Silver Mountain Resort, Idaho first opened in 1967 under the name “Jackass Ski Bowl,” thanks to the hard work of the “Fabulous Valley Development Corporation,” a group made up of 12 Valley residents and sole proprietors. Since that time, the resort has changed both ownership and names, but it has consistently remained one of North Idaho’s premier ski areas.
In honor of our 51st ski season, this Friday, January 11, Silver Mountain will be offering retro priced $12 lift tickets and tubing tickets all day long. Tubing tickets must be purchased in advance as sessions fill up quickly. Saturday, January 12, Silver Mountain will be offering $12 night-skiing from 3-9 p.m.
This year Silver Mountain has partnered with Summit Northwest Ministries, who have organized a canned food drive. Donations are highly encouraged and will benefit the Shoshone County Food Bank. Collection bins will be set up in the lower gondola terminal. Summit Northwest Ministries and Silver Mountain Terrain Park have teamed up to run the Jams 4 Cans Rail Jam, which will be taking place under the lights beginning at 5:30 pm on Saturday, January 12. Registration begins at 3 pm in the Gondola Village. Entry fee is 15 cans of food, which can be dropped off at the base prior to heading up.
“Over the last 10 years we have collected thousands of pounds of food and raised thousands of dollars that were used by local food banks to provide for some of the less fortunate in our area,” says Summit Northwest Ministries.
There will be a Retro Outfit Contest in Moguls beginning at 8 pm. The winner will receive a $50 cash prize. There will be live music from 6-9 pm in Moguls with Pastiche and from 8-11 pm in Noah’s Canteen with Son of Brad.
“It is always a really fun day at Silver on Jackass Day. People dig through their closets and find old Jackass gear and great retro outfits. It is a fantastic way to celebrate our heritage and 51st birthday. It should be a great time on the mountain for all.” says General Manager, Jeff Colburn