If youre an Idaho snowboarder, you can ride from border to border.
Boarders and skiers like to take an occasional road trip just to see whats out there, and with the ski resorts constantly adding attractions, theres always something new to check out.
Here are some details on whats happening at ski areas in the region; you can learn more at skiidaho.us, or visitidaho.org/winter.
Getting there: Take the freeways across the state to Idaho Falls. The resort is actually in Wyoming, but is located near Driggs, northeast of Idaho Falls.
Targhee will open its 44th ski season Friday, Nov. 23, with a promotion benefiting the Teton Valley Food Bank.
Opening weekend ticket prices will be reduced by $10 with a donation of two canned food items for the Teton Valley Food Bank.
Here are details:
Adult and senior tickets (13 and up), $34 for a full day.
Junior tickets (6 to 12), $19 for a full day.
Child tickets (5 and under), free with paying adult.
Targhee attracts many Treasure Valley skiers and boarders because its a big mountain that gets lots of natural snow, so its a powder pig paradise.
The ski area also is offering early season snowcat packages.
The three-night early season Snowcat Adventure packages start at $279 per person and include three nights of lodging, one day of lift skiing and a full day of catskiing. The program is effective between opening day and Dec. 20.
Price does not include taxes and fees. Four-night packages are also available.
Information: (800) 827-4433; grandtarghee.com
Getting there: Its a days drive to this resort north of Sandpoint on U.S. 95.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is a 2,900-acre winter playground that is benefiting from more than $1 million in improvements for the 2012-13 ski year.
The resort completely remodeled and expanded its Ski and Ride Center, doubled the size of the Gourmandie market and upgraded the rooms at the Selkirk and White Pine lodges.
Schweitzer Mountains snowcat operation, Selkirk Powder Co., gets backcountry skiers and boarders into 3,000 acres of powder. The company has added a second 10-passenger snowcat, increased snowcat access points and thinned tree areas.
Getting there: The resort is reached by driving U.S. 95 north to Coeur dAlene and going east on Interstate 90.
Silver Mountain Resort at Kellogg has expanded its glades in the Chair 4 Basin to include a new intermediate level run.
The area offers two mountains, 73 trails and 1,600 acres of terrain, 2,200 vertical feet and more than 300 inches of snow annually.
Visitors to the resort start with a gondola ride from the base village in Kellogg to the slopes so they dont have to negotiate winding mountain roads.
Once on the slopes, there is a four-person chair, two triple chairs, two double chairs and a moving carpet.
Theres also a 3-mile snowshoe trail at the top of the gondola and nearby cross-country skiing.
After skiing or snowboarding, you can also go surfing in 85-degree temperatures at the only ski resort in Idaho with a water park.
The resorts Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark is the largest in Idaho and features the FlowRider, which is a perfect continuous wave that can be body boarded or surfed.
Getting there: The ski area is reached by driving U.S. 95 north to Coeur dAlene and taking I-90 to the Idaho-Montana border.
Lookout Pass ski area near Wallace and Mullan has installed a new triple- seat chairlift serving the beginner terrain.
The Success Chairlift will replace the existing rope tow.
Getting there: The ski area is reached by taking U.S. 93 north of Salmon.
Lost Trail Powder Mountain, on the Idaho-Montana border north of Salmon, is a hidden mountain known well by Montanans.
Workers were busy removing brush over the summer, opening almost 300 new acres of tree skiing for Idaho powder hounds this season. Thinning also opened up new glade terrain for anyone who likes off-run powder.
Pete Zimowsky: 377-6445, Twitter: @Zimosoutdoors