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Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg

Categories: Mountains, Ski Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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3.8/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Silver Mountain Resort is a ski resort in the western United States, located in the Silver Valley region in the Idaho Panhandle, just south of Kellogg and Interstate 90 in Shoshone County. Originally opened as "Jackass Ski Bowl" in January 1968 on Wardner Peak, it was renamed "Silverhorn" in 1973 following an ownership change. With planned improvements, most notably the gondola from the city of Kellogg and expansion on Kellogg Peak, the name was changed to "Silver Mountain" in the summer of 1989.HistoryJackass Ski BowlJackass Ski Bowl, near Wardner, was constructed in the summer of 1967 on lands leased from the Bunker Hill Mining Company. It was named for Noah Kellogg's borrowed ore-discovering donkey (Jenny) of 1885. The ski area began operations in January 1968 and the first seasons were promising, with plans for lift expansion and a 1971 season that extended to mid-May. But the next two years of poor skiing weather caused the operation to fall into financial difficulty. Following its sixth season, its assets were liquidated in a foreclosure sale by the SBA in August 1973 in Wallace, and were purchased by the Bunker Hill Co. for $100,100.
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  • Went up to go hiking, drink, and hanging out with friends and family. Beautiful from the top. Not many people hanging around for a weekend. Employees super nice. Cool area! Hidden gem for sure. 
  • The staff turns over so often you are never sure what the quality of service or of food is going to be. Often, i have had bartenders who seem to think they are some type of floor show that I came in t...  read more »
  • This is a fun gondola ride. A relaxing ride to the top. Beautiful views. The down side is that the widows on the gondola cars are extremely scratched from years of being banged by snowboards and skis....  read more »
  • Could have a few more trails. Signage for finding the backside chairlift and whether or not it's open eluded me this last trip, so my run selection was even shorter. Parking is fantastic and it's a quaint little town it's in! It's an interesting experience to have almost Spring weather at the bottom and still good snow at the top; as well as being secluded from the actual hillside when you first get there. Gondola ride to access parking lot is both good and bad. Gives you time to relax, but it's also long enough that it's kind of a hassle if you are just making a quick trip. Definitely makes you plan accordingly!
  • Love this place. We are always treated well and there is so much to do at the resort and near by. Thanks for the great week!!
  • These guys are getting down to business on trail building. If rough steep and rowdy is your thing there are plenty of opportunities for you.
  • Silver Mountain has a great housekeeping skills they are the best crew that ever meet the coffee is greatest compliment their friendly staff and environment
  • Our room was on the small side but very nice otherwise. The staff was friendly and check-in was quick.
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