Snowhaven is a ski area located in the state of Idaho in USA. The resort is in the town of Grangeville, ID.
We recently ranked all of Idaho's ski resorts, so you can see where Snowhaven stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Snowhaven is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket 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 work with Snowhaven. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Snowhaven's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Snowhaven around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Snowhaven Terrain Overview
Snowhaven has a total of 9 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Snowhaven is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 40 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 16 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Snowhaven's slopes see on average 60 inches (1.5 meters) of snowfall a year.
Snowhaven has a summit elevation of 5,600 feet, or 1,707 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,200 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 400 feet (122 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Snowhaven'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.
Snowhaven Difficulty Level
10.3out of 100
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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
Snowhaven has 40 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Snowhaven is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 75% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 25% trails are rated as intermediate.
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 Snowhaven good for beginners?
Snowhaven is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 75% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Snowhaven is located in the state of Idaho, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Grangeville, ID.
Grangeville, ID 83530 USA
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Getting to Snowhaven
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Snowhaven), its coordinates of 45.87000, -116.09000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Grangeville, 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 Snowhaven.
|Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport||LWS||Lewiston, ID||56 mi|
|Pullman Moscow Regional Airport||PUW||Pullman/Moscow, WA||78 mi|
|Walla Walla Regional Airport||ALW||Walla Walla, WA||107 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Snowhaven, 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 Snowhaven.
|Cottonwood Butte||Cottonwood, ID||5,565 ft||46%||22 mi|
|Brundage Mountain||New Meadows, ID||7,640 ft||45%||57 mi|
|Little Ski Hill||McCall, ID||5,700 ft||30%||65 mi|
|Tamarack Resort||Tamarak, ID||7,700 ft||65%||65 mi|
|Soldier Mountain||Stanley, ID||7,150 ft||41%||94 mi|
Snowhaven Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,600 ft|
|Base Elevation||5,200 ft|
|Vertical Drop||400 ft|
(75% Beginner, 25% Intermediate, 0% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||60 inches|