Lookout Pass Ski Resort

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

Lookout Pass 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 Lookout Pass Ski Resort.

Lookout Pass Lodging:

Lookout Pass Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Lookout Pass has a total of 34 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 540 acres, Lookout Pass Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 219 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
540(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Lookout Pass Ski Resort Elevation

Lookout Pass Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 5,650 feet, or 1,722 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,500 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,150 feet (351 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Lookout Pass'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
5,650'(1,722 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,150'(351 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,500'(1,372 m)

Lookout Pass Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
43.9out of 100
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Lookout Pass 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 80% 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

Lookout Pass has 540 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Lookout Pass is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
20%(108 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
50%(270 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
30%(162 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 Lookout Pass Ski Resort good for beginners?

Lookout Pass 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 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Lookout Pass Ski Resort Location

Lookout Pass Ski Resort is located in the state of Idaho, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Mullan, ID.

Mullan, ID 83846 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
47.47000, -115.69000

Getting to Lookout Pass Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Lookout Pass Ski Resort), its coordinates of 47.47000, -115.69000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Mullan, 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 Lookout Pass.

Pullman Moscow Regional AirportPUWPullman/Moscow, WA83 mi
Missoula International AirportMSOMissoula, MT84 mi
Spokane International AirportGEGSpokane, WA87 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Lookout Pass 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 Lookout Pass Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Blacktail MountainLakeside, MT6,780 ft42%72 mi
Mt. SpokaneMead, WA5,889 ft49%74 mi
Schweitzer MountainSandpoint, ID6,400 ft67%74 mi
Turner MountainLibby, MT5,952 ft68%79 mi
Montana SnowbowlMissoula, MT7,600 ft69%85 mi

Lookout Pass Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation5,650 ft
Base Elevation4,500 ft
Vertical Drop1,150 ft
(20% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres540
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Lookout Pass Ski Resort Mountain Stats