In a timeline spanning the next 20 years, Lookout Pass is planning to expand lift-served terrain by about 2,000 acres. Our master plan includes opening to two additional 6,200-foot peaks west-southwest of the existing ski area that stand as the gateway to the St. Regis basin. The concept includes a new 20,000 square-foot base lodge on what is currently the back side of the ski area. The existing lodge—the oldest continuously operating ski lodge in Idaho, will continue to offer full services.
Phase One Expansion: At the lower left of existing runs rendered in red, two new lifts (black) and new runs rendered (white) are being planned.
Phase Two of the long-range plan includes a new lodge and parking at the base of the second additional peak in an area covering about 30 acres. The new base area will continued to be accessed by Exit 0 on I-90, but instead of taking a right turn into the existing parking lot, visitors will take a left and drive down old Highway 10 – the route over Lookout Pass before the interstate was built. About a mile down the road the new base area will take shape.
Phase One could become a reality in a few years. The outcome of environmental studies currently underway will determine the timeline.