Visit Salmon Valley, Idaho

Winter Fun!

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Line of Snowshoers
Chief Joseph Pass: The Bitterroot X-Country Ski Club maintains an extensive system of groomed trails located about an hour north of Salmon, adjacent to Lost Trail Powder Mountain.

The Sacajawea Cultural and Interpretive center grooms cross-country ski trails when the snow gets deep every winter!

Too much snow to golf? Every Winter, the City of Salmon let skiers blaze their own trails throughout the city golf course when the snow falls – enjoy!

Williams Lake cross country and snowshoe trails: Snowshoeing around the Williams Lake area is a great way to spend a day.

Helpful US Forest Service Information


Winter Lodging

Find Lodging! Salmon is home to a pretty wide variety of lodging options, from full-service hotels to RV hookups, and everything in between!

Air B&B There’s an outstanding group of options for Salmon, Idaho winter visitors who like to go with Air B&B!

Stagecoach Hotel in winter

Super 8 Hotel in winter


Fat Tire Biking!

In Idaho, Thin Snow Means Fat Tires.
Fat Tire Bikers resting

Where trails are too soft for regular mountain bikes, or too sparse to protect skiers from subsurface obstacles, fat bikes are filling a gap. Riders do well on mixed terrain, including on trails where the snow is too thin for skiing and on south-facing pitches where dirt is exposed during a low-snow winter.


Downhill Skiing at Lost Trail

Lost Trail Powder Mountain Ski Area

Enjoy the beauty and uncrowded slopes of the Rocky Mountains’ hidden jewel and experience affordable family skiing from the top of the Continental Divide. Unbelievable powder at unbelievably low prices!


Salmon Hockey

Salmon Hockey Association
Salmon-Idaho-Hockey

A volunteer based group committed to bringing the joy of skating to the children in the Salmon area and their families.


Gold Bug Hot Springs – undeveloped, approximately 20 miles south on Highway 93, just south of Elk Bend. Includes 2.5 mile moderately strenuous hike to the hot springs. No overnight camping.

Sharkey Hot Springs – 19 miles southeast of Salmon, Idaho. Traveling southeast of Salmon on Highway 28 to Tendoy, then turn north and follow the signs for Warm Springs Road and Sharkey Hot Springs. The Hot Springs are located about 5 miles from Tendoy, Idaho.

Panther Creek Hot Springs – undeveloped, currently out of use due to mud slides.

Horse Creek Hot Springs – semi-developed, off the Salmon River Road, need USFS map.


Helpful US Forest Service Information


Snowmobilers!

Snowmobilers LOVE the Salmon, Idaho and Lemhi County region! Check out the new Idaho Trails maps and smartphone app for Salmon area trails!

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