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Snowy weekend for Idaho - 12"-18" by Sunday


Well, Heidi Ho, here we go for a 3-day *pow* fest in Idaho, starting Friday morning with 5" of new at Lookout and Silver, 2" at Schweitzer as a storm system flows down from Canada and will continue through Saturday night. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect Fri-Sat with blustery winds. N. Idaho and Brundage will get 5" Friday, Pomerelle, Magic, Pebble and Kelly 8-10". More by Sunday AM.

Short Term Forecast

Pocatello skiers enjoy fresh *pow* at Pebble Creek Ski Area. Pebble is in the bull's eye for this particular storm event Friday-Sunday with a potential for 18-24" to fall by Sunday morning. It's rare to see that much snow forecast for Pebble. Similar amounts are forecast at Pomerelle, Magic and Kelly Canyon. (photo courtesy Visit Pocatello). 

Be aware that windy conditions are associated with the storm system on Friday and Saturday with 25-35 mph winds forecast, and gusts into the 40 mph range. The areas with the most snow forecast (Lookout Pass and Silver Mountain in the north, Pomerelle and Pebble Creek in the south) are also supposed to get the big winds. It will feel like blizzard conditions, most likely. Bundle up! Hopefully the wind speeds stay below levels where lifts are forced to be closed. 

An Arctic cold front will pass through Idaho on Friday night, dropping temperatures into the single digits by Sunday. A second wave of storms will deliver more snow Friday night through Saturday night.    

With a Northwest-to-Southeast flow to the storm system, Central Idaho and SW Idaho ski areas are not expected to get as much snow out of this particular system. Bogus Basin will get 1-3" each day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so that could pile up to 9" by Sunday on the upside of the forecast. Tamarack is forecast to get similar amounts, depending on how far south the system hits. Brundage could have 10" of new by Sunday AM.

With the Northwest flow, Sun Valley is forecast to get just a dusting on Saturday.

Daytime temperatures will drop statewide with the Arctic cold front by Sunday. Single digits are forecast as daytime highs from Schweitzer to Pebble Creek. 

Extended Forecast

There will be a break in the action by Sunday, and some ski areas will clear off for some chilly sunny weather by Sunday afternoon. 

Things dry out Monday-Wednesday statewide, and then there's a chance of more snow coming later in the week. 

Thanks for reading! My next forecast will be on Monday, Jan. 30. 

- Steve Stuebner, Idaho Daily Snow


Lookout Pass is open daily. All lifts in operation. 44" base at the bottom, 55" on top. 

Schweitzer Mountain is open 7 days a week. 10 of 10 lifts in operation, 92 trails and 2 parks. 55"-85" base.   

Silver Mountain is open 7 days a week. Chairs 1, 2, 3, 5 and Prospector are in operation. 76 trails open. 55" base at the lodge, 65" at the summit.     

Sun Valley is operating daily. 102 trails open, 44 groomed, 12 lifts operating. 71" base at the bottom, 92" on top. Dollar Mountain is operating daily. 

Wood River xc trails are open! See more details here.  

Sawtooth Avalanche Center has the latest backcountry conditions for the greater Sun Valley and Sawtooth areas.  

Bogus Basin is operating 7 days a week. The whole mountain is open. 9 of 10 lifts operating; 91 of 93 runs are open. Base depth 57." Night skiing is open for the season. Nordic trails are open.    

Brundage Mountain is operating 7 days a week. They are 100% open (terrain-wise). 6 of 6 lifts operating. Snow base is 52" at the bottom and 82" at the summit. 

Tamarack Resort is open 7 days a week. All lifts running. 65-72" base. 46 runs are open and two parks. Nordic trails are open and groomed for xc skiing.  

Little Ski Hill is open. Bear Basin xc ski area is fully groomed and open for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. See McCall Nordic for conditions at all the xc ski areas in Valley County. 

Check with the Payette Avalanche Center on the latest conditions.   

Pomerelle is operating daily. Night skiing begins on Dec. 27. 3 lifts in operation. 62" base. 31 trails open, 31 groomed and one park. 

Soldier Mountain is operating Thursday-Sunday. 60" base. Two lifts in operation plus magic carpet.   

Kelly Canyon is operating Wednesday-Sunday. Check hours of operation on the web site. 

Magic Mountain is open Thursday-Sunday.     

Pebble Creek is operating 7 days a week. 36"-64" base.