Have you ever been skiing in two states and in two time zones on a single run? If you’ve been to Lookout Pass, you have. Lookout Pass straddles the Idaho-Montana border, and is expanding from 560 skiable acres to nearly double that area.
In the winter of 1935-36, some enterprising powder hounds built a rope tow powered by the engine from an abandoned car, and Lookout Pass was born. Five years later Lookout Pass’ free ski school began, and is still going strong, powered by volunteers. In 1941, Lookout Pass Ski Lodge was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and is the second oldest ski lodge in the Northwest (Oregon’s Timberline Lodge is the oldest). The rest is history.
Fast forward to the present. This season, skiers can enjoy breathtaking views on the new Eagle Peak Quad Chairlift to ski brand new trails for the first time. And, over the next 20 years, Lookout Pass is planning to expand lift-served terrain by about 2,000 additional acres.
To plan your trip to Lookout Pass, visit skilookout.com. The nearest lodging to Lookout Pass is in Wallace, Idaho; find lodging at wallaceid.fun/stay. Plan your trip to Northern Idaho at visitnorthidaho.com.