- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All-Mtn. Terrain 4
- Terrain Park 4
- Nightlife 2
Pros: Awesome snow, no waiting in the lift line.
Cons: High ticket prices...Just kidding!
Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Feb 1, 2011
To boast zero manmade snow is a brave thing to do these days in the ski industry, but make no mistake, Soldier Mountain is worth boasting about. The fact that there is no snowmaking at Soldier bolsters their claim to be “Southern Idaho’s premier powder experience”. With 1,150 skiable acres and some of the best backcountry skiing and cat-skiing (Author’s note: Their cat-skiing operation is down for the 2010/2011 season but they hope to have it up and running again next season.) in Idaho, Fairfield’s Soldier has provided even long-time Sun Valley locals some of their best powder turns ever. Two lifts service the pretty epic glades, bowls, and 15 groomed runs with names like “Shoo Bop Drop” and “Wang Dang Doodle." And if a sense of humor, and a reputation for good skiing and good vibes wasn’t enough to get to you Fairfield, their “Thrifty Thursday” deal, which offers two-for-one lift tickets on Thursdays, must just do it. Open Thursdays to Sundays