Lookout Pass ski area, Bitterroot Range, Idaho, Management Description
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|| ||Lookout Pass ski area Management Says:|
Lookout Pass is the original Idaho ski area having documented skiing and a home made rope tow in
1935. The local ski pioneers chose Lookout Pass because of the abundant snowfall and excellent snow quality which they could access by jumping on the Northern Pacific railcars as they proceeded east from the mining towns of Wallace and Mullan, Idaho. These ski adventurers would hop off the railcars at the summit and utilize
a highway storage shed as a warming hut
that they nicknamed ''Buzzards Roost''. |
Lookout Pass has operated every winter season since 1935 and has a
reputation for legendary powder, earliest openings, and longest season in the region.
|Average snowfall is 400'' of light Northern Rockies snow. The ''Affordable Family Ski Area'' has recently received a major expansion approval and has initiated the first three phases of a five phase Master Development Plan.|| ||
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|These outdoors activities are available near Lookout Pass ski area.|
| ||Ski Areas Near Lookout Pass ski area:|
Silver Mountain, Idaho
, 31 miles away|
2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
45% Expert & Adv.
Turner Mountain, Montana
, 54 miles away|
2110 foot drop, 1 lifts, 20 runs
70% Expert & Adv.
, 77 miles away|
2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
40% Expert & Adv.
Blacktail Mountain, Montana
, 95 miles away|
1440 foot drop, 4 lifts, 24 runs
15% Expert & Adv.
Mt. Spokane, Washington
, 99 miles away|
2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
45% Expert & Adv.
| ||Whitewater Near Lookout Pass ski area:|
St. Joe River - North Fork, Shoshone
, 6 miles away, Class III - 10 miles long (Loop Creek to St. Joe Confluence)|
Coeur d' Alene River - South Fork, Shoshone
, 7 miles away, Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Mullan to Wallace)|
St. Joe River - Skookum Canyon, Shoshone
, 11 miles away, Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Turner Creek to Packsaddle Creek)|