We spoke to plenty of skiers on our trip who have skied all over the country. Each year they return to the Gem State as they have that blissful ski experience they desire on fantastic runs with great powder, but without the intense crowds of the snow destinations in the surrounding states.Here are a few reasons we love Idaho in the winter.
In Idaho, the ski season typically begins in mid/late-November, nudging into spring with a finish in mid-April to early May. That means even fewer crowds, more affordable prices, and warmer day temperatures (but still plenty of snow).
From lodging, to lessons, ski rentals and lift tickets, Idaho offers more affordable prices to their Rocky Mountain rival resorts in other states. Some resorts, like Lookout Pass also have free ski school for kids.