/lift-tickets

Lost Trail: 5 and under free: http://www.losttrail.com/2013-14-single-day-lift-pass-rates/

Magic Mt: 6 and under free: http://www.magicmountainresort.com/tickets.php

Pomerelle: 6 and under free with adult: http://www.pomerelle.com/lift-rates/index.htm

Schweitzer: 6 and under with adult: http://www.schweitzer.com/tickets-passes/lift-tickets/

Silver Mt:  6 and under free: http://www.silvermt.com/site_Activities/AC-Default.aspx?page=AC-Rates

Snowhaven: 6 and under are free: http://grangeville.us/snowhaven-ski-and-tubing-hill/ski-tickets-and-hours-of-operation/

Sun Valley: Kids 15 and under staying at the Sun Valley Resort ski for free during their stay with a parent.      http://www.sunvalley.com/tickets/lift-tickets/#/ksf/

Tamarack: 6 and under free and seniors over 70: http://tamarackidaho.com/winter_adventure/skiing_and_snowboarding/tickets_and_passes.php

If you have a 5th or 6th grader, be sure to enroll them in the Ski Free Passport Program where they can ski or ride at each participating resorts for FREE 3 times in 5th grade and 2 times in 6th grade (be sure to check details for participating mountains, blackout dates and other details as they differs for each program).

Brundage Mountain Opens Friday!

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BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN OPENS FRIDAY

 McCall, IDBrundage Mountain Resort is pleased to announce that it will open for winter operations on Friday, December 20th.

Current snow depths range from 12” at the base to 28” inches at the summit, which will allow the mountain to open for the 2013/14 season.

Brundage plans to operate the Easy Street Lift, the Blue Bird Quad and the Centennial Triple Chair on Friday, December 20th. Visitors can enjoy a discounted $36 all-mountain lift ticket on opening day or purchase a $15 ticket for Easy Street only.

“Favorable temperatures this week have consolidated our snow base nicely, so we have just what we need to start running Friday,” said resort spokesperson, April Whitney.

“We’re also seeing encouraging signs in the forecast which leads us to believe we may be able to open more terrain very soon,” added Whitney.

The National Weather Service is predicting 1-2” of snow Wednesday night, with another 5-11” possible by Saturday morning. Updates on additional terrain and lift operations will be made as warranted at www.brundage.com.

A link to the pinpoint forecast is available on the snow report page: http://www.brundage.com/the-mountain/snow-report/

Brundage Mountain managers want visitors to be aware that early season conditions exist, off-trail riding is not advised at this point, and that visitors need to obey closures and markings for their own safety. Guests are also encouraged to check the grooming report daily for changes to normal grooming patterns.

Light Up the Night Party Set for Saturday

 Brundage Mountain’s annual holiday party is set for this Saturday. The “Light Up the Night” event will feature a bonfire, beer garden, torchlight parade, tree lighting and a slope-side fireworks show. Smoky’s Bar & Grill will be open late with a special menu for Light Up the Night guests. Live music will be provided for guests who choose to purchase tickets for a special holiday sit-down dinner right after the light show.

Full details are available at: http://www.brundage.com/event/light-night/

Sledding is For Everyone!

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Sledding isn’t just for little kids.  Although perfect for families looking to be outside, it’s also great for teens, adults and grandparents!  So why not make plans to grab a group of friends or families and head to your local resort for some serious tubing fun!  Here’s the goods on your Ski Idaho Resort tubing hills:

Bogus Basin (Boise):

The Pepsi Goldrush Tubing Hill is where you can experience an 800 foot downhill slide, then take a leisurely ride back up the mountain on a lift served rope tow.  More…

Grand Targhee (outside of Driggs):

Tubing is a blast and is one of our most popular family activities for all ages! Enjoy the thrilling rides and convenience of our Papoose Conveyor Lift which will whisk you back up to the top of the hill.  More…

Schweitzer (Sandpoint):

Hermits Hollow Tubing is 2 lanes of sliding fun that stretch over 100 yards.  Then sit back and relax as you get pulled back up to the top!  More…

Silver Mt (Kellogg):

There’s no hiking back to the top thanks to our moving carpet that effortlessly whisks you and your snow tube back to the top for another run in one of their four lanes.  More…

Snowhaven Tubing Hill (Grangeville):

Snowhaven is the place for family fun without the crowds.  This tubing hill features a 150 foot vertical drop and two lanes for 1100 feet.  Plus the hill is lift serviced. More…

Sun Valley Resort (Sun Valley):

Dollar Mountain is the home of the Tubing Hill. Rubber meets the snow in three 600-ft. lanes. The Park is located by the Half-Dollar Lift and is serviced by a new 400-ft surface lift. New customized tubes are used for rides offering nearly 100 ft. of vertical.  More…

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