Magic Mountain Ski Resort

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

Magic 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 Magic Mountain Ski Resort.

Magic Mountain Lodging:

Magic Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Magic Mountain has a total of 11 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Magic Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 120 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 49 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
120(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Magic Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Magic Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,240 feet, or 2,207 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,500 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 740 feet (226 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Magic 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
7,240'(2,207 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
740'(226 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,500'(1,981 m)

Magic Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
43out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Magic 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 70% 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

Magic Mountain has 120 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Magic Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
30%(36 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
25%(30 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
45%(54 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 Magic Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Magic 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 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Magic Mountain Ski Resort Location

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

Kimberly, ID 83341 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.20000, -114.41000

Getting to Magic Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Magic Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 42.20000, -114.41000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Kimberly, 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 large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Magic Mountain Ski Resort.

Salt Lake City International AirportSLCSalt Lake City, UT159 mi

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 Magic Mountain.

Joslin Field Magic Valley Regional AirportTWFTwin Falls, ID20 mi
Friedman Memorial AirportSUNHailey, ID90 mi
Pocatello Regional AirportPIHPocatello, ID104 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Magic 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 Magic Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Pomerelle MountainAlbion, ID9,000 ft36%42 mi

Magic Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation7,240 ft
Base Elevation6,500 ft
Vertical Drop740 ft
(30% Beginner,  25% Intermediate,  45% Expert)
Skiable Acres120
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Magic Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats