Silver Mountain Ski Resort

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

Silver Mountain 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.

Silver Mountain is a part of the Powder Alliance pass network. This pass allows you to buy a season ticket at your home slope, then be able to use it to ski up to three free days at the rest of the participating resorts.

Silver Mountain Lodging:

Silver Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Silver Mountain has a total of 80 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,600 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 648 hectares, 3 square miles, or 6 square kilometers.

Silver Mountain's slopes see on average 292 inches (115 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 24 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,600(6 km2)
Annual Snowfall
292"(115 cm)

Silver Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Silver Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 6,300 feet, or 1,920 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,100 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,200 feet (671 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Silver 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
6,300'(1,920 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,200'(671 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,100'(1,250 m)

Silver Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
58.4out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Silver Mountain's difficulty level of 58.4 is above average. 80% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


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

Silver Mountain has 1,600 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Silver Mountain's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 40% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 40% as expert.
20%(320 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
40%(640 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
40%(640 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 Silver Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Silver Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 60% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Silver Mountain Ski Resort Location

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

Kellogg, ID 83837 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
48.96000, -116.74000

Getting to Silver Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Silver Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 48.96000, -116.74000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Kellogg, 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 Silver Mountain Ski Resort.

Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB191 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 Silver Mountain.

Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional AirportYCGCastlegar, BC47 mi
Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International AirportYXCCranbrook, BC62 mi
Spokane International AirportGEGSpokane, WA99 mi

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

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Salmo Ski HillSalmo, BC3,100 ft33%30 mi
WhitewaterNelson, BC6,567 ft62%38 mi
Schweitzer MountainSandpoint, ID6,400 ft67%43 mi
Turner MountainLibby, MT5,952 ft68%43 mi
RED MountainRossland, BC6,807 ft70%50 mi
Echo ValleyColville, WA3,900 ft48%58 mi
49 Degrees NorthChewelah, WA5,774 ft49%59 mi
KimberleyKimberly, BC6,500 ft60%60 mi
Mt. SpokaneMead, WA5,889 ft49%73 mi
Summit Lake Ski AreaNakusp, BC3,018 ft11%92 mi

Silver Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation6,300 ft
Base Elevation4,100 ft
Vertical Drop2,200 ft
(20% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  40% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,600
Avg. Annual Snowfall292 inches
Silver Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats