The Lookout Pass Ski Area has submitted a 20 year plan for expansion. By the end of two decades, the smallest of the Idaho ski areas would have a second base area, eight new lifts, and two new peaks. The price tag is $20 million dollars.
We manged to get a sunny day in at Lookout Pass during 100 Days of Winter. How could we not? It sits right on Interstate 90 where Idaho meets Montana…and tickets were free because it was “free ticket day”. It’s a cozy family ski area with a modest base area and mostly intermediate runs. It’s perfect for learning to ski, taking cruisers, or dropping the kids off for the day. Expert terrain is scarce that so it’s great to hear that Lookout may get some more challenging runs.
If the expansion goes through, the first item will be two new lifts to a new peak. Before that, officials will have to convince the Forest Service that the additions won’t have any ill effects on the environment.