Idaho is a likely place to ski, but not surf. Yet Silver Mountain offers slopes for skiing or snowboarding as well as waves for surfing.

Silver Mountain Resort spreads runs across two mountains with 1,600 acres of skiing. You can weave through the trees or tackle long open slopes with views northward.

At the base of Silver Mountain’s gondola, the Silver Rapids indoor water park packs in slides, surf waves, lagoons, play pools, and hot tubs for family fun after skiing. With the water park open into the early evening, kids can burn off more energy.

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Silver Rapids at Silver Mountain Resort features slides and a river ride. Photo courtesy of Silver Mountain Resort.

Families can get a lodging package that bundles up a day of skiing with water park fun and condominium accommodations in Morning Star Lodge. Packages for a deluxe studio start at $83 per person per night based on two adults and two youth.

Non-skiers can also enjoy a package that combines lodging with Silver Rapids play and snow tubing. The tubing hill, which is open on weekends and holidays, sits at the top of the gondola. Weekend packages start at $69 per person based on quad occupancy.

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Lodging at Silver Mountain Resort is in Morning Star Lodge. Photo courtesy of Silver Mountain Resort.

Silver Mountain Resort is easy to reach. The base area sits right on I-90 east of Coeur D’Alene. Morning Star Lodge and Silver Rapids comprise the base area. The resort’s gondola hauls skiers, snowboarders, and snow tubers up the three-mile gondola ride to access the slopes.

For more information on lodging packages, check here.