Winter Recreation

Soldier Mountain

Getting there: Take I-84 east from Boise to the second exit at Mountain Home. Take U.S. 20 for 58 miles to Fairfield. Turn north and go 10 miles. It's about 1 hours from Boise.

Runs: 36.

Lifts: Two doubles, one hand tow.

Skiable acres: 1,147 on the main mountain and 1,515 for cat skiing.

Vertical: 1,425 feet.

Slope difficulty: 25 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate, 25 percent advanced.

Top elevation: 7,177 feet, lift service; 10,000 feet, cat skiing.

Night skiing: No.

Snowmaking: No.

Longest run: 2 miles.

Average skiers per day: 200.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Daily lift ticket prices: $30, adults; $20, kids 7-17; seniors (62-69), $20; 70 and older or kids 6 and under are free. Half off for military personnel and dependents. Handle tow free for everyone.

Food price range: $5 to $9 for a meal.

Locker access: No.

Cat skiing: Yes.

Terrain park: 10 to 15 acres; beginner, intermediate and advanced sections.

Lessons: Group, $22 per person; $35 for a private.

For children: Special lessons for kids; no day care on-site.

General info: 764-2526;