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Soldier Mountain in Idaho Offers Cat Skiing and World-Class Snow This Winter

Last updated September 23, 2021 by Mariah Hebbeln

If you’ve heard it once, you’ll hear it again. Idaho LOVES to be outdoors! With mountains, lakes, rivers, and trails seemingly right in our backyards, it’s no wonder Idaho is one of the most active states in the entire country. Soldier Mountain offers southern Idaho some of the best skiing and snowboarding runs and is only a two-hour drive from the Treasure Valley.

Winter Activities at Soldier Mountain

Located in the Sawtooth National Forest area, the snow falls hard.

Here are a few facts that are sure to impress about Soldier Mountain:

  • Its summit tops out at 7,177 feet
  • The High Trail Lift gives you 876 feet of vertical drop
  • The Bird’s Eye Lift gives 599 feet of vertical drop
  • The Coral Magic Carpet gives you 300 feet to descend 50 vertical feet.
  • You can rent the ENTIRE Soldier Mountain Resort for a day

Formerly owned by Bruce Willis, Soldier Mountain puts snow enthusiasts in the heart of some of Idaho’s best scenery. Being able to operate in union with the US Forest Service in the Sawtooth area, there is an additional 2,000 acres of backcountry terrain to explore.

Cat skiing is an unbeatable experience offered by Soldier Mountain to get the biggest of outdoor lovers into some of the wildest snow available. Access to this private powder costs as little as $349 per seat. If you’re looking to extend your trip and spend a night or two skiing and living it up in the backcountry, a private yurt rental is available for reservation. Expert skiers looking for the next best excursion will love this!

Soldier Mountain Cat Skiing Trips
Soldier Mountain Cat Skiing Trips

Transported in a large Snowcat, or a bus with treads, you or your group are expertly guided into the depths of the Sawtooth backcountry. Once you arrive, you will be guided through the untouched powder by a professional guide. They will help you find and navigate a unique path through the snow. The skiable area has three different bowls, each with its own big open lines, rolling glades, steep trees, and extreme chutes. If the conditions are perfect, the skiing from Peak 2 allows for some of the steepest terrains of any backcountry operation in Idaho.

There’s no need to fret about purchasing backcountry gear before your trip. The team at Soldier Mountain wants to assure that you have an unforgettable cat skiing trip, your purchase of a seat reservation will include a transceiver, backpack, shovel, and probe. These are essential pieces of equipment required by the resort to be on hand. If you have your own gear, you are welcome to bring it along and have it approved by your guide.

So gather your group of expert skiers or catch a seat and make some new ones. You aren’t going to want to miss this backcountry experience if you’re a true lover of the snowy outdoors!

Soldier Mountain Cat Skiing Trips
Soldier Mountain Cat Skiing Trips

Corporate Passes Unlock A Whole New Work Perk

Getting up to the mountain and saving some cash just became a whole lot easier. With a Corporate Season Pass at Soldier Mountain, your business can purchase a season’s worth of snow access. When an employee would like to use the pass, it is simply transferred to their name.

Purchase Your Season Passes: Soldier Mountain Tickets and Passes

The Fun Never Stops at Soldier Mountain

With plenty of winter activities, you can keep the energy alive in the summer with their downhill mountain biking trails, forest frisbee golf course, and restaurant & bar. Soldier Mountain is also a stunning wedding venue for celebrations being held in the summer, spring, or fall. The scenery is unbeatable year-round!

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