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Bald Mountain
Bald Mountain is located in Idaho
Bald Mountain
Bald Mountain
Location in Idaho
Bald Mountain is located in the United States
Bald Mountain
Bald Mountain
Location in the United States
Location Clearwater County,
Idaho, U.S.
Nearest city Pierce - 10 miles (16 km)
Orofino - 28 miles (45 km)
Coordinates 46°34′N 115°52′W / 46.57°N 115.87°W / 46.57; -115.87
Vertical    684 ft (208 m)
Top elevation 4,400 ft (1,341 m)
Base elevation 3,716 ft (1,133 m)
4,000 ft (1,219 m)
main lodge
Skiable area 140 acres (0.57 km2)
Runs 15
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg - 25% easiest
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg - 40% more difficult
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg - 35% most difficult
Lift system 1 T-bar, 1 rope tow
Snowfall 100 inches (250 cm)
Snowmaking none
Night skiing none
Website Ski Bald Mountain.com

Bald Mountain Ski Area is a small ski area in north central Idaho, located ten miles (16 km) northwest of Pierce in Clearwater County. The area first opened 62 years ago in January 1960, with a cotton rope tow powered by a gasoline engine. Originally for employees of the Potlatch Corporation (forest products) in the village of Headquarters, it opened to the public in the 1960s.

The summit elevation is 4,400 feet (1,341 m) above sea level, with a vertical drop of 684 feet (208 m). The north-facing slopes are served by two surface lifts: a T-bar and a rope tow, and the main lodge and parking area are at mid-mountain. The area is open only on weekends and the average snowfall is 100 inches (250 cm). The T-bar made its debut in late January 1969, and the A-frame lodge was built in 1971.

This ski area is independent of the much larger Bald Mountain, the primary ski mountain at Sun Valley, a major ski resort in southern Idaho's Blaine County.

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