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Blizzard Mountain Ski Area
Location Blizzard Mountain Road
Butte County, Idaho, U.S.
Nearest city Arco - 18 miles (30 km)
Carey - 28 miles (45 km)
Coordinates 43°30′29″N 113°33′36″W / 43.508°N 113.560°W / 43.508; -113.560Coordinates: 43°30′29″N 113°33′36″W / 43.508°N 113.560°W / 43.508; -113.560
Vertical    710 ft (216 m)
Top elevation 6,305 ft (1,922 m)
Base elevation 5,595 ft (1,705 m)
Runs Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg - beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg - intermediate
Lift system 1 platter lift
Snowmaking no
Night skiing no

Blizzard Mountain Ski Area is a modest ski area in the western United States, in central Idaho. It is located in the southern tip of the Pioneer Mountains in southwestern Butte County, 18 miles (30 km) southwest of Arco. The elevation of its lift-served summit is 6,305 feet (1,922 m) above sea level, with a vertical drop of 710 feet (216 m) on a treeless, northeast-facing slope. The summit offers a sweeping view of the vast Snake River Plain to the east, south, and west.

There is one platter lift, and the area operates on Saturdays, conditions permitting.

The community-run ski hill is just north of the Craters of the Moon National Monument, about 4 miles (6 km) north of the visitor center. The base area is 6 miles (10 km) east of the summit of Blizzard Mountain, which rises to 9,313 feet (2,839 m) at the border with Blaine County.

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