Silver mtn has some good skiing and riding. It is not crowded most of the time. I would NOT recommend this Mtn. There is no lift maintenance since Idaho has no regulation to require it. Silver Mtn is a when it breaks we patch it (sometimes) operation with the that's good enough attitude towards the equipment. If that lift had come down during operating hours people would have died. How long before that 20 plus year old gondola comes crashing down? Why risk your life on old broken lifts when there are other mountains that want more than just your dollar?