What's New

The big news out of Lookout Pass this season comes from their Snow Sports School. "We have increased the lesson times from an hour to an hour and a half," says Jason Bergman, the ski area's director of sales and marketing. "We have also added additional time slots; there will now be four times throughout the day to take lessons. And we will now have lessons every day that we are open." Lessons will now be available at 9 and 10:30 am and 12:30 and 2 pm.

Lookout also has added more incentive in their Learn to Ski or Ride in 3 Program, designed for the beginner who's looking for an affordable way to get into the sports of skiing and snowboarding. The $99 price tag comes with three lessons, rentals and lift tickets for the days spent learning on the mountain. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are given a free season pass to Lookout for the remainder of the season. This season, Lookout teams up with Tri-State Outfitters to offer an additional perk of graduating. "Graduates will be given a graduation certificate for a further discount, a big bonus, to be used at Tri-State at the completion of the program, so that you can get gear for a good deal," Bergman says.

In addition to developing their ski and snowboard programs for beginners, Lookout also completed a lot of brush cutting, so when the snow starts to fall, the slopes will be ready even sooner.

Making the Most of It

Back again for the 2015-16 season is Powder Wednesdays. During January and February, to capitalize fully on the amount of snow that falls on the Idaho/Montana border, Lookout will be open six days a week (Wednesday through Monday).

Special Deals

Being a passholder at Lookout Pass has never been so beneficial. The mountain has teamed up with several area businesses to offer Lookout season pass-holders more bang for their buck. The Benefits Partners Program includes $5 off lift tickets at all Idaho ski resorts, half-day ticket rates at Montana ski resorts, two days free at Bluewood, 25 percent off at Red Mountain and Whitewater in British Columbia and 50 percent off day ticket rates at Eaglecrest Ski Area in Alaska.

Other perks include lodging discounts at participating Silver Valley and Montana hotels, discounted meals restaurants in the area and deeply discounted waxing services at area retailers in Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and Hayden. Check out skilookout.com for a full listing of pass-holder benefits and further details.

Lift Tickets

Adult (18-61)

Full Day Weekend/Holidays $42

Full Day Weekday $39

Half Day Weekend/Holiday $37

Half Day Weekday $34

Junior (7-17)

Full Day Weekend/Holiday $30

Full Day Weekday $28

Half Day Weekend/Holiday $26

Half Day Weekday $24


Full Day Weekend/Holiday $40

Full Day Weekday $36

Half Day Weekend/Holiday $35

Half Day Weekday $31

Senior (62+)

Full Day Weekend/Holiday $30

Full Day Weekday $28

Half Day Weekend/Holiday $26

Half Day Weekday $24

Child (6 & under)


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Jen Forsyth

Jen Forsyth is the editor of the Snowlander series.