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Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg

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Mountain Ski Area
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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  • Such a great venue! The FlowRider Suf machine is awesome as well. Great place to snowboard/ski. The resort is very cool cabin feel. very clean.  more »
  • We brought our 14 year old grandson here to learn to ski. The introduction package was brilliant value at $126 each for three days of ski hire and lessons The ski instructor Mark has been absolutely f...  more »
  • We enjoyed the 20 min. gondola ride through beautiful mountain canyons. The gondola staff kept things moving and got us loaded and unloaded easily with no stress. Literally walk out of the lodge and s...  more »
  • Great spring skiing. Not crowded the middle of March 2017. The mountain is well groomed with plenty of variable terrain. The staff were all helpful and the instructors did a great job with both snowboard and skiing students. Prices are just right.
  • Fantastic for skiers, boarders, tubers and mountain bikers. New owners are making it better every day.
  • High quality lodging (high price to go with it). Staff is great, very helpful. Great facility. Kids LOVE the water park. Very convenient to the ski area!
  • A very nice place to stay quite expensive in the winter but, nice place during march an the gondolas and amazing and fun to gi up and bike around on the mountain, The water park as many people we asked is "Epic" and "One of the best places I've ever been to have fun" or "Awesome". Many people like to stay here but, it is not ever that crowed, I do feel that some improvements could be made in places. The staff are very nice Especially the front desk helpers at the hotels(Sam and Josh are some of the best staff at a holtel I've ever met). Most staff can be helpful life guards are strict but, there just jeeping us safe! There are rooftop and ground level hottubs in the holtels and the hotels are easy to find my way thought. In fact my godfather likes the place to much he might just buy it! So, overall the Silver Mountain Resort is a good place for friends and family to stay, ski, bike, swim, soak, exercise, AND MORE! I think most will enjoy The Resort. -Thank you to josh and Sam for he long take picture's and being to great!
  • Other than being a little small a fun place to go when you want out in the north idaho winter. Has great attractions and plenty to do.