Surrounded by the Sawtooth National Forest in Albion, Idaho, Pomerelle Ski Resort provides skiers with 24 expertly groomed slopes and two terrain parks.
Pomerelle is relatively small with about 500 acres of skiable terrain, but with 500 inches of annual snowfall, you can ensure some great ski runs.
Get your skiing in early as Pomerelle Mountain Resort is usually one of the first ski resorts to open for operation during ski season. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced rider in need of a refresher, Pomerelle hosts group or private lessons for ages 7 and older. With a paying adult, children ages 6 and younger can hit the slopes for free.
Pomerelle’s season generally lasts from late November to early April. The highest snow accumulation – about 15 to 20 inches – usually occurs in February or March, so you will want to make your trip out to Pomerelle during those months. If fresh powder is what you’re after, you’ll want to avoid a December or January visit, as Pomerelle sees fewer than five inches during those months.
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There are no ski-in/ski-out hotels at Pomerelle, but, with the towns of Burley, Albion and Almo all located about 30 miles from the resort, it’s fairly easy to find a convenient and cozy place to hang your hat. About 20 minutes from Pomerelle you will find Albion Bed & Breakfast , a quaint spot with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and affordable rates at Best Western Plus Burley Inn & Convention Center , located just 45 minutes from Pomerelle Mountain Resort. With western-inspired rooms, get a taste of the pioneer life at Almo Inn , only 35 minutes from the resort.
When it comes to dining on the mountain, there are a few options to choose from. You will find short-order meals like hot dogs, tacos and chili cheese fries at the cafeteria in the Base Lodge. At the Slopeside Grill, enjoy burgers and hot dogs to beer and wine. In the town of Burley, just 40 minutes from the resort, you will find a collection of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, from Chinese cuisine at Shon Hing Restaurant to breakfast and baked goods at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery .
When getting to Pomerelle Mountain Resort there are a few options for air travel. Just 20 minutes from the resort is the Albion Municipal Airport, while the Burley Municipal Airport is a 45-minute drive away. As the resort is located at 8,000 feet, it is not recommended to rent a car unless it is equipped with snow tires and you feel comfortable driving in a snowy environment. Instead, you will want to book private transportation in advance, or rely on ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft.
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