Lookout Pass Ski Area

Riding the Hiawatha Trail near Lookout Pass
Riding the Hiawatha Trail near Lookout Pass

Lookout Pass Ski Area is on the crest of the Bitterroot Range, the border between Idaho and Montana. Lookout Pass Ski Area is immediately adjacent to Interstate 90. It snows early and often here, a fine, light powder that is magical to ski in. Lookout Pass has operated a free Ski School for Children for more than 60 years. The B-52 Terrain Park offers banks, huge launches and a 1,111-foot-long natural quarter-pipe.

In the summer, Lookout Pass also sees significant traffic as it's one of the prime staging areas for folks biking the Hiawatha Trail: a route that follows the abandoned railroad trackbed from St. Regis, Montana to Pearson, Idaho.

Quick Facts about Lookout Pass Ski Area

Nearest City: Mullan
Season: Late November to early April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Wednesdays through Mondays
Lifts: 4
* 3 double chairs
* 1 rope tow
Snowmaking: No
Night skiing: No
Base Elevation: 4,500 ft
Top Elevation: 5,650 ft
Vertical Rise: 1,150 ft
Skiable Terrain: 540 Acres
Average Annual Snowfall: 400 inches
Terrain Parks: 2
Number of Trails: 34
Trail Classifications:
Beginner: 20%
More Difficult: 50%
Most Difficult: 20%
Experts Only: 10%
Longest Run: 1.5 miles
Lookout Pass
Lookout Pass
Lookout Pass
Upper photo courtesy of the Idaho Department of Tourism
Ski Trails Maps courtesy of Lookout Pass Ski Area