Lift ticket price: $56-61 for skiing, snowboarding, $18 for sightseeing
Top elevation: 6,297 ft, Kellogg Peak
Base elevation: 4,100 ft, Lowest lift served point (chair 4)
Vertical Terrain: 2,197 ft
Gondola, village base: 2,300 ft
Skiable area: 1,600 acres
Longest run: Centennial Trail, 2.5 miles (4.0 km)
1 quad chairlift
2 surface tows
Snowfall: 300 in (760 cm)
Night skiing: 8 runs - (chair #2)
The Mountain Haus Gondola Terminal is a full service lodge equipped with a bar/restaurant, food court, lockers, bathrooms, pro shop, and rental facility, along with some great mountain top views!
All photos taken at Silver Mt. Idaho, Copyright Snow Life LLC
NORTH AMERICA'S LONGEST LIFT RIDE:
Silver Mountain's city to summit gondola
Silver Mountain in Kellogg, Idaho boasts North America's longest gondola.
The ride starts in the village at the base of Silver Mountain at an elevation of 2,300 feet. Once aboard, a 19 minute, 3.1 mile ride gets you 3,400 vertical feet higher, to an elevation of 5,700 feet at the Mountain Haus terminal on Kellogg Peak.
Silver Mountain, and the town of Kellogg Idaho are pretty cool places to visit if you ever have the chance! Once you've rode the longest lift in North America, the views and terrain at the top do not disappoint!
Silver Mountain, once called Jackass Ski Bowl, broke ground on the 8 million dollar gondola in 1989 on approval from the city. Silver Mountain is usually open for skiing and snowboarding from late November to Mid April, then re-opens in the Summer for downhill mountain biking and sightseeing.