Wednesday, January 16, 2008


There’s nothing better than fresh snow and few people. You’ll find that at Pomerelle Mountain Resort, just 25 miles off Interstate 84 via Idaho 77. Look for the Declo/Albion exit, #216.

Pomerelle is a great hill for families who love to ski and board. Crowds are low, food is good, lift tickets are cheap, and the staff is friendly. Challenging runs for skiers, exciting terrain for snowboarders and scenic trails for cross-country enthusiasts make this a well rounded mountain for any skill level.

Most importantly, Pomerelle gets huge amounts of snow--the most in Idaho—about 500 inches a year. At nearly 9,000 feet, often snow totals here are equivalent to Utah resorts three hours south.

Pomerelle grooms 24 slopes serviced by a triple chair, a double chair and a new 450-foot Magic Carpet boardwalk lift. Ride the triple and see the 50 mile-panorama of the Magic Valley.

With 500 acres and 1,000 feet of vertical, the gentle wide runs with the occasional drop are a great place to practice your carving skills. And if you go off the groomed trails you can hit powder unlike any you may have ever seen.

The terrain park gets rave reviews. The mountain constantly works with locals and any one who has a good idea to improve the park. The cool instructors will teach anyone how to feel comfortable in the park. Every week it gets better and the hits are always well maintained.

If you are looking a private resort experience without the outrageous price, come make some turns at Pomerelle. The next big event here is the Winter Games of Idaho on January 26. The “Tykes to Teens Challenge” offers all skiers and boarders a chance to show their stuff.

Why not spend a couple of days. Check out The Marsh Creek Inn is located on Highway 77, the City of Rocks Backcountry Byway, in the beautiful and historic Albion Valley.

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