We Love December in Salmon!

December brings the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and Main Street provides plenty of opportunities to knock out that Christmas shopping list.

The task will be made all the more pleasant on December 9, when the Salmon High School Legacy Choir will be making the rounds singing carols. The event kicks off at 6:00 PM, allowing a few hours of shopping accompanied by festive voices.

In addition to the upcoming Christmas holiday, we are also nearing the official beginning of winter, and with it, the lengthening sunlight hours the solstice brings. Whatever winter holiday your family chooses to celebrate, longer days unite us all. Despite the cold temperatures, the Salmon Valley has plenty of outdoor activities with which to fill your extra hours.

This year, snowfall seems to be getting a late start. Lost Trail Ski Area will open soon, but not without more snow. The mountain is tentatively scheduled to open on December 9, snowfall dependent. Fingers crossed the powder piles up so we can spend Christmas break on the slopes, as the mountain will be open daily from December 16 – January 3. 

Keep an eye on opening plans here. With 325” of average annual snowfall, there’s still time for a record-breaking snow year! While the delayed snowfall can create impatience, I won’t mind a reprieve from sidewalk shovelling and driveway plowing!

In the meantime, the hockey rink is open and ready to host a slew of weekend tournaments in the coming months. Grab the family and head up to catch a game as the sun sets over the snow-capped mountains in the background. Updates and a current tournament schedule can be found here.

I hope December brings you good tidings and happiness, with January bringing even more. See you next year!


For information about where to stay and other activities in the Salmon Valley go to www.visitsalmonvalley.com.

All photos by Landon Moores