Kelly Canyon Resort

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

Kelly Canyon Resort 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 Kelly Canyon Resort.

Kelly Canyon Resort Lodging:

Kelly Canyon Resort Terrain Overview

Kelly Canyon Resort has a total of 51 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 640 acres, Kelly Canyon Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 259 hectares, 1 square miles, or 3 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
640(3 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Kelly Canyon Resort Elevation

Kelly Canyon Resort has a summit elevation of 6,600 feet, or 2,012 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,000 feet (305 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Kelly Canyon Resort'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
6,600'(2,012 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,000'(305 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
5,600'(1,707 m)

Kelly Canyon Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
36.9out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Kelly Canyon Resort 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 67% 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

Kelly Canyon Resort has 640 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Kelly Canyon Resort is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 33% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 67%.
33%(211 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
42%(269 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
25%(160 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 Kelly Canyon Resort good for beginners?

Kelly Canyon Resort 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 67% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Kelly Canyon Resort Location

Kelly Canyon Resort is located in the state of Idaho, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Monteview, ID.

Monteview, ID 83435 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.14000, -112.70000

Getting to Kelly Canyon Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Kelly Canyon Resort), its coordinates of 44.14000, -112.70000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Monteview, 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 Kelly Canyon Resort.

Idaho Falls Regional AirportIDAIdaho Falls, ID53 mi
Pocatello Regional AirportPIHPocatello, ID85 mi
Friedman Memorial AirportSUNHailey, ID91 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Kelly Canyon 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 Kelly Canyon Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Maverick MountainPolaris, MT8,820 ft59%93 mi

Kelly Canyon Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation6,600 ft
Base Elevation5,600 ft
Vertical Drop1,000 ft
(33% Beginner,  42% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres640
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Kelly Canyon Resort Mountain Stats