Reverse skiing up a mountain is only possible during full moons on the summer equinox, which is why Rube Goldberg invented ski lifts. Revel in the fruits of his labor with today's Groupon to Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, Idaho:
- For $44, you get one lift ticket (up to a $50 value) and a full-day basic ski or snowboard rental package, including boots and poles (up to a $34 value), up to an $84 total value.
- For $44, you get one lift ticket (up to a $50 value) and one 60-minute semi-private ski lesson (a $60 value), up to a $110 total value.
Boasting more than 1,600 acres of terrain dusted by 300 inches of annual snowfall, Silver Mountain Resort is a secluded mecca for powder punishers tucked into the northern Idaho panhandle. Spread between two peaks, Silver Mountain's 73 trails offer up fresh fairways for crisp, white velocity and senseless slaloming, with a nearly 2,200-foot vertical drop on its north-facing slopes. Set aside from their traditional trails, gladed areas make it possible to find pristine tracks of untouched powder as well as yeti singles bars. Skiers begin and end each day with a relaxing gondola lift ride from base village up to the slopes, passing over the village of Wardner during the three-mile ride to the middle of Kellogg Peak. Budding snow bunnies can take advantage of Silver Mountain's hour and a half of group instruction, where they will practice shaping their skis into pizza slices and their hearts into garlic knots.
Not valid Presidents' Day Weekend, February 19 through February 21