Soldier Mountain Ski Resort

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Soldier Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Idaho in USA. The resort is in the town of Stanley, ID.

We recently ranked all of Idaho's ski resorts, so you can see where Soldier Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Soldier 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.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Soldier Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Soldier Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview

Soldier Mountain has a total of 36 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,150 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 465 hectares, 2 square miles, or 5 square kilometers.

Soldier Mountain's slopes see on average 450 inches (137 m) of snowfall a year. That is almost 37 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,150(5 km2)
Annual Snowfall
450"(13,716 cm)

Soldier Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Soldier Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,150 feet, or 2,179 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,740 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,410 feet (430 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Soldier 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
7,150'(2,179 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,410'(430 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
5,740'(1,749 m)

Soldier Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
39.2out of 100
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Soldier 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 75% 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.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Soldier Mountain has 1,150 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Soldier Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
Green Circle
25%(288 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
60%(690 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
15%(173 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 Soldier Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Soldier 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 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Soldier Mountain Ski Resort Location

Soldier Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Idaho, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Stanley, ID.

Stanley, ID 83278 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.71000, -115.09000

Getting to Soldier Mountain Mountain Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Soldier Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.71000, -115.09000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Stanley, 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 Soldier Mountain.

Friedman Memorial AirportSUNHailey, ID92 mi
Boise AirportBOIBoise, ID97 mi
Lewiston Nez Perce County AirportLWSLewiston, ID148 mi

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

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Bald MountainKetchum, ID4,400 ft40%43 mi
Little Ski HillMcCall, ID5,700 ft28%55 mi
BrundageNew Meadows, ID7,640 ft44%56 mi
TamarackTamarak, ID7,700 ft66%66 mi
Sun ValleyKetchum, ID9,150 ft59%79 mi
Bogus BasinBoise, ID7,590 ft58%82 mi
SnowhavenGrangeville, ID5,600 ft10%94 mi

Soldier Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation7,150 ft
Base Elevation5,740 ft
Vertical Drop1,410 ft
(25% Beginner,  60% Intermediate,  15% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,150
Avg. Annual Snowfall450 inches
Soldier Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.