Skiers dress up during Spring Break week at Pomerelle Mountain Resort
Pomerelle will be open during spring break, costumes encouraged; Magic, Soldier open on weekends only
By Steve Stuebner
Even though the first day of spring is coming up on Monday, March 20, winter is still going strong, especially in the mountains of Southern Idaho.
Magic Mountain and Pomerelle have more than 12 feet of snow at the summit, and Soldier Mountain has more than eight feet at the top of the lifts. It’s been an epic winter for skiers and riders!
“It’s been a wonderful year, probably our best year to date,” said Suzette Miller with Magic Mountain Resort.
“We’ve had a fantastic season,” adds Diane McFerran with Soldier Mountain Resort. “All of this snow sure makes things really fun for our skiers and riders.”
But even with plenty of snow, skiers and riders tend to lose interest in skiing toward the end of March when the days get longer, and hopefully, the temperatures get warmer in the valley, and people head for the golf course. But in the next few weeks, there is more snow in the weather forecast, so you might as well enjoy the powder while you can.
“We’ve still got plenty of snow,” says Jodi Anderson of Pomerelle. “Let’s have fun for our last month of skiing.”
Many kids will be out of school on spring break March 20-24. You might as well plan to ski a few days during spring break to enjoy the snow, maybe even conjure up a fun costume for the slopes and do it up in style.
During spring break week, Pomerelle typically encourages skiers and riders to dress up, with a different dress-up theme each day of the week. They will also offer lift ticket discounts as the season winds down. Skiers and riders who bring two cans of food will get a discount on the $50 daily lift ticket.
This week, the last week of night skiing at Pomerelle, they are offering discounts of $10 for lift tickets if you bring two cans of food. That’s discounted from the normal night skiing price of $17. Night skiing ends on Saturday, March 11.
Magic Mountain will operate Friday-Sunday this weekend, March 10-12, and then weekends only for the rest of the season, Miller said. Magic will close for the season on Saturday, March 25.
Soldier Mountain will be operating on weekends only from now until closing on Sunday, March 26. Soldier also looking at booking snowcat trips into April. Contact the resort to check on dates available.
Pomerelle expects to close on Sunday, April 2nd, Anderson says. They are making plans to hold a pond-skimming contest on the last day of the season, she said. Watch Pomerelle’s web site and Facebook page for updates.
Looking ahead to summer, Pomerelle plans to offer star parties in partnership with the Herrett Center in July, mountain bike downhill racing in July or August, and they’re also happy to accommodate groups for weddings, Anderson said.
Soldier Mountain just received a special use permit from the U.S. Forest Service to build a maintenance shop for their snowcats and to build new mountain bike trails, a beginner, intermediate and advanced trail. They are getting bids from trail-building contractors at the moment, and hope to have at least one of the trails open this summer.
People who might want to have a private party at Soldier Mountain this summer for a wedding should contact Diane@soldiermountain.com or email@example.com.
Magic Mountain holds a few private fund-raisers at the resort in the summer, and it encourages folks to try out the disc golf course on the mountain. There is no charge to play disc golf at the resort.
Enjoy the rest of your ski/snowboard season!