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Silver Mountain

Saturday, February 20, 2021 to Sunday, February 21, 2021
Additional Info:
Ski Trips
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

Host: Paul White, 509-539-2180, recognizable by the brightly colored ribbons hanging from his helmet. 

When to meet: Meet 8:00 AM sharp to catch the gondola in time for the opening of the lifts.

Where to meet:  Meet by the fire pit in the patio in front of the gondola building.  This location is shown as a "X" in the image at the bottom of this page.  Look for a group standing together (per social distancing guidelines).  If in doubt, shout "Desert Ski Club!".  If the group waves back, you found us.

Lift Tickets: YOU MUST RESERVE IN ADVANCE.  Tickets may not be available at the resort on the weekends.

  • If you have an Indy Pass: call to reserve your lift ticket at 1-208-783-111, ext. 8221. 
  • If you don't have an Indy Pass, buy a lift ticket online at: Lift Tickets.  Note that Bluewood season passes are no longer honored at Mission Ridge.

Where to stay: Fairbridge Inn (walking distance to gondola) or Trail Motel (cheaper).

What to expect:
COVID-driven operating conditions at ski resorts vary, but typically include:


  • No lift ticket sales at the resort.  Buy online in advance. 
  • No indoor seating.  Dining is grab and go.  Limited outdoor seating so, "Your car is your lodge".
  • No changing areas.  No lockers. "Your car is your lodge."
  • Portable toilets in the parking lot, carefully controlled access to restrooms in the lodge.  Bring your hand sanitizer.
  • Lifts: groups that drove together can ride the lift together.  Singles have the option to ride the lift by themselves, or in the case of a quad chair, can opt to ride with a stranger sitting on the other side of the chair.  Groups of two and three will ride together but with no one else. 
  • Expect ski rentals to take significantly longer than usual.
  • The only time you DON'T have to wear a mask is while skiing or eating.  The mask goes on before you get out of your car and only comes off while you are actively moving downhill, or sitting at a table eating.


A day or two before the event, be sure to check the ski resort website, as conditions may change:  Silver Mountain Operating Conditions

Don't let this year's operating conditions keep you off the slope -- the skiing itself will be just as fun.  Snow doesn't care about COVID!

Meet at the spot shown with an "X"  below.