We visited the area and stayed in Kellogg accommodations and found things surprisingly spendy for a small town in Idaho with very little to offer in terms of restaurants, pubs, nightlife, etc. Silver’s small “village” at the gondola base area is limited, and what’s offered there is about all there is to do in Kellogg. Don’t waste your time venturing out. As for the mountain and skiing, we went to catch the gondola on Thursday, 1/10/08 only to find out that the mountain was closed down due to wind. Staff suggested we visit Lookout Pass located about 20 miles away. Things can be tricky in the mountains, but it sure didn’t seem very windy to us. We chose not to go to Lookout Pass, but those we spoke with later said they had a great day there, and we wished in hindsight that went along because there was nothing else to do for the day in Kellogg except visit a nearby Wal Mart. Oh joy! We skied the next two days at Silver and found good snow. Overall, we found that this small, low elevation resort that to have limited vertical and did not measure up to its relatively high costs for lodging, lift tickets, meals, and accommodations. We have found far better values at similar sized resorts in Washington, Utah, Idaho, and BC.