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 a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Kelly Canyon Resort around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
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, 1.0 square miles, or 2.6 square kilometers.
Kelly Canyon Resort's slopes see on average 200 inches (5.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet every year!
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.
Kelly Canyon Resort Difficulty Level
38.4out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
Skiable Terrain 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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 33% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 67%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Monteview, ID.
Monteview, ID 83435 USA
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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 Airport||IDA||Idaho Falls, ID||53 mi|
|Pocatello Regional Airport||PIH||Pocatello, ID||85 mi|
|Friedman Memorial Airport||SUN||Hailey, ID||91 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.
|Maverick Mountain||Polaris, MT||8,820 ft||52%||93 mi|
Kelly Canyon Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||6,600 ft|
|Base Elevation||5,600 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,000 ft|
(33% Beginner, 42% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||200 inches|