Difficulty Easy
Elevation gain 2,012 M



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Kelly Canyon is an alpine ski area in eastern Idaho, in the Targhee National Forest. Northeast of Idaho Falls, it straddles the county line in the southeastern corner of Jefferson County and also in southern Madison County. The ski area opened in 1957, founded by E. Bud Johnson.
The summit is at an elevation of 6,600 feet (2,012 m) above sea level with a vertical drop of 1,000 feet (305 m), on 640 acres (2.6 km2) of slopes. Lift service includes four double chairlifts and a rope tow on the north-facing slopes. The terrain is rated at 35% easiest, 45% more difficult, and 20% most difficult.
The annual snowfall is 200 inches (510 cm), supplemented with snowmaking. The ski area is open six days and nights a week, but is closed on Sundays.
Kelly Canyon also has Nordic skiing and snowshoeing trails, just beyond the alpine lifts. The snowshoe trails are designated with Atlas Snowshoe markers for easy navigation.


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Monday: 12:30 – 9:30 PM Tuesday: 12:30 – 9:30 PM Wednesday: 12:30 – 9:30 PM Thursday: 12:30 – 9:30 PM Friday: 9:30 AM – 9:30 PM Saturday: 9:30 AM – 9:30 PM Sunday: Closed
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Contact Information

(208) 538-6251
5488 Kelly Canyon Rd, Ririe, ID 83443, USA

Rating and comments

Jarred Ellisor
Jarred Ellisor
I live within 1.5 hours of Kelly Canyon and love to ski. Have only been there skiing three times though. Each time was about 7 years apart. Every time I go, I remember why it has been so long, because the skiing isn't great. The lifts are laid out weirdly and the runs are way too short. The last two times we went, the lift to get to the far side of the mountain, where there were decent runs, was closed for all but the last hour of the day. Better off going to Pomerelle, Pebble, Targhee or Jackson.
Kristi Wittig
Kristi Wittig
I snowboard here in the winter time when I don’t feel like going to Targhee, but I just found out they opened it up for mountain biking. It’s got a lot of potential to be a fun park, some trails don’t flow in very well. It will just take some time to get everything dialed in. I would recommend this place for people just getting into mountain biking. All in all it’s an easy going trail and will probably go again. Also the price of a ticket for the day was only $25 dollars on a Friday!😀
Leo Thomas
Leo Thomas
This is Kelley Canyon's first ever summer season (2019). During our visit we encountered very friendly employees, a short line for the lift, a lot of new bicycling trails with good potential. The trails are well designed but bumpy especially for my hard tail bike. Over time, the trails should get better.
Windy Gadson
Windy Gadson
Snow was amazing the day I went! All of the people are nice and good to deal with. The only bad part Is the price. When I was in high school it was half the price and I haven't seen any changes other than the price. Other than that a good little hill to ski at
Lizzie Ranallo
Lizzie Ranallo
They have trainers there so if you don't know how to ski, you can just join a class and learn how. That's what I did. And then what's really nice is that we went down the bunny hill with the group and the trainer went with us twice, practicing stopping, and then turning. It was really fun!

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