Bald Mountain Ski Resort

Bald Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Idaho in USA. The resort is in the town of Ketchum, ID. We recently ranked all of Idaho's ski resorts, so you can see where Bald Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Bald Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Bald Mountain Ski Resort.

Bald Mountain Lodging:

Bald Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Bald Mountain has a total of 35 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 360 acres, Bald Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 146 hectares, 1 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
360(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Bald Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Bald Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,400 feet, or 1,341 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,716 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 684 feet (208 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Bald Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
4,400'(1,341 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
684'(208 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,716'(1,133 m)

Bald Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
39.8out of 100
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Bald Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Bald Mountain has 360 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Bald Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
25%(90 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
40%(144 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
35%(126 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Bald Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Bald Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Bald Mountain Ski Resort Location

Bald Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Idaho, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Ketchum, ID.

Ketchum, ID 83226 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.37000, -114.35000

Getting to Bald Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Bald Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.37000, -114.35000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Ketchum, ID to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Bald Mountain.

Friedman Memorial AirportSUNHailey, ID60 mi
Boise AirportBOIBoise, ID108 mi
Idaho Falls Regional AirportIDAIdaho Falls, ID128 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Bald Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Bald Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Soldier MountainStanley, ID7,150 ft39%43 mi
Sun ValleyKetchum, ID9,150 ft59%47 mi
Kelly Canyon ResortMonteview, ID6,600 ft37%83 mi
Maverick MountainPolaris, MT8,820 ft59%95 mi
Bogus BasinBoise, ID7,590 ft58%96 mi
Little Ski HillMcCall, ID5,700 ft28%97 mi
BrundageNew Meadows, ID7,640 ft44%99 mi

Bald Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation4,400 ft
Base Elevation3,716 ft
Vertical Drop684 ft
(25% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Skiable Acres360
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Bald Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats