Once the snow is gone, a whole new landscape of two-wheeled summer fun opens up in Idaho. Whether it’s a beautiful ride along the Route of the Hiawatha, ripping some epic lift-served downhill, or something in between, you’ll find it here. In fact, eleven of our ski areas offer countless miles of summertime mountain biking with nine offering loads of lift-served singletrack for all skill levels. And many have new trails opening this year, including Silver Mountain’s “Ghost Pepper” jump trail, Bogus Basin’s “Sunday Stroll” cross-country trail, and Grand Targhee’s “Nice Marmot” downhill flow trail, just to name a few.
All that said, mountain biking is just the beginning of a Ski Idaho Summer. At the end of the day, there are plenty of places to stay and play after the riding is done. Depending on your destination, you can enjoy on-site lodging, bars and restaurants. And summer activities are in no short supply throughout the season with zipline tours, live music, beer and wine festivals, hiking, and even whitewater rafting. Plus, many of our mountains are within driving distance of surrounding cities in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming and Utah for even more adventure.
Click on over to skiidaho.us for an early season update to what Idaho ski areas are offering to help you plan your next summer getaway. And be sure to check your destination for a full listing of post-ride activities and events.